Coyote-Dog Mix

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Is the Coyote-Dog Mix right for you?

Species group:

Other name(s): Coydog; Dogotes

The basics:
The breeding of a Coyote (Canis latrans) and a domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is rare. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, "Coyotes and dogs theoretically can interbreed to produce what is called a 'coydog'. However, these crossbreeds have a reproductive cycle of dogs, not coyotes, and will give birth at times of the year when the pups cannot possibly survive... Coyotes are actually more likely to prey upon a domestic dog instead of mating with it. It is in this manner that dog genes are prevented from entering the gene pool of true coyotes, maintaining the two separate species."

The takeaway is that not everyone who claims to own a Coydog actually owns what they think they own. And, even if you do come across this animal, you may want to think very seriously about whether or not you are qualified to own and train a pet with so many wild behavors. You must know how to establish yourself as a loving, consistent alpha from an early age-- and you should be aware that the Coydog may not be as willing to recognize your alpha status as a true dog or even a Wolfdog. They are more independent and less pack-oriented. It's the rare household that would be right for this mix.

Appearance / health:
While the final appearance of mixed breeds is never set in stone, most Coydogs do have a wild look similar to the Coyote which appeals to lovers of the wild.

Behavior / temperament:
The Coyote has been famous in North America from the dawn of time as a trickster, and the Coydog is often described as having a sense of humor. Are you prepared to own an intelligent animal who might sometimes be secretly laughing at you? If they sense fear in a family member or another pet, it's possible they can actually enjoying harassing the fearful one. Some people say their Coys have wonderful personalities, but you need to know what you're doing and how to properly socialize an animal that isn't necessarily all that inclined to play well with others. This is not your typical dog.


unique look


neurosis, Anxious, thunderstorms, strangers, stray cat


DNA, excellent hunting instincts

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