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canine (adj) of or related to dogs; doglike.
Canine nature is the nature of dogs as a species of animals. Canine diseases are diseases affecting dogs. (But canine teeth are the four pointed teeth in the front of the human being's mouth.) A canine is a dog. A person's best companion, it is often said, is a canine companion, that is, a dog.
- His research on canine infections and their cure has helped a number of dog lovers to keep their pets safe from infection.
- His drunken beating of his dog did little to lessen its canine loyalty to him.