Ogre Retriever Species in Asteria | World Anvil
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Ogre Retriever

"Yes, they still want to sit on your lap"

Basic Information


The Ogre Retriever is an almost two meters tall dog. Its brown fur is wavy and can grow quite long if not trimmed.

Genetics and Reproduction


Growth Rate & Stages

The dogs mature from newborn puppy to full-grown dog over the course of a year. They remain a puppy mentally until their second birthday. Because of their size, they rarely live longer than ten years.

Ecology and Habitats

To be able to run free the dogs need large open areas to be able to prosper. The habitat also needs to house other large creatures or they will completely destroy the ecosystem.

Dietary Needs and Habits

The dogs are carnivores and eat enough to justify their size. All Ogre Retrievers are currently domesticated so there are no records for what might happen if they were to run free.

Biological Cycle

Ogre Retrievers are most active during spring and autumn. The summer seasons are too warm, and so the dogs expend much more energy, while the cold of winter makes the dogs want to stay indoors.

Additional Information


The dog-breeder Karus Wickerfang had an idea:
"Bigger is better and I absolutely hate Ogres. I'm going to breed a dog so big that it can eat the bastards."
He spent a lifetime to make that dream come true.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

The race is bred exclusively on the Paleweed Steppes. In rare cases they can be found as pets, or working beasts, in other regions.

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

The dogs have an exceptional sense of smell, specifically honed to sniff out the monster denizens of the Red Spikes. Such as orcs, goblin, ogres, and kobolds.   Because of their large size, the Ogre Retrievers have a hard time distinguishing smaller creatures by sight.
10 years
Conservation Status
Measures are not taken to ensure the dogs survive, but rather that they don't become too plentiful.
Average Height
1.5-1.9 meters
Average Weight
Average Length
2.3-2.7 meters


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Jul 23, 2019 12:49

An enjoyable read, both informative and humorous. While it is implied I have to ask, are they used to hunter Ogres, and if so are they good at it?