Raccoon dogs are of Canidae natural habitats of East Asia. They are more closely related to true foxes than they are to actual raccoons. They have no connections to domesticated dogs whatsoever.
Their tail is mostly darker than their midpart. You can see dark stripes appear on their back that broaden their shoulders in a crisscross shape.
Raccoon dogs were also known in their native East Asia as Neoguri, Tanuki even Mangut. They have been later introduced in Europe.
Raccoon Dogs don’t bark, unlike normal dogs. Raccoon dogs are known to growl to each other as a form of communication. Sometimes instead of growling, they make a high-pitched whining or whimper.
Raccoon dogs are known as Tanuki in Japan. There they have a long, rich history in their folklore.