"My duty is to fulfill Hayabusa’s dying wish. I must protect Mushi." -Canine Warrior Chu
"In a village protected by divine wind... Evil forces have squelched the blessed breeze... The time has come to assemble the 8 spirits once again!" -Madame Fawn
"The 8 spirits are eager to undo the evil that blocks the wind. Once again set foot in the village protected by a tree. A brave dog spirit waits patiently for your arrival." -Madame Fawn
"'Chu' stands for 'loyalty'.
To give one's whole life for the good of one's master...
To focus on the goal with all of one's concentration..." -Beastiary Entry
The Canine Warrior’s were originally planed to have both dog and human forms however the idea was later scraped. What human forms were created can be seen in the Okami art book.
The eight canine warriors represent the eight virtues of Confucianism with Chu representing Chūkō; "dog of loyalty".