hunting dog

Definitions of hunting dog
  1. noun
    a dog used in hunting game
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    courser
    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
    terrier
    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
    beagle
    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
    bluetick
    a very fast American hound; white mottled with bluish grey
    boarhound
    large hound used in hunting wild boars
    coonhound
    any of several breeds of hound developed for hunting raccoons
    sausage dog, sausage hound
    informal term
    foxhound
    medium-sized glossy-coated hounds developed for hunting foxes
    harrier
    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
    redbone
    a speedy red or red-and-tan American hound
    wolfhound
    the largest breed of dogs; formerly used to hunt wolves
    greyhound
    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
    staghound
    a large heavy hound formerly used in hunting stags and other large game; similar to but larger than a foxhound
    Weimaraner
    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
    schnauzer
    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
    retriever
    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
    setter
    a long-haired dog formerly trained to crouch on finding game but now to point
    spaniel
    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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