Your daily dose of cute animals: MTA police dogs graduate (VIDEO)

Eight German shepherds passed their qualifying tests, and are officially badass crime fighters.

MTA police dog gets his badge

MTA police dog gets his badge Photo: Metropolitan Transit Authority

They're furry, they love a good belly rub, and they will not hesitate to take you down if you're causing trouble. Eight highly trained German shepherds were sworn into active duty last week after completing a rigorous 14-week course that focuses on bomb-related safety.

Each pooch, who lives with its human partner, bears the name of a fallen MTA officer or military hero. Take a peek at the video below for more on the K-9 program, which stands as the nation's largest with 50 dogs in service.

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Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob)