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Icon disambig
For appearances of this creature in other games, see dog.
Dog
Dog FO3
Normal dog variant
variantsDog
Large dog
Prospector dog
Legion mongrel
NCR guard dog
Fiend guard dog
Vicious dog
Large wild dog
(Large) White Legs mongrel Honest Hearts
Gametitle-FNV HH

Ranch dog
Sheep dog
locationMojave Wasteland
Camp Forlorn Hope
Cottonwood Cove
Fiend territories
Helios One
The Fort
Zion Canyon

Dogs are creatures found in the Mojave wasteland in 2281.

Background

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 areas of the Mojave away from human settlements.

Characteristics

Biology

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 attributes

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. Wild dogs and coyotes will attack only if the player is close enough to make them feel threatened. With the Animal Friend perk, Dogs will not attack unless provoked.

Variants

Dog

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.

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
Level
Icon level
2
Experience Points
Icon XP
20
Perception
Icon eye
6
Hit points
Icon heart
20
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (12 damage
Icon damage
)
Large dog
0014f44e
Level
Icon level
4
Experience Points
Icon XP
40
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
45
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (25 damage
Icon damage
)
Prospector's dog
000c938b
Level
Icon level
2
Experience Points
Icon XP
20
Perception
Icon eye
6
Hit points
Icon heart
20
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (12 damage
Icon damage
)

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 on 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
Level
Icon level
1
Experience Points
Icon XP
10
Perception
Icon eye
8
Hit points
Icon heart
80
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (10 damage
Icon damage
)

NCR guard dog

The breed commonly used as guard dogs looks similar to the vicious dogs that roam the Mojave Wasteland.

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
Level
Icon level
5
Experience Points
Icon XP
50
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
55
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (25 damage
Icon damage
)
Fiend guard dog
000f5701
Level
Icon level
5
Experience Points
Icon XP
50
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
55
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (25 damage
Icon damage
)

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
Level
Icon level
5
Experience Points
Icon XP
50
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
55
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (25 damage
Icon damage
)

Wild dog

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
Level
Icon level
3
Experience Points
Icon XP
30
Perception
Icon eye
6
Hit points
Icon heart
30
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (18 damage
Icon damage
)
Large wild dog
0015c68f
Level
Icon level
5
Experience Points
Icon XP
50
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
55
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.
Icon required
Icon required
attack
Icon attack
Melee (32 damage
Icon damage
)

White Legs 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 Leg mongrel
xx00f23a
Level
Icon level
7
Experience Points
Icon XP
70
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
70
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.
Icon required
Icon optional
attack
Icon attack
Melee (25 damage
Icon damage
)
Large White Leg mongrel
xx00f238
Level
Icon level
13
Experience Points
Icon XP
130
Perception
Icon eye
7
Hit points
Icon heart
110
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
0
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.
Icon required
Icon required
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.
Icon required
Icon optional
attack
Icon attack
Melee (50 damage
Icon damage
)
Icon cut content
The following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Ranch dog

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Ranch Dog
Level
Icon level
?
Experience Points
Icon XP
?
Perception
Icon eye
?
Hit points
Icon heart
?
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
?
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
Icon optional
Icon optional
attack
Icon attack
Melee (0 damage
Icon damage
)
  • dead
    Icon dead
  • dead
    Icon dead

Sheep dog

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Sheep dog
00000000
Level
Icon level
?
Experience Points
Icon XP
?
Perception
Icon eye
?
Hit points
Icon heart
?
Damage Threshold
Icon shield gold
?
Damage Resistance
Icon shield silver
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Icon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.
Icon optional
Icon optional
attack
Icon attack
Melee (0 damage
Icon damage
)
  • dead
    Icon dead
Icon cut content
End of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Notes

  • 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 player has Animal Friend.
  • Dogs are capable of swimming, but they cannot attack you while floating in the water.

Appearances

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

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