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Foo dogs were the most commonly encountered of the foo creatures.[3][4][1]


Like all foo creatures, foo dogs were four-legged beasts with large, flat heads and big eyes,[3][4][6] with leonine bodies about three or four feet long.[3][4] They had long, floppy ears and broad noses.[3][4][1] Their tails were short[3][4][1][6] and ended with bushy hair.[3][4][1] Their thick fur was usually gold or black,[3][4][1][6] but other varieties[3][4][1][6]—such as white, gray, or even green or purple—were known.[3][4][1]


Foo dogs had all the supernatural abilities of other foo creatures. When they barked consistently for over a minute, the thunderous sound would occasionally summon one to six additional foo dogs to their aid.[3][4][5][6] Foo dogs were very intelligent.[3][4][5][6]


Foo dogs had similar personalities to other foos. Foo dogs and foo lions did not usually associate with each other, though they had no hatred towards each other.[3][4]


Foo dogs attacked with tooth and claw, which caused more harm to evil creatures than non-evil ones.[3][4][6]


In their extraplanar homes, foo dogs lived as mated pairs or in packs.[3][4] They spoke their own language and the language of foo lions. They could also speak the languages of those humanoids with whom they frequently interacted.[3][4]

Foo dogs in service of Sharindlar were also known to inhabit the Merciful Court, her divine realm in Nidavellir.[7]


Foo dogs ate all manner of inorganic material, including gems and precious metals, especially enjoying silver and platinum.[3][4]


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  1. 3rd-edition Oriental Adventures suggests using the stats for a celestial dire wolf for a foo dog, which has a CR of 4, but this does not account for the invisibility, Astral plane, Ethereal plane, and summoning powers of the foo dog shared in earlier editions.


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