Police Puppies Who Put The "Aw!" in Law Enforcement

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Police Puppies Who Put The "Aw!" in Law Enforcement

Don't let their cute little faces fool you; these police puppies are serious about learning how to be the top dog on the squad.

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Image Source: UK Daily Mail

Police dogs usually begin training at eighteen months old, where they undergo a 14-week course.

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Image Source: Viral Nova

During this time, the dogs are trained to help search for drugs, explosives, crime scene evidence, and missing people. They also learn how to protect their handlers.

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Image Source: Viral Nova

German Shepherds are the most common breed used by law enforcement:

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Although Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, Pit bulls, Bloodhounds, and Doberman Pinchers have been known to join the force too!

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Dogs have been "taking a bite out of crime" since the Middle Ages, when constables used bloodhounds to track down criminals. The bond between officers and their K-9 counterparts is strong, but they maintain a strictly professional relationship. That means NO belly rubs on the way to the donut shop!

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Image Source: UK Daily Mail

In most states, police dogs are considered to be a full-fledged police officer. Some of them even have their own (adorable) badge!

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Image Source: Pet's World

As cute as these brave pups are, REMEMBER: unless an officer gives you permission to pet a police dog, you can't pet it.

Unless you'd like THIS to happen to you:

Don't worry; the above video is just a training scenario for the 14-week-old pup. We're sure the "criminal" was heavily padded!

We're so grateful for these incredible dogs and their service.

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Image Source: SMH

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