At Acy-Romance, most of the dogs were slender and medium-sized, standing between 50 and 60 cm, with one subject a little smaller (about 40 cm). They were killed young for their fur and their meat, before their teeth were worn down. Evidence for these practices comes from the cutting marks on bones discarded in domestic rubbish pits; from this standpoint, there was little difference between dogs and pigs. Use of their fur is described in texts: "They ate seated, not on seats but on the ground, with cushions made from wolf or dog skins." (Diodorus, XV, 28, 4-4)
In some of the tombs around the village, the incinerated remains of tiny adult dogs have been found (about 20 cm), probably family pets who therefore escaped the usual fate, but were sacrificed and placed on the funeral pyre (of their masters?). These small animals, completely different from the others, had been specially selected. In other tombs, sometimes near the previous ones, the remains of pieces of dog have been found, showing that their meat, unlike horsemeat, was quite highly prized.