Shepherd versus 3 coyotes, 3 coyotes wins hands down. They often can tire out a heftier pursuer by running up and down steep inclines. They had grown old and had aches and pains. The coyotes are not: for them your activity is putting them into a life-and-death situation. Wolves I’ve read just kill intruders. Feb 01, 2020 @ 15:44:22. Information and stories about San Francisco coyotes: behavior & personality, coexistence & outreach, by Janet Kessler: Unveiling first-hand just how savvy, social, sentient and singular coyotes really are! Charles, please use your logic. ( Log Out /  If you can’t get a good, long look at the animal, you can at least get a … As long as the coyotes would run, there was no problem. Full-grown Shepherds are larger than coyotes. Sep 28, 2019 @ 18:07:23. The GS was about 100 lbs and bit up my male GR and me as I tried to get him off. He seems to understand the trash talk the coyotes spew and definitely wants to close with them. What coyotes do is respond to feeders who willingly throw food at them. A can a rottweiler kill a coyote breed description. [Posting written by Charles Wood. Whether your dog is alone or with another dog. There are many coyotes here in a large public ‘wild’ area a half mile away and we’ve had many encounters with them. Peaceful coexistence is easy if you keep threatening dogs away from coyotes. I mean, really? But since a coyote is no real threat to your dominant GSD, maybe you could encourage peace by keeping your dog leashed and walking away from any coyotes? I’ll send my dog after them. I live in Big Park, Arizona. The coyote danced its way into the position we see. Visit Charles Wood’s website for more coyote photos from LA: Charles Wood. My intention was not to have my dog go after the coyotoes but he did and was not harmed. 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 (?) In general, its biggest mark of identification is the bushy, downward-bent tail, sable coat color, dark neonatal coat color, and the white face mask as that of the coyote parent. Now I’m crippled, had 3 stroks,& on Dialysis. 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. The coyote came back and I ran him off and even kicked the hell out of him when he stood his ground. Hi Aaron — Yes, you are right. - German Shepherd Place. I know! My Lab was 12 years old and it was time to get back to a housing area and safety. How to handle them? 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. yipps:janetkessler 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…”. Lydia Berggren The dogs don’t know the territory as intimately as a coyote has to know its own territory. It lives in one world. And the big white ones can usually hold their own against two or three Coyotes. It returned to its owner, was put back on its leash, its owner talked to Janet, and then went home with a good education. I let him go. The larger the dog, the more danger to the coyote, and vice-versa. 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. Coyotes don’t walk up to humans and bite them for no reason. Janet. Size, of a dog or a couple of dogs. At stake is their food, their mate, and their children. My neighbors saw it after they heard the noise. Their strategy is to give an intruder a thrashing. Coyotes also have shorter, bushier tails that are carried low, almost dragging the ground, and longer, narrower muzzles than their dog cousins. 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That same coyote was put down 2 weeks later because he lost his fear of humans because humans refused to reinforce their dominance. They went about 100 yds and I called him back. Even 2 coyotes would very likely be victorious. Can we help you with contacting someone to … Yes, Ben. Not wanting a fight, just a deterrent. 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. Press here to find out how to be an Ambassador for our urban coyotes. We have a miniature pinscher, 16 pounds, who had a very close encounter with a coyote on a spring morning. In many cases, the coyotes attack after a curious dog comes into contact with the coyote(s). Aiko the Coydog (Coyote / German Shepherd Dog mix) at 7 years old—"Aiko was born in Texas after some coyotes came in and mated with purebred German shepherds. 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. On July 11, 2018, a Wisconsin man got a big surprise. He’s a real chicken, and needs to be. I agree: coyotes and dogs don’t have a peaceful coexistence. I have never seen a wolf here but I have read reports that they exist here. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. in coyotes and dogs 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 … Coyote Voicings: Howls, Yips, Barks, & More, What Would Be The Outcome In a Coyote/German Shepherd Altercation? Coyotes are a little faster the German Shepherds 40 mph vs 34 mph Coyotes are much lighter in weight having a different bone structure. My GS, Rotts, and American bulldogs have killed stupid coyotes that didnt respect their territory on my land for over 20 years in Az. I think it is safe to say that because of the size of a German Shepherd Dog, coyotes don’t want to eat it. Over my 18 years here, their numbers have increased. Apr 19, 2019 @ 12:23:27. IF coyotes are looking to take a small dog, they’d probably do so when the small dog had wandered off some distance alone. German Shepherd Attacked by Coyotes Unharmed After Man Throws Coyote, German Shepherd Dog Attacked and Killed by Alligator in Venice FL, Help Bane Walk - Veteran K9 German Shepherd Hit by Distracted Driver, German Shepherd Dog and Owner Reunited After Hurricane Laura, Heroic German Shepherd Dog “Sally” Protects Family from Bear Attack in Alaska, Midland, Michigan Police Department Welcomes New German Shepherd “Leo”, Can You Shave Your Shepherd Dog ? Dogs of the same breed are not equal and neither are men when it comes to raising dogs. There have been almost 100 of them, distributed among over a dozen families, all in San Francisco. I do not have a problem with coywolfs or coyotes. Dog can a rottweiler kill a coyote – a powerful and warlike breed, which many seem unrestrained evil and dangerous. They know how to bite to kill, tame shepherd does not. that ‘zooms’ us, seemingly protesting our existence on their turf by running near and vocalizing. That’s not what we want in urban areas where most residents respect the wildlife and don’t want to harm them. Let me show you why I say so. The coyotes won’t engage with him as any injury could be life-threatening. I also have a Yorkie. yipps:janetkessler 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. 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. If the German Shepherd actually takes on the job of protector this would help. Aaron T Pruitt Hi Dewayne — Thank you for your observations. Shasta is … 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 … 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. 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! After he came on the scene, I didn’t see Mom and Dad again. Humans killed that coyote by feeding it long before it was “put down” by authorities. Do you know if Kevlar coyote vests do anything to protect a small dog from coyotes? Those coyotes who are respected in this manner do not come after dogs. He tried to pick on someone smaller, and he got told. I sent him after 4 coyotes one night. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COYOTE-DOG MIX APPEARANCE. Me too, I don’t let my dog off leash either. My GSD can go under a fence also. For a pet dog, they just don’t have game. Oct 28, 2019 @ 16:19:43. He’s getting it in gear to run away at full speed. This is wrong. But if this is getting worse, I worry about my Grandchildren. He was so gassed, it took a while to walk him home, coyotes behind us for part of the walk. The Shepherd, though, is different. Here’s what is a stake for the coyote when a German Shepherd Dog gets interested in a coyote. ( Log Out /  He had many cat pals. They don’t want to be injured. They seem to assume they can outrun the dog and can easily increase speed to get away. Is the yard small enough so that the “pack” would be required to stay close together? The only advantage a coyote has is speed and it’ll undoubtedly use it to run away. Keeping coyotes and dogs apart is easy: you have to leash the dog and walk away. One night, with about 6 approaching (headlamps reveal them coming several hundred yards out), I got an uneasy feeling and we left. 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. A German Shepherd would definitely win. Just go the other way when you see one. I just haven’t heard of so many incounters B/4 I’ve never had a fear or problem with any coyote’s, especially one alone. Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:29:38. Janet Kessler is all about education.]. The coyote has practiced all its life on this stuff. That can be a rope a dope, a run for a better site for parrying, or to keep on distracting a dog until it gets worn out. Jan 24, 2020 @ 18:56:12. yipps:janetkessler If a full-grown adult male GSD (German Shepherd Dog) goes head to head against a young coyote, the Shepherd has a higher chance of winning. Coyotes can puff up and make themselves look way bigger than their average of about 26 to 30 pounds out here in the West. The other shots showed a chase and some maneuvers. Coyotes have been known to kill dogs, even big dogs like Labrador retrievers. In real life though, it depends on the dog. I really don’t mind having coyotes learn to show a little deference to people/dogs here. As long as Nico’s in good shape, we’ll patrol our neighborhood. I quickly three down my bags and placed the yorkie in the house then went after my dog. The question, “Who would win in a fight between a German Shepherd and a coyote?”, was posed on a forum on Quora, and answered by Charles Wood, who has given me permission to republish it here. We do have fun. 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? Let alone a local pr of coyotes or a family group of coyotes. ], Previous Wallowing, Wiggling & Warping: Photo Sequence Next Celebrating *Long* on the Longest Day. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. With the exception of the driveway our area is surrounded by barb wire which makes no difference to deer, mountains lion, bobcats, javelinas or coyotes. You should appreciate this. Best, always, would be to add a top roller-bar to a six-foot fence. He wasn’t a fighter and he never hurt anything. There are times they will get shredded. The above shot was part of a series. 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. Much can be heard about these dogs from people who know almost nothing about them: These dogs cannot be trusted!, They have a death grip! This website reflects my 13+ years of intense, careful, and dedicated field-work — empirical observations — all photo-documented without interfering or changing coyotes’ behaviors. However, these boys didn't seem to get that memo. It does seem to be a canine turf issue. 3 times that night. “Looks like a coyote with a serious case of mange.” “My dog has ears like this and is not a coyote. For most of his life he was big, fast, healthy – why take a chance? yipps:janetkessler Whom hold the area/territory your ranch is on. Nor has it really seen a very motivated opponent. This is 100% incorrect lol. Hope this helps! This posting is about your average house pet. My GSD is 2 and a half years old. Although he’s a long, tall fast dog, any coyote can easily outrun him. In the above photo, no real dirty work was required. Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:09:46. Whenever you see a coyote, shorten the leash and walk the other way. You can prevent this antagonism by keeping dogs away from them: leashing. Dogs that hunt, guard, or protect and have not had their aggressive instincts muted coyotes will be killed easily. Shepherd versus 3 coyotes, 3 coyotes wins hands down. 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. 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. They did NOT come back. Coyotes live in the real world and take care of real business every day. it depends on how many coyotes. Please don’t allow your little dog to roam free — he needs to be supervised always when out-of-doors, as you would a small child with a life-vest in a swimming pool. I’m talking typically. 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 Dog. The Lab would chase them because they’d run, like he would chase cats. The last time I looked, a few years ago, it seemed that not much was known about coyote inter-generational transfers of territory. They test one another looking for fun or for the chance of a gain. One of their more interesting behaviors includes digit-grading, meaning to tip … Let’s be honest GSD are bigger and have a stronger bite force of 238 lbs. yipps:janetkessler Do not shoot it.” “It looks like a German Shepherd with severe mange. yipps:janetkessler There’s no hint of play in their demeanor when their family’s safety is at stake. They didn’t know my Lab was so mellow. In our urban areas of Az the mentality is like yours, coyotes lose fear of both human and their dogs and problems occur. But even in this instance, there is unlikely to be “contact” or an actual “fight” between the GSD and the coyote because, as you say, the coyote would simply flee. My GS, Rotts, and American bulldogs have killed stupid coyotes that didnt respect their territory on my land for over 20 years in Az. That particular German Shepherd-ish Dog is someone’s pet. Large breed dogs that are breed and raised right will kill a coyote if the owner of the dog has showed or let that dog explore his more natural killers side. When I walk the country road here my dogs are on leads, We see coyotes almost daily and have them around the house and in the yards (several acres) Tuesday morning I was unloading my Nissan after a visit to the market. by Charles Wood, Urban Coyote Myth: Coyotes Luring Dogs to Their Deaths. 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. The coyotes returned immediately to harass us again, not impressed by a young dog that was no real threat. Larger dogs need to be kept away from coyotes — it’s the larger dogs that continually go after them and create the problem in the first place. A true flock guardian like a great pyrenees akbash dog and the other big white bruisers don't play the Coyotes game. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. yipps:janetkessler If your dog is kept outside at night in a fenced-in yard or tied to something or the other, it will have no place to retreat. by Charles Wood, Coyote Voicings: Howls, Yips, Barks, & More, What Would Be The Outcome In a Coyote/German Shepherd Altercation? We are working towards a planet that includes all the wildlife. Previously, I had a 90-lb Lab and currently, a 96-lb GSD who does NOT like coyotes. Coyotes have skin in the game. He escaped, and he now wears a Kevlar coyote vest whenever he is outside off leash, We keep him on leash from dusk until well past dawn. Big. Again, he chased them. ... Coyotes are generally not fighters and are the same size as GSD's typically smaller where I'm from. The coyotes I’ve seen seem to have most dogs figured out. by yipps:janetkessler 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. What would be the purpose of that? Differences in Their Tracks. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. One should learn how to spell it. They never stopped. In this one observation of mine, it looked pretty ugly. An average sized, average drive, working line GSD would stand his ground and snap any coyotes neck. Coyotes deal with interlopers a lot. injuredsteticpatient All 4 seemed to understand he would gladly consume one or more. It keeps the population down in any particular area. HELL YEAH a GERMAN SHEPHERD can kill a Rottweiler cause its more vicous and german shepherds are faster What do desert coyotes look like? He was furious about a zoom challenge from the biggest one. Based on the dog breed that it is mixed with, the Coydog will vary in appearance. Even 2 coyotes would very likely be victorious. I live in an urban area, where there is wildlife. They tire sooner, or get called back by their owner. 1 coyote will not be able to do much damage being significantly smaller than a GSD. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. If injured so they couldn’t get away from him, that would be IT. Lucky for him, his best friend, a German Shepherd named Turbo, was there to save his life. This posting is about urban pet dogs whose owners fear for their dogs, it’s not about trained killer dogs. 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. With my coyotes, Mom was there as backup and Dad did the work. The family saw two or three Coyotes attacking Pepe. GSD's on the other hand, love a good fight and will tear up a coyotes most the time. Michael — Please read this post a little more carefully. Be welcome here, enjoy, and learn! Hi Lydia — Your best strategy for protecting your little dog is to continue walking him on a leash. Do you think a coyote will avoid jumping over if there is a shepherd there? But a dog? Soon the coyote begins demanding food. Janet I hear what you are saying but dogs and coyotes don’t have a peaceful relationship and never will. Coyotes live all around us. His answer to the question: There wouldn’t be a fight, generally speaking. We have a house in rural southern Utah, where houses are on 10 acres of land and we are at the base of Boulder Mountain, with undeveloped juniper and pine tree forests. Their instincts are programmed to protect their territories — mostly from other coyotes. I have zero issues with coyotes especially since I live in the middle if the az desert surrounded by them. The coyote pinned him to the ground and tried to bite his neck. To a wild coyote, a dog in coyote territory acts untutored in the ways of the wild. At first glance, the coyote resembles a small German shepherd dog, yet its color can vary from animal to animal. yipps:janetkessler But man and dog has to let continue to remind the coyote that they are top predator. And they will run away. Here’s a real contender. You’re comparing what seems to be a low drive, house pet of a gsd to a wild animal. Coyote wont risk an injury knowing it could cause death by starvation, yipps:janetkessler Yeah, its a bluff and we were on the other side of a chain link fence. Small dogs need to be leashed and protected. old. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. If my dogs were slow, small, old or I was unfirm or otherwise vulnerable, I have no doubt they could be dangerous. How Much Food Does a Coyote Eat In A Day? If you are going to write about a German ShepHERD. We hunkered down again. The German Sheperd-ish Dog is a pet and totally out of its element. I also have sympathy for a female animal trying to feed her pups. You take that peaceful attitude and you will have problems with most predators. 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. I WAS attacked by a German Sheperd while walking my two golden retrievers. The life-vest in itself is not enough. Maybe you are having fun. Nov 03, 2018 @ 05:43:53, This is one instance or a couple, this does not reflect what would happen if a coyote would approach the territory of a FULL GROWN GSD, and a german shepherd-ish dog is not the same as a full blooded pure bred GSD. No question about it. Please call the humane society so they can help get.” this poor pup back to health. This is what you were seeing on campus. We have coyotoes. I would sooner meet a coyote anyday than someone’s loose dog. Feral dogs in the area also kill coyotes that get in their way. Jul 24, 2019 @ 16:38:56. For other animals, this can … That’s Mom at the left of the frame. 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. 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. They are terrible and evil!. For sure your little dogs would be safer with this new situation, but I don’t know if this would be foolproof. This story has a happy ending, as princess was taken to the vet but received a clean bill of health. Wild animals know how to fight and survive. The coyotes then attacked the German Shepherd. I have corrected the misspelled ones. We were told his coyote encounter was likely with a female who was hunting to feed her pups. On July 11, 2018, a Wisconsin man got a big surprise. Feb 21, 2020 @ 14:46:35. Almost all dogs will chase coyotes if they can. She is as sweet as can be. Like dogs, the coyote has a highly developed sense of smell and sight. The posting used both spellings. yipps:janetkessler Almost all “encounters” are simply uneventful ‘sightings’. He would absolutely murder a coyote. Jul 11, 2019 @ 19:39:16. 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’ve read from studies that unlike wolves, coyotes have one coyote defend their territory. A Chihuahua named Pepe was lucky to be alive after he was brutally attacked by Coyotes in his own backyard. The coyote has practiced all its life on this stuff. 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. 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 … It is through that continue reinforcement that generation after generation of coyotes out here in the rural areas that we don’t have coyotes issues. Feb 01, 2020 @ 18:49:28. The average gsd is not a house pet. They will charge right into battle to save their people or other dogs in the pack. A determined Alpha coyote or a pr, can/will try to kill, or run off most breeds of dogs. Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:19:46. 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.

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