Fierce Dog (term)
Fierce Dog

Dog Terms

Fierce Dog

Human Terms

Doberman Pinscher

Book Appearances

The Empty City, Darkness Falls, The Broken Path, The Endless Lake, Storm of Dogs, A Pack Divided

Fierce Dog is the term used for dogs, specifically Doberman Pinschers, who guard human places as guard dogs or attack dogs.[1] They are also called Longpaw Fangs by wolves since they work for longpaws.[2] Stereotypically, they are portrayed as cold-blooded, unforgiving and vicious.[3][4]

One group of Fierce Dogs plays a major role as the antagonist in Survivors: The Original Series.[5][6]


Fierce Dogs are usually large, strong, and fierce-tempered (hence the name). They have been described as having dark,[1] lean,[1] bodies with pricked ears[1] and pointed snouts.[1] Normally, as exemplified with Blade's Pack,[7] they're named after weaponry however, this is not the case with other Fierce Dogs such as the Longpaw Fangs, which are named after other terms such as a fox or a tribal dance.[8] Fierce Dogs have been confirmed to be exclusively Doberman Pinschers.[9]


  • Gillian Phillip has stated that most Fierce Dogs have their origins in a guard dog training facility.[10]

Notable Fierce Dogs

See Also

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in The Empty City, page 222
  2. Revealed in Alpha's Tale, page 27
  3. Revealed on Meet the Survivors
  4. Revealed in Darkness Falls, page 112
  5. Revealed in The Endless Lake Pack List
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Revealed in Storm of Dogs Pack List
  7. Revealed in A Hidden Enemy Pack List
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Alpha's Tale Pack List
  9. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  10. Revealed on Gillian's Facebook
  11. Revealed in Darkness Falls Pack List
  12. Revealed in A Pack Divided Pack List