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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 the Commonwealth, the Island, and Nuka-World in 2287.

Background

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

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

Through the 200 years since the Great War, dogs have remained relatively unaltered by radiation. Two mutated counterparts of dogs can be found in the Commonwealth: the ghoulish mongrels and the FEV-exposed hounds.

Gameplay attributes

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

Attack dog

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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 (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Attack dog
000B2BF2
Level
1
Perception
17
Hit Points
30
Damage Resistance
5
Energy Resistance
5
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
5
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps friendsIcon 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
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps friendsIcon 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
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps friendsIcon 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
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps friendsIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Pack dog

PackDog-NukaWorld.jpg

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 (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Pack dog Nuka-World (add-on)
xx056067
Level
3
Perception
?
Hit Points
?
Damage Resistance
?
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
AggressiveIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee ( Damage)

Notable dogs

Notes

  • 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

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

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