A Belgian malinois cross has ‘won TikTok’ after trying to hitch a piggy back from his tiny brother.

The one-year-old dog, named Milan, is a Dutch shepherd cross Belgian malinois, and lives with his 12-year-old brother, Charlie - a ‘Schnoodle’.

And over the last 12 months, whilst the fully-grown schnauzer poodle mix has remained the same size, Milan grew considerably bigger without even realising.

In a viral clip viewed more than 1.7 million times this week, it shows a huge Milan trying to ‘sit’ on Charlie’s back in the kitchen to the ‘I’m Just a Kid’ audio.

Owner, Hannah Dopson, from North Carolina, then shows a clip of Milan doing the very same thing as a puppy, in the same spot in the kitchen.

A much bigger Milan, aged one, still trying to piggyback Charlie, 12 (

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TikTok @Hannahdopson)

The second clip sees a much smaller Milan with his back legs hanging over Charlie’s back, who was bigger than the puppy at the time.

One said: “The white dog is like ‘how did he get so big?’”

Another said: “It never really worked but it became their ‘thing’ and now it’s always their ‘thing’.”

“This wins TikTok. This made my night,” said a third.

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Both Dutch shepherds and Belgian malinois are intelligent and athletic breeds, often used in the police force and army as working dogs for search and general purpose.

TeamDogs spoke to the trainer of one malinois, called Shinga, who was being trained to protect rhinos in Africa.

Part of Dogs 4 Wild, in South Wales, Shinga was getting ready for a deployment to Zimbabwe where she would be tracking humans across nature reserves, as well as act as a deterrent to poachers looking to hunt antelope, giraffes and warthogs.

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