Dogs are familiars commonly used by healers and guards, as they have heightened senses and are able to enhance healing magic beyond what most healers can do on their own. They are also often a good choice for these professions as they can be both comforting and intimidating, depending on their training.
There are hundreds of breeds of dog raised for different purposes, all of different shapes and sizes. From mounts for wolven soldiers to hand-sized companions for foxen children, dogs are one of the most versatile familiars the world has to offer.
They are associated with good health and protection.