GRANT CO., Wash. – The Grant County Sheriff’s Office's newest K-9 had his first day of patrol training school on Thursday.

Edo, the two-year-old Beligian Malinois, comes to Grant County from the Netherlands. Thursday marked Edo’s first day of a 10 week basic K-9 school with his partner, deputy Tyson Voss.

Edo beat out 35 other dogs during a three-day selection process by Voss and his instructor, former Spokane County Deputy Bob Bond. They got Edo from a kennel in Indiana that specializes in “strong and social police and military dogs,” according to GCSO.

When he graduates, K-9 Edo will join two other K-9s, Grizzly and Chicka, working for GCSO.