Well-disciplined police dogs in China line up straightly for food

Photo credit: Bored Panda

You might be familiar with the saying that animals are sometimes better than people. It is funny how this thought applies to the well-disciplined police dogs in China that were photographed while falling in a straight line as they wait for their turn to be served with food.

According to a report from Bored Panda, the photo, which was uploaded on Reddit, gives people a chance to take a glimpse on how police dogs showed remarkable discipline by lining up for food with bowls in their mouths.

In the photo, a black Labrador is in front of the line and was followed by five German shepherds that are patiently sitting with their ears pricked as they wait for their turn to go up to the trainer and receive their food, Daily Mail‘s report described.

The photograph was taken at a police dog academy. Although it was not clear where the particular image was taken, previous images from a dog training centre run by the Zhejiang Armed Police Force showed that queuing for dinner is a tradition for the canines there.

Trained dogs can do many remarkable things such as sniffing for bombs or learning to turn lights on and off, so it’s not hard to believe that dogs in China might behave this way.

“A good police dog needs to meet these four requirements: good looking, big appetite, courageous and possessive,” said a Hangzhou-based police dog trainer, according to People’s Daily Online.

According to Wikipedia, some of the dog breeds that are or have been used as aids in police forces are:

  • Airedale Terrier
  • Akita
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Belgian Malinois
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Bloodhound
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Boxer
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dutch Shepherd
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Rottweiler

There are a number of jobs that a police dog can do, such as public-order enforcement, illicit-substance detection, tracking, and cadaver or survivor searching. Some police forces use only one breed of dog for every one of these tasks rather than using, for example, one breed for tracking and another for illegal-substance detection. In some cases, a single dog may be trained and utilized in a number of these tasks.