|Barked: Mon Jul 9, '12 4:19pm PST |
|I'm going out on a limb I think, but miniature dachsunds and chihuahuas are awesome working dogs that excell at nosework and are perfect for finding drugs and contraband that bigger dogs overlook. I have a friend that does work on the Mexican border, and his group uses Chihuahuas and mini dachsunds to search piles of luggage, backpacks, and clothes, and also cars and trailers. I think dachsunds do better nosework than chihuahuas, but chihuahuas are slightly more biddable. Both can be very intimidating, but chihuahuas are less likely to nip the wrong things, like children, in a situation like parents coming over illegally with their kids. Where it comes to that chihuahuas have a more intuitive sense of empathy, whereas mini dachsunds with their hound ancestry are more focused. Both are smart, adaptable, trainable, portable, tough, high energy, prey driven. Chihuahuas have herding instinct, believe it or not. they excell at herding humans.
and people think that they are just little lap rats
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