Michael — Please read this post a little more carefully. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! They won’t mess with that kind of power or intensity. Feb 21, 2020 @ 14:46:35. Can we help you with contacting someone to … If injured so they couldn’t get away from him, that would be IT. No question about it. 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. He’s getting it in gear to run away at full speed. Coyotes deal with interlopers a lot. But a coyote who is harassed continually by a dog will attempt to stop that harassment. In the above photo, no real dirty work was required. Here’s Dad charging my dog and me. That same coyote was put down 2 weeks later because he lost his fear of humans because humans refused to reinforce their dominance. We have a miniature pinscher, 16 pounds, who had a very close encounter with a coyote on a spring morning. The coyotes won’t engage with him as any injury could be life-threatening. 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. In real life though, it depends on the dog. 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 … I really don’t mind having coyotes learn to show a little deference to people/dogs here. A determined Alpha coyote or a pr, can/will try to kill, or run off most breeds of dogs. This is wrong. Dogs that hunt, guard, or protect and have not had their aggressive instincts muted coyotes will be killed easily. My GS, Rotts, and American bulldogs have killed stupid coyotes that didnt respect their territory on my land for over 20 years in Az. 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. 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. 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. My neighbors saw it after they heard the noise. A German shepherd vs. a pack of coyotes ( there wild pack dogs) even if the German shepherd does try to defend you with it's life I don't think it would be able to beat a whole pack of coyote's. 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…”. I’ve read from studies that unlike wolves, coyotes have one coyote defend their territory. 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. 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. 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. As long as Nico’s in good shape, we’ll patrol our neighborhood. It’s definitely a challenge, though, and there’s a message – go away. For most of his life he was big, fast, healthy – why take a chance? The coyotes returned immediately to harass us again, not impressed by a young dog that was no real threat. One night, with about 6 approaching (headlamps reveal them coming several hundred yards out), I got an uneasy feeling and we left. Apr 19, 2019 @ 12:23:27. I sent him after 4 coyotes one night. Shades include black, brown, gray, yellow, rust, and tan. IF coyotes are looking to take a small dog, they’d probably do so when the small dog had wandered off some distance alone. 5 &6 yrs. ( Log Out /  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. I have never seen a wolf here but I have read reports that they exist here. They tire sooner, or get called back by their owner. Full-grown Shepherds are larger than coyotes. Coyotes have been known to kill dogs, even big dogs like Labrador retrievers. Plenty of videos on YouTube if german shepherds protecting there flock from coyotes. ], Previous Wallowing, Wiggling & Warping: Photo Sequence Next Celebrating *Long* on the Longest Day. We just want to co-exist, without letting our pet get eaten. Press here to find out how to be an Ambassador for our urban coyotes. My intention was not to have my dog go after the coyotoes but he did and was not harmed. Based on the dog breed that it is mixed with, the Coydog will vary in appearance. This website reflects my 13+ years of intense, careful, and dedicated field-work — empirical observations — all photo-documented without interfering or changing coyotes’ behaviors. Be welcome here, enjoy, and learn! They had grown old and had aches and pains. My GSD is 2 and a half years old. Coyotes intrude on each other’s territory all the time. We keep our min pin on leash from dusk until well after dawn, but he wears his vest and roams freely during the day. 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. Soon the coyote begins demanding food. 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. This is what you were seeing on campus. Big. I think that’s the point of the article. There are times they will get shredded. When the GSD was 1, I sent him after 2 coyotes one night. You can prevent this antagonism by keeping dogs away from them: leashing. I don’t delude myself about the opportunistic nature of these creatures. Thank you, Deborah. He tried to pick on someone smaller, and he got told. This posting is about urban pet dogs whose owners fear for their dogs, it’s not about trained killer dogs. Jan 24, 2020 @ 18:56:12. Let alone a local pr of coyotes or a family group of coyotes. Do you think a coyote will avoid jumping over if there is a shepherd there? The coyote pinned him to the ground and tried to bite his neck. [Posting written by Charles Wood. 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. 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. Does not determine they area safe from a coyote attack. © 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/coyoteyipps.com. ... Coyotes are generally not fighters and are the same size as GSD's typically smaller where I'm from. That’s not what we want in urban areas where most residents respect the wildlife and don’t want to harm them. I quickly three down my bags and placed the yorkie in the house then went after my dog. German Shepherd Attacked by Coyotes Unharmed After Man Throws Coyote. Another reason to keep your dog indoors. If they would ever stop, though, he’d be at a complete loss because he had nothing against anything – including cats and coyotes. This story has a happy ending, as princess was taken to the vet but received a clean bill of health. Can a German shepherd kill a wolf? Coyotes also have shorter, bushier tails that are carried low, almost dragging the ground, and longer, narrower muzzles than their dog cousins. Hi Dewayne — Thank you for your observations. 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. Coyote Voicings: Howls, Yips, Barks, & More, What Would Be The Outcome In a Coyote/German Shepherd Altercation? The coyote has practiced all its life on this stuff. Now, he says, coyotes in the area are known to barge right on through a dog’s scent barrier, kill the dog and move on to the sheep flock. You should appreciate this. But man and dog has to let continue to remind the coyote that they are top predator. Now, the following photograph, I did not take, it was taken by a friend of mine, Janet Kessler in a San Francisco park. Even 2 coyotes would very likely be victorious. It’s great exercise for him and there’s really no chance of a fight. But a dog? yipps:janetkessler I live in Big Park, Arizona. Coyotes have also been known to trick, sabotage and kill domestic dogs. Hi Aaron — Yes, you are right. Best, always, would be to add a top roller-bar to a six-foot fence. A can a rottweiler kill a coyote breed description. If the German Shepherd actually takes on the job of protector this would help. Enough so that an intruder won’t forget. Nov 03, 2018 @ 13:05:48. yipps:janetkessler Previously, I had a 90-lb Lab and currently, a 96-lb GSD who does NOT like coyotes. They test one another looking for fun or for the chance of a gain. yipps:janetkessler We do have fun. But if this is getting worse, I worry about my Grandchildren. One should learn how to spell it. Dogs of the same breed are not equal and neither are men when it comes to raising dogs. 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. Coyotes are the size of Whippets, or Beagles, in weight. Joseph Martinez 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. The Lab would chase them because they’d run, like he would chase cats. 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! Tags: coyote vs. dog, coyote vs. german shepherd, coyote vs. large dog. And they will run away. Is the yard small enough so that the “pack” would be required to stay close together? 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. Almost all “encounters” are simply uneventful ‘sightings’. They know how to bite to kill, tame shepherd does not. Note: I was walking on my sons college campus located in the middle of Tucson and watch a coyote nip at a group of students in the middle of the quad area. 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. They don’t want contact. A pack of coyotes on the otherhand can most definetly take on 2 large breed dogs… 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! Lucky for him, his best friend, a German Shepherd named Turbo, was there to save his life. He had the coyotes in the brush and I could hear the coyotoes yelping. One of their more interesting behaviors includes digit-grading, meaning to tip … They don’t want to be injured. What would be the purpose of that? The above shot was part of a series. They are terrible and evil!. Our home security cameras now show them in the street out front at night. ( Log Out /  For sure your little dogs would be safer with this new situation, but I don’t know if this would be foolproof. At first glance, the coyote resembles a small German shepherd dog, yet its color can vary from animal to animal. Jul 11, 2019 @ 19:39:16. The posting used both spellings. ( Log Out /  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. Do you know if Kevlar coyote vests do anything to protect a small dog from coyotes? Yeah, its a bluff and we were on the other side of a chain link fence. 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. Hope this helps! The coyotes then attacked the German Shepherd. That pictured dog? yipps:janetkessler For a pet dog, they just don’t have game. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. Maybe you are having fun. My GS, Rotts, and American bulldogs have killed stupid coyotes that didnt respect their territory on my land for over 20 years in Az. Feb 01, 2020 @ 18:49:28. The dog pictured has never seen real action. Maybe your dog is having fun. 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. Who gets to keep the ball. Janet. And teach small kids to always walk away from them — they should not run. Janet Kessler is all about education.]. - German Shepherd Place. The last time I looked, a few years ago, it seemed that not much was known about coyote inter-generational transfers of territory. An animal autopsy at the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has determines that coyotes did not kill a German Shepherd dog found dead on the aqueduct near Potter Road last Thursday. 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. 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 … Their strategy is to give an intruder a thrashing. yipps:janetkessler The other shots showed a chase and some maneuvers. Most mid to large sized dogs can easily intimidate and overpower … Please call the humane society so they can help get.” this poor pup back to health. I mean, really? yipps:janetkessler GSD's on the other hand, love a good fight and will tear up a coyotes most the time. 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I do not have a problem with coywolfs or coyotes. 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. It lives in one world. The family saw two or three Coyotes attacking Pepe. Peaceful coexistence is easy if you keep threatening dogs away from coyotes. “Looks like a coyote with a serious case of mange.” “My dog has ears like this and is not a coyote. 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. 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! He seems to understand the trash talk the coyotes spew and definitely wants to close with them. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. Cool story. The life-vest in itself is not enough. To visit Alek's webpage go to: www.komar.org. I also have sympathy for a female animal trying to feed her pups. 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 ? 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? They often can tire out a heftier pursuer by running up and down steep inclines. 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? Yes, Ben. We worry less about our sons’ dogs when they visit, as they are all over 50 pounds. They don’t rank it as prey, it’s an interloper. Coyote wont risk an injury knowing it could cause death by starvation, yipps:janetkessler After he came on the scene, I didn’t see Mom and Dad again. I was unloading next to my house when my GSD spotted 2 coyotoes and charged after them. He had many cat pals. by yipps:janetkessler ( Log Out /  Aaron T Pruitt We are in the mountains next to Coconino National Forest at 4250 feet elevation. Over my 18 years here, their numbers have increased. Keeping coyotes and dogs apart is easy: you have to leash the dog and walk away. Our last encounter was last week when Nico educated 3 large coyotes 100 yds down the street. They will charge right into battle to save their people or other dogs in the pack. Oct 28, 2019 @ 16:19:43. They’ll run past at half-speed as if to gauge our ability to respond. Those coyotes who are respected in this manner do not come after dogs. Like the German Shepherd the Belgian Shepherd Malinois ex cetera. It isn’t like in a dog park. They never stopped. Whenever you see a coyote, shorten the leash and walk the other way. There’s no hint of play in their demeanor when their family’s safety is at stake. Hi Lydia — Your best strategy for protecting your little dog is to continue walking him on a leash. 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. 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. They seem to assume they can outrun the dog and can easily increase speed to get away. 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. He would absolutely murder a coyote. in coyotes and dogs Humans killed that coyote by feeding it long before it was “put down” by authorities. Do not shoot it.” “It looks like a German Shepherd with severe mange. A German Shepherd would definitely win. Visit Charles Wood’s website for more coyote photos from LA: Charles Wood. Irritable, look at her ear, end stage otitis I believe. There have been almost 100 of them, distributed among over a dozen families, all in San Francisco.
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