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For appearances of this creature in other games, see dog.
Dog
Dog FO3
Normal dog variant
variantsDog
Large dog
Prospector's dog
Legion mongrel
NCR guard dog
Fiend guard dog
Vicious dog
Wild dog
Large wild dog
(Large) White Legs mongrel Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH
Ranch dog
Sheep dog
locationMojave Wasteland
Camp Forlorn Hope
Cottonwood Cove
Fiend territories
HELIOS One
The Fort
Zion Canyon
 
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Dogs and coyotes can be found throughout the Mojave, typically wherever humans are traveling.

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Dogs are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Dogs in Fallout: New Vegas appear in many different forms. They serve as guard dogs for Caesar's Legion, the Fiends, and the New California Republic, and as pets of wastelanders such as Old Lady Gibson and Sunny Smiles. Non-aggressive dogs may also be found throughout the wasteland, including one simply referred to as "dog," which may be found wandering outside of the NCR Correctional Facility. Vicious dogs can often be found in packs, in several areas of the Mojave away from human settlements.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Through the 200 years since the Great War, dogs have remained unaltered by radiation, seemingly a miracle. Other than that, there is no reason to believe that the biology of dogs in the Fallout universe differs from dogs in the real world, besides having a rougher appearance than domesticated dogs, unsurprising in the harshness of the Wasteland.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Legion mongrels and NCR guard dogs will attack players that have low reputation with their associated faction. Fiend guard dogs and vicious dogs attack on sight, regardless of reputation, while wild dogs and coyotes will only attack if the player is close enough to make them feel threatened. With the Animal Friend perk, dogs will not attack unless provoked.

VariantsEdit

DogEdit

Dog FO3

Regular dogs with standard statistics and characteristics but no special attributes. Large dogs don't differ much, aside from being stronger than the basic variety. Regular dogs roam Zion Canyon. Old Lady Gibson owns 6 of these animals to guard her junkyard.

The Prospector's dog is a very rare variant that is found in only 3 places: Smith Mesa Prospector Camp, Ivanpah Dry Lake and El Dorado Dry Lake.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Dog
0001cf9c
LevelIcon level
2
Experience PointsIcon XP
20
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (12 damageIcon damage)
Large dog
0014f44e
LevelIcon level
4
Experience PointsIcon XP
40
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
45
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (25 damageIcon damage)
Prospector's dog
000c938b
LevelIcon level
2
Experience PointsIcon XP
20
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (12 damageIcon damage)

Legion mongrelEdit

Fallout NV Legion mongrel

Legion mongrels are dogs owned and bred by the Houndmasters of Caesar's Legion. Mongrels are mainly used in combat and scouting missions by the Legion. The current mother of the mongrels in The Fort is Lupa. Because of their thick, shaggy hair (as seen in the picture) and their red-colored eyes, they are of a distinctly different breed than most dogs found in the game. Their appearance more resembles that of a wolf or coyote. While most of them are bred, Antony says the Legion sometimes finds good mongrels in Denver, the Dog City.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legion mongrel
00136a20
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
80
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (10 damageIcon damage)

NCR guard dogEdit

Vicious dog

The breed commonly used as guard dogs looks similar to the vicious dogs that roam the Mojave Wasteland. As is with the vicious dog, the NCR guard dogs are not as resilient as the Legion mongrels. This is probably due to their lack of selective breeding and decent training, unlike the Legion who regularly train their dogs in fights against captured enemies in The Fort and only select the strongest dogs to breed.

NCR guard dogs are widely used by NCR troopers and are similar to the Legion mongrel. They can be seen patrolling Camp Forlorn Hope and HELIOS One (including the shack containing terminal B) with NCR soldiers. In the quest You'll Know It When It Happens, if you have the Animal Friend perk, Ranger Stevens will agree to lend his dog to the player, allowing him to discover the undercover member of Caesar's Legion with the detonator for the bomb placed aboard Bear Force One.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
NCR guard dog
000a46f4
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
55
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (25 damageIcon damage)
Fiend guard dog
000f5701
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
55
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (25 damageIcon damage)

Vicious dogEdit

Vicious dog

Vicious dogs are a nearly hairless species of wasteland canine with a close similarity to pit bulls. Ruthless survivors of the wastes, these starving, irradiated mutts will attack anything that moves, including you, unless you have acquired the Animal Friend perk. Vicious dogs are also known to hunt in packs. The vicious dogs in Fallout: New Vegas resemble the ones featured in Fallout 3, as well as the guard dogs used by the NCR, and Fiend guard dogs used by Violet.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vicious dog
0001cfa3
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
55
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (25 damageIcon damage)

Wild dogEdit

Dog FO3

Wild dogs and large wild dogs can be found near the NCRCF. They are rarely hostile and will only attack the player if they get too close, or if the player first provokes them by attacking them or one of their pack.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Wild dog
0015c690
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
30
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (18 damageIcon damage)
Large wild dog
0015c68f
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
55
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (32 damageIcon damage)

White Legs mongrel (Honest Hearts)Edit

Fallout NV Legion mongrel

White Legs mongrels appear throughout the Zion Canyon, accompanying members of the White Legs tribe and will attack the player on sight. They are identical to the Legion mongrel, which implies that Caesar may have given them to the tribe to aid in destroying New Canaan. White Legs mongrels will not attack on sight with the Animal Friend perk.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
White Legs mongrel
xx00f23a
LevelIcon level
7
Experience PointsIcon XP
70
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
70
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (25 damageIcon damage)
Large White Legs mongrel
xx00f238
LevelIcon level
13
Experience PointsIcon XP
130
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
110
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (50 damageIcon damage)
Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Ranch dogEdit

Ranch dogs are a variant of dogs in the mojave Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Ranch dog
000feb84
LevelIcon level
2
Experience PointsIcon XP
20
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
attackIcon attack
Melee (12 damageIcon damage)
  • deadIcon dead
  • deadIcon dead

Sheep dogEdit

Sheep dog was a type of dog cut from the final version of Fallout: New Vegas.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Nikita
(SheepDog01)
00101cd3
LevelIcon level
2
Experience PointsIcon XP
20
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (12 damageIcon damage)
Tokio
(SheepDog02)
0010d5d5
LevelIcon level
2
Experience PointsIcon XP
20
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (12 damageIcon damage)
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Notable dogsEdit

NotesEdit

  • In the quest Nothin' But a Hound Dog, the Courier must locate a replacement for the deteriorating brain installed in the cyberdog Rex.
  • "Normal" and "wild" dogs seem to be the same breed as Fallout 3's Dogmeat, and share his character model.
  • Dogs are friendly if the Courier has the Animal Friend perk.
  • Dogs are capable of swimming, but they cannot attack the Courier while floating in the water.

AppearancesEdit

Dogs appear in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on, Honest Hearts.

SoundsEdit

  • Barking dog
  • Growling dog
  • Injured dog

GalleryEdit

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