ONE has a bad back and the other is a bundle of nerves.
These two Northumbria police dogs are today on the hunt for a new home after failing to make the cut.
Biff is a four-year-old German shepherd who has been with Northumbria Police since he was a puppy.
Unfortunately the devoted dog has been forced to take early retirement after a possible degenerative back condition and mild hip dysplasia cut his career short.
Although he may need ongoing daily medication, Biff is still able to enjoy an excellent quality of life.
A force spokesman said: “We are looking for a pet home where he can enjoy his early retirement. Biff is generally laid back and enjoys his walks and lots of attention.
“He is very well behaved but new owners would need to be aware of the type of training he has received and we are therefore looking to rehome him with people who have large dog experience and an understanding of the German Shepherd breed.
“Biff has a wonderful character, has given excellent service as a police dog and we would be thrilled to find him the loving home he deserves.”
Biff could be rehomed to a family with older children and although not keen on other dogs he could possibly be rehomed with a female dog.
Nine-month-old German shepherd Jeff, who was bought by police at eight-weeks-old, is also after a new home after his nerves got in the way of him becoming a police dog.
The spokesman added: “Unfortunately he is not brave enough in certain aspects to become a police dog. Jeff is good with people and other dogs. He has bags of energy and loves to play chase with his ball.
“We are looking for an active home who have an understanding of the breed and dog training experience.”
If you are interested in giving Biff or Jeff a home, phone 101 ex 68636 or 68699.