hunting dog

Definitions of hunting dog
  1. noun
    a dog used in hunting game
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    a dog trained for coursing
    Rhodesian ridgeback
    a powerful short-haired African hunting dog having a crest of reversed hair along the spine
    hound, hound dog
    any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
    badger dog, dachshund, dachsie
    small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows
    any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
    gun dog, sporting dog
    a dog trained to work with sportsmen when they hunt with guns
    Afghan, Afghan hound
    tall graceful breed of hound with a long silky coat; native to the Near East
    basset, basset hound
    smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
    a small short-legged smooth-coated breed of hound
    bloodhound, sleuthhound
    a breed of large powerful hound of European origin having very acute smell and used in tracking
    a very fast American hound; white mottled with bluish grey
    large hound used in hunting wild boars
    any of several breeds of hound developed for hunting raccoons
    sausage dog, sausage hound
    informal term
    medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes
    a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits
    Plott hound
    a brindle-coated American hound used in hunting bears and wild boars
    a speedy red or red-and-tan American hound
    the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves
    a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
    Ibizan Podenco, Ibizan hound
    breed of slender agile medium-sized hound found chiefly in the Balearic Islands; said to have been bred originally by the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt
    Norwegian elkhound, elkhound
    breed of compact medium-sized dog with a heavy grey coat developed in Norway for hunting elk
    otter hound, otterhound
    hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoat; bred for hunting otters
    Saluki, gazelle hound
    old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhounds; from Egypt and southwestern Asia
    Scottish deerhound, deerhound
    very large and tall rough-coated dog bred for hunting deer; known as the royal dog of Scotland
    a large heavy hound formerly used in hunting stags and other large game; similar to but larger than a foxhound
    large breed of hound having a smooth greyish coat; originated in Germany
    bull terrier, bullterrier
    a powerful short-haired terrier originated in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
    Bedlington terrier
    a light terrier groomed to resemble a lamb
    Border terrier
    small rough-coated terrier of British origin
    Kerry blue terrier
    an Irish breed of medium-sized terriers with a silky blue-grey coat
    Irish terrier
    medium-sized breed with a wiry brown coat; developed in Ireland
    Norfolk terrier
    English breed of small terrier with a straight wiry grizzled coat and dropped ears
    Norwich terrier
    English breed of small short-legged terrier with a straight wiry red or grey or black-and-tan coat and erect ears
    Yorkshire terrier
    very small breed having a long glossy coat of bluish-grey and tan
    rat terrier, ratter
    any of several breeds of terrier developed to catch rats
    fox terrier
    small lively black-and-white terriers formerly used to dig out foxes
    wire-haired terrier, wirehair, wirehaired terrier
    a terrier with wiry hair
    Airedale, Airedale terrier
    breed of large wiry-coated terrier bred in Yorkshire
    cairn, cairn terrier
    small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland
    Australian terrier
    small greyish wire-haired breed of terrier from Australia similar to the cairn
    Dandie Dinmont, Dandie Dinmont terrier
    a breed of small terrier with long wiry coat and drooping ears
    Boston bull, Boston terrier
    small pug-faced American terrier breed having a smooth brindle or black coat with white markings
    old German breed of sturdy black or greyish wire-haired terriers having a blunt muzzle ranging in size from fairly small to very large; used as ratters and guard dogs or police dogs
    Scotch terrier, Scottie, Scottish terrier
    old Scottish breed of small long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and ears
    Tibetan terrier, chrysanthemum dog
    breed of medium-sized terriers bred in Tibet resembling Old English sheepdogs with fluffy curled tails
    Sydney silky, silky terrier
    Australian breed of toy dogs having a silky blue coat
    Skye terrier
    Scottish breed of terrier with shaggy hair and long low body with short legs; native to the Isle of Skye
    soft-coated wheaten terrier
    Irish breed of medium-sized terrier with an abundant coat any shade of wheat and very hairy head and muzzle
    West Highland white terrier
    small white long-coated terrier developed in Scotland
    Lhasa, Lhasa apso
    a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs
    bird dog
    a gun dog trained to locate or retrieve birds
    water dog
    a dog accustomed to water and usually trained to retrieve waterfowl
    a dog with heavy water-resistant coat that can be trained to retrieve game
    Spanish pointer, pointer
    a strong slender smooth-haired dog of Spanish origin having a white coat with brown or black patches; scents out and points to game
    a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
    any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
    griffon, wire-haired pointing griffon
    breed of medium-sized long-headed dogs with downy undercoat and harsh wiry outer coat; originated in Holland but largely developed in France
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    Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog
    a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
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