Dire dogs are the domestic equivalent of dire wolves.
Originally Posted by DnDChick of the En World forums.
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They are large, vicious canines highly prized for their ability to Track and kill opponents much larger than themselves. Domesticated dire dogs are often trained and outfitted for war in spiked, studded leather armor.
|Medium animal (Dire)|
|Hit Dice||3d8+12 (25 hp)|
|Speed||50 ft. (10 squares)|
|Armor Class||16 (+3 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 13 or 19 (+3 Dexterity, +3 natural, +3 studded leather), touch 13, flat-footed 16|
|Attack||Bite +7 melee (1d6+6)|
|Full Attack||Bite +7 melee (1d6+6)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +4|
|Abilities||Strength 19, Dexterity 17, Constitution 19, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6|
|Skills||Jump +14 (+13 in armor), Listen +5, Spot +5, Survival +1 (+5 tracking by Scent)|
|Feats||Alertness, Track (b), Weapon Focus (bite)|
|Organization||Solitary or pack (5-12)|
|Advancement||4-9 HD (Large)|
Dire dogs attack in a manner similar to normal dogs, biting ferociously with their powerful jaws.