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For an overview page of this creature as it appears in the Fallout series, see dog.
Dog
Dog FO3
variantsRaider guard dog
Scavenger's dog
Talon Company guard dog
Vicious dog
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locationCapital Wasteland
 
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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 means their death. When threatened, they growl and bare low, ready to attack. If the intruder doesn't 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 they can easily overwhelm the player 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 player possesses the Animal Friend perk.

VariantsEdit

Raider guard dogEdit

Vicious dog

Raider guard dogs fight alongside their masters, the raiders. Since they're trained as guard dogs, they are very attentive and can spot the player character 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
0001cf87
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
60
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
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)


Scavenger's dogEdit

Dog FO3

These dogs are found around scavenger's encampments, and will be friendly to the Lone Wanderer as long as you don't 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 the 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 Lone Wanderer continues to pursue the scavenger even after a warning is given.

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

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scavenger's dog
000c938b
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
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 (5 damageIcon 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, they may spot hostiles faster than the mercs do. They are affected by the Animal Friend perk, much like their other K9 raider brethren.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Talon Company guard dog
0008f0cf
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
60
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
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)

Vicious dogEdit

Vicious dog

Ruthless survivors of the wastes, these irradiated dogs will always be hostile, unless the player character has acquired the Animal Friend perk. They are almost always encountered in packs of 2-5, usually in open areas. Beware of these dogs 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
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
60
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
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)

Guard dog (Operation: Anchorage)Edit

Dog FO3

Used as guards by the Chinese soldiers in the Anchorage Reclamation simulation, these dogs have been unaffected 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 a 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
xx00c16b
xx00c700
LevelIcon level
1
Experience PointsIcon XP
10
PerceptionIcon eye
8
Hit pointsIcon heart
20
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
AggressionIcon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
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 (5 damageIcon damage)

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Notable dogsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Dogs appear in Fallout 3.

SoundsEdit

  • Barking dog
  • Growling dog
  • Injured dog

GalleryEdit

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