Erich is an Animalian politician and former soldier currently serving under the Animalian Patriotic Front.
He was named after East germany's near last leader Erich Honecker
He is an anthropomorphic Kurzhaar and though he is German he dresses in his soldier days like a Pakistani general like Zia ul Haq or Yahya Khan, some also say it makes him look like he is not German but either Pakistani or Soviet. In his government time though he wears a white shirt, black trousers, a black jacket and a black tie with some amounts of white. Although he can speak fluent German he also understands English and speaks fluent English as well and when he speaks English he speaks with no accent.
Erich may not be the leader of the German dogs but he treats the other German dogs the way Vladimir treats the Russian foxes in the Fox Junta, like a communist but on a far less extreme scale. Though Bruno is the dog's leader he is very close to him often serving as a right hand man almost, he can be very respectful towards female animals be they in the Animalian Patriotic Front or the Fox Junta one of these being the Austrian vixen Herta. Like Leonid Erich can very, very cynical at times but also can be enjoyable of things around him, unlike Bruno who gives his enemies three chances he only gives enemies one chance.
Despite giving enemies one chance though this only applies to enemies such as Siad who he is barely tolerable of and wants him dead from the minute he speaks as well as pressuring Jorge, Roberto and his main leader Charlie to give the lion the death penalty. After succeeding in giving Siad the death penalty Erich tortures Siad some more being him with a truncheon, cutting his mane, burning him with an iron rod, ripping his clothing and zapping him with a cattle prod as well as beating him with a whip. He also volunteers to be the executioner for Siad but though this is turned down saying he has done enough already Erich turns Siad's execution into a spectator sport, it is also said that when Siad is executed everyone cheers, everyone but young children and the Junta babies. When it comes to the babies though Erich is shown to be very good with them as well as young Junta children. In his government time he does not change one bit although he does give his former enemies a chance to live normal lives.