The canine minority that may bite? (5)
I believe the answer is:
'bite?' is the definition.
'the canine minority that' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
an anagram of 'the' is 'eth' which is located in the answer.
The remaining letters 'te' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).
'may' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for teeth that I've seen before include "They're to be found on a gear-wheel" , "watchdog needs these" , "Those of wisdom" , "Effective powers" , "Eg, canines, incisors" .)