Raccoon Dog

The raccoon dog is a small species of canine. As it’s name suggests, this wild dog has markings that closely resemble those of a raccoon and has also been known to display similar behaviours including the washing of food.
Raccoon dogs are carnivorous animals meaning that they only hunt and eat other animals in order to survive. As raccoon dogs spend a great deal of time close to water, their diet is primarily made up from frogs and fish along with rodents, small birds, eggs and invertebrates such as insects and spiders.
It has short, brown or blackish limbs, a heavy body, and rounded ears. Head and body length is 50–65 cm (20–26 inches); tail length, 13–18 cm; and weight, about 7.5 kg (16.5 pounds).

You can train most dog breeds to hunt raccoon dog at night. The most common breed to hunt manguts are coonhounds.

Raccoon dog is suitable for domestication and breeding in captivity. Its fur doesn’t represent value.



In Russia, it is found in Amur region and Primorsky krai.


Most active at night.

Methods of hunting permitted for use:

  • stalking,
  • ambush hunting,
  • trapping (automatic trap),
  • using hunting dogs

Permitted hunting tools:

Hunting fire smooth-bore long-barreled arms, hunting firearm with a rifled barrel of caliber no more than 8 mm and a seating distance of not more than 51 mm (including a caliber of 5.6 mm for a rim-fire cartridge); hunting firearm combined weapons (smooth-bore and rifted gun), including with rebarreling and auxiliary rifled barrels of 5.6 mm caliber for rim-fire cartridge; traps (automatic traps), including deadfalls of various types, mole traps, cherkans (wooden traps for animals living in lodges), gin traps, snares, and other analogues of automatic traps, as well as nets, cages, live traps and etc; cold bladed hunting weapon.

It is allowed to use a hunting pneumatic weapon with a muzzle energy of no more than 25 J for taking a chipmunk, ground squirrel, ground squirrel, hamster, water vole. Hunting for a lynx, badger, wolverine, hare and beaver using a hunting firearm with a rifled barrel of 5.6 mm caliber for a rim-fire cartridge is not performed.

There are two different mangut calling methods you can use.

1. Electronic calls play on a CD. These calls have many different sounds like a mangut chatter or a distressed mangut pup. You can place some electronic calls at a distance and use a remote control to turn on the sounds.
2. Mouth calls


Raccoon dog is suitable for domestication and breeding in captivity. Its fur doesn’t represent value.