The Dogskull appears as the huge, rotting, and charred carcass of an enormous dog or wolf. His head consists only of a canine skull with sharp teeth, steam for breath, and glowing embers in the eyesockets, hence his name. His ribcage is exposed, revealing charred organs and a white-hot fire where his heart would be located. He wears only a tattered and shredded black cloak, and his claws are sharp enough to slice through steel.
The Dogskull was created from a human being who, instead of becoming an obedient slave of The Slender Man, allowed his hatred of his captor to consume him alive. Because of this, the Dogskull has a thorough hatred for anyone and anything other than himself, especially humans. He usually shreds his victims to pieces by tearing out the throat and internal organs. He doesn't seem to have a reason besides blind hatred of mankind for doing so. He doesn't particularly like the other Afflicted, but he will work with them if the need arises.
The Dogskull has the following abilities:
- Ability to spit fire
- Uncanny strength
- Uncanny agility