On every Fallout 1 play-through I do, Dogmeat usually ends up getting either smashed to bloody bits by a deathclaw or ripped apart by a mini gun wielding super mutant whenever I try to cross the desert to the Master's lair. The farthest I got with Dogmeat surviving was in the Lieutenant's place, but even then he still manages to commit suicide in the most brutal way by running into a horde of super mutants with grenade launchers and flamethrowers. Is the bot controlling him supposed to be incompetent? I know there really is no reward for reaching the end with him, but it just feels wrong to let him die so horribly.

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    "Is the bot controlling him supposed to be incompetent?" I don't think they call him "Dogmeat" because of his brilliant tactical prowess...
    – Steve-O
    Sep 12, 2017 at 13:28

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With the information coming from the wiki itself, there are no rewards for keeping him alive. However, you can keep him alive through all those mutants (in what I assume is the following segment, I have not played the game myself):

In the Vault Dweller's memoirs, it is disclosed that Dogmeat died in the Mariposa Military Base after running into a force field (although in the game, it is possible to survive the military base with Dogmeat alive - usually by sealing him inside different rooms to protect him from the super mutants).

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