I know this has nothing to do with Havanese, but I also know that my friends here will understand how frightening this was, even though I didn't learn about it until after the fact.
My son is an arborist, and tree guys don't get much steady work in the winter. So a friend of his has been trying to talk him into joining him in ME for the winter as a ski instructor. He went up to visit his friend's new place last weekend, and meet his friend's room mate.
Robbie took his dog, a Tree Walker Coon Hound, and VERY sweet and friendly, along with him. When he got there, Chipper was still in the truck, all windows closed. Robbie got out of the truck and was standing talking to his friend and the other room mate, when the room mate's loose, large, GSD-type black dog charged out of the woods and fastened itself onto the back of Robbie's thigh. The other two guys had to KICK the dog off. Robbie not only has a full set of full-depth punctures, but the dog bit and held so hard that they whole area is badly bruised as well. This was THROUGH heavy denim jeans.
Fortunately,when I looked at it for him the other day, it does NOT look infected, but I told him that he HAS to make sure the dog was UTD on Rabies vaccine. Needless to say, the whole incident put a huge damper on the weekend. Not only was Robbie hobbling around on a very sore leg, but Chipper AND the other dog had to be kept tied or otherwise safely separated all weekend, for fear that the dog would tear Chipper limb from limb.
The owner apologized, but that was it. He's enough of an idiot that he thinks there would still (somehow) be a way for them to "work it out" and have Robbie and Chipper live there with them. Right!
This was such a strange thing... a seemingly unprovoked attack. Robbie couldn't have "challenged" the dog with eye contact or anything, because he didn't even know the dog was there. The dog attacked from behind, and it WASN'T a "herding" type nip... Dogs who do that let go and back off right away. I suppose it COULD have had something to do with Chipper's presence, but Chipper hadn't even been out of the car, and doesn't bark, or typically "engage" other dogs... he even backs away from Pixel!
I guess we'll never know exactly what was going on in that dog's head, but needless to say, Robbie WON'T be living up there this winter! Considering how close the dog's teeth were to the tendons in the back of the leg, I think we were very lucky that this wasn't a MUCH worse injury! I'd like to think that there is a "home for every dog", but I've got to say, there are too many NICE dogs without homes. This one ought to be shot.