Although he’s a long, tall fast dog, any coyote can easily outrun him. He’s a real chicken, and needs to be. I think it is safe to say that because of the size of a German Shepherd Dog, coyotes don’t want to eat it. You’re comparing what seems to be a low drive, house pet of a gsd to a wild animal. 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 … Do you think a coyote will avoid jumping over if there is a shepherd there? yipps:janetkessler Coyotes are a little faster the German Shepherds 40 mph vs 34 mph Coyotes are much lighter in weight having a different bone structure. And teach small kids to always walk away from them — they should not run. 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. The dog pictured has never seen real action. If my dogs were slow, small, old or I was unfirm or otherwise vulnerable, I have no doubt they could be dangerous. There have been almost 100 of them, distributed among over a dozen families, all in San Francisco. The coyote has practiced all its life on this stuff. The Lab would chase them because they’d run, like he would chase cats. But a dog? Aaron T Pruitt That pictured dog? Even 2 coyotes would very likely be victorious. Jul 11, 2019 @ 19:39:16. He would absolutely murder a coyote. Janet Kessler is all about education.]. Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:29:38. 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. We are in the mountains next to Coconino National Forest at 4250 feet elevation. 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. If the German Shepherd actually takes on the job of protector this would help. The only advantage a coyote has is speed and it’ll undoubtedly use it to run away. It isn’t like in a dog park. In real life though, it depends on the dog. Full-grown Shepherds are larger than coyotes. Here’s team Mom and Dad coyote. His work is copyrighted and may only be used with his explicit permission. Whenever you see a coyote, shorten the leash and walk the other way. 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. Here’s a real contender. Janet. Hope this helps! I have never seen a wolf here but I have read reports that they exist here. 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! that ‘zooms’ us, seemingly protesting our existence on their turf by running near and vocalizing. An average sized, average drive, working line GSD would stand his ground and snap any coyotes neck. I would sooner meet a coyote anyday than someone’s loose dog. Coyotes deal with interlopers a lot. GSD's on the other hand, love a good fight and will tear up a coyotes most the time. That’s not what we want in urban areas where most residents respect the wildlife and don’t want to harm them. 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. For other animals, this can … The coyotes then attacked the German Shepherd. Jul 24, 2019 @ 16:38:56. 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. Most mid to large sized dogs can easily intimidate and overpower … 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. I quickly three down my bags and placed the yorkie in the house then went after my dog. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. This posting is about urban pet dogs whose owners fear for their dogs, it’s not about trained killer dogs. yipps:janetkessler They are terrible and evil!. It keeps the population down in any particular area. 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 coyote danced its way into the position we see. Differences in Their Tracks. At stake is their food, their mate, and their children. 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. Feb 01, 2020 @ 15:44:22. ( Log Out /  The family heard Turbo barking so they went to check on their dogs. The coyotes I’ve seen seem to have most dogs figured out. 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 would expect any dog bigger than a coyote — 30 pounds — to be able to kill them, even an urban dog. Coyote wont risk an injury knowing it could cause death by starvation, yipps:janetkessler Be welcome here, enjoy, and learn! yipps:janetkessler The larger the dog, the more danger to the coyote, and vice-versa. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. He tried to pick on someone smaller, and he got told. They did NOT come back. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Coyotes in the area that are smart stay clear of their territory and don’t have any issues with my dogs. Coyote Voicings: Howls, Yips, Barks, & More, What Would Be The Outcome In a Coyote/German Shepherd Altercation? A German Shepherd would definitely win. 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All 4 seemed to understand he would gladly consume one or more. Eighty to ninety percent of coyote deaths from wolves take place at kills, where Wily Coyote is not quite so sneaky and gets a little too close to his larger brethren. They don’t want to be injured. Change ). They’ll run past at half-speed as if to gauge our ability to respond. I WAS attacked by a German Sheperd while walking my two golden retrievers. Coyotes intrude on each other’s territory all the time. yipps:janetkessler We are working towards a planet that includes all the wildlife. Yeah, its a bluff and we were on the other side of a chain link fence. The average gsd is not a house pet. ( Log Out /  Yes, I've trained GSD's professionally and hunted coyotes. If you are going to write about a German ShepHERD. [Posting written by Charles Wood. There’s no hint of play in their demeanor when their family’s safety is at stake. We do have fun. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COYOTE-DOG MIX APPEARANCE. 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. Hi Dewayne — Thank you for your observations. “Looks like a coyote with a serious case of mange.” “My dog has ears like this and is not a coyote. yipps:janetkessler This story has a happy ending, as princess was taken to the vet but received a clean bill of health. A Chihuahua named Pepe was lucky to be alive after he was brutally attacked by Coyotes in his own backyard. I’m not going to stop going outside to watch the stars, or even a nice day. To a wild coyote, a dog in coyote territory acts untutored in the ways of the wild. We keep our min pin on leash from dusk until well after dawn, but he wears his vest and roams freely during the day. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The coyotes are not: for them your activity is putting them into a life-and-death situation. Feb 01, 2020 @ 18:49:28. The coyotes returned immediately to harass us again, not impressed by a young dog that was no real threat. 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. 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? Coyotes live all around us. They don’t rank it as prey, it’s an interloper. On July 11, 2018, a Wisconsin man got a big surprise. 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. 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. Who gets to keep the ball. When the GSD was 1, I sent him after 2 coyotes one night. Nor has it really seen a very motivated opponent. Our miniature pinscher wears one now, after being pinned to the ground and attacked on his neck by a coyote in rural Utah. 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! Humans killed that coyote by feeding it long before it was “put down” by authorities. 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. One night, with about 6 approaching (headlamps reveal them coming several hundred yards out), I got an uneasy feeling and we left. It’s great exercise for him and there’s really no chance of a fight. At first glance, the coyote resembles a small German shepherd dog, yet its color can vary from animal to animal. They know how to bite to kill, tame shepherd does not. 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. Press here to find out how to be an Ambassador for our urban coyotes. Does not determine they area safe from a coyote attack. Now, the following photograph, I did not take, it was taken by a friend of mine, Janet Kessler in a San Francisco park. He was so gassed, it took a while to walk him home, coyotes behind us for part of the walk. by Charles Wood, Urban Coyote Myth: Coyotes Luring Dogs to Their Deaths. Soon the coyote begins demanding food. They won’t mess with that kind of power or intensity. 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. Coyotes? There are times they will get shredded. Sep 28, 2019 @ 19:19:46. They test one another looking for fun or for the chance of a gain. That same coyote was put down 2 weeks later because he lost his fear of humans because humans refused to reinforce their dominance. 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Coyotes can and will attack dogs, even German Shepherds, especially when there’s more than 1 coyote. For sure your little dogs would be safer with this new situation, but I don’t know if this would be foolproof. 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. IF coyotes are looking to take a small dog, they’d probably do so when the small dog had wandered off some distance alone. For a pet dog, they just don’t have game. There are many coyotes here in a large public ‘wild’ area a half mile away and we’ve had many encounters with them. He had the coyotes in the brush and I could hear the coyotoes yelping. 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. 5 &6 yrs. This is 100% incorrect lol. The above shot was part of a series. They didn’t know my Lab was so mellow. Shepherd versus 3 coyotes, 3 coyotes wins hands down. My neighbors saw it after they heard the noise. However, these boys didn't seem to get that memo. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. And you are right, because of their lightness, bone structure, light and minimal musculature, and more sinewy tendons, coyotes are very lithe and quick. Again, he chased them. Jan 24, 2020 @ 20:51:45. I sent him after 4 coyotes one night. Coyotes have been known to kill dogs, even big dogs like Labrador retrievers. Please call the humane society so they can help get.” this poor pup back to health. We have a miniature pinscher, 16 pounds, who had a very close encounter with a coyote on a spring morning. After he came on the scene, I didn’t see Mom and Dad again. Shepherd versus 3 coyotes, 3 coyotes wins hands down. My GSD can go under a fence also. The average coyote, at 25-35 pounds, is smaller than a wolf and similar in size to a small German Shepherd. Whom hold the area/territory your ranch is on. He’s in his prime, and he hooked up for life with one of Mom and Dad’s daughters. Maybe your dog is having fun. Their instincts are programmed to protect their territories — mostly from other coyotes. The coyotes won’t engage with him as any injury could be life-threatening. Yes, Ben. Here’s what is a stake for the coyote when a German Shepherd Dog gets interested in a coyote. He’s getting it in gear to run away at full speed. 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. Our home security cameras now show them in the street out front at night. 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. 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. Maybe you are having fun. Nov 03, 2018 @ 13:05:48. For most of his life he was big, fast, healthy – why take a chance? in coyotes and dogs Visit Charles Wood’s website for more coyote photos from LA: Charles Wood. German Shepherd Attacked by Coyotes Unharmed After Man Throws Coyote. 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. Lucky for him, his best friend, a German Shepherd named Turbo, was there to save his life. 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. Another reason to keep your dog indoors. What coyotes do is respond to feeders who willingly throw food at them. It lives in one world. He was sitting outside with his German Shepherd named Princess when she approached 2 coyotes. I have zero issues with coyotes especially since I live in the middle if the az desert surrounded by them. 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. HELL YEAH a GERMAN SHEPHERD can kill a Rottweiler cause its more vicous and german shepherds are faster What do desert coyotes look like? Joseph Martinez It returned to its owner, was put back on its leash, its owner talked to Janet, and then went home with a good education. Wild animals know how to fight and survive. A can a rottweiler kill a coyote breed description. A year and a half later, he’d changed. it depends on how many coyotes. Almost all dogs will chase coyotes if they can. Shasta is … Over my 18 years here, their numbers have increased. The coyote came back and I ran him off and even kicked the hell out of him when he stood his ground. 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. The German Sheperd-ish Dog is a pet and totally out of its element. 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. ( Log Out /  Oct 28, 2019 @ 16:19:43. They went about 100 yds and I called him back. Do you know if Kevlar coyote vests do anything to protect a small dog from coyotes? 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 (?) by Charles Wood, Coyote Voicings: Howls, Yips, Barks, & More, What Would Be The Outcome In a Coyote/German Shepherd Altercation? One should learn how to spell it. 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! We just want to co-exist, without letting our pet get eaten. Coyotes also have shorter, bushier tails that are carried low, almost dragging the ground, and longer, narrower muzzles than their dog cousins. 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 … And the big white ones can usually hold their own against two or three Coyotes. I really don’t mind having coyotes learn to show a little deference to people/dogs here. The coyote danced its way into the position we see. On July 11, 2018, a Wisconsin man got a big surprise. Can a German shepherd kill a wolf? I mean, really? Apr 19, 2019 @ 12:23:27. Whether your dog is alone or with another dog. 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? As long as Nico’s in good shape, we’ll patrol our neighborhood. The coyote pinned him to the ground and tried to bite his neck. 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. Feb 13, 2019 @ 17:09:46. Thank you, Deborah. That’s Mom at the left of the frame. This website reflects my 13+ years of intense, careful, and dedicated field-work — empirical observations — all photo-documented without interfering or changing coyotes’ behaviors. As long as the coyotes would run, there was no problem. A determined Alpha coyote or a pr, can/will try to kill, or run off most breeds of dogs. The GS was about 100 lbs and bit up my male GR and me as I tried to get him off. My GS, Rotts, and American bulldogs have killed stupid coyotes that didnt respect their territory on my land for over 20 years in Az. 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. 3 times that night. A true flock guardian like a great pyrenees akbash dog and the other big white bruisers don't play the Coyotes game. Coyotes don’t walk up to humans and bite them for no reason. yipps:janetkessler One of their more interesting behaviors includes digit-grading, meaning to tip … by yipps:janetkessler Jan 24, 2020 @ 18:56:12. Our last encounter was last week when Nico educated 3 large coyotes 100 yds down the street. Coyotes live in the real world and take care of real business every day. The family saw two or three Coyotes attacking Pepe. Me too, I don’t let my dog off leash either. Feb 21, 2020 @ 20:07:46. Just go the other way when you see one. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. against one maybe but a pack of coyotes ( better know how to run fast). You should appreciate this. Hi Aaron — Yes, you are right. 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. In this one observation of mine, it looked pretty ugly. To visit Alek's webpage go to: ... Coyotes are generally not fighters and are the same size as GSD's typically smaller where I'm from. The Shepherd, though, is different. I also have sympathy for a female animal trying to feed her pups. Now I’m crippled, had 3 stroks,& on Dialysis. My GSD is 2 and a half years old. The coyotes then attacked the German Shepherd. Those coyotes who are respected in this manner do not come after dogs. He seems to understand the trash talk the coyotes spew and definitely wants to close with them. I’ve read from studies that unlike wolves, coyotes have one coyote defend their territory. 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. If injured so they couldn’t get away from him, that would be IT. Peaceful coexistence is easy if you keep threatening dogs away from coyotes. The other shots showed a chase and some maneuvers. They often can tire out a heftier pursuer by running up and down steep inclines. It isn’t like in a dog park. How Much Food Does a Coyote Eat In A Day? Like the German Shepherd the Belgian Shepherd Malinois ex cetera. 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. Coyotes have skin in the game. But if a younger German Shepherd attempts to take on a seasoned, full-grown coyote, the Shepherd could be at a disadvantage, allowing the Coyote to win. Irritable, look at her ear, end stage otitis I believe. What would be the purpose of that? We were told his coyote encounter was likely with a female who was hunting to feed her pups. 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. Here’s Dad charging my dog and me. I let him go. Cool story. Shades include black, brown, gray, yellow, rust, and tan. Pepe was attacked by three Coyotes. Home → GSD News → German Shepherd Attacked by Coyotes Unharmed After Man Throws Coyote. ( Log Out /  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. In many cases, the coyotes attack after a curious dog comes into contact with the coyote(s). My GS, Rotts, and American bulldogs have killed stupid coyotes that didnt respect their territory on my land for over 20 years in Az. They never stopped. I have corrected the misspelled ones. 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. Dog can a rottweiler kill a coyote – a powerful and warlike breed, which many seem unrestrained evil and dangerous.
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