For the first time ever, Jasper's been 'properly' set upon by another dog We were walking past a woman with a Border terrier & a collie cross, the BT said hello to Mr R and then she and J greeted each other nicely. The collie x came up and barked a bit - 'Back off mate, she's my girl' - and then the BT went for J. He wheeled away and backed off screaming, then stood a few yards away holding his foot up, still shrieking. The woman ('She's never done that before, she usually loves big dogs' apparently) hung around while I checked J over and not finding anything, I concluded that he'd tweaked a muscle when wheeling around. Later though, when he was still hobbling and not happy, I had another look and found what I think are grazes from her teeth in his armpit. I'm pretty sure they're not punctures but I'll keep an eye on them. He wanted to go home straight away and is pretty shaken up and obviously sore. He's such a sensitive flower I'm a bit worried he'll be reluctant to go to the woods again which is a pain as there's nowhere else close by with shade and water. Assuming the woman was being honest about this being totally out of character for her dog, I wonder what triggered it - I wondered if it was his muzzle, but then she was fine before the collie came over. Maybe what was out of character was the collie's behaviour, and the BC was just reacting to his reaction. Or maybe J reacted to the collie x's reaction and she reacted to J's reaction.... I didn't see J putting a foot wrong but these things happen so fast.