hunting dog

(redirected from Cape hunting dogs)
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Noun1.Hunting dog - a dog used in hunting gamehunting dog - a dog used in hunting game    
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"
courser - a dog trained for coursing
Rhodesian ridgeback - a powerful short-haired African hunting dog having a crest of reversed hair along the spine
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
badger dog, dachshund, dachsie - small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
gun dog, sporting dog - a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
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The animals, also known as painted wolves and cape hunting dogs, weigh up to 80 pounds and can hunt and kill prey many times their size in packs.
African painted dogs -- aka African wild dogs, Cape hunting dogs, and spotted dogs -- hunt in packs in sub-Saharan Africa.
The local area abounds with other predators: Cape hunting dogs, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, jackals and that fierce lesser cat, the caracal.