Species: dog, Welsh Corgi
Height: 29 cm
Does the wise dog hide it's fangs?
Ein was a "data dog", illegally developed in absolute secrecy by a covert research organization. What exactly a data dog is never gets explained, but one things for certain-he could sell for a lot of money on the black market. Ein is of the Welsh Corgi breed.
Ein bites Spike's finger when he calls him a dumb dog, and can perform such actions as answering the telephone monitor; so he obviously has a high level of intelligence. Sometimes it seems like he can even talk with Spike and the other crew. Ein is a little put-off by Ed, but the two end up spending a lot of time together.
Ein was stolen from a research lab by Hakim, a pet theif. After his ordeal, Ein was taken in by Spike and became a pet on the Bebop, where he has made himself right at home. Spike has always hated critters, so as a result, Jet is the one who's most fond of Ein.
Ein likes to eat what any dog would eat. But on the Bebop, where the bounty hunter lifestyle is feast-or-famine, at times he's been reduced to living on a diet of bean sprouts. When it comes time to give him a bath or take him out to go to the bathroom, the responsibility falls on whoever happens to be free.