Guard dog
Guard dog
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 44
Always drops Bones
He doesn't seem pleased to see me.
Combat info
Hitpoints 49
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 6
Weakness Water & Fire spells
Attack Styles
Melee (Crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 49
Category Dog
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
35 36 37 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

Guard dogs are monsters that can be found in various man-made locations, and are aggressive. They can be killed as part of a "dog" Slayer task assignment given by a slayer master, yielding 49 Slayer experience per kill. For lower-level players, guard dogs can be tough to defeat with melee, due to their fairly high melee accuracy. However, players can easily attack them from safe spots using ranged, magic, or long-range melee weapons like halberds. One safe spot is through the fence of the northeast side of the McGrubor's Wood (2). Another spot is behind the mushrooms located on the south-west corner of the wood. Players wielding a halberd can safely attack them from any side of the fence. The dogs respawn fairly quickly, so only 2-3 dogs that are close together will be sufficient to fulfill a slayer task. The west side of the Handelmort Mansion can be used as an easy way to melee the dogs, standing between the two dogs on the west side of the mansion allows the aggressive dogs to attack you. Therefore having some food allows for quick resolution of a slayer task.

Guard dogs may also be purchased at level 74 Construction to guard a player's Dungeon, (see Guard dog (POH)).


  • Handelmort Mansion - Four spawn patrolling around Lord Handelmort's Garden, West of Ardougne Marketplace.
  • McGrubor's Wood - Ten dogs spawn throughout the woods, although the dog in the northwest corner cannot be reached.
  • Black Arm Gang hideout in Brimhaven - Three. (Must start Heroes Quest in order to access it)
  • Xeric's Glade - Two guard the fruit stalls


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 43
Ensouled dog head Ensouled dog head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 896

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