This German shepherd wasn’t cut out for the life of a police dog – but he’s found a much more fitting line of work, thanks to the Queensland government.
Gavel was sacked after undergoing a police dog training course, during which he was more keen on socializing with perpetrators than being “professional”.
But there’s no need to worry about Gavel’s future because he’s now employed as Queensland’s first ever official Vice-Regal dog for the Government House.
Since he started working for Governor Paul de Jersey in February, the pup has become the most popular political figure in town.
When he’s not attending important meetings as an official representative of the office, he’s snuggling with the staff, greeting visitors, and spreading cheer wherever he goes— a much more fitting role for him, instead of ferociously fighting on the frontline.
“Gavel on occasions sits in on briefings with the Governor,” a spokesman for the Office of the Governor told the Brisbane Times. “Gavel has also demonstrated his capacity to uphold the ceremonial importance of his role at State of Origin time.”
“He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change, 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.”
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