This Pup Was Fired From His Police Dog Job For Being Too Friendly

Gavel the German shepherd may have been too friendly for the Queensland police force, but he has since found a new gig that suits him just fine.

Prepare for a cuteness overload.

A German shepherd named Gavel was fired from his job as a police dog in Australia because he was just too darn nice. Gavel simply "did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line," the authorities said, according to The Telegraph. And it's pretty clear when you see the little guy.

Gavel is a playful pup who wasn’t really up for the arresting part of being a police dog. After months of trying and failing to train him, the police department gave Gavel the boot.

Alas, he has been given a new — and arguably better — job working for the Governor of Queensland as the official Vice-Regal Dog.

His new gig entails greeting visitors to the Government House and attending events with Governor Paul de Jersey.

"Gavel on occasions sits in on briefings with the Governor," a spokesman for the Office of the Governor noted.

"He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change, and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs. de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate,” he added.

From the looks of it, getting sacked from the police force was the best thing to happen to Gavel.  

His days of trying to look vicious (and failing) are thankfully behind him.

Banner/thumbnail credit: Flickr, Phil Dolby 

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