Call of the Wild - List of Characters

Call of the Wild - List of Characters


Buck: Part Scotch shepherd, part St. Bernard; main character in the novel

Judge: Buck’s original owner; gives Buck the domesticated life he thinks he loves

Perrault: French Canadian who buys Buck first; “ a little weazend man who spat broken English and many strange and uncouth exclamations which Buck could not understand.” (8-9)

François: Swarthy French Canadian who teams with Perrault

Curly: Good-natured Newfoundland bought by Perrault

Spitz: Treacherously friendly, underhanded (-pawed) white dog

Dave: Experienced dog that primarily eats and sleeps and just wants to be left alone

Sol-leks: The Angry One, blind in one eye, also wants to be left alone

Hal: A callow nineteen/twenty-year old with revolver and belt with many cartridges on it.

Charles: Middle-aged, light-colored man with weak eyes and moustache that covers a drooping lip

Mercedes: Charles’ wife and Hal’s sister

John Thornton: Owner of a camp at the base of the White River; saves Buck from being killed when Buck refuses to pull Hal’s sled

Skeet: Irish Setter at John Thornton’s camp who tends to Buck’s injuries

Nig: Good-natured half-Bloodhound, half-deerhound at Thornton’s camp

“Black” Burton: “Evil-tempered and malicious” man, attacked by Buck when Thornton is hit while trying to break up a fight

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