Foxes are considered canines, or more specifically Vulpini (see information below to further explain). Members of the Canidae family are canid and not only include foxes but also dogs, wolves, coyotes, dingoes, jackals, and lycaons. The Canidae family is divided into two groups. These two groups consist of the “true dogs” known as canines and of the tribe Canini and the foxes of the tribe Vulpini. Sometimes you might hear somebody refer to a fox as a “feline dog” due to their some of their similarities to cats, however you should not be confused, this is merely an observation and nickname being made based on appearance or other traits, scientifically speaking foxes are not related to felines.