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Police Dog Fired…For The Cutest Reason Ever!

by Amy Drew

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Just because you look the part doesn’t mean you’re suited for the job.

Case in point, Gavel, a gorgeous German shepherd who would certainly cut a dashing figure as a police dog, the job for which is was first recruited in Queensland, Australia.

Alas, poor Gavel flunked out.

Per the BBC, Gavel “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line./”

Apparently Gavel was too friendly, and preferred cuddles to tackling suspects.





The good news, though, is that Gavel didn’t end up on the unemployment line. Friends in high places — i.e., the Governor of Queensland — stepped in to help him out.

Upon hearing Gavel’s adorable story, Gov. Paul de Jersey awarded Gavel the prestigious title of Vice-Regal Dog.

Gavel’s new duties consist of welcoming visitors and tour groups to the grounds of Queensland’s Government House.