Dog (Meribald)

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Dog by The Mico ©

Owner Septon Meribald
Species Dog
Book A Feast for Crows (appears)

Dog is a large dog that walks with Septon Meribald through the riverlands.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Dog (Meribald)

Dog is a huge, shaggy, friendly dog, weighing at least ten stone.[1] Meribald calls Dog his faithful servant, and packs salt mutton for Dog on his donkey.[1] When spoken to, Dog oft barks back. He likes to wag his tail.[1]


Dog has killed a dozen wolves.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth and her companions join Septon Meribald's circuit through the riverlands, and they meet Dog. Sometimes Dog strays or bounds ahead and leads the way; he seems to know the road as well as Meribald.[1] Dog barks repeatedly while Meribald waits at the gate of the castle at Saltpans.[2]

On the mudflats on the way to the Quiet Isle, Dog stays near to Meribald's heels, sniffing at every rock, shell, and clump of seaweed, as Meribald probes the way ahead with his quarterstaff. The brothers on the isle always have a bone to spare for Dog. The gravedigger at the septry drops his spade and scratches Dog behind his ear when he goes to sniff him.[2]

At the inn at the crossroads, Meribald feeds two morsels of food to Dog for every one he eats himself. Brienne hears Dog barking during her fight with Biter at the inn.[3] The brotherhood without banners outlaw Meribald and Dog to safely depart after the fight.[4][5]


Podrick: Does your dog have a name?

Meribald: He must, but he is not my dog. Not him.
Podrick: Who does he belong to?

Meribald: Why, to himself, and to the Seven. As to his name, he has not told me what it is. I call him Dog.[1]

Dog keeps me safe upon the roads, even in such trying times as these. Neither wolf nor outlaw dare molest me when Dog is at my side.[1]