You could say The World-Herald's 2018 Pet of the Year features a good boy.
But that would be an understatement. It's three very good boys.
Tye, an Omaha Police K-9, along with his 'Deadbeat Bros" — Caliber and Copper — earned the honor, edging out Kandie, Chester, Brutus and dozens of other candidates.
The winning trio was helped by its social media following. Tye, named for fallen Omaha Sgt. Jason "Tye" Pratt, has over 7,000 Twitter follows. Caliber and Copper, the "Deadbeat Brothers," have over 2,000.
The banter between the hard-working, six-year-old Belgium Malinois, and the stay-at-home Doberman and French Bulldog, has earned the attention of many.
Tye has successfully learned to keep work at work. At home, he's the world's most-dangerous lap dog and has been a "wonderful addition" to the family.
Caliber, a six-year-old who is "afraid of his own shadow," has unsuccessfully protected the backyard from squirrels since joining the family.
The newest addition, Copper, is 11 months old and weighs 32 pounds. Despite the smaller frame, Copper typically rules the household. He can often be seen annoying his brothers, especially Caliber. But he'll occasionally bother his police dog brother, too.
"We love all of our four-legged children," the owner wrote. "They brighten our lives each and every day. We hope to bring smiles to all that read our posts."
Check out more interactions between Tye, Caliber and Copper below:
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Paloma often submits audition tapes to America's Next Top Model, but hit the upgrade button and submitted to Pet Parade. She likes getting her belly scratched and posing for pictures, and is owned by Kayleigh Lewandowski.
Blue, a four-year-old yellow lab owned by Jake and Chelsea O'Connor in Omaha, loves eating bread loaves off the counter, stealing guests' socks from their suitcases and turning her head away when one tries to give her a kiss. Still a good dog.
Yoga master Gracie, owned by Jill Wicht in Plattsmouth, specializes in downward dog.
OK, that's a lot of love. Asher enjoys chewing on his bacon flavored T-Rex and sitting in a window like his cat siblings. He's owned by Chelsea Taylor and Katie Kros of Omaha.
I mean, not that we play favorites, but this is some pretty good product placement by Duke, a Millard native owned by Linda Van Dyke.
"Hello, I would like to be a walk-on for Scott Frost and the Huskers. I'd be an excellent tailback." Max is owned by Kevin Keeley.
Millie will carry around her bones and cry because she doesn't have any place to hide them. She's owned by Christine Behlen in Elkhorn.
Bella loves everything to do with the water, even baths — which she will eagerly jump in the tub for. She's an Omaha native owned by Lisa Schettler.
Kandie may look cute, but don't let that fool you. He's a super-sniffing, treat-terrorizing, squirrel-fighting yellow lab that loves to retrieve full branches, not sticks. Kandie even has a Twitter page to keep friends updated on all the neighborhood happenings.
Brutus, a Southwest Omaha native owned by Phillip Schmidt, loves playing tug-of-war. He has yet to be convinced he is a dog.
Snow Petunia, sporting some corrective lenses, is a low-key queen of her Omaha household owned by Sydney Kellen. She loves to cuddle from time to time and also enjoys playing with yarn.
Ben's favorite game is tug-of-war with his 35-pound friend, which consists of him laying on the ground while the opponent pulls with all his might and Ben doesn't budge. He's owned by Sarah Morris in Omaha.
"Look at me. I'm Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Revenant.'" Copper, owned by Lacey and Chris Kincaid in Omaha, loves jumping off the arms of furniture and right on top of the other two dogs.
Hank, a two-year old Bengal cat, gets grumpy if owner Jen Dominguez feeds him dinner too late.
"Ice cream, Lieutenant Dan!" Forrest Stump, on his back, and Lieutenant Dan — members of the Omaha Corgi Crew — love chasing each other, stealing food and meeting new humans.
In a galaxy far, far away, Wolfy perches atop the couch. He's owned by Holden and Shawnee Armstrong in Lincoln.
Bruce, seen her being eaten by a shark, will make anyone near him pet him, is training to be an emotional support dog and loves to howl. He's owned by Emily Suhr in Omaha.
Rosie loves long walks in the park, treats and Scott Frost. She's owned by Andrea Gaylord.
Maggie, a golden retriever, helped fill the "empty nest" of owners Todd and Mary Johnson of Omaha. She's pictured cuddling with her best pal, Carl.
Why couldn't the pony yell? Because it was a little hoarse. Vee, a regular-sized horse, loves to eat bananas, and is owned by Lisa Van Stratten in Fort Calhoun.
Snots, a 3-year-old beagle from Leigh, is owned by Cole Fisher.
"Do you frolf, bro?" Hallie is a 12-year-old lab who loves to play Frisbee with owner Bobette Lerner in Omaha.
Annabeth, left, and Thalia are named from the book "The Lightning Thief." Their favorite activity is watching birds, bunnies and owner Anita Ducey out of the window in their Lincoln home.
"Say, have you ever thought about getting a larger pool?" Digsby, Simba and Cinderella are owned by Tina Acosta.
Cooper feels a lot like we do at the Omaha Storm Chasers' Bark in the Park. Not only does he get to watch a baseball game, but what beats a 25-cent hot dog?
Otto only does tricks when he wants attention. So who is really being tricked? The Omaha native is owned by Jeff Epperly.
Finnegan, an 80-pound lab-retriever mix from Papillion, loves tennis balls. Owner Adam Levesque says Finnegan's "sole purpose in life is to catch the balls for the sole purpose of destroying them." On second thought, maybe Finnegan doesn't love tennis balls after all.
Cooper, a 2-year-old English bulldog, was adopted from the humane society when he was a pup. He lives with owner Cindy Workman.
Ann Nichols says her "grand-kittens" Boji and Barefoot, a pair of 10-week-old kittens from Papillion, love chasing Matchbox cars.
Guess what day it is! For this pair of rescued camels, it's always hump day. Zebediah and Nyles live at Scatter Joy Acres in Omaha, where Zeb is known for his hump day walkabouts.
Sheldon O. Cooper, seen here posing for senior portraits, is a long-haired ginger tabby that loves watching National Geographic Wild with owner Mary Vedder in Bellevue.
Chester, who celebrated his 12th birthday on Sept. 1, loves pizza (who doesn't?) and will do anything for pets (same).
Penny, also known as Penny Loafer, entertains her owners by blowing bubbles in her water bowl.
Tucker, who lives with owner Staci Dannenberg, loves bananas.
Sam Adams is a 2 1/2-year-old Boston terrier/Frenchie mix who is ready to win over Omaha with his adorable head tilt, owners Carly and Jon Tefft say. His coloring makes him look like he’s always wearing a tux, so he’s always ready for a fancy affair.
This is Greta, a Boston terrier. According to owner Stephanie Snell, this picture is what “crazy happy” looks like.
Rex, a 2-year-old shiba inu who lives with owner Kristie Kuo, loves kids and chasing rabbits. His favorite food is smoked salmon.
Put your paws up! There's a new sheriff ...er... schnauzer in town. Russell, owned by Keli Margritz in Aurora, loves dressing up.