Pejoratively known as dog, or wolf-men, Pherro possess a canine appearance, a strong devotion to their concept of a "family pack;’ and a tenacity that makes them valuable allies.
Pherro have humanoid bodies dominated by canine characteristics. These primarily appear in the head, which sports a snout tipped with soft, black nostrils; furry skin; pointed ears; mouth filled with teeth well-suited to a carnivore; and dark, gentle eyes. Their paws have evolved into five-fingered hands, though their feet are still soft-padded paws. A Pherro’s ears and tail often exhibit the individual’s mood: upright ears And wagging tail indicates affability; while flattened ears and a lowered tail signify hostility toward a perceived threat. They’re particularly well known for their keen senses. Individuals vary greatly in appearance. Fur differs in length and coloration, from short to shaggy or long coats and fur of a solid earth-tone color to coats of blotchy colors (white, brown, black, reddish-brown). Like other species, Pherro rarely neglect their personal hygiene and take particular care to groom their coats. The fur is frequently indicative of an individual’s well-being: Healthy Pherro have shiny, well-groomed coats, while those afflicted with physical or even mental disease have matted fur or patches of mange. Pherro cannot effectively cool their bodies by sweating through their furry coat. Instead, they perspire through their foot-paws and hands, and cool their body temperature with their tongue. Pherro often have their mouths open and their tongues hanging out, giving them a somewhat lovably dopey look. In times of crisis, though, they often clench their jaws and grit their teeth in total concentration, giving them a tendency to overheat. Pherro also love swimming in open water, which cools their bodies.