Gavel is a German shepherd puppy who tried to become a police dog, but he just did not make the cut.
He failed out of police training because he could “not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line.” In layman’s terms, he was just too friendly to be a police dog.
Gavel loved meeting strangers and was “too sociable” to make a career out of catching criminals. In his case, being a good boy was a bad thing.
Gavel has found a new place to call home, having found solace in the home of Queensland Governor, Paul de Jersey.
Gavel’s first six weeks were spent in that home, and de Jersey was happy to take him back, giving him the new title “Vice-Regal Dog.”
Gavel’s job is now to wear the colors of the Queensland rugby team and greet the guests at the governor’s house. He gets to wear a new cool uniform with his name and the flag of Queensland.
One such puppy, a German shepherd named Gavel, flunked out of police training in Australia in February after he was found to “not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line.” As BBC reports, the problem was that Gavel was “too sociable,” and enjoyed meeting strangers a little too much to make a career out of catching criminals. Unfortunately, he was too much of a good boy. Luckily, Gavel’s first six weeks of life had been spent at the official home of the Queensland governor, and the politician, Paul de Jersey, was happy to take him back. With his official new title, “Vice-Regal Dog,” Gavel’s main duties now are greeting the governor’s guests and occasionally sporting the colors of Queensland’s rugby team for photos. When he’s not doing the latter, he’s wearing a cool uniform emblazoned with his name and the Queensland flag.