In working on a translaion I would like to know if "bissig und böss" could be interpreted as "caustic and naughty" in relations to animals?

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    – Wrzlprmft
    May 28, 2016 at 11:32

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Bissig relates to the verb "beissen" - So it's actually biting.

"Böss" should be "böse" - so "bad", or "evil" (your "naughty" is not wrong, though)

The whole thing, provided it relates to animals, as you said, thus is best translated to

biting and bad

In relation to humans, the translation would probably be a bit different, like

snappy and evil

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