This is Britain's fastest ever police dog - nicknamed "The Stig" after the Top Gear racing driver - according to its trainers.
Wiltshire Police's newest puppy who has been nicknamed 'The Stig' Photo: SWNS
The young German Shepherd is only three months old, but can already outrun dogs twice his size and age.
Like his television counterpart, the dog has a natural need for speed and chases "anything that moves".
He is so quick that Wiltshire Police say he will be the ideal working dog to catch fleeing criminals following the completion of his training in 2010.
The Stig is now being raised by PC Marie Poole, an experienced dog handler Police Dog instructor.
She said: "Even though Stig is only three-and-a-half-months old he has already started to learn how to follow a human scent on a track.
"The first stage of his life will be geared to developing a well adjusted pup and the police dog skills will be slowly developed as he matures enough to cope with them."
She said the pup's parents were also known for their speed and agility in the line of police work. His father is a serving police dog and is mother is a brooding bitch for the Metropolitan Police.
The puppy was bought from the Metropolitan Polie in December as part of the force's Puppy Scheme.
He will undergo eight weeks of training in January 2010 before taking to the streets as a fully licensed Police Dog.
His owners called him The Stig after the Top Gear racing driver who appears on the BBC hit show alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
The Stig is Britain's fastest ever police dog - Telegraph