I wasn't that surprised, to be honest. If Suzy was going to have a partner, it obviously was going to be one that resembled Terriermon. What surprised me was that she became a Tamer in the first place.
And to a former Deva, no less.
And techically Lopmon isn't female. She is in the English version (not counting the ones in first movie or in season 4; both of those are male), and I prefer the Season 3 one that way. It also explains why her 'nonevil' champion form is feminine-looking. But in the Japanese version she is actually a boy in Digimon Tamers!! Though some Japanese fans like our version of Lopmon better.
(Lopmon is the 'dark-attribute' form of Terriermon, if anything)
Thanks so much for commenting. I'm glad you like this drawing.