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The Dog is a minor antagonist in Disney's 1985 film The Black Cauldron. He is an inhabitant of the Horned King's castle along with the rest of the guards.

Role in the film

The dog is first seen when Taran sneaks into the Horned King's castle to rescue his pig Hen Wen from the Horned King. The dog spots Taran and barks at him trying to warn one of the guards nearby of the intruder but the mindless guard sneers at the dog thinking he is "barking at nothing" and drags him away by his chain leash. The dog is seen with the rest of the guards celebrating the capture of Hen Wen. He like the rest of the guards quieted down and he drops his bone when he sees the presence of the Horned King.

The dog is next seen with a different guard chaining Fflewddur Fflam to the dungeon. The dog viciously barks at Fflewddur. When Taran, Eilonwy, and Fflewddur are fleeing from the castle, the dog joins the rest of the guards and Creeper to make sure they don't escape. While Taran is protecting Eilonwy and himself with a magic sword from the guards, the dog is retraining Fflewddur by biting on the back of his trousers. Fflewddur manages to break lose from the dog's mouth when the castle gate nearly falls on them. The dog is last seen clinging onto the gate watching the three successfully escape the castle much to his defeat as he falls to the floor. What happens to him afterwards is unknown.

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