Raccoon Dog

Secret Forest-dweller

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Raccoon Dog

(lat.) Nyctereutes procyonoides


Geographic distribution

Originally from Eastern Siberia, Northern China, Northern Vietnam, Korea, and Japan; today, also to be found in Northern and Western Europe


Fantasy names

Sea fox


Fin raccoon

Russian raccoon

Japanese raccoon

Chinese raccoon


Farm housing / Trapping

Held mainly on farms



Raccoon dog fur is primarily used for collars or to line hoods. It takes 27 to 30 furs to make a coat.


More information on biology and behavior


More information on farm holding


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