Pathfinder RPG Reference Document
Pathfinder Reference Document

Dog

This small dog has a rough coat and a hungry look in its dark brown eyes.

Dog CR 1/3

XP 135

N Small animal

Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

Defense

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dex, +1 natural, +1 size)

hp 6 (1d8+2)

Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +1

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee bite +2 (1d4+1)

Statistics

Str 13, Dex 13, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 11 (15 vs. trip)

Feats Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Acrobatics +1 (+9 jumping), Perception +8, Survival +1 (+5 scent tracking); Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping, +4 Survival when tracking by scent

Ecology

Environment any

Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)

Treasure none

The normal dog statistics presented here describe any small dog of about 20–50 pounds in weight. They can also be used for small wild canines such as coyotes, jackals, and feral dogs.

In the wild, dogs are vicious and territorial creatures. Yet even more harrowing than a pack of wild dogs is the rabid dog. Rabies often affects animals like bats, wolverines, and rats, but the transformation of a normally friendly family pet goes through when it becomes rabid makes the dog perhaps the most notorious of the disease's classic carriers.

A rabid creature can transmit rabies to a victim with a bite. Its CR increases by 1 (or up one step, in the case of a creature whose CR is less than 1).

Rabies

Type disease, injury; Save Fortitude DC 14

Onset 2d6 weeks; Frequency 1/day

Effect 1 Con damage plus 1d3 Wis damage (minimum reduction to 1 Wis); Cure 2 consecutive saves

Dog, Riding

This burly dog is fitted with a small saddle. A low, menacing growl rumbles up from its chest.

Riding Dog CR 1

XP 400

N Medium Animal

Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +8

Defense

AC 13, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 natural)

hp 13 (2d8+4)

Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee bite +3 (1d6+3 plus trip)

Statistics

Str 15, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6

Base Atk +1; CMB +3; CMD 15 (19 vs. trip)

Feats Skill Focus (Perception)

Skills Acrobatics +6 (+14 jumping), Perception +8, Survival +1 (+5 scent tracking); Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping, +4 Survival when tracking by scent

Ecology

Environment any

Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–12)

Treasure none

Larger dogs (known to Small races like halflings and gnomes as riding dogs) include hardier breeds such as huskies, mastiffs, and wolfhounds. A riding dog can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a DC 10 Ride check.