Common English name for NYCTEREUCTES PROCYONOIDES, a small nocturnal omnivorous canine that resembles a raccoon. Originally native to Japan (where it's endangered) but is spreading westward like a fungus. It now may be found raiding the trash bins of Prague.
Hey Bubba! Shoot that there raccoon dog! We kin git fifty bucks for the pelt an' them's good eatin' besides!
by Uncle Spunky March 13, 2005