Bush dogs are the smallest of the wild pack hunting dogs.
They have stout, thick bodies, short legs, and bushy tails. Their specially adapted webbed feet make them excellent swimmers enabling them to hunt both on land and in the water. They are canids that live in packs consisting of a single mated pair and their offspring. Bush dogs will use a complex range of vocalisations to communicate with one another.
As predators, they play a crucial role in the ecosystem. Through the hunting of rodents, they populations do not get too big and therefore maintain a healthy balance in the habitats that they inhabit.