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Race Dog
Gender Male
Services Follower
Ref ID 000D95EA
Base ID 000D95E9

Meeko is a dog that can be located by the road to the south of Meeko's Shack in Hjaalmarch. Meeko can be a follower for the Dragonborn, and looks like all other dogs. Recruiting him is achieved by walking up to Meeko then running after him back to Meeko's Shack, where he will look at his dead owner. Then talking to Meeko will then add him as a follower.

If dismissed, Meeko will return to Meeko's Shack, even if the Dragonborn has purchased a home. With the addition of Hearthfire, it is possible to make Meeko a pet.

Meeko will level with the Dragonborn up to level 25, where he will have 250 health. Prior to patch 1.6, his health and level would be locked to whatever it was when he is first encountered by the Dragonborn, and would never increase. After patch 1.6, he levels correctly along with the Dragonborn.

As a followerEdit

  • Meeko counts as a non-humanoid companion, meaning the Dragonborn can have him and another follower at the same time, as one non-humanoid and one humanoid follower are capable of assisting the Dragonborn.
  • Meeko seems to block the Dragonborn quite a lot, by standing in doorways or narrow halls. To get him to move, the Dragonborn needs to walk or run into him, and he will move out of the way, as with any other follower.
  • He will return to Meeko's Shack after being told to wait for more than 3 in-game days.
  • Like all regular followers, he will go into "last stand" when his health is depleted by enemy attacks, at which point enemy NPCs will ignore him. However, he can be easily killed by friendly fire, especially if the Dragonborn and/or human followers are using arrows or Destruction magic. The need to look out for him is constant, as he will lay down his life for the Dragonborn.
  • Meeko also has a tendency to activate traps, which can kill him or the Dragonborn.
  • If Meeko is attacked and set on fire and accidentally comes in contact with the Dragonborn's humanoid follower, the follower may attack and kill Meeko by accident, as they will perceive him as an enemy.
  • Meeko can also play "fetch" with the Dragonborn if his/her character drops a piece of Cooked Beef from their inventory, though he might die while chasing it down from a cliff.
  • Prior to patch 1.6, Meeko would attack enemies on sight, even when the Dragonborn was in sneak mode. After patch 1.6, he only attacks in sneak mode if he or the Dragonborn are already detected by the enemy.


Meeko's Stats
Level 10 → 25
Health 100 → 250
Magicka 0
Stamina 65 → 140
Unarmed Damage 8
Armor Rating 0



This section contains bugs related to Meeko. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.
  • At patch, level 63, there is a glitch where Meeko no longer attacks and runs away from every fight, regardless if sneaking or not. Only "courage" spell will make him attack again.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Meeko

  • Meeko vanishes?

    11 messages
    • Meeko disappeared (PS3). He's not at his shack, but the kids' dialogue says "Can we keep him?", and I can't buy another dog, or battle troll,...
    • It is possible Meeko is bugged - it can happen with Shadowmere, as well. If this is so, unfortunately, since you are playing on a console, th...
  • Meeko

    4 messages
    • Yeah, Meeko has vanished now so that was short lived. Been meaning to buy Hearthfire for ages as an avid Skyrim home owner. Is it worth it?...
    • Hearthfire's a tricky one i want to recommend it as i had very few bugs myself really liked adopting the kids and Lakeview Manor is now...

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