A police dog been sacked from his job for being too friendly has become Governor Paul de Jersey’s official Vice-Regal Dog, in Queensland, Australia.
One-year-old Gavel was enrolled to be trained as Police service dog, but his temperament was regarded by his employers as being “too friendly” to be in the Force.
The puppy is said to just love rolling over and having his belly rubbed rather than standing to attention and looking menacing.
The dog failed to make the final cut for Queensland Police Service in Australia because of his overly sociable temperament.
Instead of losing his job, German Shepherd GaveGavel was offered a new role which was to be welcoming visitors to Brisbane’s Government House as the Governor’s official Vice-Regal Dog.
The dog has also become a social media star as his friendly attitude which made him lose his job has endeared him to many Australians.
A spokesman for Queensland Government House said: “Gavel arrived at Government House in April last year as a six-week-old puppy.
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