One other thing...
Gunplummer, I know Bob Hunter personally. In addition to being a ranked competitive shooter and a well-known pistolsmith, Bob is also a long-time hunter and working cowboy.
I would be amazed if you have more experience than him in dealing with any breed of animal, whether game, or horses, cattle, or dogs.
I have a fair amount of experience, myself, at breaking up dog fights at parks (other owners' dogs; mine have never been the types to start or get into fights), and at catching stray dogs.
So I'd be careful about tossing "inexperienced" around so casually.