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Sorry to hear that your dog was attacked. The owner of the pit should be responsible enough to have the dog on a leash if it is aggressive.
Because my older guy Axl ( I can't believe he's going to be 5 in less than a month) is off leash 90% of the time pursuing his life's work of being an insanely good disc dog, we have encountered many idiots who seem to think it's cool to let their aggressive dogs run free. I actually had a woman with a Cane Corso, inform me that I had better put Axl on a leash and leave because she was about to let her dog loose. Although I was annoyed, I figured I'd just leash up Axl and leave because I didn't want to risk him getting injured. Well apparently I wasn't complying with her wishes quickly enough so she intentionally let her dog loose and smirked when he made a beeline straight to Ax who was trotting back to me from about 200' away carrying the disc he had just caught. Her dog attacked him unprovoked and a REALLY viscous dog fight ensued. By the time I covered the distance to the dogs, Axl was basically cleaning her dogs clock even though it was 4" taller and 50 lbs heavier. I of course, broke up the fight as soon as I got there and her dog took off yelping. She then had the unmitigated gall to start screaming that Axl had savaged her dog. I'm sure she would have had no problem if Axl had gotten mauled. She probably would have found it amusing. I wished her a good day (New York style lol) as she left. Hopefully, both she as well as her Cane Corso, learned a valuable lesson that day...don't mess with a Golden, especially an athletic, coordinated, dominant male in peak physical condition. He may look harmless and obedient but when attacked he is MORE than capable of defending himself. Definitely one of my favorite things about him.
PS: Axl and I spent another 20 minutes or so finishing our daily disc workout
RIP AWESOME Axl
, you took part of me with you when you left. ALWAYS
forgotten. You were a ROCK STAR
and the best friend I ever had.