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A mastiff in Hearthstone.
Classification Medium Animal
Faction/Affiliation Independent, Alliance, Scarlet Crusade, Dragonflayer clan
Homeworld Azeroth
Environment Any
Area(s) Gilneas, Scarlet Monastery, Western Plaguelands, Eastern Plaguelands, Howling Fjord, Dragonblight
Organization(s) Solitary, pair, or pack
Alignment Always neutral
Sources: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Mastiffs are a breed of dogs found primarily in Lordaeron. They appear to be common pets and companions of human societies, including vrykul.[1] While mostly found domesticated, wild mastiffs can also be found in Gilneas.[2][3] The Alterac brewhound is a type of mastiff bred for rescue.[4]


This section lists regular mastiffs. For brewhounds, see Alterac brewhound.


As a companion pet

As a hunter pet

Main article: Dog

Mastiffs are tameable by hunters as part of the dog family, which was first added in Cataclysm. Players that start as a worgen hunter will receive a mastiff as their first pet. They come in shades of black, grey, and brown.


  • Concept art for a mastiff-like breed of hounds employed by the vrykul already existed before the release of Wrath of the Lich King as the "jag hund".
  • Several mobs that once used the hyena model were updated to use the new mastiff model in Cataclysm, such as the various hounds employed by the Scarlet Crusade.