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Dog. © TheMico

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

Dog is a large dog that walks with Septon Meribald through the Riverlands. Septon Meribald claims that Dog is not his dog, but that the dog belongs to himself and to the Seven. He keeps Meribald safe upon the roads he traverses, even in trying times.[1] Neither wolf nor outlaw dare molest him when Dog is by his side. Dog has killed a dozen wolves.[1] According to Septon Meribald, Dog must have a name, but he has not told him what it is, so he calls him Dog.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Dog (dog)

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]

Sometimes Dog strays or bounds ahead and leads the way; he seems to know the road as well as Meribald. 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.[2]

The brothers on the Quiet Isle always have a bone to spare for Dog.[2] The gravedigger on the Quiet Isle 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.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth and her companions join Septon Meribald's circuit through the Riverlands, and meet Dog.[1] Brienne hears Dog barking during her fight with Biter at the Inn at the Crossroads.[3] The fate of Dog is currently unknown.