Police Recruits New Puppies, And The Internet Is Having Serious Cuteness Overload

Police Recruits New Puppies, And The Internet Is Having Serious Cuteness Overload

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Pan Tian-long, captain of the K-9 Unit, told BuzzFeed that the puppies are already being prepped for detection work by trainers, who put narcotics near their food before they eat, to get them used to the smells. One of the pups, Fushin, has the potential to become a blood detection dog — that means he'll be trained to sniff out blood, even tiny amounts. "Fushin is very special," Pan said to BuzzFeed. "He is the naughtiest and the bossiest." Taiwan has employed detection dogs for about a decade now. Most have been supplied by Australia. These six cuties make up the first litter of dogs bred by the New Taipei City Police Department's K-9 unit, according to The Straits Times.

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The Taipei Times reports that, at least in the past, only about 1 in every 4 dogs chosen for police training will turn out to be a good fit. The others are redeployed to other government agencies, or sometimes made available as pets. As for now, they're already prepping for serious police work. In the so-cute-they-should-be-illegal pictures, the puppies can be seen modeling their official police vests (which barely fit!), being cradled by a police officer, and lounging on top of a police car's sirens. Their current mission: learning to keep their eyes open long enough to sniff out the bad guys.

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Fushin, Schumann, Feida, Yige, AJ and Liang were born in early May to parents Yellow and Leader, a pair of 2-year-old detection dogs with the New Taipei City Police Department's K-9 unit.

“We hope that in the future the puppies can be like their mother Yellow, that they can pass through training successfully and enter the police force,” the NPA said in a post on Facebook.” The Labradors’ dad Leader is a sniffer dog, too. However, for now the 1-month-old puppies are still more into sleeping and eating than fighting crimes and saving the world. “Sometimes, [Lucky Star] would fall asleep while eating, and then he would wake up suddenly and carry on eating like nothing happened. How could people not love something as cute as that?” asks Captain Pan from Taiwan’s Police.

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