Sorry, Rin Tin Tin. Your German shepherd features are no longer what the Transportation Security Administration is looking for in an airport screening dog.
Specifically, it's your ears. They're too pointy.
"We've made a conscious effort in TSA ... to use floppy ear dogs," TSA Administrator David Pekoske told the Washington Examiner during a recent tour of operations at Washington Dulles International Airport northern Virginia.
"We find the passenger acceptance of floppy ear dogs is just better. It presents just a little bit less of a concern," Pekoske said. "Doesn't scare children."
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