Oh I am angry!!! I have 3 dogs...Roxy- a lovely natured lab-, Scully -manic collie/russell- and Katy- a springer/collie (with some mental health issues I think!). Rox is great with other dogs, Katy very nervous and unsure, tends to bark and tell others in no uncertain terms to back off,( a rescue dog who had no socialisation for the first 12 months of her life before I adopted her) and Scully who was attacked by another dog and since then has been extremely mistrustful of other dogs and will generally air snap to warn any that come too close that she has teeth and may use them. On Saturday I set off to take them for a late afternoon walk along a fairly busy cycle path. Now I always leash my dogs around other dogs when walking all 3 as 2 of them have issues and I always leash them around children. So as a young guy with a happy staffy type , a baby in a papoose, and a 3 or 4 year old child come towards us on go the leads. 'He's alright' shouts young guy pointing to his dog who is cheerfully trotting off lead towards us.. 'O they aren't' I shout back, and the guy calls his dog and son to him. As we go past his little boy puts his hand out and the guy says 'Don't.. they are NASTY DOGS'!! Well if he did, I am sorry and ashamed to say I gave him a mouthful of abuse, as he tried to tell me that they MUST be nasty dogs if they didn't like other dogs .....I was so cut up that a stranger should have that perception of my girls. Argh!!! Sorry..just needed to vent a bit of air .