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Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Coydog is a hybrid between a coyote and a dog. It has many features common to the coyote, both by temperament and appearance. With their need for a lot of affection and care, it is very much like a child and very tough to handle. Coydogs are very rare mainly because of the limited breeding season of the coyotes. Coyotes mate between January and March, which is before the domestic dogs even go into heat. They vary in appearance, depending upon the breed of dog responsible for their breeding. One can identify Coydogs by their typical dark neonatal hair color, white face mask, ebony coat color in adulthood, and a bushy, downward tail. Like the coyotes, their ears are triangular, and they have piercing eyes.

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Quick Information/Description

Also known asDogote
CoatDense, medium
ColorsSable, brown, white
Life span5 to 15 years
Weight/Size60-120 pounds; Medium
SheddingOnce a year
Behavioral characteristicsIntelligent, aggressive, strong, shy, loyal, energetic
Litter size5-6 puppies (average)
Country of OriginAmerica

Video- Coydog Puppies:

Temperament and Behavior

Coydog puppies are not very playful and outgoing like other breeds of dogs. This Canidae hybrid should be socialized well at an early stage with people and other pets they are expected to live with when adult. Also, a coydog’s behavior and disposition majorly varies upon which dog it has developed from.

The individual traits of the coydogs might range from a shy, timid nature, to a gentle, friendly one, to overly fearful that would feel threatened and afraid very easily, resulting in aggression or even bite.

Coydogs have also inherited the unique ability to gape (instead of a doglike snarl) like its coyote parent, when threatened. They can also emit a hissing sound like a cat, which other dogs don’t. The coydogs’ sound is a fusion of a howl and a high pitch bark.

Coydogs are extremely fast and agile and can make good hunters. They expect one to one attention and would select just one person to share a special bond.



Coydog has an instinct to explore or even disappear from the house for a couple of days. Their energy requires proper channelization, lest they would develop behavioral issues. They do not do well in apartments and need spacious surroundings to thrive.
High levels of activities and vigorous exercise schedules like brisk walking, jogging, playtime regularly meet their needs of burning out the energy. It is highly recommended to own a coydog if only you have an enclosed yard for it to play. Indulge them in activities like flyball, agility tests, obedience competitions, etc. They need to exercise 2-3 times every day.

High level of activities and vigorous exercise schedules like brisk walking, jogging, playtime regularly meet their such needs of burning out the energy. It is highly recommended to own a coydog if only you have an enclosed yard for it to play. Indulge them in activities like flyball, agility test, obedience competitions, etc. They need to exercise 2-3 times every day. [2][8]


Groom them like regular dogs of the same size and hair type. Brush their medium to long size coat when required. Trim their nails and check for any eruptions or redness. It is always wise to get the acquainted to the process of grooming from their puppy days.

Health Problems

Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia resulting in lameness or arthritis are common in other large dogs like the coydog. They are also susceptible to genetic diseases inherited from their respective parents. [8]


Begin conducting your training sessions as fast as possible. Foremost should be obedience training. Teach them to learn basic commands like “sit,” “wait,” “go,” “stop,” etc. Appoint a very experienced trainer if you are not one. You can even seek help from professional obedience classes. Introduce your coydog puppies to exercise, grooming, bathing etc., as also be categorical with rewards and punishments. Be strict and consistent, but under no circumstances should you follow the harsh technique, which might ultimately backfire. Ease of housebreaking and other training vary from one individual to the other, depending upon the nature of the dog breed your Coydog has developed.


Considering their size and activity level, it is evident that coydogs need high-energy foods. Serve them the same diet as other high-energy, large size dogs. They need a lot of meat to satisfy their appetites. Raw natural food is healthy for your coydog. Serving them with a diet of raw meat would be best. Coydogs love bones. So make sure you have lots of stock for their treat.

Interesting Facts

  • History has it that, centuries back, it was common among the people of Teotihuacan to breed coyotes with dogs for achieving a powerful and loyal, but temperamental protector.
  • The coydog is not a good option for a house pet since they are highly unpredictable. Inheriting traits from the coyote, they have proved to be dangerous to family members and other pets and animals.
  • In his 1924 book, ‘The North American Indian’ author Edward S. Curtis mentions about breeding coyotes with dogs: “Indian legend declares that the first dogs were obtained somewhere in the north by men who had spread snares in front of a rocky cave and scattered partially decayed meat about the place. In those early times, dogs were very valuable, and not many possessed them. Sometimes young coyotes were caught and at maturity were bred with female dogs.”

59 responses to “Coydog”

  1. Micheale says:

    Can anyone help me determine if my dog is a true coydog. She was found in the woods at night in early September at what looked to be about 2 months old. She was very skeptical of people. It took us weeks of having her in the house and using treats to get her to let us touch her. She is super playful. I live on 20 acres in the woods and she disappears daily for a few hours. We cannot keep her in the fence but she always comes home. She has the golden/yellow eye and her fur is longer and thick light brown with white feet. She has big pointy ears with on that stands and one is a little floppy. She is very playful and high energy and sometimes hard headed when we yell at her to come back.

  2. Shannon Means says:

    I have a coydog. The mom is a feist. I rescued him from a lady that abused him. She had no idea that he had coyote in him. We realized that because he acts differently. When we got him he was one year old and paced around. He was mean to the other dogs. He constantly fought them. He would coward down to people in a ball under a table. The first day we brought him home he hid and defacated himself. Poor baby. He is now 3. He is so sweet, super intelligent, and mischievous. He plays with the other dogs. He steals their treats when they fall asleep. He has bit some people however. Any stranger that comes over I have to put him up because he is aggressive and protective of me. I would love to post a picture because he is unique looking.

  3. Randy D says:

    My collie coyote mix, Boo, is literally the most beautiful dog I have ever seen and she is ridiculously sweet. She is wicked smart with a memory I have never seen in any dog before. She wasn’t housetrained (I suspect she was kept outside for her first six years) and I used the bathroom to crate train her for a week and six months later she STILL refuses to go in there – but a week is all it took. She NEVER barks. When I first rescued her from the shelter she had been shuffled there from another one and had heartworms and no one wanted her. I couldn’t believe it. It was love at first sight for both of us. She had severe separation anxiety and HOWLED like a wolf when I would leave but she eventually got better. Now she doesn’t bark at all. At anything. Dogs in the neighborhood barking their heads off and she’s all like “meh.” Sees a cat. “Meh.” Her fetch game sucks like Jeff Allen said but other than that she learned simple commands faster than any dog I have ever had. I suffer from severe depression and had Boo registered as an emotional support animal. Everywhere I take her people are amazed because they have literally never seen a dog like her and she is stupidly friendly to everyone.

    She saved my life.

    • Brad says:

      I used to have a coyote collie mix also , super smart , i taught him at least 500 words and phrases. Whenever l was talking to someone he would listen intently trying to pick up words that he knew. Never thought i’d here of someone else with the same mix , good to hear of it as it has been many years since he was alive.

      • Kim N says:

        I too have a coyote border collie mix. She’s still a pup, almost 6 months old. But she’s incredibly intelligent compared to a normal collie, and fiercely loyal already. We had speculation she was a coyote mix, but after much research, we have confirmed. Looking forward to getting her trained to the extent yours was

  4. Mary says:

    Well, I think I rescued one. She was already 2 years old, intake but had never had pups. She had been living on the river for 6 months that I know of. And I have never had such a stubborn dog who doesn’t need my dumb ass thinking for her. The first year was pure hell with her. Now, 5 years later, i don’t know if it’s better or I’ve just given up and let her have it her way. One the flip side, she had become a totally bonded faithful dog. On her terms.

  5. Lisa says:

    We just adopted a 2 month old puppy whose mother we were told is 1/2 coyote. The puppy’s father is a Blue Heeler. She’s smart and she’s so adorable, playful, affectionate. The cats really don’t like her, but they are warming up to her. She would like nothing better than to herd them. I’m a little worried, though, that when she gets bigger she might get aggressive and harm them, just because of the wild animal hybrid aspect; she’s not showing any aggressive tendencies that I can discern, though she does hide all of her toys and treats under our son’s bed. Any advice on how to train her so she doesn’t harm the cats?

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Lisa,
      You can separate the animals across a few days. Sometimes you may crate your dog or confine her to another room so your cat can roam free while investigating the dog’s smell, and at other times, you may confine your cat. Once both your dog and cat are calm and eating normally, you can allow both of them to be in the same room but keep them securely leashed. Continue this kind of introduction until they are calm and happy around each other. If they display fear or aggression, keep them separated until they are relaxed.

      • Lisa says:

        Thank-you. She is still so small, I’m actually a little more worried about the cats hurting her for now, but we have her crate ready.

      • G.Norman says:

        I’d like to see a picture, iv got a heeler mixed to but have no idea what he’s mixed with her kind of built like a coyote with the long legs and big triangular ears but dingo’s have the same characteristics.

    • Alice says:

      My coydog (also part heeler) had no training for the first year of her life. She was 100% feral. But we have two cats, and in the three years we’ve had her, she has never, ever attempted to harm the cats in any way. In fact, she absolutely adores all cats and tries to treat them as if they were her own puppies. We’ve never worried that my pup would hurt the cats. Cynnamon is so gentle with them, we only worry that our older cat may hurt Cynnamon. Moral of the story: if my ex feral beasty can love cats and be trusted around them, your dog that was raised with your kitties will be fine. If you would like other evidence of your smaller furry friends’ safety, look up the video of a coyote playing with a cat on youtube. If you’ve found the right one, you will see a pure coyote playing with a cat as any other dog would play with it’s beloved feline.

    • G.Norman says:

      I’d like to see a picture, iv got a heeler mixed to but have no idea what he’s mixed with her kind of built like a coyote with the long legs and big triangular ears but dingo’s have the same characteristics.

    • Bear says:

      Socialization above all else if she’s as young as u say keep introducing her to your cats so she becomes accustomed to her just like u would any other puppy however if her liniage is based on a parent who’s only half coyote she is not a true coydog there for might not actually acquire the traits of her coyote ancestry also as far as training u need to be the dominant one strict training based on reward and punishment however never use ur hand or newspaper as u would on other dogs as that can backfire rather quickly

  6. Alexa says:

    I accidentally adopted a coydog two years ago, thonking she was Shepherd and Heeler. I love her so much- she is extremely loyal and playful and crazy intelligent. She loves cats and other people, and is fiercely protective of me. She actually hates anyone showing violence toward anyone or anything. Though she can also easily feel overwhelmed when there are a lot of people near her, and she’s pretty particular about other dogs. Most of them she doesn’t like, but she does have other canine friends. Over all, though she is stubborn, weird with other dogs, and can snap at people when feeling overwhelmed, she is a great dog and I love her to death. If I was faced with the opportunity to rescue another, I would.

    • Deidre says:

      I accidentally rescued a coy dog- I believe he is 1/2 border collie. He is 9 months old. I have had him for 4 days and strongly believe when you adopt a dog you make it work, but I am so torn. I honestly feel so nervous about their being unpredictability and fear for my little dog- simply put, I don’t think I will ever trust this coydog. He is sweet- loving- licks my hand every time he walks up to me, and is v smart, but I am a worrier. I am so mad at myself- I feel so badly for bring him home, and feeling like I need to bring him back to the San Luis Obispo dog shelter. You sound like you love this mix- if so let me know- I don’t want to take him back to that terrible shelter.

      • Alexa says:

        I absolutely adore my coydog. I know that a lot of people think they are unpredictable, and I used to think that about mine. But upon getting to know her better, I find that I now know what sets her off and how to handle it, because they aren’t truly ‘unpredictable’, they are just more instinctive and sensitive than fully domestic breeds. My coydog, though she has issues with some dogs, does treat her chosen canine friends with just as much playfulness and patience as any well socialized domestic dog does, and when she does get into spats with dogs she doesn’t like, I find that she goes for shows of dominance rather than any real attack- biting at the heels or tackling, never trying to cause any real damage. And the patience she displays with cats, especially young/small ones, is endless. She loves to groom them, but sometimes gets a little rambunctious and can spook them. My cat doesn’t like her at all, and often times the cat will attack her, but she has never, ever tried to hurt the cat in the two years since we adopted her. My advice is to give it time. Instead of judging your dog by his mixed breeding, judge him by what you personally observe and learn about him. These coydogs can make excellent friends, if you let them.

      • L M says:

        I accidentally got a coydog as well. Her mom is a pit-mix. They thought dad was the neighbor’s corgi mix. Well, he’s NOT the dad!. One of the families that adopted her littermate had his girl genetically tested, and that’s how we found out about the coyote.

        She was actually my daughter’s puppy first. But their fence broke, so she moved in with me.
        She is a great dog for me, and because she has been around my granddaughters since early puppyhood, she is terrific with them. They are 3 and 7, but were 2 and 6 when we first got her.

        Each coydog is different, depending on what they mixed with and how many generations back the coyote is. Read up on coyotes. I have learned a lot, and it explains so much of my girl’s behavior. I understand better how to care for her so that she does not get into trouble. I don’t take her to high traffic places, and I am careful when others come near me when she is with me. I keep her close, and tell her it is alright. I correct her gently for growling, and stroke her and calm her.

        She is a wonderful house dog. She is very protective of me, which I appreciate. And she is very smart. She loves my husband, and our family. I crate trained her, and her bed is still in her crate. We don’t close the door anymore, even when we are not home. She usually sleeps at my feet, but sometimes she likes the privacy of her crate. it is her option.

        I hope you can work it out, but if not, please try an find another shelter or rescue for him. They can be great pets, but you have to put the work and research into them. Good luck. I love mine, and would not trade her for the world!

    • Monique Currie says:

      We did the same. Got her from a reservation surrounded by wilderness. She is the most loyal, loving pup. She loves to ‘talk’ to us and gapes a lot, but playfully. She isn’t aggressive at all. She also is pretty stubborn and was hard to train, it a continuous process I think . ????
      I’m wondering if anyone can tell me if they’ve seen problems with stiffness in hips etc. My coydog has stiffness in hind legs and looks like front legs turn in a bit. It comes and goes. I’m taking her to the vet in a week, but was wondering if it’s common among coydogs so the vet has more information.

    • Jeannie says:

      I have one I think. Black n white. Was told by shelter when he got out that they thought Shepard heeler. But his elbows are below his sternum. He escapes every chance he gets but always returns. He hops, trots and sprints. I’ve had to move 3 times cuz of him. He doesn’t like violence. He seemed confused to TV when he first heard and saw it.

  7. Corriggi says:

    I purchased a coydog approximately 2 years ago. I got her when she was 4 weeks old and I knew that was too young, but the breeder needed money for food for her other pets. She was fine up to 9 months old then I took her into Pharmacy which was no problem except on one visit to the pharmacy 5 people cornered her and was touching her from head to toe and she freaked out and hasn’t been the same since. I had an incident at a dog park where she would go up to people like she want affection and when they try to pet her she snaps at the people, so now I have her in a muzzle whenever we go to the dog park are in a store just for added protection. It is true that they can be very unpredictable. On the other hand she is very loveable, loyal and when we go to the park that is not fenced in she never ever runs off and always stays within 30 yards of me are within eye shot of a .distance. she is excellent around family, but don’t trust her around small children cuz I I have seen the damage she can do. As she once gave me a warning bite as I was trying to trim her nails. And that was enough for me. I have never physically punished her I can just basically just give her a look and she knows that she did wrong and I put her in her kennel for about 10-15 minutes. Or just give her a good talking-to without yelling and that behavior usually corrects itself. But she still has that nipping problem! Any suggestions would be most appreciated how I can correct this problem of hers.

  8. Samantha says:

    I got a rescue coydog by accident. I didn’t know until after I was attached.

    I love her dearly. She is sleeping on my feet as I write this.

    However, I would never intentionally get a coydog again.

    She is very loyal to me, but highly unpredictable.

    Also, other dogs hate her. Even a block and a half away, other dogs (and cats) start getting weird.

    But she is my baby, and I love her, and I’m about to go snuggle her right now 🙂

    • Zack says:

      Coydogs aren’t for everyone but I love my dog I got him 6 years ago. He is extremely loyal I don’t recommend getting one unless you are very affectionate and patient. If you plan to have one be carful who you tell they breed to because they will be targeted and people will want them dead. I don’t typically agree that people have one because of rarity. You also need a lot of land for them to run because they will venture off trust me I know, I live in the country. But they are loyal smart and affectionate they can be aggressive so start training early they can be both house dog and outside dogs but might not get along well with other pets (i. e. Dogs horses cattle etc.) If I run across another coydog in my lifetime I will take and keep it no doubt I really want another because they rarity and their loyalty. My dog is a great size considering he pit bull and coyote so consider they size

      • Zack says:

        I forgot he’s a tends to be aggressive to everyone outside my family he love the entire house hold but he stays under me most the time but when he wants to be alone he lets all animals know with aggression and when he don’t use aggression he gets up and wonder off

      • Jolinda Meador says:

        A friend of mine has 12 puppies but only males are left if you still want one they are 150.00 these are pitbull and coyote mixed also

  9. RD says:

    I chain one of my dogs because I live in the city and the consequences of him leaving the yard could be deadly.

    That being said, he is rarely out for more than an hour at a time and always in the house if I’m gone.

    I hardly think leaving a dog on a 20ft chain is inhumane unless he is there 24/7 with no shelter

  10. Erin Moxie Dempster says:

    Do their physical characteristics include painted tongue, multi directional pointed ears, the 2center toes longer than rest with long bones almost like fingers and the ability to leap 4 ft from sitting position to a garden wall? If so I got one!!!!

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Hi Erin,
      Yes, from the brief description above, it seems you have got a Coydog.

    • Challan Cicogna says:

      Lmao I’m on your level with the jumping part lol mine is husky coyote mix I believe and she was rescued as well never thought coyote until 6 months after adoption huskys are very smart loyal intense amount of energy and very stubborn so to try and figure it out based off of behavior is a little tricky so im with u on the I think mine could be mixed as a huskycoyo

  11. 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.

    • Paula Dickerson says:

      We have a 4 Month Old CoyDog DNA just came back Retriever and Coyote I knew before fostering this little guy It would take a bit of Training He was Deathly afraid of Humans So 5 days In a small room we taught him Love and trust Than we moved him to the main part of the House He is just a Normal Puppy He follows me everywhere and knows I am the boss I say Come Coyo That is his Name he will come fast He loves all other dogs and I do foster so we have many that come and go He Loves Toys I have already Broke him of digging holes in my yard he sits Loves to go swimming everyday

  12. 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

      • Candy says:

        Many of the Texas Cowboys who work ranches or run rodeo stock have Australian Cattle dogs that are only one generation from Dingo on either the stud or the bitch’s side. I had one that was so dingo like in his mannerisms that other folks at the cattle show would sweat. He was extensively trained and I know din go breeding is in ACDS but many folks end up with a large amount in their pups and want it that way. I’ve had 3 ACDs and he was the one that except for his color looked just like a dingo. They have been doing this type breeding for years.

  13. 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.

      • Scoo says:

        It is evil to chain dogs. Dumbasses in here!

        • barrett says:

          It’s not evil dude the fact is if u live in a town that has harsh laws of r strays such as mine and ur dog has a hard time staying In ur yard chaining them is ur only option however I personally believe that the chain should be long enough that it can roam the whole yard I have a coy dog of my own and it has severe separation anxieties and when I can’t take it with me I chain it In my yard do to the fact it tears up my home when left inside alone so no chaining them is not evil

          • Arcy Carr says:

            We had a German Shepherd that was impossible to keep in a kennel or a fence. She would chew on the wire till it broke, but put her on a chain and she was content. We only left her on the chain, in the shade, plenty of water and brought her in the house or turned her loose when we got off work and could watch her. Dogs are not all alike and you need to respect their preferences.

          • SAMRON says:

            If you think your only option is a chain, then you should call a rescue to take the dog instead. You don’t know enough to own a dog. there are other options. Maybe someone from a good rescue could even educate you enough to help you find a decent humane way of keeping the dog, or possibly swap you a dog that is better suited to your environment and skill level. Chaining a dog outside is just plain cruelty, no matter what you tell yourself to justify it. There is no adequate excuse.

    • 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

  14. Marie says:

    The first pic is a Shiba not a coydog

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      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?

  15. 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.

    • Lori says:

      I have a two year old female coydog. I am the second owner. I had her fixed in June. She is a loving dog, but has started to challenge me over bathing. She is very itchy right now, and I want to give her relief. She has never liked baths, but now she refuses, and bared her teeth when I tried to get her to go in the tub. I am a senior citizen, so not as spry or strong as I used to be. I have had dogs all my,life, and I have always worked to maintain alpha status. But this girl is 50 pounds, mixed with German Shepard/pit. I can not lift her. If she will not get in the tub, I can not bathe her. I also can not get down on the ground well. I have to use knee pads and a rolled up rug to get my knees through a bath. I tried using treats, and got her in the bathroom, but not in the tub, even when I tossed a few into it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

  16. 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.

    • 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 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 contact me and i would be happy to share some photos

  17. 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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