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    Dog Breeds

    Prices

    For characters looking to purchase a dog or to sell one, consult the table below. Prices are generally considered averages. A GM should raise or lower prices anywhere from a few gold to several dozen gold depending on how rare a species is.

    Nobles often keep records of the genealogy of their prize dogs, and any dog with a detailed genealogy will usually command at least twice the listed price, and sometimes as much as five times the listed price.

    Some dogs are outlawed in certain cities and/or nations. Most goodly regions prohibit the ownership of any Undead Dog as well as the Infernal Dog. Some areas also prohibit the ownership of any dog considered “dangerous”, such as the Bear-Dog, Bulldog and Orcish Wolf-Dog, without purchasing special licenses (which can cost up to twice the value of the dog itself and usually must be renewed every year or so).

    Note that that most of the magical dogs have a “+” after the gold piece value. That is because the listed value is usually a baseline beginning price and that values for those breeds are often significantly more. One usually has to know the right people in order to buy and sell most of these particular breeds to begin with.

    The Elven Dog is a special case, in that even though it can potentially be bought or sold, it is usually not available to non-elves. In many cases, even half-elves would have a tough time purchasing one. That said, it is not unheard of for elves to honor non-elven friends with the gift of an Elven Dog puppy.

    Average prices for each breed of dog are included in their entry.


    Many of the dog breeds in Phantasia Zoologica 1: Dogs can be used for familiars by wizards and sorcerers or animal companions by druids and rangers. The following information details differences, if any, each breed has from the standard dog or riding dog.

    Companion Information

    Most of the dog breeds can become animal companions for druids and rangers, but only those breeds that are of the Animal type. The breeds detailed here that are Magical Beasts or Undead are not available as animal companions. All of the Medium sized breeds use the same companion advancement as presented for the Dog in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

    The information below details those Medium-sized breeds presented in this supplement that have a special ability/attack/quality and whether it gains that ability at 4th or 7th level for the druid/ranger. If a Medium sized breed is not listed here, assume it is exactly the same as the base Dog.

    Apollo 4th level Advancement:
    Special Attacks
    Trip Attacks bonus.

    Blonde Mastiff 4th level Advancement:

    Special Quality Loyal Beyond Death

    Bull Mastiff 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Tenacious

    Collie 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Fast Learner

    Halfling Riding Dog 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Loyal

    Kuvasz 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Skilled

    Moorhound 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Wolf Hunter

    Orcish Wolf-Dog 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Pack Mentality

    Pinscher 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Fight to the Death

    Ranger’s Hound 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Tireless Tracker

    Schaferhund 4th level Advancement:
    Special Quality
    Fast Learner

    Small-sized breeds that are selected as animal companions all have the same base statistics, with details on differences following the base stats. If the breed does not have specific information presented below, assume it has all special qualities, bonus feats, etc. when the druid or ranger first acquires it as a companion.

    DOG (SMALL SIZED)
    Starting Statistics:
    Size
    Tiny; Speed 40ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d3); Ability Scores Str 13, Dex 13, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

    4th level Advancement:
    Size Small; Attack bite (1d4); Ability Scores Str +2, Con +2; Special Qualities Same, or see below.

    Bulldog 4th level Advancement:
    Special Attack
    Lockjaw

    Bullenbeiszer 4th level Advancement:
    Attack bite (1d4), 2 paws (1d3);
    Special Attack: Headbutt

    Cavalier 4th level Advancement:

    Feat Weapon Focus (bite)

    Corgi 4th level Advancement:
    Feat
    Acrobatics
    Dwarven Hound 4th level Advancement:
    Special Attack
    Goblin Hunter

    Occasionally, a halfling or gnome druid or ranger will take a breed of dog for a companion that is still Tiny when fully grown. For such breeds, use the following base statistics, with details on differences following the base stats. If the breed does not have specific information presented below, assume it has all special qualities, bonus feats, etc. when the druid or ranger first acquires it as a companion.

    DOG (TINY SIZED)
    Starting Statistics:
    Size
    Diminutive; Speed 30 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1); Ability Scores Str 7, Dex 17, Con 11, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision,scent.

    4th level Advancement:
    Size
    Tiny; Attack bite (1d3); Ability Scores Str +2, Con +2; Special Qualities Same,
    or see below.

    Badgerhound 4th level Advancement:
    Speed
    burrow 10 ft.

    Cairn Terrier 4th level Advancement:
    Special Attack
    Ratter

    Halfling Ratter 4th level Advancement:
    Special Attack
    Ratter

    Pug 4th level Advancement:
    Feat
    Stealthy

    Finally, the Bear-Dog has its own unique animal companion stats.

    BEAR-DOG
    Starting Statistics:
    Size
    Medium; Speed 40 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 17, Dex 15, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

    4th level Advancement:
    Size
    Large; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str +2, Dex -2, Con +2; Special Qualities Fierce

    Familiar Information

    Several of the smaller breeds are commonly found as familiars to dog-loving arcane casters. All breeds follow the same advancement rules for familiars found in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook.

    Dog Breed
     Familiar Bonus
    Badgerhound+2 bonus on Perception (+3 when scent is involved)
    Cairn Terrier+2 bonus on Perception (+3 when hearing is involved)
    Cavalier+3 bonus to Will saves
    Corgi+2 bonus to Will saves & Acrobatics
    Foxhound+2 bonus Sense Motive & Survival
    Halfling Ratter+2 bonus to Bluff & Sense Motive
    Low HoundEndurance feat
    Pug+1 bonus to Charisma
    Rabbit Hound+1 bonus to attack and damage when flanking & +1 bonus to Perception
    Songshi Quan+2 bonus on Perception (+3 when scent is involved)