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For an overview of dogs, see dog.

 
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The Wasteland is home to a variety of dogs, from vicious wild curs to trained attack hounds.Loading screen

Dogs are animals that can be found in Fallout 4, and act as companions.

Background[edit | edit source]

Some dogs are wild, plaguing the wastes and killing livestock, but tame versions are necessary for many struggling wastelanders. There are also rare cases of domestic breeds that act as companions towards their bipedal counterparts. Humans and super mutants are the only species known to truly tame and domesticate these canines.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

They are fiercely loyal to their owners. Before the war many of them had fur, but now many of them have lost it and their pink skin is visible. Some mongrels will attack on sight but can be pacified. There are a few different distinct breeds of dogs. Dogmeat for example, is a German Shepherd dog that may be a companion to the Sole Survivor.

Biology[edit | edit source]

Through the 200 years since the Great War, dogs have remained relatively unaltered by radiation. 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.

Two mutated counterparts of dogs can be found in the Commonwealth: the ghoulish mongrels and the FEV-exposed hounds.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Dogs, unlike in previous Fallout games, have special animations where they can grapple enemies down to the ground and hold them in place allowing their masters a brief advantage in combat.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Attack dog[edit | edit source]

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Attack dogs are domesticated dogs, with a degree of training. They are usually seen in raider camps or with Gunners, Minutemen or Brotherhood of Steel patrols. They are sometimes equipped with various pieces of dog apparel.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Attack dog
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Level
1
Perception
17
Hit Points
30
Damage Resistance
5
Energy Resistance
5
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty
Attack dog
001cf296
Level
7
Perception
11
Hit Points
100
Damage Resistance
15
Energy Resistance
10
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
12
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty
Attack dog
001cf297
Level
14
Perception
12
Hit Points
140
Damage Resistance
25
Energy Resistance
15
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
21
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty
Attack dog
001cf298
Level
21
Perception
12
Hit Points
210
Damage Resistance
30
Energy Resistance
15
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
31
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Pack dog[edit | edit source]

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Found in the Bradberton Amphitheater, these dogs are owned by the Pack. They will turn hostile if The Pack is attacked. These dogs can either be mongrels or junkyard dogs, and often have dog armor equipped. They can spawn battling in the cage fight arena against other entities, such as Pack captives, or be wandering around the amphitheater.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Pack dog Nuka-World (add-on)
xx056067
Level
3
Perception
?
Hit Points
?
Damage Resistance
?
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee ( Damage)

Notable dogs[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Finding armor on killed attack dogs, normally found accompanying raiders, will allow one to equip it on Dogmeat. However, no resistance is gained by equipping them.
  • Vault-Tec Workshop Dogs can be caught for a settlement using dog cages included as part of Wasteland Workshop. Caught dogs will increase a settlement's happiness and defense levels. Mongrels, on the other hand, will decrease happiness and increase defense.
  • Nuka-World (add-on) Some pack dogs are trained mongrels, while others are simply junkyard dogs.
  • Creation Club There are 12 additional (non-follower) dogs available for purchase from the Creation Club: Black Labrador, Chocolate Labrador, Yellow Labrador, Shiba Inu, Rottweiler, Pitbull, Husky, Great Dane, Golden Retriever, Dalmatian, Boxer, and Border Collie.
  • Creation Club There is also a device that can be bought from the Creation Club called a 'transDOGrifier' which gives four new coat options for Dogmeat as well as letting one change his breed to any of the above that have been purchased.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Dogs appear in Fallout 4 and its add-ons Far Harbor and Nuka-World.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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