Two German Shepherds too shy to be police dogs are looking for homes

Monday, 16th April 2012

Two young German Shepherds deemed too nervous to work as police dogs are looking for a new home where they will be fed tasty dog food.

Bella and Blakely, aged six months and 18 months respectively, were donated to the Northumbria police to be trained up to work on its dog squad, reports the Sunderland Echo.

Bella, who is still a puppy, was too nervous to be enrolled on police dog training while Blakely's nerves got in the way while she was training.

Now, both female dogs are looking for a new home.

Sergeant John Sim, of Northumbria Police Dog Training section, told the news provider: "Police dogs do need certain qualities and not all dogs have these, but that doesn't mean they can't be great pets.

"Both dogs are lovely and it's a shame we have to rehome them, but unfortunately they're too nervous to be police dogs."

He added that they will suit owners who have the time to invest in them and give them some tender loving care.

German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with its origin dating back to 1899. They make popular pets due to their loyal and protective natures.