Common raccoon dog

Named after their superficial resemblance to the raccoon, however, they are not closely related to each other

Bernd Schwabe in Hannover

The common raccoon dog is a canid native to northern Vietnam and mainland East Asia. These creatures are closely related to true foxes rather than domestic dogs. They have thick and dense underfur of a dirty, earth-brown, or brownish-grey color and coarse and black guard hairs. Their chest is black or dark brown, and their abdomen is yellowish-brown.

They are omnivores that feed on rodents, insects, fishes, amphibians, mollusks, reptiles, carrion, berries, fruits, and nuts. They could eat toads that have toxic skin secretions by producing a large amount of saliva to dilute the toxins.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Austria
2016
Introduced
Belarus
2016
Introduced
Belgium
2016
Introduced
Bosnia And Herz.
2016
Introduced
Bulgaria
2016
Introduced
China
2016
Czechia
2016
Introduced
Denmark
2016
Introduced
Estonia
2016
Introduced
Finland
2016
Introduced
France
2016
Introduced
Germany
2016
Introduced
Hungary
2016
Introduced
Japan
2016
Kazakhstan
2016
Introduced
Korea
2016
Latvia
2016
Introduced
Lithuania
2016
Introduced
Moldova
2016
Introduced
Mongolia
2016
Netherlands
2016
Introduced
North Korea
2016
North Macedonia
2016
Introduced
Norway
2016
Introduced
Poland
2016
Introduced
Romania
2016
Introduced
Russia
2016
Primoryi, Amur, Chita, Khabarovsk
Serbia
2016
Introduced
Slovakia
2016
Introduced
Slovenia
2016
Introduced
Sweden
2016
Introduced
Switzerland
2016
Introduced
Ukraine
2016
Introduced
Uzbekistan
2016
Origin Uncertain
Vietnam
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No