Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Skyrim - How To Get A Dog In Skyrim

It's fairly simple. All you have to do is travel to Falkreath (its the town in the far South-Western corner of the world).
Once your there your ready to start, go to the eastern gate of the village and you should be approached by the guard who will ask you if you have seen a dog on the road. This dialogue will prompt a miscellaneous quest called "Talk to Jed" (I may be mistaken about his name). 

Speak to Jed, he is located inside the village of Falkreath. He will tell you that he saw a dog on the road and he wants it as a pet! he will give you some meat and asks you to bring the dog to him. head outside the eastern gate and take a right on the road and you will be approached by a friendly mutt named Barbas! There is a surprise here and I will not ruin it for you, but suffice to say he's a bit yappy ;D

Barbas will take you on a quest and you will have to follow him. In order to keep Barbas complete the first stage of the quest by following Barbas to his old owner, during your dialogue with him select the speech option "I wish for you to be reunited with Barbas" his owner will consider it then will give you a quest to find an axe for him. Accept and Barbas will follow you on this quest. As long as you never finish the quest you get to keep Barbas!

And there you have it a lovely little pet to call your own! I hope it works out for all of you :D
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66 comments:

  1. sweet!!!



    "the gamer"

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    1. ikr i love little dogs it better be cute as shit and i hope this works!

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    2. the name of the dude is Lade not Jed


      just saying

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    3. hey ummm, where do u find this dog?

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  2. There's actually a dog you can buy outside of Markarth, near the stables. It follows you around, looks adorable, and I assume it fights, as the purveyor says that it is a war dog.

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    1. Can u run out of dogs you Can buy Oustide of MarKarth?

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  3. Or you can do what I just did and have 2 pet dogs (including Barbas)

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  4. You can buy a dog at Markarth, but it can die. Getting Barbas is better because you'll have a dog for the whole game that can't die permanently because technically, he's a quest item. Or you can do both and have two dogs with you.

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  5. soon as the guard started talking to me a dragon attacked, i killed the dragon but the guard wont talk to me anymore and i dont iyave the quest

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  6. There's also a dog you can recruit at a place called Meeker's house, outside of solitude. His owner is dead in his bead, and you can ask if the dog would liek to come with you instead. Free dog! And yes, he'll fight for you. I picked him up while working on Barbas' quest..so I've got 2 mangy mutts following me.

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  7. ill buy the dog first and if it dies ill do this

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  8. also because the dog cant die, its easy to play. all enemies attack this dog, and you can kill them. dog doesnt die and takes all the heat. lame but a glitch.

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  9. where is meekers house?

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  10. Meekers house is south of Dragonbridge, a bit into the woods. I haven't been able to get that dog to follow me, though...

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  11. I took this dog with me to fight Krosis at Shearpoint and he kept Krosis busy while I hacked away with a war axe. I had no idea the dog couldn't die at the time.

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  12. I feel retarded.. I can't find tge guard to start this quest !! None of them talk to me.. Do I have to be a certain level?

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  13. if you can't talk to the guard for the quest, you can go talk directly to either the dog ( on the road ) or the man at the forge.
    + the dog is really op....

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  14. 2 dog + 2 astronach = kind of op

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  15. is there a way to make the dog stop barking....so annoying litterly every 30 sec....

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  16. should i get this game

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  17. Thanks for this man, and even better you get to use/keep the axe w/o kill barbas. I was going to kill him or use counsel commands to cheat.

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  18. iv got three dogs its so cool i can kill anybody and not take a hit

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  19. I was doing the companion quest and all the sudden i seen a dog at first i thought it was a wolf so i got of my horse and then noticed it was a dog when it ran up to me and didnt do anything. So i went on and the dog kept following me and it was an awesome stray dog. I did the whole quest with him until i got to the boss then the dog was shouted to death. :( I used to love dogs.. Until i took an arrow to the knee....

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  20. I didn't see the dog @ meekos cottage?

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  21. I have found some dog named Meeko and there was no quest. I took it with me, but it died :( I wonder if i can bring it back. It was in a house in the forest, i found it on my way to Solitude..

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  22. Meeko didn't die, foes can't kill him. So that means YOU DID! It's the only way you can kill him, and from what I can see, he doesn't come back. That's why you need about 5 save states.

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  23. I've gone to meekos shack and the dog isn't there I have a war dog and barbas I've sent the war dog back To it's home and waited a day at the shack and meeko isn't there :( why??

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  24. Not sure if this was just for me but in this description it says to go out the eastern gate to find barbas but I found him outside the western gate of falkreath.

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  25. i think the guys's name is lod, not jed

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  26. Getting Barbos then meeko first makes meeko and the war dog always spawn. Getting Barbos then the war dog makes Meeko less likley to spawn. The games way of making you less O.P.

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  27. well i was doing the quest with the chik from the pub and the old mage guy (chik from pub is a sword brother) and i cant remember what town but i came across a dog tht wonted me to follow it so i did and it was werd becas when i stoped following it it stoped and it was going no were.. stooped dog

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    1. You know what's 'stooped'? People who misspell the word 'stupid'.

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  28. how can i get dworven armore?

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  29. is there dragon armore in the game and if s how do i get it?

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  30. man I hate this dog, keep pushing me

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  31. I ended up with Meeko following me, and I own a house in Whiterun so I just led him into my house and told him to wait here. He will just stay there forever I guess. So technically i have a pet dog now. :)

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  32. Your companion can also kill Meeko. The dog was being controlled by an enemy and was attacking me and my companion killed him :( and the dog that you can buy from markarth won't stay in your house forever. I did that and he eventually went back to the stables and you have to buy him again if you want him back. Or just take him out every once in a while.

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  33. This game is great, but some of you people need to learn to spell...

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  34. Then you need to learn grammar!
    A comma before but? silly silly peasant.

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    1. Capital s after a question mark please.

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  35. I hate to break it to you, but a comma before a conjunction connecting independent clauses is proper usage. Comma rules are simple on paper but easily confused in practice. (See what I did there?)

    On topic: Is there no surefire way to get a permanent dog companion without keeping the Barbas quest open? These comments make it sound like the dogs are even easier to lose than your regular followers.

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  36. I think its not the same for everyone. I had to talk to the smithy, Lod. He gave me the assignment to go find the dog.
    Thnx for the guide anyway

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  37. nice i allways want a dog!

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  38. so im in class (now) and i get on the computer to try to tune out my lit. teacher. I decide to look up some stuff for my game, look down at the comments, and i'm reading them..(obviously) and my teacher walks up and yells at me, and it like "that has nothing to do with what we're going over! get off that! blah! BLAH! BBLLAAHH!!" and i read the comment about comments outloud (to be a smartass) and got sent home... hahaha story of my life.

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    1. wow man that must have realy sucked! next time pick a not so durty comment outloud!

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  39. wow that really came out wrong lol i should have read that b4 posting it... oops.

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  40. there is also an easier way to get a pet dog just go to the stables in Markarth and talk to Banning who works at there and he will give you a dog for 500 gold. not much if your rich but if you tell the dog to wait for too long he will go back home and you have to buy him again.

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  41. So i went to Falkreath <- or whatever that place is called ;P and walked up to the guard at the front gates.... he didnt say anything so i talked to him. he was all "no lolligaging!" and i was like "-.-" so i talked to Lod... he didnt say anything either, the only options where 'what have you got for sale?' and the other 2. :( do i have to b a certain level to start the quest, or something? please help! I really want Barbas :((

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  42. barbas detects you while sneaking so i find him to be a problem

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  43. my sister found a stray dog which follows the player but then she was killed by Krosis and a dragon and when she reloaded some stupid 'frightened woman' spawned instead.

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  44. I walk about with 2 free dogs, Meeko and Barbas. Meeko's owner is dead, I found him in the street as I galloped by, followed him to his shack, saw his dead owner and asked him to follow me.
    Barbas is the dog you find on the street outside of Falkraeth when Lod asks you to find his dog. Barbas will ask you to make amends between him and some god in a statue so just follow him up to the cave, kill the enemies then activate the statue and instead of solving the disagreement right away just choose one of the other options to make the quest continue. After that Barbas will follow you indefenately wile you don't complete that quest.
    LUCKY coincidence: Barbas is a quest item so he's invincible. I now use him to kill most of my larger enemies! I simply ask Meeko to wait a far distance away, then take out my bow and have Barbas scout ahead wile me and my companion shoot arrows from a distance. Flawless techniche till now!

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  45. Strange, I found a random free dog that looks just like Barbas. I decided to finish the mission after I read the comment about Barbas detecting u while sneaking. So I fast traveled to Pinemoon Cove and as I traveled to the Axe location I clicked Barbus and asked him to "stop following me". This option never worked b4 and this time was no different so I turned back around to continue my journey ... and a stray dog, who lookes just like Barbus strolled by. I talked to him but the only options were "wait here" or "go home". I said "wait here" then clicked again and there was an option to follow me. now I have a random stray dog and Barbus. I dont know of it was a glitch or not but I'm temped to pick up the other two n have my own pack hehe

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  46. Edit to the previous post: I was somewhere north of Volskygge when I found the random stray dog.

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  47. I found Barbas and accepted his task, then I returned to Lod to get my reward. Barbas then took off and is gone for good now. Where do I get him back and how do I keep him as a follower?

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  48. I don't think you can, you're suposed NOT to finish the quest if you whant to keep Barbas. I've already decided I'll keep him till I give up playing as the team just works too perfect with him taking all the heat and me, my husband Marcurio and my anorachs throwing the heavy artillery from behind, LOL!
    Problem is I had to ask Meeko to stay home in my kitchen cos my husband kept killing him! Don't think Meeko is a house dog though, he disappeared misteriously from my kitchen and have no idea where he whent! If my housecarl made us roastbeef out of him I'm gonna kill her!

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  49. YO!! PEOPLE WHO CAN'T FIND BARBUS. YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST LEVEL 10 TO START THAT QUEST.

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  50. WHERE DO U FIND THIS DOG

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  51. people who cant get the guard to talk about barbas. read mikeyjablonski...

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  52. Only bad thing about having Barbas is that when you sneak the eye is always open :/

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