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Old 11-21-2010, 02:21 AM   #1

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Smallest police dog ever

Chihuahua becomes the smallest police dog in world

By Elaine Lies in Tokyo

A long-haired Chihuahua named "Momo" – or "Peach" in translation – has passed exams to become a police dog in the western Japanese prefecture of Nara, in what is a first for Japan and perhaps even the entire world.
Standing just 10in tall and weighing in at a light 6lbs, the perky brown-and-white Momo was one of 32 successful candidates out of 70 dogs.
She passed a search-and-rescue test by finding someone within five minutes after merely sniffing the person's cap.
A Nara police spokesman said: "Any breed can be entered to become a police dog in the search-and-rescue division."
But he admitted that news a Chihuahua had been entered may still come as a surprise to many people. "It's quite unusual," he said. Television footage showed the seven-year-old Momo bounding across grass or sitting proudly, her long hair blowing in the breeze.

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Old 11-21-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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While Chis can be ferocious I'd kinda like to see the little one try to subdue a perp on the run.
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