Skip to comments.Chihuahua Saves Baby From Rattlesnake
Posted on 02/15/2010 9:43:09 PM PST by freedumb2003
Zoey the Chihuahua is definitely not a lap dog.
This five-pound dog has the courage of a lion. When Zoey saw a rattlesnake lunge at her owners one-year-old grandson, the bulldog came out of her.
The child was in the backyard when a snake slithered up to the toddler and struck. Zoey jumped in between the child and the snake and took all of the bites instead.
She was treated for her bites and is doing well now. Zoeys owner says that These little bitty dogs, they just dont really get credit.
Zoey, you definitely deserve a gold star and a rub on the belly for your brave heroism.
It’s a year and a half old!
And yet the campaign against Chihuahuas continues unabated.
Chihuahuas don’t know they’re little. They see no difference between a Saint Bernard and themselves.
Wow, I'm amazed that she lived through it!
Thats cuz their brains are stunted along with their bodies.
Actually, to be serious, they are pretty smart dogs. Not as smart as a border collie or an australian cattle dog, but smarter than the average dog.
My grandfather claimed the best pheasant dog he ever had was part chihuahua.
Aww - this little pup may have saved that baby’s life.
And people want to outlaw the breed.
More than one venomous snake bite and a small dog, a miracle!
SSShhhhhhh! Don’t let Chet99 know about this.
He will certainly take this as proof of the Chihuahua’s aggressive, hostile nature - attacking a snake and all.
And the demon is so strong in this breed that it actually lived through the bites! Legislate Now! Muzzle and then kill the beasts!
I have nothing against Chihuahuas. I would just rather have a dog.
Until they try mounting one :>)
She was bitten on the head!!!
(Actually, I was pretty impressed when this first came out.) But don’t tell anyone.
Our secret, I promise.
LOL! I think Zoey has proven herself in that department. : )
Didn’t read a word.
I've never heard that before.
Because all dog breeds are the same and if Pit Bulls are dangerous, so must Chihuahuas be.
“Chihuahuas dont know theyre little. They see no difference between a Saint Bernard and themselves.”
Yep. I was down at my Son’s the other night and they had company who brought their dog over. She was a large German Shepherd Husky mix. Looked like a wolf.
Son’s Chihuahua jumped off his lap and then jumped up and bit her on the shoulder. Luckily the big dog just ignored the Chihuahua.
Pure bred Chihuahuas can be cute dogs...but every dog I’ve seen that is “part chihuahua” is uglier than sin.
>>... come to think of it, “Bandersnatch” would be a great name for a Chi-Hua-Hua!<<
I am going to keep that in mind! GREAT idea!
Yeah, doesn’t Chet99 always post articles about chihuahuas attacking humans? LOL
I have had a few chihuahuas and have one now, they are quite entertaining, they think that they are rottweilers.
My wife convinced me to take a Chihuahua with one of her "you can sleep on the couch forever" motivational speeches, but I have to say that I love the little fella.
I'm just glad that he isn't a rottweiler because he can be vicious with outsiders who come to the house.
Now Zoey is ready for prime time:
Ban pit vipers.
That looks like my beloved Musica.
>And people want to outlaw the breed.
Well heck, idiots in assorted states and in insurance companies have got a head start already:
(from a dog law list)
And the list grows! Your breed may be next.
information from ADOA (American Dog Owners’ Association) Dean A. Ayers - February 6, 2010 - source
There are currently 75 restricted or banned dog breeds across the U.S. that are banned by various home owner insurance companies and Animal laws as follows:
1. AIREDALE TERRIER
4. ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
5. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
6. ALSATIAN SHEPHERD
7. AMERICAN BULLDOG
8. AMERICAN HUSKY
9. AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
10. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
11. AMERICAN WOLFDOG
12. ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD
13. ARIKARA DOG
14. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
15. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
16. BELGIAN MALINOIS
17. BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
18. BELGIAN TURVUREN
19. BLUE HEELER
22. BOSTON TERRIER
23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
26. BULL TERRIER
27. BULL MASTIFF
28. CANE CORSO
29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
33. COLORADO DOG
34. DOBERMAN PINSCHER
35. DOGO DE ARGENTINO
36. DOGUE DE BORDEAUX
37. ENGLISH MASTIFFS
38. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
39. ESKIMO DOG
40. ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG
41. FILA BRASILIERO
42. FOX TERRIER
43. FRENCH BULLDOG
44. GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
45. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
46. GREENLAND HUSKY
47. GREAT DANE
48. GREAT PYRENEES
49. ITALIAN MASTIFF
50. KANGAL DOG
53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
58. NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF
61. PRESA DE CANARIO
62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
66. SAINT BERNARD
68. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
69. SIBERIAN HUSKY
70. SPANISH MASTIFF
71. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
72. TIMBER SHEPHERD
73. TOSA INU
74. TUNDRA SHEPHERD
75. WOLF SPITZ
How’s that for scary? Are you as a responsible owner, of one of these dog breeds wide awake now? How about just owning a dog that looks like one of these restricted or banned dog breeds?
I always laugh at little dogs who don’t know they are small. My golden is always getting rushed by the little dogs around here. Of course, she is friendly and just wags her tail, so they generally make friends, but most of them are not afraid of anything. :)
Yeah, but when Chihuahuas go bad...watch your ankles!
Actually, my son and his wife are in the process of *adopting* (I hate that word, you adopt children not pets)a small dog from a local shelter. It is a chihuahua/maltese mix. I have to admit she’s pretty cute, has that scruffy dog look. If they get her I will post pix and you can judge for yourself.
I once read that small dogs like that are better guard dogs because they will not actually attack an intruder, they will bark up a storm but stay away so it’s hard for the burgler to get them and stop them. Don’t know if that’s true, I just know anything is a better guard dog than my golden!
I’m sure goldens were put on there by people who hate dog hair!
Chihuahuas???? Why??? I must have been somewhere on the back 40...I did not know this.
We have a new Cavalier puppy who is 12 weeks old. He is fearless, but we think it is mostly because he is just so happy go lucky nothing bothers him. He gets in our 11 year old cocker spaniel’s face and she growls at him. He rolls over, then bounces away to the next thing that catches his attention. lol If he is doing something we don’t want him to do a NO-NO from us gets a brief cock of the head and quizzical look before he bounces off to something else. Yes he bounces!
Happy go lucky and merry are the words I would use to describe him.LOL Oh and CUTE, too cute for words!
They are cute, I haven’t been around many, but the temperament seems a lot like a cocker (back in the day when cockers were like that—unfortunately I’ve seen a lot of nasty cockers over the years).
>>Chihuahuas???? Why??? I must have been somewhere on the back 40...I did not know this.<<
It is a pit bull joke.
>>Yeah, but when Chihuahuas go bad...watch your ankles!<<
To tell the truth, the only dog that ever bit me in my entire life was a yorkie about 6 inches tall. Little SOB bit me in the calf.
:-) Thanks....whew....that threw me ...:-)
In all the time I worked for a vet only one dog almost bit me, a cocker/chow mix. She missed but only because I was paying attention and was fast. I was bitten twice (but not at work), once by my brother’s lhasa and once breaking up a dogfight (golden retriever). But, I’ve had MANY small dogs threaten!
Well there you go. No wonder the chihuahua survived. She got bit where there was nothign there to damage.
I know that *I* live in constant terror of being torn apart by a pack of feral Pugs.
How many people even know what an Akbash or Boerbul *is*, let alone have one?
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