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For an overview page of this creature as it appears in the Fallout series, see dog.
 
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Dogs are animals commonly found in the Capital Wasteland.

BackgroundEdit

Though 200 years have passed since the Great War, dogs have stayed generally unaltered by radiation. Dogs are a favored pet for traveling merchants, as they provide both companionship and protection. As a result of the radiation, most dogs have lost their fur and have slightly mottled skin, but some have retained their fur coats and appear completely normal.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Dogs are quadrupedal canines that can run at incredible speeds, allowing them to chase down prey. While running, they use their long tails to keep their balance. They are carnivorous, with sharp teeth designed to rip into the flesh of an animal.

Dogs are very compassionate and familial. They groom their pack members and protect them at all costs, even if it costs their life. When threatened, they growl and bare low, ready to attack. If the intruder does not heed the warning, they will leap on the trespasser and attempt to rip out their throat.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Dogs are usually encountered in packs of four to six. To low level characters, this could mean trouble since a pack can easily overwhelm and surround them. To higher level characters, they are little more than a nuisance, yet can still be difficult to put down as a result of their erratic and quick running patterns. Vicious dogs (and their variants) are always hostile, unless the Lone Wanderer possesses the Animal Friend perk.

VariantsEdit

Raider guard dogEdit

Vicious dog

Raider guard dogs fight alongside their masters, the raiders. Since they are trained as guard dogs, they are very attentive and can spot threats easier than many other creatures. Raider guard dogs will tend to run at targets they find hostile, alerting the raiders of their presence. They are still affected by the Animal Friend perk, but will not attack raiders.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Raider guard dog
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Icon level
3
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
60
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee ( 12 Icon damage)

Scavenger's dogEdit

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These dogs are found around scavenger's encampments, and will be friendly to others as long as they do not act aggressively to them or their master. These dogs have slightly less Hit Points and attack damage than vicious dogs.

There is a Karma loss for killing a scavenger's dog, as well as the scavenger themselves and/or the scavenger's brahmin if they have one. Furthermore, scavenger dogs will attack if the target continues to pursue the scavenger even after a warning is given.

While scavengers' dogs share their model with Dogmeat, with the same breed and the same type of heterochromia, scavengers' dogs are significantly weaker than Dogmeat.

Scavengers' dogs will take back items that the thief steals from their master, even if their master is dead.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scavenger's dog
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Icon level
1
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
20
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (5 Icon damage)

Talon Company guard dogEdit

Vicious dog

Identical to vicious dogs, these animals will often accompany Talon Company mercenaries. Much like the raider guard dogs, their Perception is high, and they may spot hostiles faster than the mercs do. They are also affected by the Animal Friend perk, much like their other canine raider brethren, and will generally not attack Talon Company mercs.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Talon Company guard dog
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Icon level
3
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
60
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (12 Icon damage)

Vicious dogEdit

Vicious dog

Ruthless survivors of the wastes, these irradiated dogs will always be hostile, unless the traveler has acquired the Animal Friend perk. They are almost always encountered in packs of two to five, usually in open areas. These dogs are dangerous as they can sometimes spawn in semi-random areas. Vicious dogs rarely use flanking tactics, but once they spot a target they will often encircle it in an attempt to stop it from escaping.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vicious dog
0001cfa3
Icon level
3
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
60
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (12 Icon damage)

Guard dog (Operation: Anchorage)Edit

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Used as guards by the Chinese soldiers in the Anchorage Reclamation simulation, these dogs, being simulations, are not affected by the Animal Friend perk, unlike raider, Talon Company, and vicious dogs. Guard dogs are only worth a single point of XP. Just like scavengers' dogs, they share their model with Dogmeat, with the same breed and the same type of heterochromia, while being significantly weaker. Once killed, like all characters in the simulation, they disappear from the game.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Guard dog
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Icon level
1
Icon XP
?
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
20
Icon shield silver
0%
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon requiredIcon required
Icon attack
Melee (5 Icon damage)

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Notable dogsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Dogs appear in Fallout 3.

SoundsEdit

  • Barking dog
  • Growling dog
  • Injured dog

GalleryEdit