It’s not uncommon for police canines to have a large, intimidating build. It’s in this fashion that police are able to win respect and terrify those they have to work with. Gavel, on the other hand, appears to be the polar opposite. He doesn’t match this character because he’s always joyful and friendly.
Due to his amiable demeanor, the German Shepherd from Queensland, Australia was booted out of his police canine training program. Fortunately, he was able to find new employment in the same field. Initially, they were unsure what to do with Gavel. However, after further consideration, a staff member came up with a wonderful suggestion. With his demeanor, the dog would be perfectly at home in the world of politics.
That’s all there is to it! Since then, Gavel has been made a permanent resident of the Government House as Vice-Regal Dog.
According to a post on Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey AC’s FB page, “There were numerous comments from attendees at the weekend’s Open Day saying how much they loved following Gavel’s growth from an aspiring police dog to Vice-Regal Dog via social media,” “The reality is that we at Government House have thoroughly enjoyed telling you his story!”
Consequently, instead of pursuing down the criminals, the overly friendly dog greets the prestigious visitors of the Government House.
According to Jersey, “he has outgrown four ceremonial coats, has transitioned into a new career (his official title is now Gavel VRD, or “Vice-Regal Dog”), and has brought “untold joy” to the lives of the governor, Mrs. de Jersey, Government House staff, and “thousands of Queenslanders” who have visited the estate since his arrival.
In the end, it appears that Gavel’s new position is a wonderful fit for him. Despite the fact that he comes from a long line of pedigree, he is in fact a royal blood dog. Because of this, he should have become an excellent police dog due to his genetic make-up. Essentially, Gavel just wanted to be like a dog. Jersey told 7 News Brisbane, “We hope Gavel will be with us for a long, long time into the future.”