DOG, RIDING Size/Type: Medium Animal Hit Dice: 2d8+4 (13 hp) Initiative: +2 Speed: 40 ft. (8 squares) Armor Class: 16 (+2 Dex, +4 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 14 Base Attack/Grapple: +1/+3 Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d6+3) Full Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d6+3) Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. Special Attacks: — Special Qualities: Low-light vision, scent Saves: Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +1 Abilities: Str 15, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6 Skills: Jump +8, Listen +5, Spot +5, Swim +3, Survival +1* Feats: Alertness, TrackB Environment: Temperate plains Organization: Solitary or pack (5–12)

This category includes working breeds such as collies, huskies, and St. Bernards.

Carrying Capacity: A light load for a riding dog is up to 100 pounds; a medium load, 101–200 pounds; and a heavy load, 201–300 pounds. A riding dog can drag 1,500 pounds.

COMBAT If trained for war, these animals can make trip attacks just as wolves do (see the Wolf entry). A riding dog can fight while carrying a rider, but the rider cannot also attack unless he or she succeeds on a Ride check.

Skills: Riding dogs have a +4 racial bonus on Jump checks.

*Riding dogs have a +4 racial bonus on Survival checks when tracking by scent.