CIA K9 HALL of FAME: Eric the Belgian Malinois

Photo credit: CIA

While 4leggers has grown into a site that offers fact sheets, helpful tips, and feature stories about all four-legged mammals from household cats to mountain lions, bears, elephants and even mice, the foundation of 4leggers is our love of dogs.

To help educate the public about how important canines are to our everyday life, even though we often don’t know it, 4leggers is launching a series of stories about some of the most courageous dogs in the world. To kick off the series, we’re focusing on the best of the best: the retired working dogs of the K9 Corps of the Central Intelligence Agency who have been enshrined in the CIA’s K9 Hall of Fame.

If you know of any courageous dogs – whether working dogs or just a neighbor’s dog who saved a life or did something courageous – please contact us and we’ll follow up about doing a story: change [at] sherpamultimedia [dot] com.


NAME: Eric

BREED: Belgian malinois

SPECIALTY: patrol and explosive detection



Het hallo. That’s hello in Dutch.

My name is Eric and I am a Belgian Malinois. I was born in Holland on June 5, 2002. I love to work as an Explosives Detection and Patrol dog.

Even though I love to work, I love my free time at home even more. I spend most of my time chasing shadows that I find inside the house. At night I chase car headlights as they drive by the house. My favorite game is tug of war.

I will admit that I have a major drooling problem. But I have no problem leaving a trail of drool all over the house. I sometimes leave drool on the people that visit the house, too! But I know my partner Officer Justin doesn’t mind.

Source: CIA


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