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Naked mole dog


Urist likes naked mole dogs for their wrinkly skin.

  • Underground Depth: 1

· No Pain · Steals food · Steals drink

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 350

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 6,000 cm3
Mid: 30,000 cm3
Max: 60,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 2-3
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12-13
Fat 11-13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 10-11
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about an older version of DF.
A large, pale rodent with loose, hanging, hairless skin. It has long teeth and an incredibly powerful bite. It is found underground.

Naked mole dogs are very, very large versions of the real life naked mole rat. They live on the topmost level of caverns, and will attempt to steal food and alcohol when they can. They aren't naturally hostile but will fight back if provoked, likely tearing apart your war dogs in the process. They aren't afraid of your dwarves and will charge straight into your fortress to find food, they seem to travel sporadically. In order to capture them efficiently, make a small food stockpile on the first cavern layer and surround it with cage traps.

Naked mole dog parts are worth the same as most domestic animals, but they have a fairly high pet value. They can be tamed and bred with an animal trainer. Given their average lifespan of 2-3 years, making them into pets (or training them for war) is likely counterproductive.

Naked mole dogs can make for a dog replacement, being generally bigger and tougher and not feeling pain, unlike dogs. However, they aren't as aggressive as dogs, which may make them less attractive.