Lilmothian Warhounds were bred for a savage nature and great size, but then hunting men is only a little more dangerous than hunting wild boar. The beasts were muscular and powerful. Originally bred for hunting large prey, they were then trained to hunt and attack men. Lilmothian Warhounds were usually unleashed on an enemy to break a line and unnerve opponents. Few men were able to stand steadily in the face of a snarling and partially starved beast. The dogs were trained to bite and hold on, dragging down their targets, and hamstringing horses. Their handlers were brave, foolhardy, and not easily intimidated. Many had fingers, hands, or even chunks of limbs missing.