The inside of the ears and the muzzle are black, and the feet are black to the fetlock joint.
The genus agrees with Dorcopsis in the direction of the hair on the neck, but the muzzle is only partially hairy, and the elongation of the penultimate premolar is less.
The muzzle is narrow and hairy; and when faceglands are present these are small and insignificant; while the tail is short and flattened.
The South Australian Caloprymnus campestris represents a genus near akin to the last, but with the edge of the hairy border of the bare muzzle less emarginate in the middle line, still more swollen auditory bullae, very large and posterially expanded nasals and longer vacuities on the palate.
The Eskimo dog has small, upright ears, a straight bushy tail, moderately sharp muzzle and rough coat.
The muzzle is naked, the fur on the nape of the neck directed more or less completely forward, and the hind-limbs are less disproportionately elongated.
The muzzle is pointed.
The prevalent colour is yellowdun, with dark brown or black mane, tail and legs; in the wild forms the muzzle is often white and the root of the tail shorthaired; while the head is relatively large and heavy.
The typical genus Macropus, in which the muzzle is generally naked, the ears large, the fur on the nape of the neck usually directed backwards, the claw of the fourth hind-toe very large, and the tail stout and tapering, includes a large number of species.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.