raccoon dog

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raccoon dog

n
1. (Animals) a canine mammal, Nyctereutes procyonoides, inhabiting woods and forests near rivers in E Asia. It has long yellowish-brown black-tipped hair and facial markings resembling those of a raccoon
2. (Breeds) Also called: coonhound an American breed of dog having a short smooth black coat with tan markings, bred to hunt raccoons
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Noun1.raccoon dog - small wild dog of eastern Asia having facial markings like those of a raccoon
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
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Contract notice: Oral rabies vaccine for raccoon dogs and foxes.
However, to our knowledge, natural amdoparvovirus infection in raccoon dogs or arctic foxes has not been reported.
Raccoon dogs have become increasingly popular as pets in this country in recent years.
Raccoon dogs, which originate in China, grow thick grey fur and often hibernate in the winters.
Cruel Fashion Design Competition encourages fashion students to make humane choices by educating them about problems in the fur trade, including mislabeling, environmental impacts and welfare concerns for the millions of raccoon dogs, foxes, and other animals killed every year for their fur," said Michelle McDonald, fashion outreach manager of the fur-free campaign for The Humane Society of the United States.
The category included black bears, hedgehogs, and raccoon dogs native to Asia.
In October, melamine-tainted eggs imported from China were found in Hong Kong and more than 1,500 raccoon dogs, which had been bred for their fur, died as a result of eating melamine-tainted feed, causing some observers to wonder about the pervasiveness of this and other chemicals in Chinas food chain.
5 million to 4 million raccoon dogs have been killed in China for their fur, which is largely used as trim on hoods and collars and is evidently ending up in this country.
China has no regulations on fur farms and an undercover investigation revealed "foxes and raccoon dogs panting and blinking as they were skinned alive".
Foxes, raccoon dogs, mink and rabbits are BATTERED over the head or SMASHED into the ground by handlers in a bid to stun them.
The study found that 69 species of birds, including birds of prey, as well as mammal species such as raccoon dogs inhabit the area, the officials said.
On an expressway in Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, tunnels have been made beneath the roads for the use of foxes, raccoon dogs and other creatures.