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 (băn′dôg′, -dŏg′)
A powerful dog, often a mastiff or part mastiff, bred to be a watchdog and traditionally kept chained.

[Middle English band-dogge : band, leash, chain; see band1 + dogge, dog; see dog.]
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(Animals) a ferocious dog, whether by nature or trained as a guard dog
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(ˈbænˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

1. any dog kept tied or chained.
2. a mastiff or bloodhound.
[1250–1300; Middle English bande-dogge; see band3]
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Police confirmed the animals were bull mastiff crossed with either a Presa Canario or a bandog, which are not banned breeds.
Yesterday police confirmed the dog that killed Mr Clarke was a bullmastiff crossed with either a Presa Canario or a bandog. These are not banned breeds.
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Police said the dog, thought to be owned by two women, aged 27 and 28, who lived next door to Mr Clarke, was a bull mastiff crossed with either a presa canario or a bandog.
'BANDOG': Animal at farm; FEARED: Danger dog; VICIOUS: Adult 'bandog'
Experts say the animals - known as bandogs - are even more dangerous than illegal pitbulls and are as big as Alsatians.
in no less fixed a pattern of behaviour than the bears and the bandogs" (234, 235).
Ten bandogs, a mix breed of the pitbull originally bred to attack humans, were captured after a tip-off to the USPCA.