Meet Japan’s newest police dog – all 6.6 lb of her.
In what is a world first, a long-haired Chihuahua named ‘Momo’ has passed exams to become a police dog in the western Japanese prefecture of Nara.
The brown-and-white dog was one of 32 successful candidates out of 70 dogs, passing a search and rescue test by finding a person in five minutes after merely sniffing their cap.
‘Any breed of dog can be entered to become a police dog in the search and rescue division,’ said a Nara police spokesman.
But he admitted that news a Chihuahua had been entered may still come as a surprise to many.
‘It’s quite unusual,’ he said.