Phoenixes in Space Dogs are not the benevolent creatures from myth, but rather very evil and domineering creatures that dwell out west in the ring of fire region of earth. They are demonic and evil and are the main antagonists of the third book. This phoenix is a bit of a hybrid between a raptor and a peacock. The black mane on his back is like hair. In Space Dogs, a typical male stands at 6'0'' and a female at 5'10''. The bite force of a typical phoenix is the strongest of all birds at over 1000 pounds per square inch. Phoenixes can talk and are as intelligent as a human or in this case, a humanized dog. They are cruel and warlike, once a phoenix has a goal, it never gives up until it succeeds. Phoenixes live in a caste system with the king at the top. Cross the path of the alpha phoenix and you will get burned. Phoenixes are aggressive, even to their young. The alpha is especially aggressive to the offspring with the least skill and will not hesitate to burn or disown a failure in the flock. The phoenix is a creature you do not want to mess with.