Is there a way to get another dog?
I managed to buy a dog from a guy outside Markarth and it followed me everywhere, just as I was told. Alas, my furry friend fell in battle.
I assumed I would be able to buy another dog, just as you do with horses, but I went back and no more doggies. Is there anyway for me to get another dog or have I lost my four-legged companion for good?
There appear to be only two companion dogs in the game:
Commenters point out that there's a stray dog you can find, and that during a Daedric quest you will temporarily gain an "essential" (and therefore unkillable) dog follower, which you can keep as long as you don't finish the related quest.
You can only have one at a time, and when they're gone, that's it for dogs.