This is an idiom that expresses the level of concern for a situation. The idiom is commonly heard in the negative as in, when confronted by a situation, you express anopinion but then follow it up with "but I ain't go no dog in this hunt", meaning that although you have an opinion you don't have anything to lose or gain so you can accept whichever outcome.
It comes from the hunting culture, probably in the mid or deep south where everyone would show up for a bird hunt with their dogs. Dogs were retrievers for their masters and would bring back the shot game to their masters. Of course if you didn't have a dog in the hunt you wouldn't get any game. It could also refer to a larger game hunt such as a fox hunt or bear hunt where the stakes were a little higher. In this situation your dog could be harmed by the game and your level of concern would go up because a good hunting dog was really valuable. Remember the old joke: Man tells his friends: "My wife got mad at me for staying out late hunting again. She told me it was either my wife or Sam, my huntin' dog. I surely am gonna miss that old gal."
This is actually an amalgamation of two separate expressions, "that dog won't hunt" and "i have no dog in this fight".
"That dog won't hunt" means what you're attempting to do will be met with failure, as in "no matter how many times you run the race, that dog won't hunt". The origin of that phrase does originate in southern hunting culture. It relates to coon dogs that don't have a good sense of smell, thus not being a good hunting dog.
"No dog in the fight" means you have no concern for the outcome of a given situation. An example would be, "I'm a Braves fan. Red Sox-Yankees... I got no dog in that fight". This phrase has origins in the dog fighting culture.
That dog can hunt is a metaphor for He is good at something
It is another way to say, "That doesn't make sense".
Humans hunt with coon hounds. However if the dog gets lost, humans will hunt for their dog but not to eat.
a hunting dog is a dog that is trained to hunt
Its a bad thing. Like that's not going to happen or I will not not do that.
As a police dog German Shepherds do hunt.
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A dog hunts for fun. however dogs do it to survive
The badger dog is the Dachshund. In fact, that's what its breed name mean in German - "dachs" mean badger and "hund" means dog. The name derived from the Dachshund's original use, that is, to hunt badgers by digging deep down into its burrow and fighting with the fierce ones.
noun any dog trained to hunt raccoons.
the dog is on the green pin board...
I have never herd of a deer hunting dog.
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It means that the method or object you intend to use for a particular purpose will not be effective. It could also mean that something doesn't make sense or will not be useful.
"Run with the big dogs." "That dog won't hunt."
The only thing Cavies hunt are dog treats.
Wild or feral dogs tend to hunt in packs. A domesticated dog may chase and worry sheep, or fight with another dog, if not under the control of the owner.
the prairie dog ecosystem is hawks, ferrets, and other animals that hunt the prairie dog.
No, it is just one method. But it is desirable if you are training your dog to hunt.
a dog can find food anywhere:the trash can/dumpster, they can hunt i think