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Vancouver, Canada, Aug 6th 2009. World Police and Fire Games, Police Service Dog Competition.  Buddy, a four-and-a-half- year old male German Shepherd from the Lynnwood Police Department, Washington, USA, waits in a "down stay" for his handler, Colman Langdon, to release him.  The dog must stay down for three minutes at home plate while the handler walks to the pitcher's mound and sits in a chair facing away from the dog.  Photo by Gus Curtis