A dog purchased by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in November 2006 is off to a great start.

Mik began attending his K-9 basic training in January and passed his Oregon Police Canine Association just two weeks ago. He should complete his required training course at the end of the week.

The dog and his handler, Deputy Don Boone, are already compiling an impressive capture rate. In their first three shifts on patrol, Mik and Boone had three out of four captures with one bite and two surrenders, locating suspects in an attic and behind a bathroom door.

Mik, 4, is a Belgian Malanois imported from Europe by Adlerhorst International, in Riverside, Calif.