There’s an old saying by Arthur G. Lewis, that says “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog“. That’s especially true for this Pomeranian Chihuahua herding cows all by himself.

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The Chihuahua Herding Cows

“Chihuahua herding cows” is not a line you hear every day, and the tiny pup’s owner seemed just as surprised as us and the cows combined:

The farmers’ cows broke out of their paddock and were on the loose, heading toward our house. So, I go out to somehow scare them back, and my little Chihuahua finds a way out of the tightly secured property and bolts towards the cows! I freak out – thinking he will get killed! But no, he rounds these cows up like a country calendar dog!

– The Pomeranian Chihuahua’s Owner

The above quote is a testament to the surprising bravery and agility of Chihuahuas. Despite their small size, these little dogs are fierce and determined, and they will stop at nothing to protect their loved ones. In this case, the Chihuahua in question was able to take on a group of cows many times his size, and he did so with bravery and skill.

Chihuahuas’ Bravery and Agility

If you’re familiar with Chihuahuas, you know they will act like they aren’t afraid of anything. Yet, it’s not just an act. Chihuahuas are known for their bravery, which extends far beyond their diminutive size. 

It’s this innate courage that allows them to take on challenges many wouldn’t typically associate with such a small breed, like herding cows. A Chihuahua’s agility plays a massive part in this as well, with their quick movements and sharp turns, they can outmaneuver much larger animals. 

A long-hair Chihuahua herding cows in a forest
A long-hair Chihuahua herding cows in a forest

Speaking of agility, did you know that the Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix breed also excels in this aspect? That’s right! This crossbreed brings together the sprightliness of two small-sized breeds, leading to an overlapping of charming traits.

Not only do they possess the gusto and agility of Chihuahuas, but they also inherit the Pomeranian’s playful nature and love for activity.

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Plus, did we mention they’re utterly adorable? So, next time you think of a daring and swift furry friend, you might want to consider these spirited mini warriors.

Can a Chihuahua Actually Herd Cows?

It may be surprising but yes, a Chihuahua can indeed be a herding dog! While it’s not the typical breed one would consider for the job, some Chihuahuas showcase immense talent in this area. Despite their diminutive size, these tiny companions have demonstrated astonishing aptitude for herding cows. 

  • Size: You may be thinking, how could such a small dog herd a much larger animal? Interestingly, their small stature can work to their advantage. It allows them to quickly dart around large animals, guiding them in the right direction.
  • Personality: Don’t underestimate a Chihuahua’s personality. They are notoriously known for their spunky, fearless, and stubborn nature. This fearlessness combined with their high energy levels makes them excellent candidates for herding.
  • Intelligence: Chihuahuas are highly intelligent dogs. They learn quickly and adapt to new situations well, which is crucial in managing herds of larger animals.

Given these characteristics, it’s clear why a Chihuahua may be rather adept at herding. So next time you see one, remember, they may just be a ‘tiny’ cowboy in disguise! 

Pomeranian Chihuahua herding cows on an open field with grass
Pomeranian Chihuahua herding cows on an open field with grass

Chihuahua Herding Cows Breed Training

Have you ever imagined your teacup Chihuahua herding cows? Well, with the right approach, and a generous amount of patience, achieving this comical but adorable sight is possible. Below are some fundamental training steps that Chihuahua owners can adopt to make their chihuahuas herd cows: 

  1. Start Early: Begin training your Chihuahua while they’re still a puppy. This period is when they’re most receptive to new commands and experiences.
  2. Basic Obedience: Before attempting more complex tasks such as herding, your Chihuahua should master basic obedience commands such as “sit”, “stay”, and “come”.
  3. Introduction: Gradually introduce your Chihuahua to cows in a controlled environment. This familiarization avoids fear and creates an understanding that cows are not a threat.
  4. Desensitization: Chihuahuas are naturally energetic and can often be distracted. Desensitize them to other sights, sounds, and scents during the training sessions.
  5. Command Reinforcement:  Incorporate specific commands for herding, such as “round up”, “stop”, and “move”. Always use positive reinforcement to boost their confidence and encourage proper herding techniques.

Remember, herding is not a natural instinct for Chihuahuas. It may take time and patience. Learning pace may vary from one Chihuahua to another and may require professional help.

Wrapping Up

After seeing this funny Chihuahua herding cows – much larger in size – it is evident that size does not always dictate capability. This adorable dog has certainly proven that point. 

Moreover, this video provides a valuable lesson that we can apply to our lives: never judge or underestimate someone based on their size. 

Rather, let’s take a moment to appreciate just how exciting and enlightening animal behavior can be, especially when it defies our expectations. 

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