Criminals beware: Tiny puppy is newest member of Taiwanese police squad

The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/NPA4U
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/NPA4U
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/NPA4U
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.
The one-month-old labrador puppy, Fuxing, will be trained as a blood detection dog.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/NPA4U

TAIPEI - The New Taipei City Police Department unveiled its newest member in the fight against crime - a tiny one-month-old labrador puppy named Fuxing.

In an announcement on its Facebook page on June 8, the department said that Fuxing, whose name means "a Lucky Star" in Chinese, will be trained as a blood detection dog.

The post gathered over 13,000 reactions and 1,200 shares on Facebook since it was published, with many netizens remarking how cute Fuxing looks.

It is part of the first litter of dogs bred by the department's K9 unit, and is the offspring of two sniffer dogs in the same unit, Leader and Yellow. They are both two-years-old.

While the department's K9 unit typically takes large dogs, such as german shepherds, on patrol and to arrest suspects, it uses small dogs to search in tiny spaces or above ceilings.

Speaking to The Daily Mail Online, captain of the K9 unit Captain Pan Tian-long said: "According to our current observation, Fuxing is ambitious and courageous. He is very special.

"Sometimes, he would fall asleep while eating, and then he would wake up suddenly and carry on eating like nothing happened. How could people not love something as cute as that?"

Fuxing has five siblings: Schuman, Federica, Eagle, AJ and Sunny, all of whom were born on May 9. They will be trained as drug detection dogs.