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Nothing is known about Rufus' life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he may have been owned by Emile LaRoux before the outbreak.
Rufus at some point became trained by Emile LaRoux to be used in his bounty hunting work.
While Emile is preparing dinner, Walter, who is being chased by Rufus, comes to him asking for help from the people tracking him. Rufus soon catches up, and is described by Walter to have been following him for days. Rufus is greeted and pet by Emile, though before Walter is able to understand the situation, Emile tells him that Rufus is his dog and kills Walter. Rufus briefly licks Walter's severed head.
When Emile accepts the bounty after Morgan Jones, Rufus is used again to track down Morgan's scent, eventually leading Emile to Morgan and Isaac's place of hiding in a town. Rufus urges to go inside, though when let in finds no trace of Morgan.
Rufus eventually tracks Morgan down again to a water tower, yet Emile fails to kill Morgan.
When Emile and Morgan have their final encounter, Emile is left dead, with Rufus seemingly staying in the valley with Rachel and Morgan.
While driving back to Humbug's Gulch to see if Rufus can pick up a scent in the last place Grace was seen, the car is struck by another. Morgan checks on Rufus, who is seemingly okay.
This list shows the victims Rufus has killed:
Rufus and Morgan have a very close and mostly positive relationship. Morgan is Rufus' new owner after his old owner, Emile LaRoux, was killed by Morgan. Rufus is also seen to listen to Morgan while they traveling inside the pick-up truck on the road and likes to ask questions to Rufus about something.