'Too Friendly' for Police Academy, Pup Gets an Upgrade

Meet Vice-Regal Dog Gavel
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2017 9:15 AM CDT
'Too Friendly' for Police Academy, Pup Gets an Upgrade
Vice-Regal Dog, Gavel   (Facebook)

What happens to dogs that are kicked out of the police academy for being "too friendly"? In the case of Gavel, a German shepherd puppy in Australia, post-expulsion life is, um, not so bad. After the companionable dog was rejected by the Queensland Police Service—he "did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line"—he was welcomed into the home of Queensland Gov. Paul de Jersey and has now taken on the title of "Vice-Regal Dog," reports the BBC. His main duties: greeting and playing with guests, per Time. (He's also quite the social media celebrity.) As the police service quipped earlier, "it is unlikely Gavel will be complaining any time soon." (More Australia stories.)

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