Out walking the dog last night and whilst I was busy bending down picking up his mess we were suddenly joined by two little terriers in full on aggressive attack mode snarling and nipping at him. They were at the end of their extendable leads with their owner, a young girl unable to reel them back in. Now it was all ok until one of the little terriers jumped up at me and took a nice big scratch out of my hand causing me to drop the lead. At that point my dog had pretty much had enough and pinned one of the terriers to the floor and drew blood in the process.
Now have been thinking about it all night as i feel guilty because he bit the other dog (he's never bitten anything before) but i feel it was in self defence more than anything else.
The dog looked fine apart from a couple of pin prick bite marks but i apologised to the owner and offered to pay for any vet charge if necessary.
I fear any repercussions today, even though she was totally out of control of her dogs and they started attacking first, my lab is a lot bigger and the other dog came off worse, and i dropped his lead so didn't have him under control for a few seconds.
Anyway, enough of the ramble really, i was just really shocked by it all as i have never been in that situation and don't want him getting a bad reputation.