My department is authorized four active dog at any time. In the 18 years I've worked, I have seen many come and go. Now I'm not a dog handler so I'm no expert on the matter. I'd say in general most working dogs are poorly socialized when it comes to other animals. The ones from Europe don't see anything other than their kennel and bite trainer for the first year and a half.
Police dogs are trained to be very confident to the point their brains won't let them lose and they'll die trying. Which translates badly in a dog on dog fight. I've been told they do ok around female dogs but no males. It's too risky. And cats seem to be prey to them all. Never heard of a working dog that can leave a cat alone. I've seen a few police dogs take early medical retirements and had to be re-homed. Of them, only one has successfully been placed into a new home with other dogs. The others Went to homes without other pets. they all slowed down and found new jobs within the home, are good with school aged children. Not to discourage you from trying since all dogs are different but you are picking one that has been chosen for his proven prey drive and has been nothing but the alpha his whole life.
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