I can't go a week without meeting one, but this takes the cake.
We ran into 5(!) offleash dogs on our walk. From 3 houses. None of them had collars or any sign of having a recall.
The first was a doodle who trailed us with friendly interest, hoping for any sign of welcome. I was debating turning around and walking it to it's house before we got to a busier street.
As I was thinking that, 2 dogs charged from another house 100 ft away. An adolescent bully mix and an older lab mix. Lab mix was mostly having a good time running with his buddy but looked willing to join in any rumble, the bully mix was in the lead, head down, intent, hard stare, charging us.
I've found that if I get between Annie and an offleash dog, and try to shoo it off, then escalate to yelling at it if needed, she doesn't react and stays behind me unless it gets right in her face.
So I was circling between the dog and Annie as it tried to lunge at her, yelling'Go away! Go home! No!', and making shooing gestures (the lab left), as the dog repeatedly lunged at me/Annie, and then took a step back when I yelled, Annie was behind me, loose leash, helping me stay between her and the dog, and the four owners were yelling and eventually caught their easier, non aggressive dog.
Then the bully mix ran over to my mom, who was holding Trixie, and got poked away with her walking stick, and then ran at and got snarled at and chased off by the doodle, then circled back to me.... I yelled at it as it darted around me, it got into a snarly toothy fight with Annie, who backed it off to the end of her leash, it came back at us, I blocked it, it tried to go for Mom again... until its owners finally arrived/it got bored enough it let its 3 people herd it home. They never did manage to leash it.
It wasn't super aggressive after the first few tense seconds when it discovered it couldn't just charge Annie, but it was territorial, very rude, very adolescent, not yet sure of itself, and looking for trouble. Give it 6 months more maturity, and i am not certain if would have gone as well ...
I am proud of Annie, who was very restrained and did NOT lunge or bark at any of them until the bully mix got in her face, and returned to being quiet behind me afterwards.
And I am thrilled it didn't go worse, as it had the potential to become a 5 dog dogfight.
Annie didn't even lunge and bark at the gangly cane corso(?)puppy who came bounding at us 3 min later, trailed by an old shepherd mix. They got escorted back home by my mom, holding Trixie again, and 'here puppy puppy'ing as the owner yelled ineffectually from the porch and the puppy debated if it should follow the fun lady holding a dog, or the fun looking poodle.
Annie was unusually cuddly when we got home. I don't know if she needed reassurance, or if she thought that I needed reassurance!