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 (kăn′ĭd, kā′nĭd)
Any of various widely distributed carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the foxes, wolves, dogs, jackals, and coyotes.

[From New Latin Canidae, family name, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis, dog; see canine.]


any animal of the dog family


(ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd)

any member of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.
[1885–90; < New Latin Canidae <Canis genus of dogs and wolves]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canid - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzlescanid - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Canidae, family Canidae - dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes
bitch - female of any member of the dog family
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
Canis aureus, jackal - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
hyaena, hyena - doglike nocturnal mammal of Africa and southern Asia that feeds chiefly on carrion
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
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Overview of a passive tracking index for monitoring wild canids and associated species.
granulosus, offal from moose carcasses should be buried or burned to prevent scavenging by wild and domestic canids, and cooked or frozen before feeding to dogs.
Some clues can be gleaned from dogs and wolves themselves, as well as from fossils of early canids.
He said research results during the first trial of the project show that the rabies isolated from kudus is different to the strains found in canids.
The researchers found that this fossil, named the 'Altai dog' after the mountains where it was recovered, is more closely related to modern dogs and prehistoric canids found on the American continents than it is to wolves.
It mainly affects cattle, dogs and other canids such as foxes.
Instead of foxes, wolves are believed to be the ancestral canids that were domesticated into the hundreds of dog breeds that have become our "best friends" (Figure 8).
Although trichinosis is associated mostly with pigs and bears, it can occur in canids, too.
Their presence in Florida is partly due to a range expansion into habitat niches formerly occupied by the red wolf and by other wild canids.
Prevalence of Zoonotic Intestinal Helminths of Canids in Moghan Plain, Northwestern Iran.
Can you trace those kills back to coyotes, or are these canids simply scavenging road kills from a nearby highway?
In wild canids like foxes and coyotes, mom and dad bring food in their stomachs in a semi-digested form and regurgitate it for the pups from the fifth week on.