A species of working animal.HTPMDs are Highly Trained Pyrenean Mountain Dogs specially bred and conditioned to perform tasks and assist agents in covert maneuvers. They are also utilized to conceal and carry important information. The dogs are usually embedded with special chips that carry data and intelligence. The canines are extremely little when they are puppies, but grow quickly into large and fluffy dogs when matured. This allows them to be discreetly passed from place to place, and not be suspected when fully grown. Pyrenean Mountain Dogs are usually found in Europe, but W.I.L.L.O.W.I.S.P. has bred them internally, spreading them all thoughout the world with their agents.-Dimi & Janet
Pyrenean Mountain Dogs (or Great Pyrenees) start off as small, fluffy puppies. Over the course of two years, they grow to be quite large fully-matured canines. The average adult HTPMD stands two to three feet tall (on all fours) and weighs eighty-five to one hundred sixty pounds. Though huge, the dogs do not carry much of an intimidating stature. They are naturally cute, fluffy, and well-behaved.
Genetics and Reproduction
Most HTPMDs are bred naturally, but, experemental trials have been conducted involving incubators and genetically modified reproduction.
Growth Rate & Stages
Within the span of one year, the average HTPMD will reach its full height. It most likely will not reach its full weight for another year.
Ecology and Habitats
Dietary Needs and Habits
The average Pyrenean Mountain Dog (or Great Pyrenees) has a lifespan of ten to twelve years, but W.I.L.L.O.W.I.S.P. scientists are working on experimental methods that could lengthen the longevity of the canines.
HTPMDs undergo intense logic training to help them make smart decisions out in the field.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
There is a special division of W.I.L.L.O.W.I.S.P. that focuses on breeding and training the HTPMDs to be successful and efficient in the field. This includes sensory training, tracking, agility, and acting. Alongside their hearing capabilities, HTPMDs are often embedded with microchips, some of which collect location data, record audible sound, or simply carry messages from place to place in a discreet fashion. Once taken into a W.I.L.L.O.W.I.S.P. laboratory, the HTPMDs are scanned with HTPMD Reader/Writer and their microchips are decoded, delivering the necessary information to agents and uploading it into the system. The contents of the microchip can also be erased by the HTPMD Reader/Writer and rewritten.
Civilization and Culture
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are three HTPMDs who have been in the force for over thirteen years. They are triplets from the same incubator, the first to ever be formulated with the cutting-edge FLAME method. To this day, they maintain their youth, training, logic, and function as if they were still young dogs. They are closely being observed so that scientists can analyze if their life expansion techniques were successful.
Commander McCox Gives Newbies the Rundown: Look over there. You see that lab? They're training dogs. But, not just any old dogs. Those are called HTPMDs. I know they are cute, but, underneath all that fluff lies a highly-trained operative, just like you and me. HTPMD: HIGHLY TRAINED PYRENEAN MOUNTAIN DOG. They deseerve respect. They are dignified. Majestc. Man. I always wanted one of my own. But, they don't just give them out as pets, you know. These guys aren't some kind of support animal, they are agents, embedded with microchips to collect, carry, and convey information. When they're only little puppies, they're spayed, neutered, and shot with all the necessary vaccines. They are also embedded with the classic chip people put in their pets just in case they ever get lost. But, these specific chips also have another function. If the HTPMDs are somehow picked up by the pound, or caught by the average animal control, they won't be able to tell any difference with the chip. But, if you scan it with an HTPMD Reader/Writer, ALL IS REVEALED. There are three different modifications of the microchip: One carries information, like a message, to be decoded and interpreted once it arrives at the next agent. The other constantly tracks geographic positioning. We stick this one on an unsuspecting person we want to record every move, or, we send out the dog to track a scent and follow its trail. The last kind is actually an audible recording device, so, watch what you say around that guy. The soundwaves are either monitored live by base operatives, or held and unscrambled with an HTPMD Reader/Writer when they return to us. Some of these little cuties are injected with all three types of chip. So, when they become BIG cuties, they are a true triple threat-- quadruple really, when you count their sensory training. Actually quintuple when you count their agility training. Matter of fact, sextuple, if you factor in their adorableness.
Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, Canis lupus familiaris
10-12 years, experimentation may extend past 20
Two to three feet
Eighty to one hundred sixty pounds
Just under four feet long from head to tail standing on all fours, four to five feet tall when standing on two legs.