Police dog sacked for being too adorable and overly sociable with strangers, now works as ambassador

Police dogs can be pretty scary… especially if you are a criminal. Teeth bared, dripping saliva, that low-pitched growl—it’s enough to make any crook go straight.

But if you run into this guy, he might kill you with kindness, perhaps lick you to death. No wonder the cute dog got sacked from his job.

Gavel is his name, friendship is his game!

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He couldn’t make the grade in the Queensland Police Force in Australia because being too sociable was not an asset they wanted.

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“But like many aspiring QPS Dogs, Gavel did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line,” said a Government House spokesman. “Not all dogs display this, and Gavel proved himself to be quite sociable.”

However, a new role was found for him as an ambassador at the Government House to welcome the thousands of visitors.

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“He is better suited to life as a ceremonial dog and will instead now spend his working days at Fernberg, where he has become a much-loved part of Government House life,” added the spokesman.

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So, his new official State duties include attending functions, sitting in on briefings, or perhaps attending official ceremonies. After all, he is Governor Paul de Jersey’s official Vice-Regal Dog.

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