Rollo is Young Ian’s faithful companion in Season 4. During the very first episode, we are introduced to the ‘wolf dog’ of Diana Gabaldon’s books—the dog which Young Ian has won gambling at dice. A Northern Inuit breed, the dog chosen for the role is so gentle in terms of his temperament that producers had to amend some of the more ferocious qualities attributed to him in the novel. John Bell (Young Ian) has spent a considerable amount of time with Rollo since he was a puppy and the two have bonded. He commented, “He is such a soft, lovable dog. I went to puppy training classes with him and we climbed our first mountain together in Loch Lomond Park. I am much more of a diva than Rollo on set, but it has to be admitted that he doesn’t always want to come to his mark!”
Book fans may have dropped hints about Young Ian's lovable half wolf pet but TV fans are in for a treat if he's anything like he is in the book. Rollo is fiercely loyal and truly loves Young Ian. The two become the best of friends. Check out the new first look images...