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Hyenas are actually more closely related to cats than dogs. They are not dogs and do not bark!
Hyena taxonomy: CARNIVORA > Feliformia > Viverroidea > Herpestoidea > Hyaenidae
Dogs and other canines are: CARNIVORA > Caniformia > Canidae
Also, some photo comparison of striped and spotted hyenas (and if you would just like some good references)--Spotted Hyena 1Spotted Hyena 2Striped Hyena 1Striped Hyena 2