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German police phasing out German Shepherds

Whenever I hear somebody mention police dogs, I usually picture German Shepherds. Apparently I might need to start picturing a different breed of dog. In one of the German states, the police are starting to replace the German Shepherd in their force.

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The following excerpt is from an article written by Kirsten Grieshaber for the Associated Press. It was last updated on August 24, 2011 at 10:39 PM:

Guenther Bonke, in charge of police dogs in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that “while the German Shepherd is definitely not stupid, it often does not have the potential we need.”

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