No matter how cute the puppies in these pictures are, don't get fooled - these dogs are on a serious mission.


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The top job roles for the doggies are: police dogs, military dogs, fire dogs, guide and hearing dogs, medical assistance and disability dogs, and therapy dogs. Most canines at work are Retrievers or Golden Shepherds, because they're known for being smart and easy to train.

The noses of service dogs are 50 times more sensitive than a human's, which really helps pooches in police and fire departments. Police dogs sniff out drugs, detect explosives and find missing people or objects while using their nose. Likewise, firefighter doggies detect ignitable substances and point to the cause of fire, especially in cases of arson.

Their 'vest' is not just a cute outfit - it's their uniform. It informs other humans that the dog is on the job. Remember - despite the urge to reach out to them, you should not pet, feed or talk to the doggies at work. They're doing a serious job that all of us should acknowledge and appreciate.

#1 Tuco Trying On The Vest For The First Time

Tuco Trying On The Vest For The First Time

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Uduak Charles 2 months ago

Lovely. See the joy in it's eyes :)

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#2 Guide Dog Puppy With His Teddy Bear

Guide Dog Puppy With His Teddy Bear

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

well my heart just exploded

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#3 Even The Comfort Puppy Needs Some Comfort

Even The Comfort Puppy Needs Some Comfort

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Anya Vaughn 2 months ago

The big dog's eyes say it all

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#4 Future Seeing Eye Dog

Future Seeing Eye Dog

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Evgeniya Khon 2 months ago

His paws are so cute... I just wanna bite them

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#5 Trying On Their First Vests

Trying On Their First Vests

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Lasse 2 months ago

The looks are just priceless! :D "So... you're the new little guy, right?" "Yeah, and I'm right up to the task, believe you me!"

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#6 And The Winner For Cutest Service Dog Goes To

And The Winner For Cutest Service Dog Goes To

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Violaine LB 2 months ago

I want to get arrested by this puppy.

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#7 This Is The New Puppy At Training Today. We Don't Think The Bullet Proof Vest Fits... Just Yet

This Is The New Puppy At Training Today. We Don't Think The Bullet Proof Vest Fits... Just Yet

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John L 2 months ago

This is all about growing into the job.

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#8 One Day, I'll Be A Big Police Dog

One Day, I'll Be A Big Police Dog

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Anya Vaughn 2 months ago

Step Number 1: looking fierce

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#9 Service Puppy In Training

Service Puppy In Training

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Evgeniya Khon 2 months ago

wow! Already learning how to drive!

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#10 Police K-9 Puppy's First Day Of Work

Police K-9 Puppy's First Day Of Work

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John L 2 months ago

He's all ears.

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