EDIT: Since I lost the CC tournament in Round 2, she now has scratches all over her hind legs (according to the loser terms, if the dog does not have a long enough tail to to break).
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Australian Shepherd Age:
3 ½ Gender:
~ Eris’ build is made for running; she rarely ever gets tired
~ Her lean, long legs allow for quick dodges and easy escapes if you don’t have her held down
~ Speed gives her the ease to distract opponents and keep from their jaws for the most part; she waits until they’re confused enough to strike and make her moveWeaknesses:
~ Since speed is her forte, strength is not; her goal is to confuse her opponent long enough so she can get a shot at striking and making quick hits
~ Since strategy is to run around and dodge, when you catch and pin her, it’s extremely tough for her to escape; by the same token, if you’re able to hit her enough times and hard enough, you can also slow her pace
~ Her bandana never comes off, whether she wants it to or not; this makes for an easier way to grab her since most of her fur is very fluffy and hard to get a grip on from a distance; if she’s not moving fast enough, it’s simple to grab the bandana if nothing elsePersonality:
Eris may be female, but she sure doesn’t act like one. She’s a tomboy to the highest degree, and lets anyone she meets know it. Independent and feisty, she never goes down without calling you out. Though, in the ring, her biggest ally is her speed. She’s able to think clearly and on her toes in any situation, and always manages to keep her strategy level. However, since running, dodging, and confusing is her best friend in a fight, brute strength is her greatest enemy. While it’s hard to target and actually catch her, pinning her down sometimes seals her fate. When she does manage to escape, though, your best chance to defeat her is simply trying to lay a hit. Her breed is built for endurance, and she rarely ever gets tired, though, she can suffer from the fatigue of being beaten up too much. Eris knows her weaknesses and her strengths, and always studies other dogs to assess their own. She’s intuitive and surprisingly attentive despite how fast she moves. History:
Eris grew up in a community where the racing was more prominent than the fighting. Her mother used to always encourage her to run the best she could. She gave the little pup confidence, and that confidence grew day by day. When Eris was about a year old, though, her mother mysteriously disappeared, leaving a big dent in her heart and her father to take care of her solo.
Her father wasn’t the type to treat her nasty, though. He helped Eris through her tough times, telling her it would be alright and to continue her dreams. It was because of his encouragement that she was able to continue running. She became better and better and soon, she became the best in her neighborhood.
Though, times were becoming tough, and with the overflow of dogs, Eris left her small neighborhood and went in search for somewhere else to go. There were too many back home, and since she was still in her teenage years, she felt that sense of wanting to start fresh, like most teenagers do.
Eris found a small alley to take shelter in. She first noticed it because she saw a glint of red towards the back. She hesitantly followed the sight, smelling the air, attempting to find out what it was without having to approach it. But she did come towards it, and found that it was a bandana. She loved the look of it, and wanted to put it on.
For her, it symbolized her new start. The fact she had succeeded at coming alone, finding a temporary home, and being able to pass in this tough place. Though, try as she might, she couldn’t get it on. And a very ill-tempered dog had been watching her.
The big brute walked with heavy footsteps, so Eris was easily able to locate the source. But the huge dog that greeted her wasn’t friendly looking in the least. He gave her some sort of nonsense of the bandana’s origins. He said it used to belong to humans back before the explosion. The dog talked in a strange, almost frightening way. And before Eris knew it, she was pinned and choked by a gray muzzle and something red.
She blacked out before it was over, but when she awoke, she had the bandana around her neck, with blood smeared around its edges. She desperately attempted to take it off, but she couldn’t reach back to snap at it, she couldn’t get it off by using her paws, and the few times she asked a stranger to help out, even they couldn’t get it off.
Somehow, the huge male had been able to make it stay there forever, leaving a mark that Eris wasn’t sure she wanted permanently. To this day, she still doesn’t know what it was for. Why the male attacked her, why he just put the bandana and left, was still a mystery. But the bandana has a strange scent of something unfamiliar: humans. It’s extremely faded, the scent, but one who has extensive smell can always be able to smell that strange odor collected just in the ruffs of the item.Likes:
Eris loves a good challenge, especially when it’s a meeting of meters: when she gets to race against others. Being able to show the one thing she has going for her, her ability to be quick and sharp, is the thing she loves most. A good race is exactly what she likes to show that. She also loves to hang around other dogs that she believes understand her. Those who wouldn’t judge her for acting like a tomboy or running around like a maniac. The ones who’d make her laugh, too.Dislikes:
Eris usually hates to get beat. She doesn’t like it when someone is faster than her, and hates it the most when someone beats her because they’re stronger. She knows her own weaknesses and to see them displayed isn’t something she’d vouch for. She’s not a fan of others judging her, no matter what their reason and will openly confront you if she feels you need it. Other:
She is named after Eris, the Greek goddess of strife and discord.