1) ALL owners are responsible for their own animal/s, be it on private or public land, & be it on or off a lead
2) In the scenario you describe.... On lead owner should have a muzzle on the dog (just owners opinion that their dog bit out of fear).... The attack on other dog *may* be mitigated by that owner not having thier dog on a lead, PROVIDING, that they were in an area that the law sates they must be on lead
It is just a hypothetical question. I just saved a dog (b***h) from the rspca, she is absolutely lovely, but I am worried she may not like another dog approaching us off lead. I think she had been in a dog fight before ahe was surrended.
Thanks, I did not realise how big she was until I got her home! I will always have her on a lead just worried about a yappy little dog running out to her, or the neighbours deliberately letting their dogs out off the lead. She seems quite timid but I think she would be protective against other dogs.