What is a dhole?

   The dhole is a wild doglike mammal native to Asia. The dhole is about 30 inches long, not including its 14-inch-long bushy tail, and weighs about 40 pounds. It has large erect ears, and its coarse coat ranges in color from white to reddish brown.
   Dholes inhabit forests and open country, hunting in packs of 6 to 30 members. They prey on deer, pigs, and goats, and large packs of dholes have been known to kill buffalo, bear, and leopards.
   Dholes are classified as order Carnivora, family Canidae, genus Cuon.

Cuon alpinus