One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dog of a breed developed for hunting.
- ‘Some Dachshunds are still bred as hunting dogs and will bravely tackle opponents larger than themselves.’
- ‘For example, the beagle is a hunting dog and was trained to bark when it spotted the prey.’
- ‘Rick's wanted to get a Rottweiler or some other hunting dog for a long time, but our landlord doesn't allow dogs.’
- ‘His article describes some of his investigations into the origins of the Saluki, a hunting dog related to the Afghan Hound.’
- ‘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.’
2An 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
- ‘Scientists in the Serengeti unwittingly contribute to the local extinction of African wild dogs.’
- ‘In African wild dogs, some individuals will chase the prey, and may even change leaders during the chase.’
- ‘The African wild dog's instinct to roam widely is bringing it into lethal contact with humans.’
- ‘The maligned African wild dog, which kills by disemboweling, has been driven close to extinction.’
- ‘They include African hunting dogs, jaguars, and clouded leopards.’
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