Sunday, 19 September 2010

Blue suede shoes

Police dogs in Düsseldorf will soon be equipped with blue plastic fiber shoes.
"All 20 of our police dogs — German and Belgian shepherds — are currently being trained to walk in these shoes," a police spokesman said. "I'm not sure they like it, but they'll have to get used to it."
The unusual footwear is not a fashion statement but rather a necessity due to the high rate of paw injuries on duty. Especially in the city's historical old town — famous for both its pubs and drunken revelers — the dogs often step into broken beer bottles.
The dogs will wear the shoes only during operations that demand special foot protection. The shoes comes in sizes small, medium and large and were ordered in blue to match the officers uniforms.

4 comments:

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Now, I've heard everything!

Angus said...

The whole thing is bizarre. Doubly bizarre is the fact that they are being ordered in blue to match the officers uniforms.

Rob said...

I'm sure they won't like them but if it saves them from getting injured it will be for the best and its not like they have to wear therm all the time.

Winchester whisperer said...

Maybe they should wear helmets as well