Jake in golden retriever morph.

"We grafted the essence of the Pemalites into the wolf species. And from that union, dogs were created. To this day, most dogs carry within them the essence of the Pemalites. Not all, but most. Wherever you see a dog playing, chasing a stick, running around barking for the sheer joy of life, you see the remnants of the race of Pemalites. [...] They are our joy, because they remind us of a world without evil. The world we lost. We Chee are all that is left of Pemalite technological genius. The dogs of Earth are all that is left of Pemalite souls."
Erek King[src]

The dog is a domestic Earth animal created by the Chee, who fused the Pemalite essence with wolves.


"Marco placed his hand on Champ's head. Immediately Champ relaxed. His alert brown eyes dimmed. His shoulders sagged. The dog had fallen into the acquiring trance. [...] I demorphed and flapped onto Champ's back. He was starting to come out of the trance. He whined and tried to pull away from Marco. I sank my talons into his fur. His head drooped again. I absorbed his DNA, swooped to the floor, and focused on Champ."

Jake's acquired Homer, his pet golden retriever, in The Invasion, his very first acquired morph. Marco acquired an Irish Setter in The Android, a poodle in The Proposal and Champ, a German Shepherd, in The Diversion; Champ was also acquired by Tobias and Rachel, although Tobias was the only one of the three to use the morph.


Tobias morphing into Champ, a German shepherd.

"Dog is the way to go. No one will even think anything about us being there, since there are always dogs at outdoor stuff. And dog hearing is great."
Jake to Marco[src]

Jake's very first morph was that of Homer, his pet golden retriever. He later used the morph to spy on a Sharing meeting at the beach.[1] Some time later, he and Marco used their dog morphs to sneak into an outdoor concert, where they encountered Erek King and realized he wasn't human.[2] Jake also used the golden retriever morph to track down David's scent when the new Animorph left the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic.[3]

After acquiring Euclid, his eventual stepmother's poodle, Marco exclusively used the morph to terrorize William Roger Tennant.[4] Marco, along with Tobias and Rachel, later acquired Champ, the guide dog of Tobias's blind mother Loren, although Tobias was the only one who morphed into Champ, in order to observe his mother.[5]


Known Morphers[]

  • Jake (golden retriever)
  • Marco (Irish Setter and poodle)
  • Tobias (German shepherd)