Definition of hunting dog in English:

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hunting dog


1A dog of a breed developed for hunting.
Example sentences
  • Apart from his family she added that he was passionate about his 15 Saluki hunting dogs, which he bred and are now being cared for by several friends.
  • His article describes some of his investigations into the origins of the Saluki, a hunting dog related to the Afghan Hound.
  • Rick's wanted to get a Rottweiler or some other hunting dog for a long time, but our landlord doesn't allow dogs.
2 (also Cape hunting dog) An African wild dog that has a dark coat with pale markings and a white-tipped tail, living and hunting in packs.
  • Lycaon pictus, family Canidae
Example sentences
  • In African wild dogs, some individuals will chase the prey, and may even change leaders during the chase.
  • The maligned African wild dog, which kills by disemboweling, has been driven close to extinction.
  • The African wild dog's instinct to roam widely is bringing it into lethal contact with humans.
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