When you think of a guard dog, most people would think of a big, powerful canine. But you’d be surprised what some dog owners keep not only as a much-loved pet but also as a guard dog. Have you ever thought that such a small dog named Chihuahua can stop dog theft? Dog theft is one of the most common causes of pet owners’ separation from their furry babies.
Sharon Dooling keeps a Chihuahua dog called Charlie alongside a massive Newfoundland dog named Silas.
When a man entered the back yard of her St John’s home in Canada and tried to take her big dog Silas, his tiny furry brother saved the day, as well as some inner strength from their protective human mom.
On Saturday night, Sharon let her two furry friends outside to play.
Less than a minute had passed when her Chihuahua Charlie started to bark incessantly. It was so loud that Sharon felt she had no choice but to go outside and investigate.
“I came out to get mad at her for barking, and I saw Silas, my Newfoundland dog, just go around the corner of the house,” Sharon told CBC News.
‘No, you’re not
But what Sharon found was a man attaching her big dog Silas’ leash to his own and walking off with him!
“I said, ‘Excuse me, what are you doing?’ and he told me he’s taking HIS dog, and I said, ‘No, you’re not,’” Sharon told CBC News.
Who knows how any of us would have reacted in that situation? But Sharon said all she could think about was getting her dog back.
So, Sharon then punched the would-be dognapper in the face. Probably not the most advisable response as you never know how someone else will react. But in Sharon’s case, the man ran off, leaving Silas with his rightful owner.
Sharon said she could have done many things, but getting her dog back was her only focus, and she was prepared to do anything to achieve this.
‘Just punch him.’
“That’s the only thing I could think of. I’m little, I’m a little tiny person, and this guy was around 5’8″, 5’9″, and there was no way that I was going to be able to wrestle the dog out of his hands, so he just punched the only thing I could think him.”
Sharon credits the cries of her Chihuahua with saving her huge Newfoundland from being stolen.
“Never underestimate the power of a yappy Chihuahua,” she said. “It’s an inconvenience or a nuisance, you could say when she does bark, but she’s my guard dog.”
Find out more about Sharon’s story in the clip below.
I bet this low-life dognapper thought stealing Silas would be easy as there was only a Chihuahua dog, but boy did he get that wrong!
Please share with all the dog lovers you know, especially those that love and have a Chihuahua.
All in all, we’re happy that this dog theft was cut in its tracks. And for that, we thank the mighty Chihuahua.