Police Dog Fired For Being Too Friendly

June 8, 2017
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Gavel the German Shepard was on track for a successful career as a police dog in Queensland, Australia.

But that changed suddenly when he was relieved of duty.  Drummed out of the corps.  Sacked.

According to the BBC, Gavel preferred belly rubs and getting cuddles from strangers to catching crooks.  The assessment?  Gavel was just too friendly.

But don't count Gavel out yet.

During his police training, he had lived at the Governor's official residence and had made such an impression there, that Gov. Paul de Jersey decided to keep him around.

Gavel was awarded the title of Vice-Regal Dog and now officially greets visitors and guests at the residence.

Good dog!

It's official! #Gavel's duties include welcoming guests and tour groups to #Fernberg, and having an official presence on certain ceremonial occasions. #ViceRegalDogLife

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New coat #Gavel #ViceRegalDog #VRDGavel #newcoatfeels #debonair

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Overseeing final preparations ahead of Open Day tomorrow #Gavel #Fernberg #OpenDay #BrisbaneAnyDay #Brisbane

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