A little fire dog
Growlithe (Caninos in French) is a first generation fire pokemon in the famous Pokemon video game series from Nintendo Studios. It is a fairly common pokemon in the plains and is, as its name suggests, a canine type pokemon. It is particularly loyal to its trainer and will immediately go into defense mode if it or its trainer are attacked. But he is also very obedient and will stay quiet if his trainer tells him to. He has a very developed sense of smell but this can sometimes fail him if he is disturbed by a very strong smell. Finally, his fire abilities allow him to absorb any fire attack in order to improve his own performance.