The Dog Beast is a heavily deformed Thing which assumed the form of a dog prior to mutation. The creature appeared in the 2002 video-game The Thing and is loosely based on the Kennel-Thing from the 1982 film The Thing.
These dogs are probably the worst kind of walkers in the game, unlike their movie counterpart, they retain their four legs and move with tremendous speed. They can take down Blake quickly and they have a charging attack which is very deadly. The best strategy for engaging the Dog Beast is to shoot it while running, reducing its health, and then carefully finishing them off with the flamethrower, running backwards and incinerating them as they follow.
- The Dog Beasts were planned to re-appear in the video-game sequel The Thing II. However, in 2004, it was ultimately cancelled after developer Computer Artworks closed down their company.