Corellian hounds, also known as Sibian hounds, were a type of hound from the planet Corellia.[2] They were quick and nimble canines used by locals for a number of tasks. Due to their keen sense of smell they were often used for hunting and tracking. They had a vicious bark and bite, which meant they could be quite effective for protection. Criminal gangs were fond of using the hounds for defense or to attack their rivals. They also had regenerating teeth.[1] Corellian hounds could also be found on the planet Ushruu, where they were known as snarlers.[3]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Corellian hounds were featured in the 2018 Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story. They were played by four actual dogs named Blackie, Boyce, Saxon and Elsa[4] in specially made costumes, being inspired by Mardji, the Asian elephant who played two banthas in the original 1977 Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[5]

According to writer Jon Kasdan, the hounds were his tribute to the Death Dogs from Lucasfilm Ltd.'s 1988 film Willow, which was also directed by Ron Howard and starred Warwick Davis.[6]


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: Alien Archive
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  3. The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear!
  4. SWCustom-2011 Creature Feature: 5 Things You Might Not Know About Corellian Hounds on
  5. The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
  6. TwitterLogo Jon Kasdan (@JonKasdan) on Twitter "In a bizarre TWIST OF FATE, these #CorellianHounds, which were in the script from the very first draft, were 100% a loving homage to the DEATH DOGS in @RealRonHoward 's WILLOW, which terrified me as a kid, particularly when they mauled that poor nursemaid."