Images and true stories have the power to raise awareness and change perspective. I would sooner meet a coyote anyday than someone’s loose dog. The GS was about 100 lbs and bit up my male GR and me as I tried to get him off. Generally, although a German Shepherd Dog has the weight advantage, coyotes with their experience and situational intelligence have a considerable advantage over a German Shepherd … [Posting written by Charles Wood. Note it looks like he had lost an eye, maybe in a fight. You can prevent this antagonism by keeping dogs away from them: leashing. I live in an urban area, where there is wildlife. Next day, I saw where he left a 15-yd slide on a muddy backwoods road where 2 split and he changed directions to go for what might’ve been a closer one. We have coyotoes. For the last 18 years, I’ve walked my dogs – unleashed away from people or cars – near home at the edge of a large urban area in Oregon. They did NOT come back. Do you know if Kevlar coyote vests do anything to protect a small dog from coyotes? They didn’t know my Lab was so mellow. He tried to pick on someone smaller, and he got told. There are times they will get shredded. This posting is about urban pet dogs whose owners fear for their dogs, it’s not about trained killer dogs. If the German Shepherd actually takes on the job of protector this would help. 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Humans killed that coyote by feeding it long before it was “put down” by authorities. Most city dogs are not built for the kill but dogs in our neighborhood don’t have any issues with killing coyotes and protecting livestock from any predator including mountain lions. They don’t rank it as prey, it’s an interloper. But a dog? We are working towards a planet that includes all the wildlife. ... Competition is part of the picture, but wolves also kill coyotes. Their strategy is to give an intruder a thrashing. Scott Schach was quoted saying “Somehow I got a hold of one of their tails, turned around she bit my arm, got a hold of her leg and I just flung her, just gave her a fling, she bounced off my pickup truck, went up the front windshield into the night and that’s the last I saw of that one…”. He’s a real chicken, and needs to be. Right now, youngster coyotes are out benignly exploring their environments, which might explain people noticing them more, but these will disperse fairly soon and family size will shrink again on each territory. Jan 24, 2020 @ 20:51:45. Let me show you why I say so. Folks have worried about what might happen if their dog and a coyote were to confront each other: what would the outcome of a fight be? They never stopped. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COYOTE-DOG MIX APPEARANCE. We were told his coyote encounter was likely with a female who was hunting to feed her pups. Tags: coyote vs. dog, coyote vs. german shepherd, coyote vs. large dog. We harass the coyote and they leave us alone. Hi Dewayne — Thank you for your observations. My GSD is 2 and a half years old. I think that’s the point of the article. They will charge right into battle to save their people or other dogs in the pack. The only advantage a coyote has is speed and it’ll undoubtedly use it to run away. They had grown old and had aches and pains. Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:19:46. We saw them coming, hunkered down to look small and get them in close – ‘got them in about 15 yds away and I sent him. Apr 19, 2019 @ 12:23:27. Aiko the Coydog (Coyote/ German Shepherd Dog mix) at 7 years of ages–” Aiko was born in Texas after some coyotes were available in as well as mated with pure-blooded German shepherds. A year and a half later, he’d changed. Visit Charles Wood’s website for more coyote photos from LA: Charles Wood. Here’s Dad charging my dog and me. Small dogs need to be leashed and protected. Sally, a 3-year-old German shephard, came to the rescue of Shasta, a 2-year-old Pomeranian, when a coyote nearly killed the small pet recently. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. ... Coyotes are generally not fighters and are the same size as GSD's typically smaller where I'm from. Hope this helps! The avg city person with any dog is no match for a coyote because of their fear and that fear produces a pet that is worthless against a coyote. in coyotes and dogs A pack of coyotes on the otherhand can most definetly take on 2 large breed dogs… She is as sweet as can be. He’s getting it in gear to run away at full speed. Most mid to large sized dogs can easily intimidate and overpower … Even 2 coyotes would very likely be victorious. He could likely handle 2 at once but no more than that. They know how to bite to kill, tame shepherd does not. A true flock guardian like a great pyrenees akbash dog and the other big white bruisers don't play the Coyotes game. Coyotes have often challenged us, most often at night when they’re particularly active – many times by what I’m guessing is a dominant male (?) It’s great exercise for him and there’s really no chance of a fight. The coyotes then attacked the German Shepherd. yipps:janetkessler Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. According to CBS58, the man tried to punch or kick a coyote but ended up grabbing a tail and a leg of a coyote and threw it after getting bitten. They seem to assume they can outrun the dog and can easily increase speed to get away. That’s not what we want in urban areas where most residents respect the wildlife and don’t want to harm them. Their instincts are programmed to protect their territories — mostly from other coyotes. He wasn’t a fighter and he never hurt anything. The coyote has practiced all its life on this stuff. It lives in one world. According to CBS58, the man tried to punch or kick a coyote but ended up grabbing a tail and a leg of a coyote and … The larger the dog, the more danger to the coyote, and vice-versa. I let him go. Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:09:46. Wolves I’ve read just kill intruders. © All information and photos in my postings come from my own original and first-hand documentation work which I am happy to share, with permission and with properly displayed credit: ©janetkessler/ The breeders (my husband's Aunt and Uncle) did not want the mix breed puppies so they gave away the coydogs, Aiko was given to us. The dog breeders (my spouse’s Aunt as well as Uncle) did not desire the mix breed pups so they distributed the coydogs, Aiko was provided to us. yipps:janetkessler Here’s what is a stake for the coyote when a German Shepherd Dog gets interested in a coyote. Previously, I had a 90-lb Lab and currently, a 96-lb GSD who does NOT like coyotes. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. But a coyote who is harassed continually by a dog will attempt to stop that harassment. The family saw two or three Coyotes attacking Pepe. Feb 21, 2020 @ 20:04:46, If coyotes are in your area, I don’t think it’s a good idea for you to allow your little dog to roam free. 1 coyote will not be able to do much damage being significantly smaller than a GSD. The coyote danced its way into the position we see. I’m not saying a coyote doesnt have its advantages in the fields mentioned here, but most real GSd of guarding will probably scare the coyote away. Basically you are proving to everyone who reads this that your ego is so fragile that you have to have it out with a little coyote. His answer to the question: There wouldn’t be a fight, generally speaking. Coyotes? Who gets to keep the ball. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Now, the following photograph, I did not take, it was taken by a friend of mine, Janet Kessler in a San Francisco park. But man and dog has to let continue to remind the coyote that they are top predator. Yes, Ben. Coyote vests are made for small dogs and have a Kevlar neck collar armed with 1-inch spikes and spikes down the back, making it hard for coyotes to … The above shot was part of a series. That pictured dog? ], Previous Wallowing, Wiggling & Warping: Photo Sequence Next Celebrating *Long* on the Longest Day. I’ll send my dog after them. I also have a Yorkie. I have zero issues with coyotes especially since I live in the middle if the az desert surrounded by them. I don’t delude myself about the opportunistic nature of these creatures. I know! I was unloading next to my house when my GSD spotted 2 coyotoes and charged after them. Not wanting a fight, just a deterrent. Hi Lydia — Your best strategy for protecting your little dog is to continue walking him on a leash. The coyotes won’t engage with him as any injury could be life-threatening. Check out our Worst Coyote Attacks Gallery >> Watch the chase unfold as a brave yellow lab takes on one of the West's craftiest and deadliest predators. This is wrong. I really don’t mind having coyotes learn to show a little deference to people/dogs here. It has been my personal experience they ( coyotes) run off as soon as they see me…however I do not let my dogs off leash to harass wild animals. I have never seen a wolf here but I have read reports that they exist here. This posting is about your average house pet. It returned to its owner, was put back on its leash, its owner talked to Janet, and then went home with a good education. The coyotes returned immediately to harass us again, not impressed by a young dog that was no real threat. And in urban and suburban settings, coyotes don’t want a fight. Maybe your dog is having fun. For other animals, this can … Be welcome here, enjoy, and learn! I’m sorry about your health problems — being out in nature can help focus your attention on so much that is going on in the environment: keep watching the stars — and reaching for them! He would absolutely murder a coyote. Janet I am considering adding an older nice German Shepherd to my family so that I can once again let my littles have a little freedom in my smallish fenced yard. Coyotes are bold, they do not hesitate to attack, and they can easily gravely injure or even kill a large dog like a German Shepherd. Charles, please use your logic. Can a German shepherd kill a wolf? There have been almost 100 of them, distributed among over a dozen families, all in San Francisco. ( Log Out /  Feb 21, 2020 @ 14:46:35. The Lab would chase them because they’d run, like he would chase cats. yipps:janetkessler Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Although I have not measured it, I’ve read where coyotes can actually attain a speed of 43 mph. You’re comparing what seems to be a low drive, house pet of a gsd to a wild animal. Note that none of the coyotes I document and photograph is “anonymous” to me: I know (or knew) each one of them, and can tell you about their personalities, histories, and  their family situations. Almost all “encounters” are simply uneventful ‘sightings’. Coyotes have been known to kill dogs, even big dogs like Labrador retrievers. We are in the mountains next to Coconino National Forest at 4250 feet elevation. That’s Mom at the left of the frame. And you are right, because of their lightness, bone structure, light and minimal musculature, and more sinewy tendons, coyotes are very lithe and quick. They don’t want contact. My GSD can go under a fence also. 3 times that night. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. They huff, puff, and bluff to warn an intruder away. ( Log Out /  Coyotes deal with interlopers a lot. I’ve seen coyote protective vests and the spikes indeed look like they might work, but I’ve not actually SEEN that they work, and until I do, I would not endorse them. On July 11, 2018, a Wisconsin man got a big surprise. The family heard Turbo barking so they went to check on their dogs. The dogs don’t know the territory as intimately as a coyote has to know its own territory. They won’t mess with that kind of power or intensity. And they will run away. Irritable, look at her ear, end stage otitis I believe. What this post says is that a coyote is mostly bluff and will not kill your German Shepherd: coyotes will do their best to avoid a fight. Almost all dogs will chase coyotes if they can. Aaron T Pruitt Feral dogs in the area also kill coyotes that get in their way. This German shepherd-like coloration probably comes from a dog gene that moved into the coyote gene pool in a hybridization event ~50 years ago. ( Log Out /  A determined Alpha coyote or a pr, can/will try to kill, or run off most breeds of dogs. It’s definitely a challenge, though, and there’s a message – go away. He was furious about a zoom challenge from the biggest one. In this one observation of mine, it looked pretty ugly. I went over there and told the kids to run the coyote off otherwise the issue would get worst and that coyote would be destroyed. The coyotes I’ve seen seem to have most dogs figured out. Feb 01, 2020 @ 15:44:22. On July 11, 2018, a Wisconsin man got a big surprise. that ‘zooms’ us, seemingly protesting our existence on their turf by running near and vocalizing. Some of the dogs which can easily kill a coyote include, Caucasian Ovcharka, Central Asian Shepherd, Kangal, Anatolian Shepherd, Sarplainic, Black Russian Terrior, Komodor, Neopolitan Mastiff, Cane Corso, Ameeican Bulldog, Rhodesiam Ridgeback, Akita, Rottweiler, Presa De Canario, Dogo Argentino, etc. Coyote Voicings: Howls, Yips, Barks, & More, What Would Be The Outcome In a Coyote/German Shepherd Altercation? Our home security cameras now show them in the street out front at night. May I ask what you are trying to prove by encouraging your huge 96-pound German Shepherd (that’s bigger than I am) to go after a 30 pound coyote — an animal 1/3 his size? The coyote came back and I ran him off and even kicked the hell out of him when he stood his ground. Coyotes are the size of Whippets, or Beagles, in weight. Janet I hear what you are saying but dogs and coyotes don’t have a peaceful relationship and never will. A Chihuahua named Pepe was lucky to be alive after he was brutally attacked by Coyotes in his own backyard. Whom hold the area/territory your ranch is on. Why don’t you be the “bigger” guy by allowing them to be, rather than trying to engage with them to prove yourself “larger”, which you physically are. What coyotes do is respond to feeders who willingly throw food at them. That same coyote was put down 2 weeks later because he lost his fear of humans because humans refused to reinforce their dominance. I mean, really? A German Shepherd would definitely win. I think it is safe to say that because of the size of a German Shepherd Dog, coyotes don’t want to eat it. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Janet. Our miniature pinscher wears one now, after being pinned to the ground and attacked on his neck by a coyote in rural Utah. If you are going to write about a German ShepHERD. When you truly raise a dog like a German Shepard as the breed is intended to be and you have no fear of coyotes your GS will kill a coyote with no issues. Like the German Shepherd the Belgian Shepherd Malinois ex cetera. Shades include black, brown, gray, yellow, rust, and tan. Feb 21, 2020 @ 20:07:46. It isn’t like in a dog park. There’s no hint of play in their demeanor when their family’s safety is at stake.

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