The Malinois is a medium-to-large breed of dog, sometimes
classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd dog rather than as a separate
breed. The name "Malinois" is derived from Malines, the French name
for the breed's city of origin.
The breed is used as a working dog for tasks including
detection of odors such as explosives, accelerants (for arson investigation),
and narcotics; tracking humans for suspect apprehension in police work; and
search and rescue missions. The US Secret Service uses Belgian Malinois to guard
the grounds of the White House.
Fido here is heavy, nicely detailed, and measures
approximately 4-1/4" high from paw to ear tip.