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Tiny drug dog sniffs out big career
CNN.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | AP

Posted on 08/03/2006 11:55:06 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- Though she's only a 6-pound Chihuahua-rat terrier mix who looks like she belongs in Paris Hilton's purse, Midge has the will, skill and nose of a 100-pound German shepherd.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: addiction; beansgivemegas; bombdog; bushsfault; chihuahua; detectiondog; dog; doggieping; dogping; drugskilledbelushi; germanshepherd; germanshepherddog; gsd; k9; leo; leroyhatesdogs; littledog; police; policedog; ratterrier; warondrugs; wod; woddiecrushonleroy; wodlist
Very cute! Small dogs would be great for getting into difficult places.

If that GS is really 125 lbs - way too big, as usual these days!

1 posted on 08/03/2006 11:55:07 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Dick Vomer; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; joesnuffy; Kimmers; ..
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

2 posted on 08/03/2006 11:55:49 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ping!


3 posted on 08/03/2006 11:56:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Cool. An exciting new way to have my car searched without a warrant. But it's cute, so that makes it ok.


4 posted on 08/03/2006 11:56:43 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: the OlLine Rebel

"Dogs called Belgian Malinois have earned spots on departments in Pennsylvania, Michigan, South Carolina and Ohio after training by Dave Blosser, owner of the private Tri-State Canine Services in Warren, Ohio. The breed can be as small as 40 pounds (18 kilograms), and Blosser compares the dogs favorably to larger breeds"


That's funny. As I said, a German Shepherd should NEVER be "125 lbs"; at worst, 90. And the smallest officially can be about 45 lb. A pox upon those who've made every Joe Schmoe think a GS is a "very large" dog.


5 posted on 08/03/2006 12:00:32 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Nano K-9 squad!


6 posted on 08/03/2006 12:02:30 PM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: the OlLine Rebel

This seems to be a trend in many breeds. Our Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake, got up to 115 pounds at 18 months. We trimmed him back (reduced his chow) to 90-92 pounds which he easily carried.


7 posted on 08/03/2006 12:03:25 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"That's funny. As I said, a German Shepherd should NEVER be "125 lbs"; at worst, 90. And the smallest officially can be about 45 lb. A pox upon those who've made every Joe Schmoe think a GS is a "very large" dog."

My GSD's sire was an eastern european import and hovered around a buck and a quarter, and he was not in the least bit fat. My Timber seasonally drifts between 105 - 110 and I consider him an exceptionally large Shepherd...he's substantially bigger and exhibits far mor musculature than the dog pictured in the article (see photos on my FR home page.)

8 posted on 08/03/2006 12:05:44 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mysterio

On the other hand, that's one "drug warrior" whose ass even a wheelchair-bound, marijuana-smoking cancer patient can kick!


9 posted on 08/03/2006 12:07:28 PM PDT by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: Dark Skies
Nano K-9 squad!

Shouldn't that be the K-9 squad.

10 posted on 08/03/2006 12:11:11 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: Redcloak

lol...clever!


11 posted on 08/03/2006 12:12:34 PM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Chardon was my hometown.

I left about 10 years ago - besides tiny police dogs, they have lots of snow, and nowadays, yuppies. Either one was reason enough to leave!


12 posted on 08/03/2006 12:14:04 PM PDT by CertainInalienableRights
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To: Joe 6-pack

Too many in both the AKC and the SV have bred gigantic (even as they disdain the Shiloh Shepherds); I'm not talking fat. Even those in SV that are overall good weight, are heavy-boned, built like Rotties. They should be lighter in build.

My sister's dog - wonderful - was 110. Too heavy. My 2 long-term dogs, 1st Shana years ago and now Tara the wimp, weighed from 60-70 lbs. Now that I think of it, the "backyard" farm GS we got 25 years ago was about that weight. I had a pup before Tara who clearly was not going to be big - at 6 mos she was just 40 lbs. A tad underweight (miraculous in this day)! Although by now she's probably just made the grade (sold her young due to excitement-urination problems).


13 posted on 08/03/2006 12:46:52 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Click on the "read more" just below the article to see a pic of Midge and a fellow officer of the law.

What a great photo!

Leni

14 posted on 08/03/2006 12:50:56 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel Holds Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; 88keys; DugwayDuke; sissyjane; Severa; ...
Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

15 posted on 08/03/2006 1:26:25 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Yo quiero cocaine!


16 posted on 08/03/2006 1:33:24 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: mysterio

Why do you have something it in?


17 posted on 08/03/2006 1:36:40 PM PDT by apackof2 (That Girl is a Cowboy)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; ...

Chalupa smugglers beware!



18 posted on 08/03/2006 1:41:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: apackof2

No. And since I don't, I should be happy that every government agent wants to make sure, and I should invite them to do so. Without a warrant. That's what you are implying, correct?


19 posted on 08/03/2006 1:45:26 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: HairOfTheDog

She has her own email address, no kidding:

Midge@co.geauga.oh.us

From sheriff's page

http://www.sheriff.geauga.oh.us/


20 posted on 08/03/2006 1:51:36 PM PDT by bwteim
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Yikes, a Golden over 100 lbs? Our Golden was portly at 80, and was a perfect Joe Frasier fightin' weight at 75.

My female rott is petite for her breed, thankfully, taking after after her mother (who tipped the scales at a solid 80lbs). Her father, who is, I kid you not, the canine Hank Hill, was MASSIVE at 145lbs-- a head the size of a cannon ball, and front paws as big as my own feet (ladies, size 9.5) Thankfully, a very even tempered, mellow dog--a true Texan.

I guess, though, if the sire is Hank Hill... the dam must be Peggy--so I guess that makes Ursa... Bobby.

21 posted on 08/03/2006 1:51:38 PM PDT by RepoGirl ("Bobby, if you weren't my son... I'd hug you...")
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To: HairOfTheDog; the OlLine Rebel
"Mini Chihuahua latest Geauga County K-9"


From:

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=48482

22 posted on 08/03/2006 1:53:59 PM PDT by bwteim
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Ranger, my hurricane rescue checks in right about 65...he looks miniscule next to Timber. Because I know nothing of the circumstances of his whelping I have know idea of how much he 'should' weigh. Likewise, he was heartworm+ when adopted so I'll never know if and to what degree the infestation and treatment may have stunted his growth. His teeth seem exceptionally long for his size, which is probably about as big as he'll ever get.


23 posted on 08/03/2006 1:59:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Chihuahuas (that's cha-whooa-whooa in Les Nessman-speak) are so cute..check this one out.


24 posted on 08/03/2006 2:49:00 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
As for a Chihuahua-rat terrier like Midge working as a K-9, well, the president of the North American Police Work Dog Association, H.D. Bennett, says he's never heard of a police dog so small it nearly fits in an outstretched palm.

I agree with Mr. Bennett. A police dog must be intimidating enough to scare a perp into submission. And big and strong enough to take down a fleeing perp.

But a drug dog doesn't need those qualifications. Just about any breed of dog can be trained to be a drug dog.

25 posted on 08/03/2006 3:42:55 PM PDT by upchuck (Me wish for Democrats to die? No, I just want them to develop Tourette's Syndrome. ~American Quilter)
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To: RepoGirl

Jake's sire was a large male and the mother was also big and blocky. He nearly tipped over the duck boat with an ungracious leap along the upper Mississippi on a cold Minnesota morning. The guys in the boat nicknamed him lard ass after that.


26 posted on 08/03/2006 4:12:13 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: apackof2
Do you ever close your curtains or draw your blinds? Why, unless you have something to hide?
27 posted on 08/04/2006 3:36:24 PM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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