Dogs Will Lead You to Treasure in Breath of the Wild

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You thought dogs were great in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? No. They’re amazing. Apparently, they can lead you to hidden treasure, too!

Dogs are amazing. Just the best. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, they’re almost perfect but for the exasperating fact that you can’t pet the good pups when they do tricks or ask for belly scratches when you meet them at Stables. Sure, you can feed them, but come on! Press A to pet! How hard is it? I find the dogs of Hyrule especially deserving since I just found out today that these goofy floofers don’t just stand around looking cute, but apparently they’ll also lead you to buried treasure.

Yeah! You probably haven’t gotten a dog treasure yet simply because the process to get one is just a touch secretive. Getting the sooth animation by standing near them or feeding them a single piece of meat doesn’t cut it. You need to feed your doggo friend a total of three snacks (either raw meat of some sort or potentially fruit, depending on the type) before the dog will start to wander off in a direction. Follow the pup, and it will lead you to buried treasure that wasn’t visible before you fed it.

Here’s a quick tutorial from MissNekopon on YouTube showing just how it’s done:

I’ve traveled around, attempting to find as many doggo treasures as I could, and while I’m not confident I found them all, here are a few of the things I obtained due to the great providence of my best furry buddies:

  • Hateno Village – Silver Rupee
  • Highland Stable – Silver Rupee
  • Outskirt Stable – Silver Rupee
  • Lakeside Stable – Forest Dweller’s Spear
  • Wetland Stable – Opal
  • Snowfield Stable – Star Fragment
  • Woodland Stable – Ice Arrows
  • East Akkala Stable – Shock Arrows
  • South Akkala Stable – Knight’s Claymore

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There are plenty more dogs in the world, so surely you can find even more treasure than that if you let the puppers follow their noses!