Residents of Corsham, Wiltshire, have complained about two aggressive Chihuahuas who have been branded “Mexican hooligans” for ganging up on other dogs in the town
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Two “unpleasant” Chihuahuas have been branded “Mexican hooligans” in a town where they teamed up to attack a burly ex-police German shepherd.
Local residents in Corsham, Wiltshire, have complained about the two dogs, who may be small but have shown a vicious temper and are accused of “ganging up” with other pets.
The local council has received several reports of aggressive dogs.
In one incident, a former German Shepherd police dog was attacked by the “unpleasant” Chihuahuas.
Another resident says he was walking his “two 65-pound dogs” when he turned onto a street and saw “two little Chihuahuas” running straight toward them.
A local, Dr. Jeffrey O’Dwyer called them “fucking Mexican hooligans”.
Ruth Hopkinson, Lib Dem Councilor for Corsham Pickwick and Chair of Corsham Town Council, says the dogs were reported to her.
The councilor explained: “I received a call from a resident who had a very awkward encounter with a couple of dogs on the main street where they were off leash.
“They were little dogs. The man who called has an ex-police dog, he’s a German shepherd, so a big dog.
“There were two nasty Chihuahuas that attacked the German Shepherd, so a dog’s size doesn’t reflect their aggressiveness.
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“Apparently it’s not the first time they’ve behaved aggressively.
“They weren’t leashed and the owner thought they’re just small, they’re just friendly. But you have to be really careful.”
Another local took to Twitter to share his encounter with the couple.
The municipal council is also concerned about domestic livestock farming.
Taking to social media, Ms Hopkinson stressed: “If you are in a lambing field please stay on the paths and keep your dog on a lead. The dogs may just ‘play’ but the sheep don’t see it that way.
“If startled, the ewe and lamb can become separated and (because they are not very intelligent creatures) cannot find each other, and it results in the death of the lambs.
“What’s happening is people are just taking their dogs off the leash and letting them do whatever.
“Of course in lambing season we have little sheep, ewes and they are all fugitive animals and I wouldn’t say these dogs worry the sheep and bite their ankles and stuff like that.
“It’s more like they just run wild and scare the sheep – they go one way, the lambs go another, and apparently sometimes they find each other difficult and the lambs die.”
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