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Tiny dog picked a fight with SWAT team during standoff

Watch This Tiny Dog Try to Pick a Fight with Police

By Jen Markham

Looks like this little dog has a bone to pick with Phoenix cops.

Phoenix police were in a tense standoff with a robbery suspect who had barricaded himself inside his home. The tough situation called for a SWAT team, armored vehicles, police negotiators and even a K-9 unit ... all of which were foiled, at least for a moment, by a tiny yapping dog.

Video shot by Phoenix TV station ABC 15's helicopter shows what appears to be a small pug confronting officers during the standoff, running up to police and barking furiously.

The pup circles around the group of officers and comes at them a second time, even standing its ground and gearing up to fight the K-9 German shepherd who lunges at it.

It considered a third approach, but was shooed away by the cops who continued to chase it off to the police barricade.

It doesn't appear the dog had any connection to the suspect. If the dog was supposed to be a diversion, it didn't really work: the standoff went on for five long hours.

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theexoticrosette March 11 2014 at 6:08 PM

Way to go, pup!!! { ;o)

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cathy18513 March 11 2014 at 8:15 PM

Thanks for not shooting it.

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Pam March 11 2014 at 8:25 PM

pug was not going after the police "men" but the police "dog". Watch the video. Shepard is barking also.......pug is defending is turf from a strang dog.....thats all. At least that is what it looks like to me.

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nedsabbagh March 11 2014 at 2:57 PM

I that pug was a pit bull or even just a large dog it would be dead right now.

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bakerbob418 March 11 2014 at 8:40 PM

that is so funny love it

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NicktheMan March 11 2014 at 2:33 PM

Send that pup to Washington!

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jdonoh4 March 11 2014 at 2:24 PM

He would have been chewed up and **it out if the cop didn't hold onto the german shepherd.

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pup274 March 11 2014 at 2:23 PM

Pug Power! Some of them can be very feisty. Generally though, they are just plain mushies. We have two puggles, a mix of pug and beagle. These two are yappy and corurageous until you make a move toward them. Then its under the table for security.

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mattshank March 11 2014 at 8:55 PM

Great story! Of course as an owner of a fawn Pug myself I'm a little biased. They are great dogs that are really not self aware of how small they are. I love that Pug!

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Judith March 11 2014 at 2:13 PM

Pugs are really feisty little dogs. My brother has one pug and one pug mix (I forgot the other part!) and they stand up to anything. If he didn't keep them on a leash they'd be the terror of the neighborhood. As it is, there's a Cane Corso who lives a few houses away and every time he sees the pugs he turns and drags his owner back home as long as he doesn't have to pass the pugs. If he has to pass the pugs he just drags his owner to the other side of the street. There's never been an incident except for barking threats and lunging, but that enormous dog, for some reason, seems afraid of the pugs! And it's not my brother he's afraid of - when there are no pugs he's happy to let my brother scratch him under the chin.

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