As I collared Val and was leading him to the kitchen, where I have the area gated off, he turned his head backwards and bit me in the middle of my forearm! It was bleeding plenty and I washed it off and got antibiotic ointment and a band-aid. The bleeding is now stopped. I've never, ever been bitten by a dog like this, any dog, let alone my own dog! I put a call into the home of the breeder, and she is going to call me back when she comes home from work, around five o'clock. I am wondering about Val and us.....I hope that this can be resolved in a way that works out for everybody.