my daughter was walking our dog on his leash when the neighbors dogs were let out. These 3 are usually nice enough dogs, except the rotty just had puppies and has been a bit witchy. Long story short, my dog apparently thought the other dogs were going to harm her so he put himself in the middle. By the time I heard what was going on, it went from our yard to the neighbors yard as the lil daughter was dragged around before she could get her hand out of the leash. I gave him the command to stop and once he did, the rott and other 2 spaniel types did as well. About 12 bites cleaned later I found out I don't have enough gauze pads and I couldn't find my stitch kit on a moments notice. So imagine the horrified looks as I go to the pharmacy then to the TSC to find what I need covered in dog blood I thought I cleaned off myself... I apologized to the neighbors, the gal there didn't seem too upset, just shaken (probably about how fast it got ugly). She said their dogs seemed fine. I was worried because it looked like he was giving more than he was taking. Here's the rub.. they never contain their dogs. They run both my property and theirs. Usually this isn't a problem, but I've told them my dog is a trained protection dog. His training only goes so far...... so as far as being friendly to strange dogs... I've never actually encouraged him to be friendly with other dogs for obvious reasons. I think this whole incident could have been prevented if they had a lead line or a tie out instead of all 3 booking for the driveway setting my dog off..... Sigh... there is no real villian here from what I can see, but since my dog got first bite so to speak I am going to offer to cover their vet bills if they need any, or offer to care for their wounds if they have any. Maybe I am just upset, but if it wasn't my only neighbors... And it was 3 stray dogs that ran and provoked that attack, I would have shot them. As it is, I know my neighbors have the property surrounding mine and their unleashed dogs run down deer and rabbits. These are real nice folks but I am thinking about asking them to leash their dogs for the safety of all as well as not ruining a friendship? Any input would be appreciated.