21 Jan '11, 5am

Peggy, a Yorkshire terrier dubbed the 'Beast of Dorset Gardens', has UK postmen so terrified they've halted deliveries

LONDON - SHE is ankle-height and looks cute - but Peggy the tiny Yorkshire terrier is deemed so ferocious by Britain's Royal Mail that it has halted postal deliveries to the entire street where she lives. Dubbed the 'Beast of Dorset Gardens' after the street's name, the 15cm pooch is accused of terrorising postmen and neighbours alike in the central English city of Northampton. The Royal Mail said in a letter to residents that it had halted deliveries to the street since December 7 after Peggy had attacked a postman. 'Because of the dog's behaviour, he (the postman) believes your mail cannot be delivered safely and in the circumstances I have instructed him not to deliver mail to your address,' the letter said. Her owners told the local newspaper that Peggy is all bark and no bite. 'Peggy has barked at the postman but she wouldn't hurt anyone. She is only little,' Kathleen...

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