African Hunting Dogs

by Lisa Untch

What do they look like (physical characteristics)?

African hunting dog is a wild dog known for its large, round ears and sparse, tricolored coat. This coat has irregular patches of black, brown, and white fur. The dog also has long legs, a deep chest, and powerful jaws and teeth. An adult weighs from 45 to 67 pounds (20 to 30 kilograms) and stands 24 to 30 inches (60 to 75 centimeters) tall at the shoulders.