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For an overview page of this creature as it appears in the Fallout series, 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 towards humans. 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.

BackgroundEdit

Most commonly seen as feral beasts that plague the wastes and kill livestock, they are necessary for many struggling wastelanders. There is also the rare cases of domestic breeds that act as companions towards their human counterparts.

Humans are the only species known to truly tame and domesticate these canines. Although other types of sub/meta-humans show an interest in doing the same, dogs of all types, including feral dogs, are well-known to attack or flee from them on sight.

CharacteristicsEdit

They are fiercely loyal to their owners. Before the war many of them had fur, but now many of them have lost it and have begun to look pink. Some mongrels will attack on sight but can be pacified.

BiologyEdit

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 attributesEdit

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.

VariantsEdit

Attack dogEdit

Fo4 dog

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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Icon level
1
Icon eye
17
Icon heart
30
Icon shield silver
5
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
5
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 (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty
Attack dog
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Icon level
7
Icon eye
11
Icon heart
100
Icon shield silver
15
Icon electrical
10
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
12
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 (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty
Attack dog
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Icon level
14
Icon eye
12
Icon heart
140
Icon shield silver
25
Icon electrical
15
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
21
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 (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty
Attack dog
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Icon level
21
Icon eye
12
Icon heart
210
Icon shield silver
30
Icon electrical
15
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
31
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 (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Pack dogEdit

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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 Gametitle-FO4 NW
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Icon level
?
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
?
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee ( Icon damage)

Notable dogsEdit

  • Dogmeat - Companion of the Sole Survivor.
  • Kate - Abandoned dog at the Neponset Park overpass with Kyle and Alissa.
  • Kyle - Abandoned dog at the Neponset Park overpass.
  • Junkyard dog - Possible purchase via a random encounter with the dogs owner/ breeder, Gene. The junkyard dog is not a companion but rather assigned (like a settler) to any Settlement. When the dog arrives the designated settlement receives 5 Defense rating buff. (Looks vary at random from Rottweiler to mutt) and as a level 1, has 180 Hit Points so most likely actively defends the settlement also. (This is repeatable and will have a new dog to sell on each encounter)
  • Teddy - A caged dog located at Fairline Hill Estates.
  • Gametitle-FO4 FH Duke - Possible purchase via Erickson in Horizon Flight 1207, fills the same role as a junkyard dog.
  • Gametitle-FO4 FH Jerry - Same as Duke.
  • Gametitle-FO4 FH Mange - Another dog for sale from Erickson.

NotesEdit

  • 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.
  • Gametitle-FO4 WW 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.
  • Gametitle-FO4 NW Some pack dogs are actually trained mongrels, while others are simply junkyard dogs.
  • Gametitle-FO4 CC 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.
  • Gametitle-FO4 CC 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.

AppearancesEdit

Dogs appear in Fallout 4 and its add-on Nuka-World.

GalleryEdit

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