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.
|Also known as||Dogote|
|Colors||Sable, brown, white|
|Life span||5 to 15 years|
|Weight/Size||60-120 pounds; Medium|
|Shedding||Once a year|
|Behavioral characteristics||Intelligent, aggressive, strong, shy, loyal, energetic|
|Litter size||5-6 puppies (average)|
|Country of Origin||America|
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.
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. 
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.
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