Moscow police plans to employ Corgi dogs in the service.Shutterstock/Legion Media
Moscow police plans to employ Corgi dogs in the service. Source: Shutterstock/Legion Media
Russians have reacted with amusement to news that the Moscow police are to employ Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs in the service.
The announcement was made on April 11 by the head of the capital’s Interior Ministry dog handling service, Yelena Khaikova.
"We’re going to try the breed in search work, since its small size allows it to inspect cars along with spaniels,” said Khaikova, adding that handlers would try to teach the short-legged dogs other skills as well.
"We’d like to hope that they’ll carry out other tasks and become multifunctional ‘employees’ of the service,” she said.
Russian internet users were quick to react to the news, with various jokes being shared on Twitter. Here is a selection of the responses.
В Московскую полицию примут на службу щенков корги.— Артём Дерягин (@DerArto) 11 April 2016
Трепещи преступный мир! pic.twitter.com/YbJC2qRVgg
The Moscow police are going to employ Corgi puppies. Tremble, criminal world!
Корги московской полиции в униформе pic.twitter.com/onbO4OiMnw— Никотинка с Бровями (@Yoghikitt) 11 April 2016
A Moscow police Corgi in uniform
Капитан Корги. Предъявите ваши вкусняшки!— BAS0V (@g_o_n_z_o) 11 April 2016
Captain Corgi. Let me see your sweets!
Корги в Нацгвардию набирать надо: все сами лицом в асфальт лягут — к этим милым мордашкам поближе.— Пуч-и-Кадафалк (@al_nazar) 11 April 2016
They need to recruit Corgis for the National Guard: Everyone will lay face-down on the asphalt themselves — to be closer to these sweet little faces.
Офицер полиции составляет протокол pic.twitter.com/RLrjWo8Kt0— Никотинка с Бровями (@Yoghikitt) 11 April 2016
A police officer fills out a report
Where were you on the night of April 6?
The OMON (special police units) immediately arrived on the scene
Офицер полиции изучает место преступления pic.twitter.com/D8TboawNEE— Никотинка с Бровями (@Yoghikitt) 11 April 2016
A police officer inspects the scene of the crime
An undercover operative
An intelligence agent
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