* Acquired template, can be applied to an animal or magical beast, cannot make them undead or reduce intelligence to below 3 (preferably not at all).
* Inherited template, can be applied to an animal, does not change the creature's type from animal.
I'm looking for some inspiration for some PC/NPC designs for future games. Mostly revolving around an awakened animal (I'm primarily looking for something with some Strength to offset the penalty I'm looking at, but that's personal preference, not a requirement).
Thanks in advance!