I AM WRITING in response to the dog attack in Heathf ield Recreation Ground (Chronicle, November 27).

My thoughts go out to the two dogs and their owner. It's such a scary experience.

After walking in Bushy Park the other day with my two dogs, a terrier attacked one them, then my second dog jumped in to his defence. The other owner's second dog then also jumped in.

It all happened in the blink of an eye and eventually we pulled the relevant dogs out of the way and put them on leads.

The woman walking the two dogs said: "Oh, he often does that. He's a bit grumpy. I take responsibility for this as I definitely saw my dog go for your dog."

While this is all very well, my dog, my clothes, my hands and the dogs' leads and collars ended up covered in blood.

I was trying to think of the quickest route out of the park to get my dog to the vet.

Quite frankly, if this dog often does this why on earth isn't he permanently muzzled, if not on a lead?

There appears to be no decline in people keeping or owning dangerous or 'grumpy' dogs and if one dog should be muzzled, then should all dogs be muzzled?

Perhaps this is a solution for the safety of other animals and people.