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Fiend-Bred Animal, Chelish Hell-Bred Dog

This reddish-brown canine has a square, athletic build. Its dripping saliva smells of sulfur.

Chelish Hell-Bred Dog CR 2

Source Pathfinder #103: The Hellfire Compact pg. 86
XP 600
N Medium animal
Init +6; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +4


AC 15, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +3 natural)
hp 19 (3d8+6)
Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1


Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +4 (1d6+3 plus trip)
Special Attacks sulfurous spittle


Str 14, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +2; CMB +4; CMD 16 (20 vs. trip)
Feats Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Survival)
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+10 when jumping), Perception +4, Stealth +6, Survival +3 (+7 tracking by scent); Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping, +4 Survival when tracking by scent
SQ hot climate adaptation


Environment temperate or warm forests or plains
Organization solitary, pair, or pack (3–8)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Hot Climate Adaptation (Ex) A Chelish hell-bred dog gains a +8 racial bonus on Fortitude saves to avoid nonlethal damage from very hot environmental conditions.

Sulfurous Spittle (Ex) Once per hour as a standard action, a Chelish hell-bred dog can spray a 10-foot cone of sulfurous liquid from its mouth. Any creature caught in the cone is nauseated for 1 round and then sickened for 1d4 rounds. A successful DC 13 Fortitude save negates the nauseated effect and reduces the sickened effect to 1 round. A creature cannot use the scent ability as long as the sulfurous spray affects it. The save DC is Constitution-based.


Chelish hell-bred dogs are descended from hell hounds and many different breeds of domestic dogs, including mastiffs, retrievers, terriers, and shepherds. They are an athletic breed with long muzzles and a strong bites. Alert, loyal, and highly trainable, they make excellent guard dogs. They’re best known for their ability to spray sulfuric liquid similar to skunk musk from their mouths.

A Chelish hell-bred dog measures 2-1/2 feet at the withers and weighs 95 pounds. A well-trained young hellbred dog is worth 600 gp.

Creatures in "Fiend-Bred Animal" Category

Chelish Hell-Bred Dog2
Stygian Hot-Blooded Horse2

Fiend-Bred Animal

Source Pathfinder #103: The Hellfire Compact pg. 86
Fiend-bred animals are pedigreed varieties of animals whose bloodlines include an animal-like fiend. The breeders of these creatures typically use a conjuration spell of the calling subschool, such as planar ally or planar binding, to call a suitable fiend to the Material Plane and persuade it to mate with an animal of a compatible species. Most of the male hybrids are sterile, and thus the female hybrids of the first generations are mated with animal males until the new variety breeds true. Thereafter, breeders strive to emphasize trainability while retaining the most desirable traits derived from the progenitor fiend.

Fiend-bred animals are rare and incredibly expensive, and therefore most owners of the breed are nobles or other wealthy individuals. Cheliax has a long-standing tradition of producing fiend-bred animals, and most hell-bred dogs are from meticulously tracked bloodlines with records in official registers. Keleshites, on the other hand, typically record their stygian hot-blooded horses’ ancestries through oral traditions passed down through ensuing generations.