Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Bran is a dog, and a member of the Dawnguard, encountered in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.

Bran, along with Sceolang, can be found around the dog pen inside Fort Dawnguard. Bran, just like Sceolang, wears leather armor and can be used as a war dog, and companion, but only if the Dragonborn has joined the Dawnguard.


  • The name "Bran" is a reference to the Celtic legends of Fionn mac Cumhaill, a Celtic hero who had two war hounds, named Bran and Sceolang.
  • As with his counterpart in Hearthfire, Sceolang and Bran can be turned into pets if the Dragonborn has children. Upon entering the property they will ask if they can keep them, to which the Dragonborn can agree or disagree.
  • Bran and Sceolang are modeled after real-world huskies, unlike most dogs found in Skyrim, which have the appearance of Irish Wolfhounds.


This section contains bugs related to Bran. 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  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   If left alone for a while, Bran may sink through the roof of Fort Dawnguard.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Bran will occasionally not respond to follower commands. To fix this, speak to him again.
  • While going through a loading screen, Bran may get stuck in the door passed through, but will teleport out.