A super-sociable canine in Australia won’t have a career fighting crime anytime soon.

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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.

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Meet the new Vice-Regal Dog of Queensland.

That kind of sounds like a promotion, if you think about it.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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