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1. The decision as to whether your dog would get put down after biting this woman will be made by the Dog Warden, not this woman. So, this woman has to first make a complaint that your dog should be put down. The Dog Warden will then come and see you and the dog to assess the situation and you will have the chance to put forward your side of the case. Given the circumstances, where the woman ran straight at the dog, you should be able to convince the Dog Warden that the dog should not be put down as the dog acted in defence of itself and its owner. However, ultimately, the decision as to whether the dog should be put down will be made by the Dog Warden. This woman is making too big a claim in alleging she can have the dog put down, as the decision is not hers. So, you should make every representation to the Dog Warden that your dog deserves to live.