We tend to think of police dogs as less sweet, more fierce.
But a photo posted to Reddit shows even the most gruff K-9s can be heart-meltingly adorable.
The photo, presumed to be taken at a police dog training academy in China, shows six dogs standing in line, all holding an empty bowl in their mouths.
In front of them, a man stands near a bucket full of dog food.
The dogs -- five German shepherds and one black Lab -- sit patiently, each waiting for their turn to be served.
It's the freakin' cutest thing you'll ever see -- and, according to reports, somewhat of a tradition for police canines in China.
According to the Daily Mail, one Hangzhou-based K-9 trainer explained,
A good police dog needs to meet these four requirements: good looking, big appetite, courageous and possessive.
From the looks of it, these dogs at least have the "appetite" and "good looking" part down.
Check out the adorable snapshot below.