Most dogs don't like direct eye contact and that is why it s advised to NEVER make direct eye contact when approached by a strange dog. Heck I don't like when people stare me down either.
^^thisit's very dangerous with kids,they are more on the level with dogs,often sliding around on the floor,doing the woof-woof thing,and parents think it's "cute".
another example of dogs set up to fail. and this is not A breed specific dilema.