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What’s more adorable than a puppy? A puppy in a uniform, of course! And it's not for Halloween that the cute puppers on this list dressed up for. These are serious officers-in-training. Sure, their attempts to look cool and tough now might only come across as adorable, but one day they will look and be authoritative.

For now, let's "aww" and "ooh" at these cute good boys and girls. And while you admire these tiny paw-ficers, read on to find out more about the types of working police and military dogs. For example, did you know that Beagles and Spaniels can be police dogs too?

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Frida Had A Long Day At The Office

Frida Had A Long Day At The Office

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Clay County Sheriff’s Office Welcomed Two New Deputies To The Department, K-9 Sarah And K-9 Phantom

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Welcomed Two New Deputies To The Department, K-9 Sarah And K-9 Phantom

What will be the most shocking to some will not be that Clay County Sheriff’s has the new K-9 Deputies, but rather their breed, K-9 Sarah is a Pitbull and K-9 Phantom a Pitbull-Boston Terrier Mix. K-9 Phantom was rescued from a shelter in Texas and K-9 Sarah was rescued from a shelter in New York where she had spent a year looking for homes before they found a new life as Police K-9s.

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Whatcha Gonna Do When He Comes For You?

Whatcha Gonna Do When He Comes For You?

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These adorable puppies will grow up to be professional police and military officers. What is that journey like? Well, that depends on what kind of working dog the pupper will be in the future. 

SitStay sorts police dogs into four categories: patrol, drug detection, bomb detection and scent tracking dogs. K9 Global Training Academy adds mines and arson. No matter what category the handler will train their puppy for, all working dogs have to go through beginner obedience training.

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Clinton Police Department's Latest Recruit For The K9 Unit

Clinton Police Department's Latest Recruit For The K9 Unit

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What breeds do K-9 units most often train? German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are the most popular breeds for police dog training. K9 Global Training writes that those breeds are "fiercely loyal, and adjust well to the handler-protection mentality."

Dobermans are also great candidates because of their fearlessness, protectiveness and seemingly never-ending energy. However, they can also be more nervous and easily upset. Perhaps that's why they're not the first choice.

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The Face You Give Your Boss When Asking To Leave Early On A Friday

The Face You Give Your Boss When Asking To Leave Early On A Friday

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#9

Meet Cooper. The Cutest Pup In Dayton Kentucky, Training To Become A K9 And Therapy Pup

Meet Cooper. The Cutest Pup In Dayton Kentucky, Training To Become A K9 And Therapy Pup

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Other four breeds that we can see in the police force are Beagles, Bloodhounds, English Spaniels and Labrador Retrievers. Beagles are excellent sniffers, they often work in airports looking for contraband, weapons and drugs. They're not intimidating, therefore a great tool in places where there are lots of people.

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Expert Shows An Excellent Way Of How Our Police Officers Are Recovering From The Traffic Fights That Ended Yesterday

Expert Shows An Excellent Way Of How Our Police Officers Are Recovering From The Traffic Fights That Ended Yesterday

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People Would Surrender To The Dog's Cuteness

People Would Surrender To The Dog's Cuteness

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Evidence discovered by Bloodhounds is even admissible in courts, their sense of smell is that good. Police forces use Spaniels to look for explosives and drugs, and the same goes for Labrador Retrievers. However, the latter can also be search and rescue dogs. They're great arson dogs too, because they're highly food or treat-driven. Handlers train arson dogs to detect substances like gasoline, lighter fluid, acetone, etc.

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Our Local Police Department Posted This Photo Today To Help Bring In New Recruits

Our Local Police Department Posted This Photo Today To Help Bring In New Recruits

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Please Welcome Special Investigator Bennie. He's Been Brought In To Solve The Ongoing Case Of Who's A Good Boy?

Please Welcome Special Investigator Bennie. He's Been Brought In To Solve The Ongoing Case Of Who's A Good Boy?

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think the case has been solved, with the culprit an unlikely suspect

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New Zealand Police K9 Unit

New Zealand Police K9 Unit

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Labrador Retrievers, however, are not great at protecting their handler. That's a job for German and Dutch Shepherds or Belgian Malinois. They are the best patrol dogs. These types of pups get training for protecting their officer and subduing criminals. They also get narcotic scent training as well.

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This Police Puppy Just Saved A 91-Year-Old Man From Freezing. She Had Also Caught A Dangerous Criminal On Her First Day. Meet Mania, The Polish Police

This Police Puppy Just Saved A 91-Year-Old Man From Freezing. She Had Also Caught A Dangerous Criminal On Her First Day. Meet Mania, The Polish Police

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Small Floof With Big Dreams

Small Floof With Big Dreams

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's this thing doing on my head? Why am I wearing a backpack? So many questions.

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Drug detection dogs have impeccable discipline. SitStay writes that a dog trained in finding narcotics can distinguish between different kinds of drugs. "These dogs could smell narcotics even if you were cooking a steak right next to them, making them an effective detection dog," they write.

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RCMP Officer Caught Sleeping During Her First Night Shift. Unacceptable

RCMP Officer Caught Sleeping During Her First Night Shift. Unacceptable

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The West Australian Police Force Has Three New Recruits

The West Australian Police Force Has Three New Recruits

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Officers In The North Of Scotland Are About To Welcome Their Cutest Recruit Yet. Trainee Police Dog Willow Is Raring To Go And Join Her Pack In The Specialist Search Team

Officers In The North Of Scotland Are About To Welcome Their Cutest Recruit Yet. Trainee Police Dog Willow Is Raring To Go And Join Her Pack In The Specialist Search Team

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Dogs who train to work in bomb detection have to go through an extensive 10-week course. They learn to differentiate between 10,000 smells associated with explosives and are pros at what they do. These dogs can work in airports or other transportation hubs, but the military also uses them in active war zones. Their handler's safety is the first priority for the dog and they can attack with or without command under dangerous circumstances.

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Our Puppies Are Ready For Their Official Swearing-In Ceremony

Our Puppies Are Ready For Their Official Swearing-In Ceremony

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West Midlands Police's Newest Litter

West Midlands Police's Newest Litter

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I’m Dressed To Impress Today

I’m Dressed To Impress Today

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What's interesting about these types of police dogs is that they're not food and treat-driven like Labrador Retrievers. These pups are brimming with energy and their reward is most often a toy and praise. "They don't know they're out looking for explosives and we don't expect them to. They love to work more than any human does," say the MTA K9 trainers.

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My Brother-In-Law Who Is A Police Officer Told Me He Had A New Partner

My Brother-In-Law Who Is A Police Officer Told Me He Had A New Partner

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Looks Like TPD Elvis Feels At Home Being A Police Pupper

Looks Like TPD Elvis Feels At Home Being A Police Pupper

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Tracking dogs can help find not only missing people or convicts but also items. This line of work is usually associated with Bloodhounds, but German Shepherds and Malinois can be tracking dogs as well. These dogs can search for hours if not days to find people and evidence based on their scent. However, Bloodhounds can only look for people. That's why police forces more often opt for German Shepherds.

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TPD Toby Is Feeling A Little Nervous About Starting His Police Dog Training And Would Appreciate A Little Encouragement

TPD Toby Is Feeling A Little Nervous About Starting His Police Dog Training And Would Appreciate A Little Encouragement

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's got a good nose for the job. Now the rest of him has to grow into it and he'll be number 1!

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Dutch Police Dog Gets Stuck In A Yogurt Pot

Dutch Police Dog Gets Stuck In A Yogurt Pot

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Ready For My Long Weekend Pawtrol Duties

Ready For My Long Weekend Pawtrol Duties

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Professionals who train police and military dogs have certain criteria. The pup can't be timid or fearful. "We're looking for a strong, confident dog that also likes to use its nose for hunting. We're looking for <...> a dog that's willing to bite and defend its handler if need be," trainers from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas say.

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This Is Terror, Newest Addition To Estonian Police Special Forces

This Is Terror, Newest Addition To Estonian Police Special Forces

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First Day Of Work At The Brazilian Police

First Day Of Work At The Brazilian Police

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Dad, Can I Come To Work With You?

Dad, Can I Come To Work With You?

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Local Police Department Just Shared This Photo Of One Of Their Newest Recruits

Local Police Department Just Shared This Photo Of One Of Their Newest Recruits

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These Damn Pup-Arazzi Won't Leave Me Alone. I'll Be On The Cover Of Vanity Fur In No Time

These Damn Pup-Arazzi Won't Leave Me Alone. I'll Be On The Cover Of Vanity Fur In No Time

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Nemo, The Estonian Police Pup, Is Two Months Old

Nemo, The Estonian Police Pup, Is Two Months Old

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Pawtential Police Pup Alfa Patiently Awaiting Treats

Pawtential Police Pup Alfa Patiently Awaiting Treats

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love those ears. They remind me of butterflies having to pump up their wings.

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Gentleness Is Stronger Than Severity, Water Is Stronger Than Rock, Love Is Stronger Than Force. Hermann Hesse

Gentleness Is Stronger Than Severity, Water Is Stronger Than Rock, Love Is Stronger Than Force. Hermann Hesse

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We're Very Excited To Introduce The Latest Addition To The Nsw Police Force, Jem

We're Very Excited To Introduce The Latest Addition To The Nsw Police Force, Jem

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Nala, The Police Dog

Nala, The Police Dog

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#43

The Five German Shepherd Puppies. Will All Have Names Starting With F

The Five German Shepherd Puppies. Will All Have Names Starting With F

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Frankie, Fritz, Freddie, Fernando, Fido. I'd like to know what their real names are!

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The Newest Police Recruit In Town

The Newest Police Recruit In Town

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can see why they don't use St. Bernards. Too big to cuddle with getting a hernia.

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Got To Go To Work With Dad For A Bit. He Worked Some Overtime, I Worked Some Snoozing Time

Got To Go To Work With Dad For A Bit. He Worked Some Overtime, I Worked Some Snoozing Time

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When I'll Grow Up I'll Be A Four-Legged Officer

When I'll Grow Up I'll Be A Four-Legged Officer

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting that not all police departments use German shepherds or malinois. I'd just assumed that they all did.

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Is Tired Of Hearing Excuses For Poor Driving Behavior

Is Tired Of Hearing Excuses For Poor Driving Behavior

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bold statement coming from someone who’s not old enough to drive

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Mood. Anyone Else?

Mood. Anyone Else?

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