Omaha Police dog, along with 'Deadbeat Bros.,' named 2018 World-Herald Pet of the Year

Tye and the Deadbeat Bros were named the 2018 World-Herald Pets of the Year.

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:

Steven is an online editor for The World-Herald. His favorite movie is Space Jam. Follow him on Twitter @ThanksSteven

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