'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
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Vice-Regal Dog, Gavel   (Facebook)

(Newser) – 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."

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