Happened 11pm tonight pretty much right out front of Fountain Gate Shopping Centre. I was coming up over the rise near the lights getting up to the speed limit 80 and then here is the dog a big rottie running at me in the wrong direction. I had a car to the side of me so I couldn't use that escape route. At that moment I remember what Doug (Hawklord) had told me don't and panic and slow down. I had managed to wash off most of the speed down to about 30km and I remember just looking directly at him and thinking do I hold my line or try and go the other side of him. Thankfully I held my line as he paused and ran toward the edge of the road. I really love animals and have a soft spot for dogs so I was so happy that i didn't hit him.