- But, strangest of all, the very instant the shore was touched, an immense dog sprung up on deck from below, as if shot up by the concussion, and running forward, jumped from the bow on the sand . . . it disappeared in the darkness, which seemed intensified just beyond the focus of the searchlight.
- —Dracula, "Cutting from 'The Dailygraph'"
As minis, Bram Stoker's Dracula and its many, many offshoots have mini-Children of the Night. These minis have the appearance of a black-furred wolf with glowing red eyes, and are about the size of a chihuahua.
All currently known mini-Children of the Night live in the Miss Cam Courtyard as part of a larger group of wolves and lupine minis. They are still adoptable, although doing so in-universe will involve a conversation with roman, the pack leader.
In Stoker's original writing, Count Dracula is as closely associated with wolves as he is with bats. He can communicate with wolves, and broke "Bersicker" (sic) out of a zoo to scare Lucy Westenra and her mother. He can also physically transform into a grey wolf at certain times. The Count used this form to keep a future guest alive through a winter night in "Dracula's Guest," and to disembark from a ship with no questions asked.
The name of this mini comes from a famous line spoken by Count Dracula upon listening to the howling of wild wolves: "'Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make! . . . Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter.'"
Despite being one of Dracula's cooler powers, this transformation is largely ignored by adaptations. Apart from the original version, only the Draculas in The Munsters and Dracula 3D display this trait. Some versions do reference it, however. Lugosi!Dracula communicates with Renfield through wolf howls, and can be warded against with wolfsbane. Oldman!Dracula talks with an escaped wolf and confronts Lucy in a bizarre, werewolf-like form.
All are currently part of the pack in the Courtyard.