My favorite re-imagination of an old Avalon asset. I present to you Acinonyx lupus familiaris, or as they're called on the field, Sutter Hounds.
The Sutter Hound (Acinonyx lupus familiaris) is a hybrid developed by Avalon for many purposes. One of the most common purposes is the hybrids acting as highly trained recon scouts. Specifically spliced between genetically enchanced cheetahs(Acinonyx jubatus) and highly trained german shepards (Canis lupus familiaris), the Sutter is highly intelligent, loyal, and superior hunters thanks to their enhanced senses of smell, hearing, and sight.
While in the design and splicing process, several different species were included besides cheetahs and domestic dogs. Genes from Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) snakes, Maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus), and Servals (Leptailurus serval). While designing the new hybrid, specific genes were pulled from each DNA string, using the gray wolf (Canis lupus) as the base. In DNA extended testing, the hybrids body was specifically designed to move quckly, hear better, smell better, and even have a forked tongue like that of a snake. Qualities of the Taipan genes were implemented as pockets above all four canines, and pockets specially stored in a small pouch in the dew claws. This would make the hybrid able to kill it's foes without ever biting them. After the first few hybrids were developed, Avalon was later tasked with removing the poisouness pockets in the canines and dew claws incase a Sutter was significantly wounded where it could no longer perform to the standards. To this day, any Sutter being kept after they have done their service, have all poison pockets removed and replaced with a biological fusing plastic that assumes the genetics and acts as a muscle fixer.