Canines were a series of next-generation robotic starfighter developed by the Venomian Army. While not powerful individually, and their maneuverability involves flying in a single line and at the enemy, meaning significantly less average maneuverability than their cousins, the Borzoi Fighters, the Canines do noetheless possess a signifcant threat when in large numbers. They also posessed a hunter program which results in their activation automatically as soon as it detects hostile ships. They are often seen backing up the SX Lasers in two or more squadrons.
The Venomian Army left hundreds of these fighters to guard the Sector X secret Research base. However, they failed to prevent its destruction at the hands of Spyborg, or the Star Fox Team's intrusion.