A Training Facility for Militia Dogs has a new litter of puppies - unfortunately, there's seven of them, which means one has to be put down (who came up with these rules?). Seven proves to be a lucky number, though, as sergeant Walczak, who has a soft spot for Precious Puppies, steals the surplus one to raise it himself. Named Cywil translation , the puppy grows up to invert Dogs Are Dumb spectacularily - so spectacularily he does, in the end, get to be a police dog.
And so they go on to thwart criminals!
Look at the tropes Cywil found:
- Accidental Kidnapping: Wounded Cywil is found by a guy who (obviously) has no idea it's a police dog.
- All Dogs Are Purebred: German shepherds. Justified in that, well, it's a popular breed for police dogs.
- Bomb Disposal: In the last episode two kids go to play with some unexploded bombs. Frantic search ensues.
- Canine Companion: Police dogs. Goes with the job.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: Walczak's immediate boss, lt. Zubek, who has the book instead of a heart. And brain.
- Precious Puppies: Feature in the opening sequence.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The colonel who allows Cywil's training.
- Too Clever by Half: Cywil is smart enough to, for instance, run around a pond to fetch, instead of swimming through like the other dogs. Lt. Zubek thinks this makes him useless.