Fang is a large boarhound that, aside from his enormous size, appears to be an entirely ordinary dog. While Fang's appearance is intimidating, he is, in Hagrid's words, "a bloody coward." Boisterous and loving with people he knows, he seems especially fond of Harry and at times, Hermione. Fang, like Hagrid, is not as fierce as he looks. He seems to enjoy licking Harry, Ron, or Hermione around the face or ears, as he is mentioned attempting to do it in many of the trio's visits to Hagrid's house.
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone he accompanied Harry, Hagrid, Draco Malfoy, Hermione and Neville into the Forbidden Forest to look for an injured unicorn. In the following book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry and Ron took Fang into the forest where he was scared stiff of both the gigantic acromantula and Mr Weasley's flying Ford Anglia. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, an escaping Death Eater set fire to Hagrid's hut while Fang was inside; Hagrid entered the flaming hut, slung Fang over his shoulder, and carried him to safety. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Fang and Hagrid participated in the Battle of Hogwarts; though Fang's exact involvement was not clear. He was last seen running away after a shattered vase frightened him. Fang is said in the books to be a boarhound.



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