"Not very friendly dogs" don't get very far with me. I was riding in the country on my bike in May of '10 when I had a very large aggressive Lab puncture my calf. I smacked him around and he released me.
The next week I bought a law enforcement formula peper spray called FOX. Extrememly effective against two and four legged animals.
I bought the party-size canister with the pistol grip and safety pin in the trigger mechanism. It fits in the water bottle holder on my bike with a thin piece of foam wrapped around it. I also carry it on all walks that I go on with or without Lisl.
To many irresponsible dog owners for me to take any more chances and being unprepared.
Bear, Anna, Molly, Ossie, and The Countess Lisl von Schlaf
An Unhappy German is a Sour Kraut!