Dog Whistle

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Christmas-Only Content
Christmas-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Christmas event.
Dog Whistle
  • Dog Whistle item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a Puppy
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffPuppyPuppy(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
Buff tooltipA puppy is following you
Summons Pet
  • Puppy
  • Internal Item ID: 1927 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 91 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Projectile ID: 334
Puppy (flying).gif
The Puppy flying by twirling its tail like a propeller.
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
0.23% (Hardmode)

The Dog Whistle is a pet-summoning item that spawns a Puppy to follow the player around. When the player is far enough away or in midair, it flies by twirling its tail like a propeller to catch up to them. The Dog Whistle can be dropped from Presents obtained during the Christmas seasonal event, with a chance of 29/12,000 (0.24%) in pre-Hardmode and 203/90,000 (0.23%) in Hardmode.


  • The Dog Whistle can be seen as the Christmas counterpart to the Unlucky Yarn, a pet-summoning item that drops from Goodie Bags during Halloween and summons a pet kitten.
  • This item may be a possible reference to An All Dogs Christmas Carol, a 1998 direct-to-video Christmas movie that prominently features a magic dog whistle.
  • A real-life dog whistle is a type of whistle that emits ultrasonic sound that humans cannot hear but certain animals can, including domestic dogs and cats.