Dogs In Waiting – Pugnacious

This little gremlin faced beastie was fiercely protective of his pal, yapping away at me and growling to show off an impressive and frightening under bite – he would have eaten my shoes laces given half the chance…

pugnacious |pəgˈnā sh əs|

adjective
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight : the increasingly pugnacious demeanor of politicians.
• having the appearance of a willing fighter : the set of her pugnacious jaw.