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Desmond was a dog belonging to Mary Anne Disraeli, the wife of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, in 1868. The dog was usually kept inside Mary Anne's handbag.

Sometime in 1868, while Mary Anne was touring Devil's Acre with the Assassin Jacob Frye, the handbag containing Desmond was stolen by a thug. Jacob had to use his Eagle Vision ability to retrieve the dog, and bring it back to his owner. While touring the slums, Desmond would bark loudly whenever threats to his mistress were near.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The dog's name is a reference to Desmond Miles, the modern day protagonist of the original 2007 game Assassin's Creed and its immediate sequels up until the 2012 game Assassin's Creed III. This was acknowledged in-universe as something Shaun Hastings did not find amusing at all; in fact, Desmond's database entry is the shortest because of this, with Rebecca Crane mentioning in brackets in the entry that a bottle of whiskey had gone missing and that she could hear Shaun crying in his locked bedroom.[2]

Desmond's breed appears to be a Welsh Corgi, which is in-keeping with Mary Anne's Welsh origins. Queen Elizabeth II was famous for keeping a number of them as pets.



  1. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
  2. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Desmond