Attack Dogs, also known as Undead Attack Dogs, are enemies in Dark Souls.


Attack Dogs are found in the lower section of the Undead Burg, and in upper section of the Depths. The one guarding a chest containing the Large Ember is the only one that doesn't respawn.

Two Attack Dogs are found in the boss room for the Capra Demon and will attack alongside it.


Undead Attack Dogs are hairless hounds with pointy ears, large noses, and sharp teeth. Their eyes are measly and their bodies slim, displaying a build made for speed. 


Using a large weapon, or any weapon capable of over or underhand strikes is beneficial during an encounter with Attack Dogs; especially in the area of Undead Burg, where stairs and sloped ground make it hard to land a hit due to their height. It is also much more reliable to attack with a thrusting sword while holding a shield up.

Attack Dogs have the ability to inflict bleed buildup upon the player. 

Be Warned. Attack dogs have the ability to ignore all forms of incoming damage for a brief time before they attack, and after. This effect also applies before and during any of their dodges, though not after. These invincibility frames are nearly impossible to distinguish from the rest of the dogs actions, it makes it seem as if the dog simply stands still, ignoring attacks for a moment. Time your attacks well to ensure you strike them.

Enemy informationEdit

Health and soulsEdit

Location Health Souls
Undead Burg 100 252 80 400
Depths 117 286 100 500


Respawn Yes & No
Backstab No
Damage Types Regular / Slash / Bleed


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Bite 130 Regular Bleed: 30 No Neither Fast
Jumping Bite 175 Slash Bleed: 30 No Neither Fast


Location Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
Undead Burg 100 100 100 100 75 60 75 B B D
Depths 132 132 132 132 99 78 99 B B C

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


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