pot hound

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pot hound

1. Any dog trained by law enforcement to detect drugs, especially marijuana, by smell. I broke out in a cold sweat when I saw them bring the pot hounds onto the bus. There's no way I'm smuggling dope through the airport—that place is crawling with pot hounds!
2. Any stray, mixed-breed dog; a mutt. A slang term specific to the islands of the West Indies, especially Grenada. Our family befriended a pot hound that kept sniffing around our garbage, eventually adopting the rascally thing as our own. This part of the island is positively crawling with pot hounds.
See also: hound, pot

pot hound

and pot sniffer
n. a dog trained to sniff out cannabis. (Drugs.) The pot hound at the airport is always busy finding marijuana. A cute beagle named sparky greeted me as today’s “pot sniffer” in the baggage claim area.
See also: hound, pot
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When they came to meet him in their battered open truck, one could hear their pothounds howling from blocks around.
That was the way he would be viewed by the colonial government if he continued to be seen by the entire neighborhood in ragtag clothes, drunk, surrounded by men who could barely read and write, and with a pack of howling pothounds. Not that she objected to dogs in general, but these were dogs that bred with any other dogs and ate from any pot.