It’s not easy to get alone time with Beard Hunk. 

How many Shakespeare characters canonically had dogs I need to know.

I know Hotspur, and then Theseus had a bunch of hunting dogs that were really fancy hunting dogs and then one of the Mechanicals had a dog too. Maybe. I think it was Starveling (Moonshine) in the play but it could have belonged to any of them. 

From there I don’t really remember. I feel like someone had one in Lear?