A Wardhound is a magically animated statue used for detection and protection.


Wardhounds are made from a dark grey-green stone. They have the appearance of Chinese Temple Dogs, and are very tall. They are not intelligent, but react to and in previously defined stimuli and patterns. Their purpose is to detect any number of countless threats.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Summer KnightEdit

Main article: Summer Knight (novel)

In Summer Knight, Morgan brought a pair with him to the Council meeting in Chicago. He had them "sniff" Harry Dresden. One of them "growled". Morgan made Harry remove his bandage.[1]

Turn CoatEdit

Main article: Turn Coat

In Turn Coat, there were two Temple Dog-shaped Wardhounds standing guard with Warden "Lucky" outside Aleron LaFortier's chambers when Harry went there to seek out Joseph Listens-to-Wind to get assistance with Donald Morgan's case.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Summer Knight, ch. 5
  2. Turn Coat, ch. 15

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