World’s Smallest Working Dog: SUPERPOWER DOGS
SALLY MONTUFAR: Lucy’s superpower is to
make people relaxed. She has that effect on
people and it’s wonderful to see it.
KID: This is nice. She’s so cute.
COMM: While most working dogs are known for
their power and strength, this tiny terrier’s
minuscule size is what makes her special.
SALLY MONTUFAR: Lucy holds the Guinness World
Record for being the Smallest Working Dog,
working meaning pet therapy. Lucy is 2.9 pounds,
7 and half inches long.
COMM: Lucy is a Miniature Yorkshire Terrier
from South Jersey, who lives with her doting owner, Sally.
SALLY MONTUFAR: Good Girl! Would you like
that? What do you want? What do I have? Speak!
SALLY MONTUFAR: Go, go, jump. Wanna jump?
Jump, jump, walk, walk, walk like a turtle.
Good one girl. Walk like a turtle. Good girl.
We’re building a house for Lucy. So that
she can snuggle in there.
SALLY MONTUFAR: Hey Lu!
SALLY MONTUFAR: We’re going to go the board walk. Come on, go in.
SALLY MONTUFAR: I can’t walk anywhere without
people, ‘Oh, she’s so little, I’ve never
seen a dog that small.’
MAN: Oh My God!
LADY: Wait, are you serious?
SALLY MONTUFAR: Yeah.
Lady: Oh that’s really nice.
Man: She is a cute little pup.
SALLY MONTUFAR: I need her to stay really
close because of seagulls. I don’t want
them to come and take her. And they will.
Wanna go for a walk?
COMM: The eight-year-old Yorkie uses her super
cute superpowers to help others.
SALLY MONTUFAR: Lucy is a wonderful therapy
dog because she seems to have some kind of
COMM: Working with a range of vulnerable adults
and children, Lucy is often part of an unusual double act when she is paired with Great Dane – Cooper.
KID: Hi Lucy.
DIANE MUROWANY: Hi guys. There are children who have emotional problems, who are non-communicative,
and the dogs just come in and they make them
feel better, a little spot of sunshine in
SALLY MONTUFAR: Great job. Great job, yes,
she is balancing again.
KID: She is soft, she is cute and her paws
like really tickle me.
SALLY MONTUFAR: She just shows up and they
get calm and comfortable and that’s what
her power is.
KID: Her birthday and it’s June 3rd.
TINO: Hi Miss Montufar, how you doing?
SALLY MONTUFAR: Hi Tino, I’m good, how are
TINO: I’m doing well.
TINO: I have anxiety problems. When I’m holding
her I feel that all of my problems just go
away. I’m able to have a more positive outlook
COMM: Being a smaller breed comes with its
own problems. Teacup terriers have a shorter
life expectancy than most dogs and Lucy
does have some health issues that she needs
SALLY MONTUFAR: Good girl. She is getting
older. She is almost eight and I don’t know,
it kind of helps her with low blood sugar.
She’s got a pretty insufficient liver at this
point. So we’re just trying to keep her going.
COMM: But tenacious Lucy doesn’t let anything
hold her back. She’s even rubbed shoulders
with the stars.
SALLY MONTUFAR: Lucy and I have had the opportunity
to meet Dolly Parton, my favourite. I’ve
done a lot of things, very unusual things,
but working with Lucy has by far been the
most rewarding kind of work.
COMM: Superpower Dogs is a giant screen 3D
movie, which will feature more amazing working
dogs like Lucy. To find out more, visit to
Superpower Dogs Indiegogo page.