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I managed to buy a dog from a guy outside Markarth and it followed me everywhere, just as I was told. Alas, my furry friend fell in battle.

I assumed I would be able to buy another dog, just as you do with horses, but I went back and no more doggies. Is there anyway for me to get another dog or have I lost my four-legged companion for good?

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I had a dog once, but then he took an arrow to the knee. –  agent86 Dec 19 '11 at 1:16

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There appear to be only two companion dogs in the game:

Commenters point out that there's a stray dog you can find, and that during a Daedric quest you will temporarily gain an "essential" (and therefore unkillable) dog follower, which you can keep as long as you don't finish the related quest.

You can only have one at a time, and when they're gone, that's it for dogs.

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There's also Barbas. If you're uninterested in the rewards from A Daedra's Best Friend, Barbas is an immortal companion dog. –  LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 19 '11 at 1:22
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This is close, but you've missed the stray dog. –  agf Dec 19 '11 at 1:44
    
Important note about Barbas: You can't keep him if you want to complete the Oblivion Walker achievement. –  Iszi Feb 3 '12 at 21:27

Ya, like dags? Dags?

The answer is yes, you can get more dogs:

  • Meeko - One only. Lame
  • Vigilance - One only. Lame
  • Barbas - One only. Super awesome, invincible dog (but also annoying)
  • Stray dogs - These can be found in the wild multiple times but they're pretty lame.
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What the hell is a googy? –  LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 19 '11 at 2:28
    
    
Is the "dags" reference to the movie Snatch? –  ヴァイシャリ Dec 19 '11 at 3:33
    
Wow, tough crowd. Yes, that was a joke. –  Coomie Dec 19 '11 at 3:44

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