Riptide is a German Shepard/Golden Retriever mix. His right ear is up like a shepard and his left ear is floppy like a retriever. His fur is mostly golden besides his back, muzzle, and tail (which is black), and he has dull blue eyes. Riptide lost his back left leg and always has a limp because him and his siblings were attacked when he was a pup. He tries to avoid other dogs, but still likes to hang out with non-infected ones if he can.