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Creature Tanning Info
Creature information
Group Type I Mammal
Group Type II Canine
Aggressive No
Pursues No
Special Harvest None
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Creature information
Skin Type Pelt
Size See special notes
Weight (fresh) See special notes
Weight (tanned) See special notes


Adjectives (i.e., "green" or "fluffy") not included

  • Dog
  • Various named breeds
  • Various mutts
  • Painted dog (adult/puppy)


--Cities and Towns--

  • Dog [large/small] - Anhk-Morpork
  • Dog [deranged/wet/etc] - Anhk-Morpork - Cattle District
  • Named breeds - Bes Pelargic
  • Named breeds [adult/puppy] - Chronides Farmstead
  • Named breeds - Ohulan Cutash
  • Named breeds and mutts - Sto Lat
  • Sheepdog - Escrow


  • Named breeds - Sto Plains (Cabbage Fields, Grasslands)
  • Painted dog [adult/puppy] - Klatch (Plains, Savanna)
  • Ramtop Sheepdog - Lower Ramtops (Grasslands, Forest)


Descriptions are example(s) from a single individual. Variations may be numerous, and dependent upon species, gender, age, location, and other variables.


Dog [Large/Small]

The small patched dog is very hairy. She looks a bit sad and lost in the streets of Ankh-Morpork. She would likely prefer a cat flap and a nice hot meal every night, no?

  • Alignment: Neutral

Dog [Cattle District]

This emaciated dog is but a single flavour of the stray dog family. Ages ago, his ancestors launched into a bitter canine feud. This rift has lasted even until today, manifesting itself in the form of bloody turf wars and gang battles which rage through the dark alleys of Ankh-Morpork. This mutt can easily be distinguished from its brethren by its guttural growl and snapping maw.

  • Alignment: Details needed.
  • Descriptors include emaciated, scrawny, wet, mangy, dishevelled, ratty, rabid, deranged, unkept, mangy, snarling, ill-tempered
  • Will steal edible stuff from players (and from each other) and carry it around; and sometimes inedible stuff, too
  • Are found in packs up to 4; and can be aggressive. Individuals in packs will sometimes protect each other
  • Packs come in two "gangs" based on collar - red and blue; dogs with different colored collar will attack each other

Bes Pelargic

Shiba Dog

The Shiba has been a native breed to Agatea since the primitive ages. The word "Shiba" originally refers to something "small", a "small dog". The Shiba's habitat was in the mountainous area facing the Sea of Agatea and was used as a hunting dog for small animals and birds.

  • Alignment: Neutral
  • There are many different breeds in Bes Pelargic, each with own description. Breeds include Auriental spitz, chow chow, hairless, HungHungese, sausage dog, shiba, shih-tzu, Sum Dim crested, and yum yum.

Chronides Farmstead

Dog [adult]

This vicious dog is an Ephebian sheepdog. She is a fiercely protective yet loveable dog. She has bright grey eyes, a thick long grayish-brown coat which is extremely scraggly, and a distinctively short tail.

  • Alignment: Details needed.

Dog [puppy]

This fat puppy is a Molossus with a wide, short muzzle and a heavy dewlap. He is brave and versatile, a very useful work dog for hunting, herding animals, guarding the house, and doing a variety of serious jobs around the farm. He has clear orange eyes and short, wirey cream fur.

  • Alignment: Details needed.



This is a very old and very lazy sheepdog who spends most of her time sleeping in the most comfy place she can find. If she wasn't breathing it would be hard to tell she was alive.

  • Alignment: Details needed.

Ohulan Cutash


This mangy white spaniel is one of the many canine inhabitants of Ohulan-Cutash. She spends her days wandering the streets, trying to keep out of trouble.

  • Alignment: Neutral
  • While there are many different breeds in Ohulan Cutash, descriptions are very similar.

Sto Lat


This tough little character is definitely not a pedigree. In fact, it's hard to say what he is. Something about his nose suggests a trace of wire-haired terrier somewhere in his ancestry, but the rest remains a mystery.

  • Alignment: Neutral
  • There are many different types of dogs in Bes Pelargic, each with own description.
    • Pedigreed breeds include beagle, cabbage hound, deerhound, foxhound, Genuan shepherd, greyhound, Lipwigzer, papillion, poodle, retriever, spaniel, terrier (fox, wire-haired, and Quirmian), and wolfhound.
    • Mutts include cur, dog, hound, mongrel, and terrier. Non-pedigreed dogs are distinguished from breed dogs with one of the following adjectives - cringing, cunning, long-legged, messy, one-eyed, patchy, rakish, scarred, scrappy, three-legged, or woeful.


Painted Dog [adult] - Klatch (Plains, Savanna)

This is a gangly, restless wild dog, with long legs and movements as skittish as a cat's. His short black coat is spattered with tan blotches, and his large, round ears are pricked towards you. A bushy, half-length tail waves behind him.

  • Alignment: Neutral

Painted Dog [puppy] - Klatch (Plains, Savanna)

This is a tiny chubby wild puppy, with a snub nose and hardly any ears. His short black coat is blotched with white and tan, and a little scrap of a tail waves behind him.

  • Alignment: Neutral

Ramtop Sheepdog - Lower Ramtops (Grasslands, Forest)

This is a shaggy sheepdog. He is wagging his tail happily, and appears to be keeping a close eye out for runaway sheep.

  • Alignment: Neutral

Bloodhound - Sto Plains (Cabbage Fields, Grasslands)

This is a massive, powerful hound with a long muzzle, drooping ears, and loose, wrinkled skin. Her jowls and hanging skin give her a rather mournful, dignified expression. Powerful shoulders allow the dog to work for long hours without a break, and her tail is carried in an elegant curve over her back.

  • Alignment: 1 degree of good
  • There are several different breeds found with hunters on the Sto Plains. Breeds include bloodhound, boarhound, pointer, retriever, and wolfhound.


  • None

Special Notes

  • Dogs in the Cattle District of Ahnk-Morpork may be found in packs up to 4 animals. When packs of different gangs (collar colours) meet, they will fight. Packs are sometimes aggressive towards players. These dogs will also attempt to steal food visible in a player's inventory.
  • Painted dogs are found as individuals and as packs of 2 to 10 (adults/puppies)
  • Ramtop sheepdogs accompany lower Ramtop sheep herds, with 1 or 2 dogs (and a shepherd) per herd
  • Hunting dogs upon the Sto Plains are found with hunters
  • Dogs in Ankh-Morpork come in large and small sizes
  • Breed dogs in Sto Lat may either be alone or accompanying a human. If the human is attacked, the dog will attempt to defend him/her. However, the human will ignore the fight if the dog is solely attacked.
  • In Sto Lat, non-breed dogs - curs, dogs, hounds, mongrels, terriers - may try to steal food or uncured body parts from players or their clouds/bats. This appears to be more common around the graveyard and to the south side of the city.

Tanning Table

Pelt Size Pelt Weight (lb) Tan Weight (lb) Breed
1'6" by 8" 1 5/9 to 3 1/9 7/9 to 1 5/9 Small
1'6" by 8"* 4 1/9 to 8 5/9 2 to 4 3/9 Large
1'6" by 8" 6 1/9 to 6 3/9 3 to 3 2/9 Cattle Market dogs
Bes Pelargic
1'6" by 8" 6 2/9 to 6 3/9 3 1/9 to 3 2/9 All breeds
Chronides Farmstead
1'6" by 8" 10 3 All breeds (adult)
1'6" by 8" Details needed. Details needed. All breeds (puppy)
4'8" x 2'2" Details needed. Details needed. Sheepdog
Ohulan Cutash
1'6" x 8" 6 2/9 to 6 4/9 3 1/9 to 3 2/9 All breeds
Sto Lat
10" x 5" 1 2/9 5/9 to 6/9 Papillion
1' x 6" 3 1/9 1 5/9 Terrier (wire-haired, Quirmian)
1'5" x 8" 2 4/9 1 2/9 Fox Terrier
1'5" x 8" 3 4/9 1 6/9 to 1 7/9 Beagle
1’6” x 8” 2 7/9 1 3/9 and 1 4/9 Small mutts - Terrier, Dog, Mongrel
1’6” x 8” 4 2/9 2 1/9 Spaniel
1’6” x 8”* 5 4/9 2 6/9 to 2 7/9 Medium mutts - Cur, Mongrel
1’6” x 8”* 12 6/9 6 3/9 Large mutts - Dog, Hound, Mongrel
1’9” x 10” 8 6/9 4 3/9 Cabbage Hound
1’9” x 10” 8 7/9 4 3/9 to 4 4/9 Poodle
1’9” x 10” 9 8/9 4 8/9 to 5 Foxhound
2' x 1' 10
10 6/9
5 3/9
Retriever (golden)
Retriever (curly-coated)
2' x 1' 12 6/9 6 3/9 Genuan Shepherd
2' x 1' Details needed. Details needed. Lipwigzer
2’6” x 1’2” 9 1/9 4 5/9 Greyhound
2’8” x 1’3” 17 3/9 8 6/9 Wolfhound
2’10” x 1’4” 15 7/9 7 8/9 Deerhound
1'6" x 8" 6 2/9 to 6 4/9 3 1/9 to 3 2/9 Painted Dog (adult/young)
1'6" x 8" 3 7/9 1 8/9 Painted Dog (puppy)
1'6" x 8" 1 2/9 5/9 to 6/9 Painted Dog (puppy, tiny)
1'6" x 8" 6 2/9 to 6 4/9 3 1/9 to 3 2/9 Ramtop Sheepdog
Details needed. Details needed. Details needed. Hunter breeds
  • Pelt sizes are rarely 1'5" by 8" for large AM dogs and "large" and "medium" Sto Lat mutts.


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