Attack Dog [Perk]

Attack Dog is a perk in Fallout 4. Turn Dogmeat into a lethal weapon, and bring him along as an additional companion on all missions or when exploring.


  • Rank 1: Your faithful canine companion can hold an enemy, giving you a greater chance to hit them in V.A.T.S.
  • Rank 2: When your dog holds an enemy, there's a chance he'll cripple the limb he's biting.
  • Rank 3: When your dog holds an enemy, there's a chance he'll cause them to bleed.


Dogmeat is a very special case as far as companions are concerned. As well as being an iconic part of the franchise, the dog we see in Fallout 4 is a fully trained military attack dog, and as such has a number of advanced capabilities. These include being able to defend a specific person or area, warning you of incoming threats, holding or incapacitating enemies, executing lethal finishing moves, and finding items and explosives.

This perk further enhances Dogmeat’s usefulness by making him more durable, and far more deadly. The added focus mode enhances the experience by allowing you to take direct control as long as you are not being attacked, riding a mount, or engaged in dialogue or interaction with an NPC. This ability will allow you to scout ahead, find enemies, and even discover nearby locations. Stacks with Local Leader.

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