The Coydog is a canid hybrid between a dog and the Coyote. The Teotihuacan people bred these dogs to achieve more resilient, strong, loyal and temperamental protector. Based on studies, it is said that these dogs existed for thousands of years and were brought by the Berlin Land Bridge 14000 years ago.
- Due to its inheritance from the coyote, they are not meant to be kept as domestic pets and they have been dangerous to members of the family and other pets.
- German shepherd coyote mix is not ideal due to their aggressiveness, they are not good learners and impossible to train.
Facts About Coydog
|Breed Type||Mixed Breed|
|Country of Origin||America|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||NA|
|Shedding||Once a year|
|Litter Size||5-6 puppies|
|Color||Brown, white, sable|
|Life Expectancy||5-15 years|
Temperament and Personality
The behavior of the breed can vary from being shy, gentle, timid, and friendly to aggressive and even resort to biting. However, coy dog puppies are not a playful and outgoing dog, but early socialization with other pets and people can make them friendlier. They love every member of the family but prefer to create a unique bond with only one person. Its behavior typically depends on the breed of dog used for breeding. They do not bark like dogs, instead, they howl and can make a hissing sound like a cat.
This coyote-dog mix is agile and highly energetic. They need to channelize their energy to avoid negative behavior issues in later life. Its exercise schedules should be 2-3 times a day which include brisk walking, jogging, and enough playtime to burn its energy. They are not suitable for apartment life but can be kept if a yard or an enclosed space is attached to it.
Groom, the dog like other dogs of same hair type and size which include brushing twice or thrice a week, trimming its nails, checking of redness in ears and cleaning its teeth to avoid tooth decay.
Dogs of this size are prone to elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia which results in arthritis or lameness. It can also inherit diseases from its parents.
Train the dog during their puppy stage to familiarize with people and other pets. They tend to produce two behaviors (shyness and aggressiveness) at the same time, so teach them to socialize. They are not suitable for first-time owners and requires strict and consistent trainer with positive reinforcement.
Their size and energy define the amount of food required to stay fit. They need high-quality dry dog food used for large sized dog and a lot of meat to complete their diet. They love bones so include it as a treat.