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Japanese Police Dog: A Chihuahua? (VIDEO)

Japanese Police Dog: A Chihuahua? (VIDEO)

Meet Japan’s newest police dog – a long-haired chihuahua named Momo (peach).

The brown-and-white Momo was one of 32 successful candidates out of 70 dogs, who passed a search and rescue test in the western Japanese prefecture of Nara. How? By finding a person in five minutes after merely sniffing their cap.

“Any breed of dog can be entered to become a police dog in the search and rescue division,” said a Nara police spokesman. But still, a Chihuahua was not expected. “It’s quite unusual,” he stated.

The seven-year-old Momo will be used for rescue operations in case of disasters such as earthquakes, since she may be able to squeeze her tiny body into place too narrow for more usual rescue dogs.

Check out Momo here:

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12:27PM PST on Jan 1, 2011

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6:27AM PST on Dec 24, 2010

lol :)

7:46AM PST on Dec 19, 2010

Sweet! :)

8:58PM PST on Dec 10, 2010

dogs are perfect for this they are loyal and devoted alot more than i can say for people

10:42PM PST on Dec 4, 2010

Yay, Momo!

12:44PM PST on Nov 27, 2010

too cute I love dogs!

11:36AM PST on Nov 27, 2010

Go Momo!

5:16PM PST on Nov 26, 2010

momo happy dog...

3:06PM PST on Nov 26, 2010

She is beautiful and smart, thank you for this nice article :)

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