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Exclusive to: Shipwrecked icon.png

Wilson Portrait.png
It has that wet-dog smell.

Wilson, when examining a Dog Fish.

Dogfish are passive Mobs found in the Shipwrecked DLC. They can be seen across the Ocean on their own, or in abundance in Coral Reefs. When the player's boat approaches a Dogfish's shadow, it will surface and attempt to swim away, before retreating to the water once more. Dogfishes are only spawned at world creation time, and they do not respawn once killed, making them a limited resource. They are considered innocent creatures, and killing one adds 2 points to the player's Naughtiness level, which can cause Krampus to appear.

Dead Dogfish

Webber Portrait.png
All dogfish go to heaven, right?

Webber, when examining a Dead Dogfish.

When a Dogfish is killed, it becomes a Dead Dogfish. It can be eaten to restore 1 Health Meter.png and 25 Hunger Meter.png. Dead Dogfish can be cooked in a Crock Pot and count as 0.5 units of Meat and 1 unit of Fish. Cooking a Dead Dogfish at a Campfire, Fire Pit, Chiminea, or Dwarf Star will yield Fish Steak. It can also be dried to get Jerky and can be traded to Yaarctopus for Dubloons. When a Dead Dogfish is left to spoil, it will turn into a Spoiled Fish. Placing a Dead Dogfish inside normal or fat Packim Baggims will cause him to eat it and spit out a Spoiled Fish.

Spear.png Hunting

Dogfish swim fairly fast and will avoid the player. They can be killed easily using a Spear Gun, a normal Spear thrown by the Spear Gun deals enough damage to kill the Dogfish in a single shot for characters without reduced damage modifiers. Alternatively, they can be chased towards a shore and cornered there, allowing them to be killed with melee Weapons.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Dogfish when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Number of Hits
Item Dogfish.png
Old Bell.png Reign of Giants icon.png 1 0 0
Obsidian Coconade.png Shipwrecked icon.png 1 0 0
Coconade.png Shipwrecked icon.png Hamlet icon.png 1 0 0
Spear Gun Obsidian.png Shipwrecked icon.png 1 - 1 Charged.png 0 - 0 Charged.png 0 - 0 Charged.png
Harpoon.png Shipwrecked icon.png
Blunderbuss.png Hamlet icon.png
1 0 0
Bee Mine.png ≥1 ≥0 ≥0
Spear Gun Battle.png Shipwrecked icon.png 1 as Wigfrid Portrait.png 0 as Wigfrid Portrait.png 0 as Wigfrid Portrait.png
Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png Shipwrecked icon.png 1 0 0
Obsidian Spear.png Shipwrecked icon.png 1 - 2 0 - 0 0 - 0
Blow Dart.png 1 0 0
Electric Dart.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 2 (1 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png)
Dark Sword.png
Glass Cutter.png Don't Starve Together icon.png
2 0 0
Cutlass Supreme.png Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png 2 0 0
Tooth Trap.png 2 0 0
Pew-matic Horn.png Hamlet icon.png 3, 3 or 2 0, 0 or 0 0, 0 or 0
Thulecite Club.png 2 0 0
Ham Bat.png 2 - 4 0 - 0 0 - 0
Obsidian Axe.png Shipwrecked icon.png 2 - 4 - Charged.png 0 - 0 - Charged.png 0 - 0 - Charged.png
Tentacle Spike.png

Cork Bat.png Hamlet icon.png
Cursed Rounds.png Marbles.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png

2 0 0
Slurtle Slime.png 2 0 0
Halberd.png Hamlet icon.png 3 0 0
Morning Star.png Reign of Giants icon.png 3 (2 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png)
Bat Bat.png
Battle Spear.png Reign of Giants icon.png
3 0 0
Bramble Trap.png Hamlet icon.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 3 0 0

Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.pngShipwrecked icon.png
Moon Glass Axe.png Gold Rounds.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

3 0 0
Trident.png Shipwrecked icon.png 3 (1 Toy Boat.png) 0 (0 Toy Boat.png) 0 (0 Toy Boat.png)
PickSlashAxe.png 4 0 0
Machete.png Shipwrecked icon.png Hamlet icon.png 4 0 0
Boomerang.png Axe.png Pickaxe.png Brush.png

Tail o' Three Cats.png Malbatross Bill.png Bull Kelp Stalk.png Don't Starve Together icon.png
Gold Pan.png Hamlet icon.png

4 0 0
Stalking Stick.png Hamlet icon.png 5 0 0
Eyeshot.png Shipwrecked icon.png 5 0 0
Saddlehorn.png Hammer.png Pitchfork.png Shovel.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Torch.png

Telebrella.png Don't Starve icon.png
Shears.png Executive Hammer.pngHamlet icon.png
Cactus Spike.png Shipwrecked icon.png Whirly Fan.png Driftwood Oar.png Oar.png Slow-Down Rounds.png Pebbles.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

6 0 0
Lucy the Axe.png 8 0 0
Bug Net.png Fishing Rod.png

Magnifying Glass.png Hamlet icon.png

24 0 0

It takes 2 blasts to freeze a Dogfish with an Ice Staff. It takes 1 Sleep Dart to put Dogfish to sleep.

Icon Tools.png Usage

Dead Dogfish.png
Interface arrow right.png
Spoiled Fish.png
Dead Dogfish.png
Fish Steak.png
Dead Dogfish.png
Drying Rack.png
Dead Dogfish.png
Dead Dogfish.png
Yaarctopus Icon.png
Octopus Chest.png

Prototype.png Tips

  • Abigail can outrun a Dogfish, and given enough time can kill it. To reduce the time needed, this is best attempted at dusk or night.
  • Woodlegs can use The 'Sea Legs's unlimited cannon to kill Dogfishes easily. Players should keep in mind that the cannon shot will create big Waves that will cause Wetness and damage The 'Sea Legs' if they aren't dodged.
  • By using a Trawl Net, a player can get a renewable source of Dead Dogfish. This renders the resource renewable.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • According to Wickerbottom's quote ("Canis Fishus"), the Dogfish is a dog-like creature (like wolves, foxes, etc) that looks like a fish and not a fish that looks like a dog.
    • It should be noted that the cartilaginous fish family Squalidae are commonly called dogfish, though are not related to the ones seen in the game.
  • Webber's quote for the Dead Dogfish is a reference to the movie All Dogs Go to Heaven.

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