This category includes working breeds such as collies, Mastiffs and Irish wolfhounds.
Carrying Capacity A light load for a riding dog is up to 100 pounds; a medium load, 101-200 pounds; and a heavy load, 201-300 pounds. A dog can drag 1,500 pounds.
Ultimate Equipment Guide II
Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005
Dog, Guard or War
- Trained to fight and protect, guard dogs and war dogs are among the least expensive sentries and soldiers one can hire.
- Dog, Guard or War: 25 gp
- With its keen sense of smell, a well-training hunting dog can follow a trail invisible to human eyes.
- Dog, Hunting: 15 gp
- This Medium-size dog is specially trained to carry a Small humanoid rider (not a dwarf). It is brave in combat like a warhorse. No damage is taken when falling from a riding dog.
- Dog, Riding: 150 gp
|Hit Dice||2d8+4 (13 hp)|
|Speed||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class||16 (+2 Dexterity, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 14|
|Attack||Bite +3 melee (1d6+3)|
|Full Attack||Bite +3 melee (1d6+3)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Low-Light Vision, Scent|
|Saves||Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1|
|Abilities||Strength 15, Dexterity 15, Constitution 15, Intelligence 2, Wisdom 12, Charisma 6|
|Skills||Jump +8, Listen +5, Spot +5, Swim +3, Survival +1*|
|Organization||Solitary or pack (5-12)|
If trained for war, these animals can make trip attacks just as wolves do (see the Wolf entry). A riding dog can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride (Dexterity) check.