raccoon dog

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raccoon dog

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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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We have presented elsewhere the mean home-range sizes of resident adult raccoon dogs in the study area 'Galenbeck' (Drygala et al.
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.
Reports of mad wolves, as well as dogs, foxes, and tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs), became common in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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.
The number included about 9,600 raccoon dogs, 3,500 cats and 1,700 rabbits, the officials said.
However, to our knowledge, natural amdoparvovirus infection in raccoon dogs or arctic foxes has not been reported.
Raccoon dogs in different areas have adapted to different climates, habitats, and diets, as shown by their differences in body size, fat reserves, fur thickness, and behavioral and dental characteristics (Kauhala and Saeki, 2004).
Raccoon dogs, which originate in China, grow thick grey fur and often hibernate in the winters.
The animals that are being so cruelly killed in China in the name of fashion are called raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides): not domestic dogs, although these are also victims of this unspeakable practice - as are pet cats and rabbits.
China has no regulations on fur farms and an undercover investigation revealed "foxes and raccoon dogs panting and blinking as they were skinned alive".