An adorable German Shepherd puppy turned out to be a poor choice as a police service dog trainee because he was deemed too nice for police work.
The story of Gavel, an Australian German Shepherd puppy, garnered worldwide attention after going viral on social media.
German Shepherd dogs make good service dogs because of their loyalty to their masters. They also make good police service dogs because they generally have a good temperament and follow commands very well. They can be a formidable adversary when properly trained and turned loose on someone they’re commanded to bring down.
Gavel, it turns out, didn’t have quite the right temperament.
The story went viral after the Governor of Queensland in Australia posted it to Facebook.
Look at that little guy! Who says he couldn’t have apprehended a criminal with cuteness alone!
Back in April, Gov. Paul de Jersey made a commemorative post on his official Facebook page about it being a year since Gavel, then a six-week-old puppy, was expected to become a Queensland Police service dog.
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