Police dog gets fired for being too friendly, later receives an even better job offer!

Police officers tend to have a certain gruffness about them to ensure that criminals are intimidated by them and respect their authority.

Meet Gavel, the German shepherd who was fired from a job as a police dog for… being too friendly and excessively happy for this type of work.

Yup, instead of sniffing for explosives and catching thieves for the Queensland Police Service in Brisbane; Eastern Australia, the pooch was more interested in getting a belly rub or two.

However, being the good looking boy that he is, he didn’t have to spend a lot of time standing in line with the unemployed; because he has just landed an even better role for himself.

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All he has to do is just be his usual, social; and charming self – as he became the official Vice-Regal dog.

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See, Gov. Paul de Jersey met Gavel for the first time when he was just a 10-week-old puppy; as the doggie was supposed to live at the governor’s official residence throughout his training.

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“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’); 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,” Jersey told the BBC.

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So, the moment the politician heard the dog’s training was cancelled because of his friendliness, he stepped in and officially adopted the pooch.

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Oh, and Gavel even got to sign the contract that says his duties include welcoming visitors and attending official ceremonies – often dressed in fancy little outfits.

Gavel, you did good for yourself, little fellow!