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ban·dog (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.]
(Animals) a ferocious dog, whether by nature or trained as a guard dog
ban•dog (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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in no less fixed a pattern of behaviour than the bears and the bandogs
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Ten bandogs, a mix breed of the pitbull originally bred to attack humans, were captured after a tip-off to the USPCA.
Officials said the bandogs are so dangerous they must be destroyed immediately.
Experts say the animals - known as bandogs - are even more dangerous than illegal pitbulls and are as big as Alsatians.
The bandogs were seized and are thought to be a cross between pitbulls and English mastiffs and are known for being used as fighting dogs."