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World's Oldest Living Dog Has a Familiar Name

Chihuahua TobyKeith was verified as 21 years, 66 days old on March 16, a Guinness record

(Newser) - This TobyKeith drinks out of a bowl, not a red Solo cup, but he's now drawing as much attention as the country music star he was apparently named after. The Florida chihuahua has just made his way into Guinness World Records as the oldest living dog, confirmed on March...

America's 'Worst Dog' Has Found His Forever Home

Prancer, described in viral ad as a 'demonic' Chihuahua, has found his 'perfect match'

(Newser) - Is Prancer really the "worst dog in America" ? Not according to Ariel Davis, the 2-year-old Chihuahua's new owner, who answered a viral adoption ad that didn't exactly make Prancer sound like a great catch. NPR notes that while ads trying to adopt out rescue dogs usually...

Chihuahua That Hates Men, Kids Is a Big Hit

Adoption officers are pouring in for 'demonic' dog

(Newser) - Honesty appear to be the best policy even when seeking a new home for a dog that has turned your home into a "demonic Chihuahua hellscape." In a Wednesday Facebook post , New Jersey woman Tyfanee Fortuna describes 2-year-old Prancer as a "haunted Victorian child in the body...

Deputy Loses Job for Shooting Barking Chihuahua
The Dog Was Yipping Around
the Deputy's Feet. Then, a Shot
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The Dog Was Yipping Around the Deputy's Feet. Then, a Shot

Deputy Keenan Wallace has been fired from the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department

(Newser) - A Chihuahua who was shot in Arkansas isn't dead, but a deputy's career with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department is. Deputy Keenan Wallace has been "relieved of his duties" after an expletive-filled video showing him shooting a dog named Reese's after responding to a call...

Cops: Lawyer Hurled His Wife's Dogs From Balcony

One dog died, another is missing

(Newser) - A Chicago attorney is facing a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals after allegedly hurling two small dogs from a second-floor balcony. Police say Jerald Jeske, 51, threw the dogs off the balcony after a Christmas Eve fight with his wife, the Chicago Tribune reports. She told police that...

PETA to Pay for Euthanizing 9-Year-Old's Christmas Gift

PETA says the whole thing was a 'terrible mistake'

(Newser) - A family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for taking a girl's unattended dog and euthanizing it, ending an attempt to effectively put PETA on trial for euthanizing hundreds of animals each year. PETA said it will pay the family $49,000...

Cops Approach DUI Suspect, Find a Drunk Chihuahua

Maxwell the pup was seen lapping up vodka

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man was charged with animal cruelty after his pet Chihuahua allegedly got drunk on vodka. Police took the pint-sized pooch to an emergency vet service after it was clear the animal had had too much to drink. CBS Pittsburgh reports it all started last Thursday afternoon when police...

Man Sentenced for Biting Chihuahua Puppy's Head Off

Puerto Rico man gets 7 years

(Newser) - Jose Arroyo is going to spend the next seven years in prison and he will not be a popular man if fellow inmates discover what he is in for: biting the head off a chihuahua puppy. The 40-year-old Puerto Rico man was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to domestic...

America's Got a New Ugliest Dog

Meet Sweepee Rambo

(Newser) - America has a new ugliest dog, and she is a doozy: Sweepee Rambo is a 4lb. Chinese Crested Chihuahua who is 17 years old and blind in both eyes, reports the New York Times . Sweepee Rambo was a gift from owner Jason Wurtz to his ex-wife, though Good Morning America...

Enjoy This Chihuahua Police Chase

The dog is fine

(Newser) - A Chihuahua, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and the California Highway Patrol: It all adds up to one of the more entertaining police chases in a while. As the Los Angeles Times reports, one officer in a car and another on a motorcycle managed to catch the runaway dog on...

Dog Who Wouldn't Leave Dead Pal Getting a Home

Woman's video plea for stray pays off

(Newser) - He lost his friend but is gaining a home: A stray Chihuahua that wouldn't leave the side of another stray that had been fatally struck by a car won the heart of a Houston woman, reports ABC13 . "He kept trying to wake her up," says Lauren Kribbs...

Bay Area Overrun by Thousands of Chihuahuas

Victims of overbreeding, neglect

(Newser) - California's Bay Area has a pint-sized problem roaming its streets: Thousands of stray Chihuahuas, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . Hugely popular on the left coast, the dogs were overbred and now crowd animal shelters—making up half to three-quarters of dogs surrendered—and spill over onto the streets. "...

More Than 200 Chihuahuas Taken From Hoarder Home

'Numerous dead dogs found': AP

(Newser) - More than 200 Chihuahuas have been removed from what officials are calling unsanitary conditions in a central Pennsylvania home. The state Agriculture Department said late yesterday that dog wardens cooperating with state police executed a search warrant at the home in Benton, in Columbia County, after receiving numerous tips. They...

Sex Assault on Chihuahua Gets Ex-Convict 10 Years

Robert Edward De Shields must also register as sex offender

(Newser) - A wheelchair-bound California parolee has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting an eight-month-old Chihuahua. He must also register as a sex offender in what could be the first such requirement in an animal abuse case. Robert Edward De Shields was renting space in a Sacramento house...

Chihuahua Chases Off Robbers
 Chihuahua Chases Off Robbers 

Chihuahua Chases Off Robbers

Smoke shop thieves attacked by fearless pooch

(Newser) - A pair of threatening armed robbers in Los Angeles turned tail and fled when confronted by an angry ... Chihuahua. The pair ran off before getting all the cash they wanted after the 10-pound dog ferociously barked at them and jumped at one robber's leg, the Los Angeles Times reports....

Chihuahua at Center of $29M Estate Battle

Did Gail Posner really love her dog—or was she manipulated?

(Newser) - A dying heiress leaves her $8.3 million mansion and a $3 million trust fund to her chihuahua, so little Conchita can continue to live in the diamond-wearing, spa-going manner to which she is accustomed. Sounds like just another tale of the eccentric rich, right? But Gail Posner's son thinks...

Man Admits Tossing Stranger's Chihuahua Off Bridge

Could get 4 years for fit of anger fatal to dog

(Newser) - A Maryland man who tossed a stranger's Chihuahua off a bridge in a fit of anger faces up to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday to theft and aggravated animal cruelty. David Beers, 35, snatched the 4-pound Zoey after her owners ordered him off their property,...

150 New Yorkers Vie for 15 Chihuahuas

 150 New Yorkers 
 Vie for 15 
saving pets from paris hilton

150 New Yorkers Vie for 15 Chihuahuas

California ships purse dogs East—but doesn't send enough

(Newser) - The migration of Chihuahuas from overloaded California shelters to the East Coast has gotten a lot of press—maybe too much. The publicity led 150 New Yorkers to line up outside the ASPCA yesterday to compete for 15 Chihuahuas. “This is a f---ing joke,” one would-be owner tells...

California Ships Cast-Off Chihuahuas East
 California Ships 
 Cast-Off Chihuahuas East 

California Ships Cast-Off Chihuahuas East

Shelters in other parts of the country happy to take popular breed

(Newser) - Just in time for the holidays, New Hampshire has dozens of Chihuahuas available for adoption thanks to a new project. A group of animal lovers, including actress Katherine Heigl, launched Project Flying Chihuahuas after hearing about the overpopulation of the diminutive breed in California shelters (some call it “Paris...

Calif. Shelters See Surge in Chihuahuas
 Calif. Shelters See 
 Surge in Chihuahuas 

Calif. Shelters See Surge in Chihuahuas

Fashion dogs on track to eclipse pit bulls as most abandoned

(Newser) - A Hollywood-fueled demand for Chihuahuas in California has morphed into shelter populations that make up 50% of the dogs in some places. “It's been a slow and steady climb,” a San Francisco animal control spokeswoman tells the Los Angeles Times . “We call it the Paris Hilton syndrome....

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