Rabid Dog
Rabid Dog
Affiliation VS Beasts Button Beasts


Locations Central Yharnam,
Cathedral Ward,
Forbidden Woods,
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village,
Nightmare of Mensis (with Crow's Head),Hunter's Nightmare
Drops None
Central Yharnam 80
Cathedral Ward 141
Healing Church Workshop 145
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village (Evening) 202
Forbidden Woods 204
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village (Blood Moon) 461
Nightmare of Mensis |Crow Head 611
Chalice Dungeons 141
Blood Echoes
Central Yharnam 53
Cathedral Ward 184
Healing Church Workshop 142
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village (Evening) 593
Forbidden Woods 521
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village (Blood Moon) 762
Nightmare of Mensis |Crow Head 1134
Chalice Dungeons 84
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The Rabid Dog is an enemy in Bloodborne.


Rabid Dogs are domesticated dogs that became infected with the mysterious plague of Yharnam. They often wander alongside or nearby Huntsman. Some are also found inside caged carriers.

They sometimes circle around their target before attacking, making it dangerous to face multiple hounds, as they can all attack from different angles, and bite their prey multiple times.

In the Nightmare of Mensis there is a variant that has a Carrion Crow's head. And in the Hunter's Nightmare a variant that accompanies the Old Hunters can be found. It deals more damage and resembles a Doberman.


Rabid Dogs are fast, aggressive opponents who can easily kill a weakened player if they are unable to evade their attacks. They will often lunge to close the distance and then use a rapid bite attack at close range which can stunlock the player if they cannot escape it. Occasionally they can be found in cages and will break out when approached.

Gunshots will knock down these enemies which can be useful if faced with multiple dogs. Other ranged weapons can be used to lure them away and they are vulnerable to fire damage. They can be frequently found alongside Huntsmen and other foes so separating them from other enemies is crucial.


  • Though they are classified as Beasts, they are only "Animal-type" Beasts, and thus, not affected by Serrated damage. Only by Blood Gems that have "ATK vs beasts UP". They are still weak to fire.
  • They are extremely sensitive to any type of Blood damage, as such, hitting them with gunfire or a blood weapon will knock them down.


  • There are three more kinds of Canine enemies in game:
  • It was one of the first enemies introduced in the game, appearing in numerous trailers and gameplay footage.


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