This reminds me of the time a standard poodle attacked my Diesel. This poodle full on went psycho angry aggressive and my Diesel being the sweetie he is just flopped over onto his back and exposed his belly. The vicious poodle kept at him and I dove onto them without a thought and grabbed that poodle and forcibly removed him from my diesel who stayed paying possum with belly exposed. The owner had the nerve to tell us it was because Diesel wasn't fixed (this was before he was old enough to be fixed) and normally their precious poodle is so sweet and kind and blah blah blah. Nevermind that owner didn't make one move to get their dog in line and off my dog. I probably would have gone for the owner's throat if my husband hadn't been there to stop me. My dog may be a sweetheart but I most definitely am not. My point being when it comes to our babies we are capable of some amazing things and also sometimes lose hold of our own senses when there is danger for them. I also think that my quick reaction whenever there has been any threat to him is what has kept him so sweet and friendly to other dogs. He absolutely relies on me to save him from any possible threat. When he is hurt and doesn't feel well he comes to me. When someone or something threatens him he relies on me to take care of it for him which I always do.