I fully agree with you FizzyBubby. I for once want to try the tanking dog building, to work with torns/life regen. Of course this might work very bad in the end, I just think it is worth a try. So the dogs are mainly a big nuke to finish the job. Considering the pace I see in the fights, these should be able to be used once every 2/3 fights, hardly more than that. They are still a great o sh*** button, as 800% is nothing to scoof at.
My build will be something along the following lines