|Hit Dice:||2d8+4 (13 hp)|
|Speed:||40 ft. (8 squares)|
|Armor Class:||16 (+2 Dex, +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:||Str 15, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6|
|Skills:||Jump +8, Listen +5, Spot +5, Swim +3, Survival +1*|
|Organization:||Solitary or pack (5-12)|
This category includes working breeds such as collies, huskies, and St. Bernards.
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 riding dog can drag 1,500 pounds.
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 check.