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Beau Ref by michikodarkkitsune Beau Ref by michikodarkkitsune
Edit: Ended up not joining in on Chernobyl Curs tournament, life has gotten too busy to dedicate myself to the tournament but I'm still keeping him. I still love him. XD

Name: Beau
Breed Base: Bearded ColliexBorder ColliexBlue Heeler
Age: 5 years old
Gender: Male
Room mate: Dash [link]
Abilities: Strategy & Agility
Strengths:
-will often plan strategies to benefit himself
-has good stamina
-intelligent
-quite agile
Weaknesses:
-Is approaching the age of seniority, so he might be fast but not as fast as a younger dog.
- poor vision which means he can sometimes misjudge distances
- is not a particularly strong dog, relies more on his agility and would rather dodge attacks than tackle a larger dog head on.

Personality: Being a herding breed, you'd expect Beau to be a trusting, friendly and loyal dog. Not the case. He's not very trusting of other dogs and would much rather be in a small group and be the dominant dog. He is very calculating too and will often see strategies or ways to exploit weaknesses to his own benefit.
He's also got a weak spot for females and will breed with any willing female.

History: Beau was born to a bearded collie/border collie cross, his father was a blue heeler mongrel. His parents were very proud herding dogs and would only mate with other herding breeds. He was even given a one syllable name, as is common with herding breeds. Beau was one out of six pups born with two of his brothers dying after a few weeks from disease and hunger. He was surprisingly distraught as he loved his litter mates and family dearly and did not know then what death was.

Even after his siblings had grown and were chased out of the family area by their parents, he convinced his two sisters and remaining brother to stay with him as opposed to going alone. He could see the advantages to staying within a group: protection, greater chance of finding food, etc. Yet his real reason was because he was scared of being alone and wanted to be with his family. They stayed in this group for just over a year and a half.
His eldest sister was very fiery and hot headed and often argued with him about his thoughts and strategies particularly when they did not work out. This would often result in them scrapping for dominance. Eventually Beau forced his sister out of their small group.

Things settled a little after the sister left. Beau's remaining brother was too submissive to bother with leading the group and the remaining sister did not fancy her chances on her own. Weeks later, their evicted sister was found dead. She'd been killed by a larger pack of dogs. This hurt Beau as he'd been the one to kick her out of their little pack and he still had loved his sister. He wasn't the only one who thought that. The remaining sister blamed Beau and left, the brother stayed, still being too submissive to answer Beau back.

Months later, a new female entered their small terratory and joined their group. The female was in heat, sending the two males crazy and willing to breed. For the first time the submissive brother was being more assertive and the brothers were fighting for the right to be in charge. Beau gained a few wounds that were eventually covered by his coarse fur but the worst injury had to be from his final fight with his brother. The large black scar on his head was gained from his brother's teeth just before his chased his brother from the terratory.
After chasing his brother for miles out of their small area where they'd lived for two years, Beau watched as his brother was killed in front of his very eyes. Beau's brother was running away from him at the very unfortunate time that another dog pack was hunting. He ran right into their path. Beau hid himself until the pack left.

He remained with the female, breeding with her, desperate to have his own pups. To have his own family to live and care for. They had few successful litters but all pups grew up and left. Beau also realised that he did not love the female he had stayed with for the last year and chased her from the terratory.

Over time he would eagerly breed with different females (ignoring his parents "proud" standard of breeding with herding breeds only) but the females would always leave to have their pups away from him, as they had heard that although Beau good at fathering pups he was not very good to remain around.
Beau is happy accepting females into his terratory and lives within the rubble of old houses, moving dens every so often. He also takes part in what can only be described as doggy free running, this is to give him an edge if being chased by other dogs so he can escape of dodge them easily, as he cannot run very fast but is agile.

He currently lives with a female (of course ;) )greyhound mix named Dash in the rubble of the town.

Likes:
- herding (other dogs or prey, he's not fussy about which)
- being in charge
- being part of a small "family"
- running
- testing his agility

Dislikes:
- Killing other dogs
- other dominant dogs
- large groups of dogs

Other: His tail is a little shorter than is should be because part of a house collapsed on it. He was lucky to escape with little injuries but had to chew the end of his tail off. His fur has grown over and covered the scars.
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Shinkoryu14 Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
We've finished our review. Beau looks pretty good but he could probably do with one more weakness since misjudging distances isn't really a weakness unless it's a symptom of an underlying issue with his vision, in which case the weakness would be that he has poor vision. (Not saying that has to be what you go with, just using it as an example.)
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:iconmichikodarkkitsune:
Okay I'll update it to poor vision, that'll be okay. =) xxx
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Shinkoryu14 Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good, best of luck with your audition.
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tallix Apr 13, 2011  Student Artist
beau and Dash are gonna be awesome buddies. XD

hell be all... hey... so ....your in heat.... :iconhandsomeonionplz: we should get it onnnnnn

and Dash would be alll...

:iconyesvictoryplz: :iconwatchitplz: SUGGEST THAT AGAIN AND ILL PUSH YOU OFF THE NEAREST BUILDING. NOt STFU AND FREE RUN WiTH ME.
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:iconmichikodarkkitsune:
lol awesome so you went with dash? awesome name =)

i think after that he'll be all: =( but i still find u kinda hot :iconfapplz:

and dash would be so like: :iconfacepalmplz: xxx
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tallix Apr 13, 2011  Student Artist
theyre gonn be awesome fun to rp :XD: we need to set up an rp thing? :D
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Songdog-StrayFang Apr 13, 2011  Student Writer
There's a CC iScribble room where we occasionally and spontaneously break out into roleplay. Hilarity ensues.
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Songdog-StrayFang Apr 13, 2011  Student Writer
Huzzah for herding breeds. Something tells me he'd get along with some of the girls already.
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:iconmichikodarkkitsune:
oh yeah he would ;) :lol: xxx
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