- any dog used in hunting wolves.
- a cross between a wolf and a domestic dog.
- an Eskimo dog.
Origin of wolf dog
First recorded in 1630–40
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Examples from the Web for wolf dog
It minds me of the howl of a wolf-dog under the Arctic stars.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
I have said that many assert the Irish wolf-dog to be no longer in existence.Anecdotes of Dogs
One was the wolf-dog of the country, the other a Spanish bloodhound.The White Chief
Not only did I have my wolf-dog kill the lynx, but I made him eat the body of the lynx as well.
I was guilty of having a big, fighting bull-dog whip a wolf-dog.