Galley-Trots are supernatural canines, similar to Phantom Black Dogs, which are believed to live in underground in hollow hills or "fairy mounds".
It is a creature of northern Britain and Suffolk that has been sighted near old derelict buildings and ancient cemeteries.
It is difficult to spot and causes fear among men. A strange white hound the size of a bullock would appear when a serious disease or injury was about to happen. Then the dog would sit outside of the terminally ill person until their death. It was also known to hide on the lonely roads and to hunt down wandering travelers at night killing and eating them.
In another variation some say the Galley Trot had body parts of a human such as a human with a dogs head. They lived in ancient buildings and old burial grounds where a great sum of treasure could be found. however the sight of a Galley Trot was a dark omen of your own death. In various parts of Wales people refer to this beast as the 'Dog of Death'.
The Galley Trot has been known to live at the Woodbridge in Dunwich and the bog of Bathslough.
Galley-Trots appear as large hounds the size of bulls, having shaggy, white fur and red ears and eyes.
Story by Lore
Galley-Trots haunt abandoned ruins and are believed to guard treasure. Anyone who trespasses on their turf may be attacked or given chase by the beasts. Additionally, Galley-Trots were believed to make appearances outside of homes where a person would soon die.
Galley-Trots are omens of death. Galley-Trots may have supernatural abilities such as to become invisible or to disappear.
Defense Against Galley-Trots Based on Lore
Due to their potential connections to fairy hounds, iron objects and salt may prove effective against warding off the creatures.