posted on Jan, 14 2015 @ 07:57 AM
I think your dog will be fine, but you should get him to the vet as a precaution. And have your £60-£80 ready for the antibiotics.
But there are other wounds and I'd like to offer some advice from experience.
Your dog at 18months is still a puppy, and having lived with a pack that has never harmed him (that would be you and yours) will have a somewhat rose
tinted view of the world. Monitored play between puppies, and young adult dogs is how they learn not to attack each other, its called socializing.
From the way your dog approached the Jacky, it sounds as if his socialization was going Ok, but the mastiff could wreck that.
When my last dog was around the same age, I stopped to talk to another dog owner while out walking. After a few minutes of pleasant chatting with the
dogs (mine a border collie, his a staffy) his dog suddenly went for mine, tearing a chunk out of her back leg. I patched her up and thought not a lot
more about it...However, over the years, I noticed a pattern, while out walking, she would ignore every dog we met while we were moving, but if I
stopped for more than a few minutes to chat, she would start to get anxious and nippy with the other dogs.
I didnt know as much about dog psychology then (hardly do now), but my advice.
Get Ghost patched up, then get him back out, under control meeting other dogs.
As an addition...the Mastiff is classed as a dangerous breed in the UK and should have been Muzzled. the Pitt-bull is a banned breed, but cross
breeds are allowed. Pitt-bull crosses are classed as a dangerous breed, and should also be muzzled. BTW, this is not my opinion, There are no
dangerous breeds, as yours demonstrated by wanting to play with Jacky. There are only dangerous owners, as was the geezer in your unfortunate tale.
(I could be polite and say inept, but as you already pointed out, his ineptitude could have more sever consequence)