My D&D 3.5 Homebrew Pug Race.

So I have been working on a home brew race for a future D&D game. It is a race based upon my favorite 4 legged friend the Pug!

Also found a very funny video that made me laugh. its a somewhat spoof of the history of the pug.


I did not draw this I found it while googleing but I found it to be very appropriate for a Pugdorian Guard

Pugdorian (3.5e Race)


The rarely-seen Pugdorians are a race of small sized (About the size of a dwarf) caninish creatures. While canine in nature they are bipedal with hands similar to human hands. Covered from head to tail in fur with very distinctly pug features and coloration.


Pugdorians personalities vary greatly from one pug to another. Overall, their personality is more puglike in nature than human. They can be extremely lazy at times, often sleeping entire days. Pugdorians often stick around a human friend, following them everywhere almost in inappropriate ways, The Pugdorian may seem extraordinary dependent and helpless without companions but the Pugdorian is extremely self-sufficient if left alone.

Few Pugdorians wear any clothing. Nudity is common among the pugs as part of their animal-like nature. The only Pugdorians who regularly wear any clothing of any kind are Pugdorian priestesses and Pugdorian warriors who are specifically charged with the protection of the village. Pugdorians who spend a large amount of time around other species may wear clothing to avoid breaking any taboos other species might have about public nudity. Pugdorians are not the most nimble creature but they are extremely charismatic.

Physical Description

Pugdorians resemble 3 to 4 foot tall pug people with more pug features than human. Their most noticeable pug features are their squished snout and their curly tail. Their fur color can vary some from one Pugdorian to another. In most cases, however, they tend to be fawn with black snouts and ears. The top of their heads is adorned with human-like hair varying wildly in color and texture. They have tails which are short and curly. All Pugdorians are capable of snorting, sneezing and barking a piercing bark, almost deafening.


Pugdorians typically hang around their own type or that of humanoid races. There has been rare sightings of Outsiders to keep a Pugdorian as a companion.


Pugdorians are generally of good alignment.


Pugdorians rarely worship a diety but rather they have multiple gods with names that don’t translate well from their native tongue. The God of Treats, and the God of Naps are common among the Pugdorians


The Pugdorians speak their own language known as Pugnish. To the untrained or unfocused ear, their speech could almost be perceived as nothing more than the sounds normal pugs make. Grunting, girdling and the occasional sneeze and snort.


Pugdorian names vary greatly but common names are: Spike, Scout, Pugsly, and Mr. Woofwoof.

Racial Traits

  • -2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma; Pugdorians are far from quick and agile, but are more cuddly and charismatic that most.
  • Humanoid
  • Small: As a Small creature, a Pugdorian gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –4 size penalty on special attack (bull rushes, grapples, overruns, and trips) checks, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but it uses smaller weapons than humans use, and its lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
  • Pugdorians base land speed is 20 feet.
  • Low-Light Vision: A Pugdorian can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. It retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • Racial Skills: Spot, Listen, Sense Motive, Tumble, and Scent are always considered class skills for buying ranks in those skills. They gain +4 skill points per level which can only be used in those skills. Pugdorians receive a – 2 to Balance, Jump and Swim skills due to their dense bodies.
  • Piercing Bark: Once Per Encounter a Pugdorian can make a Piercing Bark, everyone within 30 feet of the Pugdorian must make a Will save DC is 10 + HD + Charisma Modifier or be dazed for 1d4 rounds. Creatures cannot be affected by the Piercing bark again within 24 hours
  • Adorable Eyes: Once Per Encounter a Pugdorian can attempt to look adorable and keep hopefully stop further aggression towards the creature. Creatures that can see the Pugdorian must make a will save DC is 10 + HD + Charisma Modifer or receive a -1 to attack/ damage and will saves against the Pugdorian.
  • Lazy: A Pugdorian requires 10-12 hours of rest per day. This can include naps throughout a 24 hour period. If the Pugdorian doesn’t get his required sleep he/she will be grumpy the until he/she gets 12 hours of rest. This gives the Pugdorian a -1 to attack rolls and saves.
  • Pugdorians receive a -2 to save’s against Fear and Mind altering affects due to their naïve and trusting nature.
  • Always Armed: Pugdorians have retractable claws on their hands and feet along with sharp teeth which can be used as an armed attack instead of a wielded weapon. Extending and retracting their claws is a free action. In combat, their claws and teeth are treated as wielded weapons. Claws are slashing weapons which do 1d4 damage (+1d4 at every 5th level) with a crit range of 19-20×2. Teeth (bite attack) are piercing weapons which do 1d4 damage (+1d4 at every 5th level) with a crit range of 19-20×2.
  • Automatic Languages: Pugnish and Common.
  • Bonus Languages: Any appropriate to an individual pug’s birth place.
  • Favored Class: Monk

Vital Statistics

Table: Pugdorian Random Starting Ages





15 years +1d4 +2d6 +4d8

Table: Pugdorian Aging Effects

Middle Age1



Maximum Age

75 years 120 years 200 years +250 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.

Table: Pugdorian Random Height and Weight


Base Height

Height Modifier

Base Weight

Weight Modifier

Male 3′ 6″ +2d4 60 lb. × (1d4) lb.
Female 3′ 1″ +2d4 50 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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