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German Shepherd goes viral for reacting disapprovingly when his owner mentions 'cocaine'

A German Shepherd has been lauded as a police dog in waiting after his owner shared hilarious video of him responding to the mention of cocaine.

Dante never completed police dog training, but thousands of people are urging the force to take him on after he made his disapproval of drugs clear to his owner in footage which has since gone viral.

Sitting on the bed casually looking out the window as his owner, Davey Rutherford, watched Netflix, Dante was uninterested when conversation turned to grocery shopping.   

'Alright, shopping list,' Mr Rutherford said in the video. 'Bread, milk, pasta, eggs...'

Dante (pictured with his owner Davey) never completed police dog training, but thousands of people are urging the force to take him on after he made his disapproval of drugs clear to his owner in footage which has since gone viral

He continued as Dante looked out the window, appearing to pay very little attention to what was being said. 

Mr Rutherford casually added 'mayo, cocaine and biscuit' to his must-have items.

At the very moment that cocaine was mentioned, Dante whipped his head around and dropped his smile.

He stuck his tongue out, tilted his head and sat upright at attention on high alert.

Hundreds of viewers pointed out that Dante appeared to disapprove of the suggestion. 

The video was viewed more than seven million times, with thousands of people begging Mr Rutherford to consider allowing Dante to work with police.

He initially claimed Dante was a 'sniffer dog' who 'knows English' but later clarified that he didn't actually receive any formal training. 

Mr Rutherford casually added 'mayo, cocaine and biscuit' to his must-have items. At the very moment that cocaine was mentioned, Dante whipped his head around and dropped his smile

Sitting on the bed casually looking out the window as his owner, Davey Rutherford, watched Netflix, Dante was uninterested when conversation turned to grocery shopping

'Catching crims is his calling,' one person said after seeing the video.

'He'll get a job in no time,' another said. 'He's a police dog in waiting'. 

Others suggested he must be 'an undercover sniffer dog' given his sharp reaction. 

Mr Rutherford's video was taken and repurposed after he first uploaded the video to Tik Tok, with others falsely claiming to have adopted Dante and describing him as a retired police dog.

He has since fielded hundreds of messages from confused fans.

'Dante's not a retired police dog,' he confirmed, clearing up the confusion. 

Police dogs in Australia are bred and trained from the time they are puppies and are able to sniff out drugs and respond to their owner's commands. Daily Mail Australia does not suggest anyone in this picture was found to have drugs in their possession

But he conceded the clever German Shepherd appears to have a knack for responding to illegal activity.

In a separate video, Mr Rutherford suggested they 'get a bag' - a common reference to purchasing cocaine - and Dante had a similar, equally as shocked response. 

Police dogs in Australia are bred and trained from the time they are puppies and are able to sniff out drugs and respond to their owner's commands.

They often retire with their handlers after years of service. 

Police dogs are often used at festivals and large scale events to help police detect drugs. Daily Mail Australia does not suggest anyone in this picture was found to have drugs in their possession

Pictured: A sniffer dog at Everest Race Day in 2019. People are calling on Mr Rutherford to let Dante enter the force. Daily Mail Australia does not suggest anyone in this picture was found to have drugs in their possession

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