Yes I ve noticed there are larger types but never knew they were American glad you know which lady I mean I ve never spoken to her just seen her walk her dog. Belgain shepherds are nothing like the German Shepherd in temperament thank goodness as I ve always been careful in choosing a dog by nature having so many grand children and Staffie dogs now sad to say I would not trust with children because of these breeders not like back in the early 70s when they were a family dog not a fashion accessory for the man just ashame as there are some lovely natured ones out there ...
Such a shame your had a bad encounter with those dogs and yes a dog never forgets the trouble is when any one walks groups dogs they then work in a pack so I have always been wary when I had a dog to walk on its own when coming across a pack of dogs being walked.
So your not jealous he pulls more ladies than you
joking asside yes nice dogs do get a lot of attention from the ladies so your wife has no worries there .