Monday, 21 September 2015

Coydog community page

See: "Living with a coyote hybrid (Coydog)"


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This is Bandit, although, he also knows his very original nickname, Coyote. He is a rescue dog that is supposed to be Aussie/Queensland. He has the healer coloring, but his temperament and behavior is completely bizarre in terms of any dog behavior I have seen. He looks like a coyote, and has many traits pointing to the possibility of having coyote genes...he is approaching 2 years old.

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14 comments:

  1. To be honest I'm new at this breed first time I ever saw one and Thor (my coy-boy) is my buddy I love him I just wanna do great by him so yeah to my question >>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>> How can I get my Coydog To listen to me and any reprimands I give and also any and every kind/type of instructions I give?

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    1. For specific problems, you might find some useful advice in the "Living with a coyote hybrid..." (link at the top of this page) and its comments, but generally it is good to keep in mind that unlike the wolf, the coyote has never been trained and has never sought to engage with humans in a mutually advantageous way.

      So it is mostly a matter of tempering the training one gives the dog part with being a family member to the coyote part. The coyote part likes to have a family and would not want to disappoint them so if you seem disappointed in something they have done, they will want to avoid that as much as possible, but any adversarial situation situation is not going to work very well, nor is working for treats. It's a balancing act between training a dog and being family to a coyote. It takes time and patience.

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  2. I rescued mine from a shelter. I had Cody Logan Micallef for 11.5 and had to put him down a week ago. This breed is incredible. If you have the opportunity to raise one you will not be disappointed. He was so smart, loyal, and friendly. When he was younger he use to sleep under the bed (like a coyote den), he was fearful of loud noises but never barked. He would howl. He communicated and understood the English language. He understood sentences. I had no problems with other dogs, kids, people - anything. The only problem I would have is people stopping me on every walk either asking what he was or saying how beautiful he was. They listen well and learn quickly. They don't like being in trouble and sense your energy. If they upset you its rare that they will repeat the behavior. Dog toys didn't work. He liked pinecones and sticks. He didn't even like dog treats so I never trained him with them. He knew how to sit before he crossed the street, I never had him on a leesh as this was very unnatural for him. He would stay no more than 3 feet away from me at all times unless we were running. My sister had children and he loved new borns. He was very protective of children or anything smaller than him. I trained him not to chase other animals and he learned so quickly. Honestly I wish I could find another. KNOW this hybrid is a rarity and a blessing. If you come across one they are more than just dogs. Being half wild they have a different spirit. Its incredible. Enjoy

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    1. Thank you for sharing this, Ania, and I am sorry for your loss, but it is obvious that Cody had a very happy life with you. What you say about them is absolutely true, they are much more than dogs but they also need people who are much more than just dog-owners too! I hope you will find another one soon (Tristan also sometimes sleeps under my bed).

      Best,

      John

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  3. Is this the community page?

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    1. Yes, a little sparse, still, but anyone is welcome to send me photos of their coydog with any other material, personal or business details and I will post it here.

      Best,

      John

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  4. Love these animals! I have had one but never actually needed to train him for anything. I got him when I was 13 and remember the first time I realized he was not a dog... A mole had bit his nose one day after he had it cornered. I walked out the door the next morning to go to school and there were about 20 moles scattered around our porch. He had went on a mole hunting expedition... Some were even headless. Thankfully we lived in the country but yeah... They are not dogs. He was super proud of himself though :-)... So was I!

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    1. Vengeance! What a great story. No one messes with the coydog.

      Best,

      John

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  5. Hi...I think my white shepherd mix is a coydog hybrid. He is about 5 yrs old now and is BY FAR the best dog I have. I have two Pit/Lab mix pups that are 1 1/2 yrs old now. They are 3/4 Pit 1/4 lab.

    Maximus, Max, was rather apprehensive of the new pups but took to them rather quickly and became a "parent" to them quickly. He even dug a small hole, would place them in it and would place them in the void, cover them with his body and keep them warm in the winter. It was as if he saw they were short haired and had issues staying warmer in the winter.

    His personality is very intriguing. He will keep his distance from strangers and "circle" them, as if he is scanning for a weakness. He is definitely a "face licker" and has actually trained his adopted children to do the same. They also have developed is "vocabulary" for more high pitched greetings and communication as well.

    He is overly intelligent. I didn't know he was a hybrid when I got him as a puppy. I immediately began to recognize he had rather different mannerisms when he was around 1 month old and had to adapt. It took a VERY STRONG role as alpha, by me, to show him I was boss. Even after taking this role, he still tried to exude dominance and I basically had to forcefully show him I was boss. Shortly after, I had his testosterone reduced by having him neutered..,big difference in his demeanor after his hormone levels were reduced (may have been wrong of me, I don't know).

    His appearance was not what I figured a coydog would look like, As he is solid white. The physical appearances do you show the hybrid in him, especially with his aggressive stances and all of the hair on his back bristling up when threatened.

    He still shows his dominance with the pups.,,Bailey the larger of the two is not afraid of him though. She is rather strange looking with the size of a lab and the build of the pit bull with the very muscular frame and the block head. What is my nickname for her is blockhead. What is my nickname for her is blockhead. She and her sister are both spayed. She is extremely protective of my family. When she began to show aggression, immediately correct her. Her attitude completely changes after that. All of my good friends have been introduced to her and spend time with her therefore she is not aggressive towards them. That was my intent. However if you are stranger, you better not step foot in my backyard. On the other hand, Max is that way about my kids and wife. He is extremely protective and seems to be more so towards them than the others.

    Anyway, I just wanted to post about my wonderful coydog and the joy he is added to my families life.

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    1. Thanks for sharing that, Scott. Yes, indeed, coydogs are very protective of those whom they include in their family. Tristan like the woman who lives next door and will protect her territory, too. The other day she wanted to make a fuss of him and Tristan came over to me, first, and nuzzled my hand as if seeking permission. I gave it of course, and he ran over to get some more attention. That is very intelligent behavior!

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  6. One more thing...not dog related...What exactly is a Celtist? I'm a down south "Georgia Boy" LOL. I know my family is of Scottish decent. Actually, the McClure family were "teachers" in the MacLeod (McCloud) clan. The word "Lure" is derived from our name MacLuer, as falconry was taught and the item on the string you swing to entice the bird is called a "lure"'...same as fishing and so forth. I love genaology.

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  7. One more thing...not dog related...What exactly is a Celtic Nimismatis? I am fairly well educated (I am. Critical Care Paramedic) but still i am a down south "Georgia Boy" LOL. I know my family is of Scottish decent. Actually, the McClure family were "teachers" in the MacLeod (McCloud) clan. The word "Lure" is derived from our name MacLuer, as falconry was taught and the item on the string you swing to entice the bird is called a "lure"'...same as fishing and so forth. I love genaology.

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    1. That's my specialty: Ancient Celtic Coinage.

      See my article: http://tinyurl.com/y7df68zs (scroll up a bit)

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