Dogs of the "Vanished Lands"

In honor of tonight’s broadcast of the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, here again is a list of the modern equivalents of the breeds that the fantasy peoples of my “Vanished Lands” homebrew campaign setting (currently using Pathfinder) would have:

>> Dwarves (guard dogs)

  • Hill (Dverge; most common)-Corgi, Saint Bernard
  • Mountain (Khaz, Deep; urban nobility)-Bernese, Mastiff
  • River (seminomadic)-Otterhound, Skipperke
  • Korubokuru (eastern)-Chow Chow
  • Dune (Vanaka/Utuchekulu; southern)-Basenji
  • Gray (Duergar, Derro; usually evil)-Bulldog

>> Elves (hunting dogs; Cooshie resembles Whippet)

  • Sylvan (Wood; most common)-Pointer
  • High (Quelanthi; urban nobility)-Poodle
  • Grey (Faerie; mountain craftspeople)-Spitz
  • Wild (Grugach; barbarians)-Wolfhound
  • Bamboo Spirit Folk (eastern Sylvan)-Shih Tzu, Shiba Inu, Foo Dog
  • River Spirit Folk (eastern Grey)-Greyhound
  • Dark (Drow, Nannuattan; usually evil)-Doberman, Groendal
  • Valley Elves (reclusive magocrats)-Vizsla
  • Frost Elves (far northern cousins)-Borzoi, Samoyed

>> Note : Avariel (northwestern winged Elves), Thallasaquendi (western Sea Elves), and Dimernesti (eastern Sea Spirit) have other companion animals

>> Gnomes (terriers)

  • Surface (Forest, Rock)-Border/Cairn Terrier, German Pincher
  • Svirfneblin (Deep)-Dachshund
  • Tinker (Minoi; Mad)-Schnauzer

>> Halflings (hounds; Blink Dogs resemble Beagles)

  • Harfoot (Hobbits; closest to humans)-Corgi, Foxhound
  • Faldine (Tallfellow; closest to Elves)-Airedale, Spaniel
  • Woldan (Deep; closest to Dwarves)-Basset, Pug
  • Shan Sao (eastern)-Chin, Pekingese

>> Humans (all purposes)

  • Barbari (proto-Slavic/Central Asian)-Afghan, Husky
  • Hifalendorin (proto-Western European)-Boxer, Retriever, Tervuren
  • Saganim (proto-Celtic)-Newfoundland, Sheepdog
  • Shengtese (Oriental, East Asian)-Sharpei
  • Suthern (proto-West Asian)-Ibizan, Pharoah hounds
  • Zarendo Islander (East African)-Rhodesian Ridgeback

>> Selected Other Humanoid Subspecies/races :

>> Goblinoids

-Goblins-Bull Terrier, Wargs


-Bakemono-Hairless Chinese Crested

>> Ogre-kin (Orcs, Ogres, Bugbears, Oni)-Rottweiler

-Giant-kin (Giants, Trolls)-Neopolitan Mastiff

>> Note : Beast-kin generally don’t keep animal companions.

Dogs of the "Vanished Lands"

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