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

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.

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Tuco Trying On The Vest For The First Time

Tuco Trying On The Vest For The First Time

Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog , bostonpolice Report

#2

Guide Dog Puppy With His Teddy Bear

Guide Dog Puppy With His Teddy Bear

reddit Report

#3

Even The Comfort Puppy Needs Some Comfort

Even The Comfort Puppy Needs Some Comfort

Lutheran Church Charities Report

#4

Future Seeing Eye Dog

Future Seeing Eye Dog

ohhbaby Report

#5

Trying On Their First Vests

Trying On Their First Vests

New Zealand Police Report

#6

And The Winner For Cutest Service Dog Goes To

And The Winner For Cutest Service Dog Goes To

jordanjade22 Report

#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

Brimfield Police Department Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

redlimeeye Report

#9

Service Puppy In Training

Service Puppy In Training

chiyoatyourservice Report

#10

Police K-9 Puppy's First Day Of Work

Police K-9 Puppy's First Day Of Work

polyphenus Report

#11

Puppy Mo On His First Day With Greater Manchester Police

Puppy Mo On His First Day With Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police Report

Hannah Tyler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I was a criminal I'd totally be stopped by this... because I would stop to pet them all and be caught XD

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#12

Service Puppy-In-Training Needed A Nap In My Gym. We Put Cones Around Her So She Wouldn't Be Disturbed

Service Puppy-In-Training Needed A Nap In My Gym. We Put Cones Around Her So She Wouldn't Be Disturbed

dancesanspants Report

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jet black lill sweetheart ! All tuckered out, Awww..

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#13

Learning How To Read Is Part Of A Training

Learning How To Read Is Part Of A Training

zackboomer Report

#14

I Bet He Will Be Chewing On A Bad Guys Arm In No Time

I Bet He Will Be Chewing On A Bad Guys Arm In No Time

xTYBGx Report

Anya Vaughn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah, he'll just pull a Puss-in-Boots and give 'em those big, cute eyes

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#15

Two Service Dogs In Training. Work Is Hard

Two Service Dogs In Training. Work Is Hard

reddit Report

#16

Proudly Wearing His Uniform

Proudly Wearing His Uniform

Stanislaus County Guide Dog Puppies Report

#17

My Local PD Just Got A New Puppy Who Is So Ready To Be Done With Pictures And Just Take A Nap

My Local PD Just Got A New Puppy Who Is So Ready To Be Done With Pictures And Just Take A Nap

Amphibology29 Report

John L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm ready for some serious 'down time'.

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#19

Local Sheriff's Office's Newest Recruit

Local Sheriff's Office's Newest Recruit

Rawtashk Report

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#21

Jack, Eager To Begin Working With His Veterans, On His First Day Suiting Up In His Service Dog Vest

Jack, Eager To Begin Working With His Veterans, On His First Day Suiting Up In His Service Dog Vest

Warrior Canine Connection Report

#22

There's A New Sher-Ruff In Town

There's A New Sher-Ruff In Town

Grocken Report

#23

Met This Puppy Being Trained To Be A Service Dog At Work Today. He Had A Tough First Day

Met This Puppy Being Trained To Be A Service Dog At Work Today. He Had A Tough First Day

chazel Report

#25

Police Dog Puppies

Police Dog Puppies

West Midlands Police Report

Anya Vaughn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Defeating criminals with a mighty puppy stampede!

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#26

Puppy Joining Finish Police

Puppy Joining Finish Police

PoliisiIS Report

Missy
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5 years ago

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#27

Meet Xxcalliber! Few Months Old Military Working Dog Pup

Meet Xxcalliber! Few Months Old Military Working Dog Pup

Vega71 Report

#28

Little Zuma Service Puppy In Training

Little Zuma Service Puppy In Training

nsunakawa13 Report

Zoe Kass
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, look how lovingly she gazes at her!

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#29

Meet Scoob, An Eleven Week Old Police Puppy

Meet Scoob, An Eleven Week Old Police Puppy

West Midlands Police Report

#30

This Little Guy Is Training To Become A Service Dog And His Class Had A Field Trip At Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory

This Little Guy Is Training To Become A Service Dog And His Class Had A Field Trip At Turkey Hill Ice Cream Factory

killla_k Report

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#31

Snoopy Is A Service Puppy In Training And Will Grow Into His Vest One Day!

Snoopy Is A Service Puppy In Training And Will Grow Into His Vest One Day!

ana_k_ten_brink_ Report

Isabella S
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'll get there little guy!