Friday, November 19, 2010

Chihuahuas, The New Breed Of Police Dogs

Momo —Japan's Newest Police Dog Photo by: Reuter's

The Newest Rage In Japan

Everyone knows that police dogs are strong, confident, aware and have a great sense of smell. There are small dogs out there who think they're a big dog and do not get intimidated by anyone. A famous breed like this would be a Chihuahua. This morning, I was listening to the radio, and they had mentioned that Japan had a brand new Chihuahua named Momo (Japanese for peach).

This 7-year-old pooch was one of 32 dogs who passed the search and rescue test in under five minutes by finding a person merely by sniffing her cap. Weighing only 6.6 pounds (3 kg) she is planned to be used in situations when German Shepherds can't fit into smaller spots. She'll also be deployed in earthquake search and rescue missions.

Not The First Chihuahua To Serve and Protect

There's a chihuhua/rat terrier mix in Ohio who's officially the world's smallest police dog, as she's been added to the Guiness Book Of World Records. Her name is Midge. Working with her partner, Brutus she helps to keep drugs off the street in the small town outside of Cleveland. Starting out at only three months old, she was trained by Sheriff Dan McClelland of Geauga County, Ohio since 2006.
Photo: WKYC.Com
Since then, she's blossomed into a full-fledged narcotics dogs. In her downtime, she isn't used for crowd support because of her size. She moonlights as a social dog for the townspeople Too. You can see what's she's been up to, in this Channel 8 News video below:

More and more, dogs are finding new ways to be indispensable to their owners. I can't wait to see what will happen next.

Let's Discuss!

Do you have a police dog in your hometown that isn't the usual dog? What do you think about small dogs working as police dogs?

Read More About It!

Meet Japan's Newest Police Dog - Reuters
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Dallas News Report About Midge

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