20 Responses to Coydog

  1. Julie Hendry says:

    I recently adopted a stray I know she is hotdog. She looks like a Shepard black and tan with the facial markings and the duel coloring under the hair. She exhibits pack mentality and behavior. When someone comes in that she knows she takes her toy and comes head down making greeting noises she has the tail and the ability to have ears erect or to the side flat to each side. She is loving and loyal, she is very intelligent and learns fast. She is 11 months old and was rescued from the wild at about 3 months old due to an accident that ended with an amputation of a back leg to the hip. She still runs faster than most other dogs and I am glad that we have each other. I suffer ptsd and she knows when I need her the most and steps up as I do for her. We love each other unconditionally and I am privileged and honored by her wild roots. I would own a coydog over any other breed.

  2. Melinda Snapp says:

    I have what I suspect is a Coydog. She came to me off the streets of Chicago, where we have a suprising number of roaming Coyotes. I came to the conclusion based on the markings across her mid back, the black tip of her tail, her ability to vocalize amazing sounds-particularly when divided from family, her need to nip at anything moving sporatically, her agility at leaping/climbing and her peircing eyes. I know I could be wrong, but it has been what has helped me train and understand her-we live happy together. She is very loving and to my happiness, has learned to be happy w/ the dogs I work w/ also. Very shy of people, but not a roamer….that may have to do in part that I have her completely inclusive in my life.

    • Margaret C Barbush says:

      Melinda join the Chicago club lol. You either have a Coyote dog, Louisiana Dingos or African Cattle Dog. Either way not much different and all a hypbred dog coyote wolf type. Did you know a lot of Louisiana Dingo dogs were shipped up her after Katrina and given to Animal Welfare?? I’m pretty sure I adopted one but she was there before Katrina ones were shipped up here. FYI mine is orange in color, Shepard/Dingo she howls exactly like a coyote only at Firetrucks, quad car sirens. Nips at people outside the family, rocket fast, climbs and growls at my husband in various tone,s grunts and demanding barks. Food, out etc… Saw making eye contact as a threat when we first got her, now only with outsiders. Circles the ground as if to make grass lay down for a bed every time before she will lay on the ground. She is shy or un-trusting of anyone but us. Yes very loving to us not so much with small children so I have to lock her up when they are around. All toys belong to her period! LOL

  3. sam matney says:

    I think I have a coydog she likes to roam and I can’t keep her in a fence she kills rats and leaves them in my front yard but I can’t keep her if she won’t stay in the fence any suggestions?

    • EvilRZK says:

      Because of the anxiety with mine, I had to put her on a chain when I have to leave her outdoors. She’ll bark and whine for a little bit but then settle beside the house in the grass or on the porch. Just make sure it’s an open run so that your pet cannot get tangled around poles or other lawn things.

    • Margaret C Barbush says:

      LOL Coydog or not this is difficult dog training 101. If she isn’t fixed get her fixed this seems to quench the desire to get out quite a bit. If she is fixed and digging under the fence. Most dogs have a few favorite dig areas where they escape. Dig and a hole put in a balloon & cover it up. Balloon pops a few times in her face may stop her (just watch so she don’t eat the broken balloon) If she don’t she is very stubborn. So try cayenne pepper along the fence line. She sniffs and sneezes a lot and every tries she will sneeze. This was most effective and the digging will stop. If she’s getting out any other way please specify, you name it I’ve probably had a dog thats tried it. Jumping fences, climbing fences, breaking pickets unlatching gates or opening doors. LOL

  4. Marie says:

    The first pic is a Shiba not a coydog

    • admin says:

      Hello,
      Thanks for bringing this to our notice. We have done the needful.

      • Jennifer says:

        Lol… that mother is not a Shiba either. She’s a Purebred Red Jindo. Beautiful dog. One of my rescues passed away at 8 months old. Looked just like his mom.

        If they DNA tested these puppies… how do they NOT know what the mom’s bred is?

  5. Ania Mica says:

    any questions about this breed and wish to know firsthand please feel free to email me. I will gladly help you train your coydog. ania.micallef@hotmail.com

  6. Ania Mica says:

    Sorry but this is not correct. Have any of the sources you quoted raised a coydog? I have. I had one for 11 years from birth. In fact, I didn’t even know he was a Coydog until later in life. This is the most INCREDIBLE breed. They are not a dog, they are nearly spiritually inclined to be more of a human companion. My Cody was fine with all humans, animals and protective of smaller children and babies. It was like he could sense the weak and protected them. He was easily trainable as he aimed to please. I would never have to tell him not to do something twice. In my intonation he could sense my emotion. I first raised him in an apartment in which he would sleep under the bed (like a den for a coyote) as he matured he would sleep on his bed. I never had to crate him. He had TWO accidents in the apartment and that was it. We then moved into a condo. Yes they are active but not any more active than other dogs. He didn’t fancy dog toys and would prefer to play with a stick or a pinecone. He enjoyed swimming and man could he run fast. I rarely had him on a leesh. Taught him to sit before he crossed the street and he would stay right by my side at all times. This is an incredible breed. It is a gift if you come across one. PLEASE don’t fear this breed. If anyone ever has any questions I would be glad to assist you. #codytheincredible (view it on facebook or instagram to see videos and photos) I will never be able to get another breed. This breed is just so special. They have the lovingness of any dog but this spirituality of a wild animal. It’s almost like he was more aware then other animals. SO PLEASE don’t fear this breed. Honestly its incredible.
    -Ania

    • EvilRZK says:

      I agree completely with you. I have a coydog. German Shepard x Coyote, and she looks like a coyote. She is the sweetest, most gentle dog I have ever been around. She -LOVES- children, including being friendly to a toddler who was learning to walk and would grasp her fur.

      She has lived in every situation with me to a house with a gravel backyard (where I got her from in Vegas), to a car when we were homeless in NYC, to an apartment, and now we have a house with plenty of room for her to run. She enjoys curling up under my computer desk as much as she enjoys sleeping in bed and on the couch. She has no complaint about where we live so long as she’s with me.

      My fiance had an older dog when he moved in with me and the two of them were peas in a pod. Smacky (the hound mix) and Eris (GSxCoyote) would sleep together, play together, and just enjoy each others company. Eris hates aggressive dogs who, obviously, come after her first. She does not welcome new dogs into her space without my approval. If the new dog is with me or my fiance, then she is just fine with it.

      She loves ALL people. Seriously. She thinks EVERYONE is her friend.

      She is HIGHLY INTELLIGENT. Before I retired from the fire department after 15 years due to my back, I had been training her to do search and rescue. I tell her “Find Chief” and nose to the ground and off she’d go. She has since been trained as my fiance’s service dog for PTSD, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. She also opens doors, and alerts to smoke.

      She is trained that when I am in uniform, she heels off leash. She sits at doors and intersections. She knows “go to the car” and will wait beside the door. She also responds to commands in both English (for my fiance’s sake) and German.

      For a dog that was born in the desert, she loves water. She dubbed her the Jesus dog one summer because she was on her leash, turned, and just walked off of the dog and onto, and thus THROUGH, the milfoil. I pulled her leash to keep her head above water, grabbed her by the scruff and hauled her out with one pull. There was never a baring of teeth, or a bump of the nose. No aggression at all, where other dog breeds might be more inclined to show fear bite reactions.

      I have worked with wolves for 8 years, and Eris is as gentle with people, as those wolves are to me. (Only handler while the facility was open to never get bit or attacked).

      When I had bad calls on the Fire Department and would go sit on my bed in my room, she would crawl up on the bed and snuggle up beside me, and put her head on my shoulder until I hugged her.

      The only negative thing (and it’s a very manageable negative to Eris alone)was that her previous owner committed suicide in front of her (she was in her crate) when she was about 8 months old. She was taken out of the room before Sam was… I got called by his spouse, so I got there shortly after the Coroner did. I cleaned up the room once we were clear to do so, and because I smelled like Sam, Eris clung to me once she was released from her crate. She has high separation anxiety. It doesn’t matter if I am gone for 5 minutes or 5 days. She can’t be left alone indoors. (Oddly though, she is fine in the car, and will protect it. It is the only place I have seen her display aggression to people.)

      If you want to see pics, my instagram is instagram.com/evilrzk I post photos of Eris quite often.

      • Shaunee says:

        I attained a coydog as a rescue at 8 weeks old. She is now 9 months
        She is a very special little girl. Very intelligent, playful but not hyper and she loves everyone
        She enjoys playing with other dogs
        Having said all of that she has many fears but we are working through them
        She is my registered companion and I am working with her to help me with my PTSD
        I couldn’t imagine a better dog for me. She is perfect in my eyes

    • Nicolai says:

      I have a 3 year old coydog his mom was purebred sheltie and his father was a wild coyote we ended up shooting in our yard. His name is doofy and he is by far the strangest and different pooch to say the very least yet most loyal dog iv ever had incredibly smart and eager to please and knows proper aggression times and levels he’s the closest things I could think of to a perfect dog for someone like me single I live alone he’s the only pet and he has become on the same psychological level as me I can’t talk to him like a person and he knows well over 50 commands

    • Jane Taylor says:

      I totally agree with you. I do believe we have a coydog,she was going to be taken to the pound so we kept her she was only 14 weeks old. Some of the features she has I have always thought she had something wild in her. I have searched numerous breeds and coydogs pictures look identical to her. She is a very sweet loving dog nothing at all mean about her. I would recommend that breed for a family pet.

    • nanaki says:

      I strait lucked in to a coydog her name is serenity. yhe people i am staying with are going to let me take her with me when i move out. Shes not good with the other dog of the house hehe and it took her meeting me exactly twice and she adopted me flat out. She is around 2 years and just finished raising her first (and probably last litter of pups.) Dogs are as variable as people even with in a breed. Though i must say i do not think i have ever met a pit bull i did not like a breed oft judged harshly do to a small minority of them that are made to be vicious. A pit raised like a regular old house mut has the single most dangerous part of his or her body their tail :p

      A friend had/has a pit (short pit) whos best friend is a little toy breed dog (a mutt) He littertally knocked the little guy out with his tail.

      Coy dogs like any and all others can have any personality. Some will be more agro others docile to the point of a toy dog beating them up and picking on them.

      I can wait to get my own place so i can spend more time with my new pooch…

    • jeff allen says:

      i feel your loss, i had a black lab years ago that died at eight with liver cancer and i told myself never again, then three years ago i was talked into taking an unusual german shepherd. after a couple of weeks of getting to know each other we went to the vet for a check up, thats when i found out that i had a coydog and everything fell into place. i talked to the vet for about an hour learning what to expect from her and i was amazed. shes smarter than any ordinary dog could ever be faster stronger and more beautiful. shes now three and a half years old weighs about 65lbs wont leave my side when im outside and protects my daughter like the sun sets on her. she has 115 acres to run on but she rarely ever goes too far and all i have to do is whistle and she comes running. the only thing ive ever taught her is sit stay and lay down. she wont fetch a ball, well she wont bring it back to me anyway. as far as being gentle goes i can put a snack between my lips and she will only use her lips to get it, and if i want i can ask for it back and she will give it to me. your right, there is no better breed in the world. my email is handyman7748@yahoo.com contact me and i would be happy to share some photos

  7. Elenne G says:

    I have a dog we adopted, he was found wondering around on his own when he was like a month and a half and we know nothing about his family, but he is pretty similar to the first coydog image and and he likes to wonder around, he also has a fluffy tale he keeps downwards and he also likes to hide around the house like under furniture, specially to bite things, we think he is pretty similar to coydogs but I’m not sure

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