This is a character I am Kadoodling with, a polar bear who snowboards or snow surfs. She is currently named Brunhilde.
In an Artic area Brunhilde's tribes are like Eskimos they travel using their snowboards like dog sleds. She is the daughter of the tribal leader. They are in area that is near the border of two rival super powers, though it just explains why people would live there. It is sort the Old USA and USSR rivalry.
Both sides play by slightly different rules, Brunhilde's people believe that the land will kill you quickly. So both sides are more relaxed about things. Generally troops are more open and less likely to sneak whenever possible.
The dog is the son of Base commander have not settle on a name and is sweet on her. He is learning to ride the board like the natives. Brunhilde also likes him.