Meet Gavel, an Australian German Shepherd from Queensland who was preparing to be a police canine. This adorable pooch ultimately failed the police school because he was “too nice.” Gavel’s first six weeks of life were spent learning how to protect Queensland’s citizens at the police academy. The cops believed the puppy would fit right in because he was descended from a long line of police canines. However, it turned out that this wasn’t the case. The puppy was obviously intelligent, but he was simply too nice to serve as a police dog—he cherished the opportunity to interact with new people above all else.
The Australian Police informed the BBC that “Gavel did not demonstrate the essential ability for a career on the front line.” In the end, Gavel’s failure to graduate from the police school worked to his advantage. Another job that was ideal for the dog was given! Gavel had been cared for by Queensland’s governor, Paul de Jersey, while he was attending the police school. When they discovered the adorable puppy had been let loose from the police squad, the governor and his wife immediately offered to adopt him because they had fallen in love with him. The “Vice-Regal Dog of Queensland,” as they called him.
Gavel is the ideal candidate for the position! Meeting Queenslanders who come to the governor’s house fills his days. The welcoming dog always gets everyone so enthusiastic. Gavel participates in ceremonial events as well, and he gets to wear a specially tailored uniform while doing so. “He already outgrew 4 ceremonial uniforms, changed careers (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), and delivered great joy to the governor, Government House personnel, and many of the Citizens who have visited the house,” the governor’s office said.
Gavel has been living in the governor’s home for just under two years, and he’s done wonderfully. More than anything else, Gavel still adores meeting new people. Because Gavel enjoys posing for pictures, the governor frequently highlights him on his social media platforms. The Governor of Jersey is very fond of having Gavel at his house. He receives a lot of joy from the adorable dog, who also aids in his relaxation after trying days.