Dodo is a female Dandy Dinmont Terrier whom Mother brings home as a companion. True to her breed's characteristics, Dodo is exceptionally loyal to her mistress—often loyal to a fault. She shadows Mother everywhere and refuses to even allow Mother to be in the bathroom alone. As the only female dog in the Durrell household, Dodo is an object of interest for Roger, Widdle, and Puke every time she goes into season, though Gerry doesn't think she's particularly intelligent and she's not sure what all the fuss is about. Puke is the only dog who is successful in wooing her, and Dodo has one puppy with him. Dodo also has a bad hip that pops out of its socket at the slightest provocation.
Dodo Character Timeline in My Family and Other Animals
The timeline below shows where the character Dodo appears in My Family and Other Animals. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3, Chapter 16: The Lake of Lilies
Part 3, Chapter 17: The Chessboard Fields
Part 3, Chapter 18: An Entertainment with Animals