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First appearance Stradivarius - season 9 episode 7
Portrayed By Seven
Status Alive
Age Unknown
Current Partner -
Former Partner(s) -
Parents Unknown
Children -
Character InformationPre-ApocalypsePost-ApocalypseAppearancesGallery

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"Dog" is a dog that appears in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is Daryl Dixon's pet. Dog and Daryl have a good relationship. Daryl is Dog's owner and cares for him greatly, as seen that Daryl goes out of his way to feed Dog, at his own expense. Dog also is seen to listen to Daryl. In "Evolution", Dog starts barking at the herd when the firecrackers go off, to re-route them, but when the plan fails, Daryl commands Dog to stop, which he does without hesitation.

Pre-Apocalypse[edit | edit source]

Nothing is known about Dog's life before or as the outbreak began. It's possible he was born after the outbreak.

Post-Apocalypse[edit | edit source]


At some point after Rick Grimes's apparent death, Daryl went to live in the woods and found the dog, eventually adopting and raising it. He merely names him "Dog". Six years later, Daryl escorts Carol and Henry to his camp by a dam. As he feeds Dog, Carol asks him when was the last time he ate. "Dog ate yesterday", he says and walks off.

At night, as Carol gives Daryl a haircut, Dog leaves to walk around. Later, as they have dinner, Henry asks Daryl how he got his scar on the eye but he ignores him and leaves to find Dog. Henry tails Daryl and finds a walker instead. Daryl shows up and asks if he was following him. Suddenly, Daryl hears Dog barking wildly nearby and rushes over to find it stucks in a trap and surrounded by walkers. Daryl picks off the walkers to save Dog and before a walker can bite him, Henry jumps in and saves him. "I told you to stay back", Daryl scolds. Back at the camp, Daryl pets Dog as he talks with Henry about moving to Hilltop.

In the morning, Daryl loads up his bike for Hilltop and Carol seems overjoyed she convinced him to come. They drive to Hilltop with Dog riding with Carol and Henry on their cart. Later, they arrive at Hilltop and hug Tara. Aaron greets Daryl and tells him they could use his help locating Eugene, to which he agrees. With Dog leading the way, Daryl, Aaron and Jesus head out to find Eugene.


Dog accompanies the search party and eventually finds Eugene hiding beneath a trapdoor in a barn. As a herd of walkers close in on them, Daryl takes Dog to draw them away from the rest of the group. Using firecrackers and Dog's barking, they manage to get the attention of the herd but Daryl is shocked to see the herd turn away and continue on their original path.


Dog was with Daryl, Michonne, Aaron, Magna, Yumiko, and Eugene as they escaped from the cemetery that was filled with both Walkers and Whisperers. Sensing the Walkers and Whisperers at the bridge, Dog barked to get Daryl and friends' attention. After Daryl and Michonne nabbed Lydia, Dog safely escorted them back to Hilltop with Jesus's body. According to Daryl, Dog picked the barn for him and Daryl to sleep over night at Hilltop.


After Henry disappears with Lydia, Daryl calls upon Dog to track them down. Dog is able to lead Daryl to the two's escape route and Daryl sends him off again.


Dog accompanies Daryl and Connie on their search for Henry and Lydia. Dog leads the two to Henry's dropped fighting stick and shows them the way the Whisperers went. After Daryl kills a walker, Dog retrieves his arrow but breaks it in the process, leading Daryl to comment "bad Dog."


Dog runs from the Whisperers' camp with Daryl, Henry, Connie, and Lydia. To Daryl's annoyance, Dog follows Connie when she leads the group in a different direction than where he wants to go in. At an abandoned building, Daryl locks Dog in a closet with Lydia to protect her in case the Whisperers get past them. As Henry is almost killed by a Whisperer, Dog begins growling so a desperate Lydia breaks down the door for him to save Henry. Dog tackles the Whisperer off of Henry and begins savaging him, allowing Henry to finish the job by bashing the Whisperer's head in as Dog attacks. After the Whisperers are defeated, Daryl and his group leave for Alexandria to get Henry medical attention before they move on again.


When Daryl's group arrives at Alexandria for medical help for Henry, Dog is with them. As the group leaves, Daryl calls Dog who runs on ahead. They are later picked up by Michonne and Judith on their way to the Kingdom.

The Calm Before

When Daryl arrives at the Kingdom, Dog is with him. Later, when he departs for the Hilltop, Daryl leaves Dog behind at the Kingdom and asks Connie to feed Dog for him. Connie leaves with Dog to feed him.

The Storm

Negan notices that Judith is upset and she explains that Daryl asked her to watch Dog for him while he moved the Kingdom to the Hilltop. However, Dog has disappeared. As a group moves to Aaron's house for shelter from a blinding blizzard, Judith hears Dog barking and rushes off after him. Negan immediately follows after Judith, finally finding her by following Dog's barking to where he has gotten tangled up. Negan takes Dog's leash and carrying Judith, leads them to an overhang for brief shelter from the storm. When Negan begins to carry Judith to better shelter, she orders him to bring Dog too. Negan takes Dog's leash and takes them to safety from the storm until it ends.

Lines We Cross

Dog appears on the beach playing with Jerry, his kids, Judith, and R.J. When he sees Connie, he gets excited and plays with her and Kelly. When Connie returns him to his owner, Daryl claims that Dog likes Connie more than he does his own owner.

What It Always Is

Dog goes looking for Kelly out in the woods alongside Daryl and Connie.


Dog accompanies Daryl as he smokes on the porch of his house.

Open Your Eyes

Dog cuddles with Daryl in their bedroom after he returns from a mission.

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