This is especially true when you think about the great variety of dog breeds there are in the world. Now, it might be a bit daunting to get a hybrid for a pet. However, there are some hybrid animals that are domesticated and are perfectly safe and legal to have in the house. True coydogs are limited to those with one coyote parent and one dog parent.
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Each is unique! This urban coyote, to me, is a little strange looking. The other 9-month olds that I know do not look quite like this see photos below. That would be good news. Probably not, but I decided to do a posting on coydogs. It has many features common to the coyote, both temperamentally and in appearance. Coydogs are MUCH less common than people think. Coydogs vary in appearance, depending on which dogs they have bred with. Like the coyotes, their ears are triangular, and they have piercing eyes. Besides these two similarities, coydogs make sounds that are a fusion of a howl and a high pitch bark.
But a lot of Vermonters recognize its unmistakable call. It comes across the night in a cacophony of howls, yips and barks. Some attribute the sounds to coydogs, others to coywolves, still others to plain old coyotes. And everyone is right. How do they fit into the Vermont landscape? What are their lives like? What do they eat?
Just as the name suggests, a Coydog is the product of a coyote and a domestic dog. Since these two canids are different species Canis latrans and Canis lupis familiaris , the Coydog can be considered a canid hybrid. Coydogs exhibit a mixture of characteristics from each parent, but the crossbreeding has been occurring for so long that the exact percentages of the wild hybrids are unknown. The Coydog is a mixture that produces a canid hybrid similar to a wolf.