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This Doggo Was Cut From The Police Academy Because He Only Wants To Make Friends

But don't worry, they found him a new job.

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This is police puppy Gavel. Look at him, all adorable and cute and tiny.

At the time of Gavel's birth, a press release from police lauded his "long line of pedigree".

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"If the family bloodline is anything to go by, in 16 months Gavel will be tracking and catching criminals as a proud member of the Queensland Dog Squad!" it said.

The super-friendly Gavel was undergoing a trial as a police dog at the governor of Queensland's house in February, but after failing to show aptitude for the job he was given the role of "vice regal dog" at Queensland's Government House.

It looks like he really loves it:

Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey has been using his Instagram account to give running updates on Gavel.

Now Gavel spends his days welcoming guests to Government House while wearing spiffy jackets.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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