The Barghest is a large Awakened canine (one of several Awakened canine species) found in the northern regions of North America, Asia and Europe. Distinctive features include sharply pointed ears, a protruding spine, glowing eyes and teeth. They often resemble oversized mastiffs, with short fur and either pure white or pure black color. Its eyes and teeth seem to glow due to a certain luminescent bacteria that resides in is mucous membranes.
Barghests are nocturnal pack animals, frequently travelling in groups of a dozen or more, who herd their prey (usually large mammals) by howling. During breeding season, it tends to hunt alone or in a breeding pair. A barghest howl can induce fear and, in some cases, a catatonic state in its victim.