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The Dog is a species of animal found in Red Dead Redemption 2.


Dogs are domestic pets that can be found in towns and settlements across the world. Bounty hunters may use Bloodhounds as lawdogs to pursue the player. Killing dogs is considered Animal Cruelty, regardless of the dog's type or hostility.

Killing dogs almost always results in a loss of honor. The only exception is riding a horse to trample pursuing lawdogs slowly.

In Red Dead Online, a dog can be purchased from the Wilderness Outfitters accessed through JB Cripps and added to the camp, where it will bark to alert to nearby players.

Notable Dogs


  • Dogs are the only animal in the game the player has an option to praise, pat, or scold.
  • American foxhounds, Labradors, Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Siberian huskies, and Australian Shepherds can be purchased in Red Dead Online, while the Treeing walker coonhound is exclusive to PS4.


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