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Shy police dogs need a home

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Bella and Blakey were donated to Northumbria Police but aren't brave enough to face crime scenes. The German Shepherds are nervous and so training them to be police dogs has been difficult.

Bella is 6 months old, she hasn't had any training because she is too shy. She enjoys playing with toys but can have behavioural issues and so needs nurture and encouragement.

Blakey is 18 months old and has had some training but her nervous nature has stopped her from completing the course. She is affectionate and has lots of energy. Blakey has lived with another German Shepherd but is not comfortable around other dogs.

Blakey Credit: ITV

Officers say the dogs do not have the qualities needed to be police dogs, but add that they would make great pets. The dogs cannot be housed together and both need families to give them care and attention.

If you are interested in Blakey or Bella, call the non emergency number 101 and select Northumbria Police.