Current game stage: 1
|Location||Wasteland- and Burnt Forest-biome, as well as in particular POIs. Occasionally, as part of a roaming dog horde|
Zombie Dogs are zombie animals found in every biome but more commonly in the Wasteland. Zombie Dogs are hostile and will try to chase and attack the player if provoked or spots the player. Zombie Dogs can at times be heard growling letting players know they are discovered and about to be attacked. Having appearance of a Doberman Pinscher, Zombie Dogs are much faster than players and will easily outrun a player and catch them, so it is advised to take them down as fast as you can before they can reach you, or get to high ground like a car as they cannot climb it. Zombie Dogs are one of the few zombie enemies that can run during the day. Zombie Dogs can hear, and sense the player better than other Zombies. Unlike other Zombies which attack the second highest block, Zombie Dogs can only attack the lowest block. A Zombie Dog's attack can also cause Bleeding. When killed will let out an agonizing whimper and/or whine.
Zombie Dogs attack in large groups every fifth day, but a group can be encountered as early as day two. They will attempt to find the player and once they do they can sense and hunt the player through walls and must be killed to be stopped. Groups of Zombie Dogs will commonly spawn outside while the player is inside certain buildings and once the player has reached a certain floor level. Howling can be heard indicating a group of Zombie Dogs are ascending the building to your location.
Before Alpha 17 and below, Zombie Dogs' running speed was similar to the players running speed. After Alpha 17, Zombies Dogs are 50% faster than a running player. This makes them the fastest zombies in the game.