ABC Link Lazy British Police Dog Relieved of Duties You're Off the Force! British Police Dog Pushed Into Retirement Because of His Lack of Motivation Buster the German Shepherd could have had a great career as a British police dog had it not been for one flaw: his complete lack of interest in fighting crime. The canine cop took early retirement after bosses at South Yorkshire Police noted his poor motivation and a fondness for making friends with rowdy drunkards, his former handler said Monday. Buster, who spent some six months on the beat, has been placed with a family in Sheffield, near this town in northern England, Police Constable David Stephenson said. "He has a lack of drive and motivation when asked to do operational work," Stephenson told The Associated Press. "He's just a lovely pet." Two-year-old Buster performed well at the start of his 14-week training program, but his work gradually deteriorated and the problem worsened once he started patrolling the streets, he said. On one occasion, Buster walked straight past a suspected criminal hiding in the garden of a house late at night and went off to cock his leg.