Two hooligan chihuahuas are terrorizing a historic market town, with one local dubbing them “Mexican hooligans.”
The council has issued a warning over the tiny two some, who charge bigger dogs as they “run wild” off their leash.
The hooligan chihuahuas have attacked a German Shepherd while one local says the yapping pair rushed his “two 65lb dogs”.
Councillor Ruth Hopkinson received a complaint after two “unpleasant” chihuahuas attacked the German Shepherd, a former police dog, in Corsham, Wilts.
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Chihuahuas are the world’s smallest breed, but she said: “The size of a dog is no reflection on their aggressiveness. Apparently, it’s not the first time they have behaved in an aggressive fashion.
“They weren’t leashed, and the owner thought, ‘They’re only little. They’re only friendly’. But you have to be really careful.”
A walker warned: “There’s a pair of small dogs running wild. Corsham is a town with many dogs, most of whom never cause trouble.”
Another resident, Dr Jeffrey O’Dwyer, called them “bloody Mexican hooligans”.
Chihuahuas are named after the Mexican state where they became fashionable in the late 19th century.