|Barked: Sun Nov 21, '10 8:15am PST |
|I wonder how many Chinese cresteds there are doing SAR
Well, I don't know of any, and leaving aside the fact that tiny SAR dogs are probably always going to be a niche function, I can see a few difficulties. Such as, either no hair over most of the body to provide any protection at all, or a long, soft coat that mats if you look cross-eyed at it. Brains, trainability, handler focus, love of finding games--they have all that. I just can't imagine the extra work involved in providing basic physical care under SAR conditions.
Granted Momo appears to be a long-hair chihuahua; but chihuahuas are shedding dogs, less inclined to mat if you run a comb through their coats regularly.
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