Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Zoey, a Chihuahua, is a hero by attacking a rattlesnake. Its small body is powerfull than a bulldog. Booker West was splashing his hands in a birdbath in his grandparents’ northern Colorado backyard when the snake slithered up to the toddler, rattled and struck. Five-pound Zoey jumped in the way and took the bites.

“She got in between Booker and the snake, and that’s when I heard her yipe,” said Monty Long, the boy’s grandfather.

The dog required treatment and for a time it appeared she might not survive. Now she prances about.

“These little bitty dogs, they just don’t really get credit,” Booker’s grandma, Denise Long, told the Loveland (Colo.) Daily Reporter-Herald.

The Chihuahua dog is the smallest breed of dog in the world and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas are best known for their small size, large eyes, and large, erect ears. The AKC (American Kennel Club) recognizes two varieties of Chihuahua: the long-coat and the smooth-coat. Many long-coat Chihuahuas dog have very thin hair, but other long coats have a very dense, thick coat.

Source: CNN