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Old 04-14-2018, 08:28 AM
earlwb earlwb is offline
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Well a bunch of Chihuahuas does quite well. Especially if some of them aren't all that nice either (eg tend to bite). A long time ago the Aztecs and other Indian Groups used the dogs as a early warning system and as guard dogs. Plus when traveling in caravans for trading, if they got into trouble they could eat them in an emergency too. Granted we wouldn't do that today, unless the world was ending of course. But if you have ever been accosted by one or two Chihuahuas you would get the idea. They are incredibly noisy and protective in a group. They move around fast and a criminal would have a lot of trouble trying to hit one. There have been examples of a hostile Chihuahua protecting its owner from a criminal in the past too. Nothing to snear at from the ankle biters.
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