That’s right, this show exists and it’s about as crazy as you would think. For almost two decades, Inspector Rex has focused on various police departments and their partnership with this lovable German Shepherd. During the series, Rex deals with all sorts of shady criminals, murder scenes, and various other police activity, even going as far as to convince a woman not to commit suicide.

He’s a flea-covered Swiss army knife for the police as he’s capable of handling just about anything for his partners. But being part of such a long-running series does have its somber side, and up until now Rex has been played by three different dogs, due to old age. But for the most part, it’s tough to tell the difference.