I know for a fact if the OP lived in New Hampshire and their dog attacked another dog that dog would had been shot on the spot with no questions asked. I am very concerned about child getting bitten in the face . My granddaughter was walking over to pet the dog that attacked my dog for no reason. My daughter was there too and we both where horrifies to think that her daughter and my grandchild could had gotten attacked too.
I hope my grandchild learned a very valuable lesson from this whole thing , I know I did. It only take a few seconds for a dog to run across yard and lunge at child playing with their dog in their own yard.