I LOVED that dog! It was a little after high school(1997?), my boyfriend at the time gave her to ma for a Valentines Day present. She was a pup out of one of his dads good working dogs that got bred from a coyote.
She was one of the smartest dogs I have ever owned. She was very in tune with me. I hardly ever had use to voice commands with her.
Every once in a while I could get her to howl, but same as yours, not a barker. She would growl and she was expressive with her body language, ears, tail, and definitely her teeth.
I cried for weeks after she died. She was a great dog/coyote!
if you guys ever find a another mix wolf or coyote send it my way would love to have one :) lol
Still is amazing to think there can be mixes between wild coyotes and wolves to domesticated dogs..very fascinating
Fascinating, yes. Exteamly dangerouse? Very much yes.
Wolves get what they call "winter wolf syndrom" Female wolves (and some breeds that sre still closly relaited) only come into heat once a year. The males will become VERY agressive at this time. Some wolf dogs can get this, and mine happend to be one of them, and he was fixed.
Would I get another one if given the chance? HELL YEAH! But I know what I'm getting into. :P
Ohhh, I love them! So sorry they passed. They are beautiful!
Love Grizzly Myhorsesonador. I heard they would run off easily, have to be kept penned or in the house?
Dangerous, yes! They are very hard to train AND have a mind of their own. I'm lucky she isn't an Alpha or aggressive. I spend all day at home, working with my dogs so they know how to behave, and I don't trust her as far as I can throw her. She's a sweetie to me though!
I really didn't want her in the beginning. We had bred Aussies for years and the last thing I wanted was another dog. I was also looking into Rhodesian's at the time for guard/hunt/critter dogs. Well I did the right thing and kept the stray, and she has done EVERYTHING to prove to me it was a wise decision! I feel so much safer at home, my Aussie is super protective but throw him a treat and he'll lick your toes off!
Lola isn't impressed with food, she'll only eat if I make her. Did you guys notice that with yours? She's at the bottom of the pack and won't eat unless I direct her to it and make sure the other dogs are out of the house. She gives me a guilty look when I put food in her bowl and slinks over to it only when I say "EAT IT!" Were yours picky eaters? She insists that I pour chicken broth over dog food to make it soft, if not it will sit there for days and she hunts.
Lola: Not wanting to go outside, those are chips, her eyes ARE open, refusing to listen to me! Funny girl!
I had noticed with mine, she would rather hunt than eat dog food. I don't think I bought more than 2 sacks of dog food for her a year. She ate a lot of ground squirrels and what ever else she killed.
I could not trust her around children, she could be aggressive towards people she didn't know, but never towards me. I found her easy to train because she was so smart but I think the heeler in her she could be a little hard headed sometimes. At the same time very sensitive. One time my boyfriend and I went fishing, I had yelled at her for getting in the pond while we were fishing. A thought she was out in the meadow hunting but come time to leave she was gone. We found her trotting down the side of the road headed back to the house. She managed to go about five miles and had another 15 to go!
Same here, if anyone finds any pups and wants to rid of them, I would love another!