Lazy British police dog 'Buster' sacked

Buster the German Shepard, after only 6 months on the force in Sheffield, has been relieved of his job. Known to stop for a nap while in hot pursuit of a criminal, the K-9 cop also had a fondness for inebriated bar patrons and French fries. Here is a snippet of what his handler had to say about the situation:

Two-year-old Buster performed well at the start of his 14-week training program, but his work gradually deteriorated and the problem worsened once he started patrolling the streets, he said.

On one occasion, Buster walked straight past a suspected criminal hiding in the garden of a house late at night and went off to cock his leg. :stuck_out_tongue:

“I searched the garden myself and found the bloke. The dog had walked past the spot where I found him,” Stephenson said. “You would have expected him to use his nose to locate him.”

During a separate tracking operation, also in the early hours of the morning, Buster gave up while in mid-chase across a golf course . “He just downed tools,” Stephenson said. “He just lay down and there was nothing we could do. He has got a very low drive for finding people.”

When patrolling Rotherham at pub closing times - when the streets are often crowded with drunken revelers - Buster wagged his tail when people came up to him and ate their fries, instead of deterring potential trouble makers, his former handler said.

“He just showed no interest in doing the job,” Stephenson added. “He had no fire in his belly.”

Hehehehe! Lucky for Buster, the handler has found a new home for the friendly dog with a very nice family. Stephenson knows that he will make a lovely pet!

At first I thought you meant they put him down… glad to here he was given a new home. Police dogs rule, in fact, dogs rule. My dog is just the same though, sometimes she will be all hyper, soemtimes she wont respond at all to you and just lies there.

Yeah your right. Poor choice of words. So I changed it to fired. :doh:

Ay, terminted sounds like a euphemism for “put to death”.

Rats! I can’t do it. Sorry Ben.

Ah well, I guess it will make more people read the story…

Fixed title. What a nice dog. Shepards scare me though so I wouldnt want him.

Nah, just beat 'em off with your Pope hat… :slight_smile:

love it! reminds me of my dog (pit-shepherd mix)…

Buster must have been the inspiration for this cartoon:


Lol :slight_smile:

Bad Dog!

It could have been much worse … he could have been actively helping criminals get away & attacking people for their french fries :stuck_out_tongue:

The DIFEE/TIFEE comic seems funny at first glance. But if you think about it, it’s not really funny. Drug sniffing dogs are SUPPOSED to like the smell of cocaine (and other drugs). That’s the whole point…