犬 means 'dog'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 94    Frequency: 851   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-9    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 14    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 66 words   Used in 154 words   Used in 356 names   Component in 94 kanji (9 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   いぬ dog
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 犬 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 犬 is used 136 times, read 2 ways.
ケン : 61 words FIND ALL
loggerheads; like cats and dogs; relationship of dogs and monkeys
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いぬ : 75 words FIND ALL
1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
2. snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.)
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An additional 17 less common words include 犬 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 73 (originally: 17)  Joy o' Kanji : 17  Key to Kanji: 277 

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ケン   いぬ dog   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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