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Somerset Police Sgt. Mike Kappers and Xaro have worked together for about nine years. At 14 years old, Xaro could easily be retired from service, but he continues to stay on the job with the K-9 unit.

Police dog, 14, still serving and protecting

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Xaro looks forward to going to work every day.

He just celebrated his 14th birthday, which - in human years - makes him approximately 98 years old.


"He's about 72 pounds; the vet said he is at his perfect weight and is in great shape," Somerset Police Sgt. Mike Kappers, Xaro's partner, said. "He loves to play ball; he acts just like a puppy."

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