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I noticed in the PRD that "riding dog" is not on the list for summon monster I, although it appears on the list in my Core Rulebook (1st printing). I checked a 5th printing and found "riding dog" had been eliminated there.
I figured there was an errata that changed this, but I did not find one in the official errata document. I did however find an entry for eliminating "riding dog" from the 1st level list of summon nature's ally.
I don't know when this was changed, but I see a lot of riding dogs being summoned at Pathfinder Society games. They are indeed one of my favorite monsters to summon as well.
I see that summon monster I in the Player's Handbook allowed a caster to summon a celestial dog. It would seem that the inclusion of riding dog in the Core Rulebook was a complete mistake.
Should I hit the FAQ button? I mean nobody is actually asking the question since there is no need to; given that the Core Rulebook offers a riding dog and there is no errata prohibiting it.
Does the PRD trump the Core Rulebook? People paid for the rule book.
It's rather odd to not include all the changes in the errata documents (at least those that actually alter rules, rather than being simple typos), considering the purpose of errata documents is so people with the older printings will be able to apply the errata'd text, and then have the same text as the newer printings.
Lakesidefantasy: The newest printing of the CRB is equal to the PRD in this regard; the only problem is that the errata documents don't reflect the change.