The article below got me to thinking. What would you do if I was the owner of the beagle being attacked in a public place. My dogs are part of my family and I think I would raise to whatever level was needed to defend them. https://myfox8.com/2018/07/06/dog-fight-at-petsmart-leaves-beagle-dead/ I have experienced something like this. 15 years or so ago right before I got my carry permit I had the neighbors pit get into my fenced back yard when I had 2 Great Danes. He had my male down by the throat and I was unarmed with no time to get my gun. I grabbed a 4' 2x4 and went in the back yard and he let go of my male. My dogs got behind me and we got into a face off with this pit. It charged and I still say if I would have been armed there is no doubt I would have shot that dog. I thought I was about to get bit. My female Dane jumped in and took the attack and possibly saved my life. I took that 2x4 and started beating the crap out of that pit. He took off running from us so we started chasing him around the yard not allowing him to stand his ground again. I was yell for my wife to get the neighbor come get his dog before I kill it. He was freaking afraid of it when he got there. He got rid of the dog about 3 weeks later when it turned on him. I had to put the Female Dane down the same year Marley and Me came out. I had to leave that movie in tears it was way to soon. I still think about her almost every day and what she did that day. I still get a bit emotional when I talk about her.