Remember the pup we picked up on the way back from Kelowna? I thought he looked like a coyote when I saw him in the ditch, before he decide to attempt suicide by crossing the road. I’ve kept thinking he’s part coyote, despite several suggestions of what kind of crossbred he might be, and several statements that coydogs are myths.
Well, today I decided to research it. What do you think?
Above is a picture I downloaded from the internet; Now here is a picture of Fergus. I think I’m going to start calling him Wilee.
Coydogs are not that common, nor uncommon. They are the result of a coyote father and a dog mother. Male Coyote fertility is only high for two short time spans in the breeding season. If a male is on his own and finds a submissive female, cowdogs result. They are not recommended as pets for people inexperienced with dogs for obvious reasons.
But so far Fergus is a great pup. Really smart and not like a puppy at all. Doesn’t chew, house trained after one accident, stays on the property. With 3 females, he thinks he’s died and gone to heaven from almost being road kill.
He is the most unathletic dog I have ever met and you can practically watch him grow. When he surprises himself with something new, like climbing onto a footstool, or, (yikes) jumping on the bed, he is so pleased with himself, he has to repeat it 5 or 6 times. He’s hilarious.