A super-sociable canine in Australia won’t have a career fighting crime anytime soon.
The German Shepherd named Gavel was enrolled in the police canine academy but flunked out when he it was determined he “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line.”
Despite coming from a long line of pedigreed pups, Gavel was more attuned to making people smile; he loved greeting strangers.
Such a disposition is not a good fit for police work, but there’s a happy ending to the story: Gavel got another job.
Meet the new Vice-Regal Dog of Queensland.
That kind of sounds like a promotion, if you think about it.