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I brought my own. Mine's bigger.
Crowley talking about his Hellhound to Dean
in The Devil You Know

This unnamed hellhound was owned by the King of Hell Crowley.



This hellhound is about five feet in height, reaching nearly its master's shoulder. It has been owned by Crowley since its debut and acts as a pet, bodyguard and assassin.

Season 5[]

In The Devil You Know, when demons send a hellhound after Brady and Crowley, Crowley decides to bring his own hellhound to fend off the other hellhound while he, Sam, Dean and Brady make their escape. The two hellhounds battle in a vicious scuffle that presumably ends in the other hellhound's death and defeat. Crowley remarks that he is confident in his own pet winning the fight.

Season 6[]

In Weekend at Bobby's, when Bobby Singer traps Crowley inside a devil's trap in attempt to get the demon to break his contract, this hellhound is brought along just in case, and is used by Crowley as a means to convince Bobby to let him go, or otherwise lose his life. Bobby reluctantly agrees to avoid being killed.

Season 8[]

In Trial and Error, Crowley sends his hellhound to kill Carl Granville, Margot Cassity and Ellie to collect their souls as part of the deals they made with him ten years ago. Before Sam and Dean can intervene, the hellhound manages to kill Carl and Margot and drag their souls to Hell, but struggles to get to Ellie due to Dean being able to see it using glasses burned with holy fire. Dean attempts to kill the hellhound to complete the first trial, but the hellhound manages to get the upper hand and nearly kills Dean.

Sam disrupts its attack leading the hellhound to attack Sam next, only to be killed by Sam when the hunter slices its belly open with the demon-killing knife. Its blood drenches Sam as per the trial's requirements. Due to its demise, Ellie is spared from her contract.

In Goodbye Stranger, Crowley mentions his desire to get revenge on Sam for killing his poor dog.

Powers and Abilities[]

  • Invisibility - For most of its appearances, this hellhound was invisible to humans and made its presence known by growling or barking. Sam and Dean eventually bypassed this by wearing glasses scorched with holy fire.
  • Super Strength - This hellhound was exceptionally strong, it was able to overwhelm a smaller hellhound and tackle all of its victims to the ground.
  • Invulnerability - This hellhound could not be killed by conventional means or weapons. However, weapons like Ruby's Knife, or an Angel blade, can kill it.


  • Demon-Killing Knife - Sam killed it by slicing it open with this knife.
  • Salt - The hellhound could be hurt with rock salt shotgun shells.



  • This particular hellhound is never named on-screen, though fans and even Mark Sheppard refer to him as Growley.
  • In season 9 episode "King of the Damned", Crowley has replaced this hellhound with another hellhound named Juliet, who is named on-screen.
  • This is the first hellhound to appear visible to the audience and Sam.
  • This hellhound is the first hellhound to appear in more than one season.

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