canine canine  /ˈkeɪ ˌnaɪn/


  1. (n) one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
  2. (n) any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
  3. (adj) of or relating to a pointed conical tooth
  4. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae

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  1. Trying to plumb the canine mind is a favorite pastime of dog owners.
  2. Professor Brian Hare at Duke University studies people's pet dogs to understand how canines think.
  3. When they heard the news, they called their own meeting in Paris, of course to denounce canine subservience to the human hyperpower.


  1. Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans

    Title: Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans Category: Health News Created: 6/14/2013 2:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 18, 2013     Source:

  2. Canine Companions for Independence to Benefit from First Ever Pooch-A-Palooza Festival June 22-23, 2013

    Proceeds from Pooch-A-Palooza will benefit Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Canine Carnival 2013 to be held Aug. 3 at Long Branch Park

    LIVERPOOL — Canine Carnival 2013 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Palladium-Times


  1. "Like their fellow canine counterparts trained to sniff drugs and narcotics, these two Labradors have been trained to detect optical discs," Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shafie Apdal said.
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Shafie Apdal Source: Washington Post

  2. "This dramatic rescue is an example of the dedication and commitment of police officers and their canine partners who often put themselves in harm's way to protect the public," said Commissioner Fantino.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Julian Fantino Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

  3. "Canine teams are one of the quickest, most efficient means of detecting explosives," said TSA Administrator Kip Hawley. "TSA teams provide flexibility in searching air cargo and the ability to surge resources when necessary."
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Kip Hawley Source: Market Wire (press release)

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