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5 Itsy-Bitsy Dogs Holding Down Big Jobs (Slideshow)

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5 Itsy-Bitsy Dogs Holding Down Big Jobs (Slideshow)

Today we highlight some pint-sized pooches who are small in size, yet are working bone-a-fide jobs worthy of any big dog. While these mini mutts may not be large enough to be a commando dog on the Navy Seals Special Ops team or even strong enough to pull a sled, they’re still out there every day, gettin’ ‘er done!

Check out some of our favorite working pooches from around the interwebs!

1. Lucy, the Smallest Working Dog in the World! above

Lucy, a two-and-a-half pound Yorkshire Terrier, works as a therapy dog visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and centers for troubled youth and children with disabilities through the Leashes of Love program. She is so small that she also hold the current world record for smallest working dog in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Photo Credit: Howie Williams
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1:26AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Wonderful such big hearts in these little guys....

2:42PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

so cute.

9:32PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

omg, those are so cute!!! i love 'em all but especially lucy, nancy, and the cat-carrying min pin...awwww!

10:13AM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

SO sweet.... Thank you for sharing!

6:54PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

awww

5:41AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

3:28AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

All are wonderful but the miniature pinsher made me laugh!!!

9:37PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

All show the valuable talents they possess. thanks

9:59AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

dogs are some of the smartest and lovable mammals out there. and to think they are abused everyday at some corner of the world. humans are still a long way from being civilised.

7:12AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Cooooooool :)

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