Hair of the Dog

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Grow some hair on yer face, and come and try me again, lad.
The Demoman on challenging leadership

The Hair of the Dog is a cosmetic item for the Demoman. It is a shaggy brown wig with pointed ears and thick facial hair similar to that of a werewolf.

This item can only be worn around Halloween or during a Full Moon; at other times of the year, it does not appear in gameplay, unless the server has Halloween mode enabled. However, it can be equipped at any time and can still be viewed on the loadout screen even when it is not visible during games.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Highland Hound
Item icon Highland Hound.png

Allows the Demoman to perform the Wolf Howl taunt.

Update history

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • The Hair of the Dog was added to the game.


  • The item's name refers to the colloquial term "hair of the dog that bit you", referring to the act of consuming an alcoholic drink to relieve the effects of a hangover.
  • The Demoman can be seen sporting this item's hair and muttonchops in the comic Gargoyles & Gravel.