Picasso[1][2] is a golden retriever dog, owned by Russell Lightbourne.

Early life

Picasso was born in Sanctum. She is either descendant of dogs brought to the new world on Eligius III or was herself an embryo brought by Eligius III. She is owned and cared for by Russell Lightbourne.

Throughout the Series

In The Children of Gabriel, she runs up to Clarke and sniffs her. Clarke is startled and scared, for she has never seen a dog in person before. Russell throws a ball for her to fetch. 

Later at dinner, Russell feeds Picasso table food.


Russell Lightbourne mentions that she is a very friendly. She is seen to immediately run up to greet Clarke Griffin with her tail wagging. Picasso is also playful and enjoys playing fetch.

Physical Appearance

Picasso is from a breed of Golden Retrievers. Her fur is long, straight, and gold in color. She has a trim build and roundish ears folded downward.


Russell Lightbourne

Russell owns Picasso and appears to deeply care for her. Picasso is eager for his attention and loves playing fetch with him.


Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAbsent
The Children of GabrielAppears
The Face Behind the GlassAbsent
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumAbsent

Notes and Trivia

  • She is the first, and so far only dog to ever appear in The 100.
  • She is the second named animal in the series, after Helios.
  • Russell loves dogs and is disappointed that they did not survive the Nuclear Apocalypse. This is despite a negative childhood incident: when Russell was a young boy on Earth, one of his family's dogs attacked him and his baby sister, resulting in her death two days later.
  • Russell learns that there were no dogs on Earth when it was destroyed and says, "I suppose I had hope for man's best friend."
  • Jason Rothenberg revealed the dog's name is "Picasso," though he was unsure if that was the name of the fictional dog, the real-life dog actor, or both. As he put it, "I can't remember if his name in the show is Picasso or if his real name is Picasso… we can say it is both."[3] So far, no name has been stated in the episodes.
    • One of the writers says that Picasso is their favorite character.[4]



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