For purebred coyotes, probably true. I don't know about your area but here in Texas we have what is called a coydog. For some reason a lot of city folk tend to haul their unwanted pets out in the country close to my ranch and turn them out. Some of the bigger breeds will survive while most of the smaller breeds become prey if they are not found and rescued first. The bigger dogs will eventually go feral, especially if they were mistreated by humans. They can and do interbreed with coyotes and that is where you get a coydog. In about 1981, I shot the bigger of three coyotes going across a tank dam at about 150 yards, thinking mother and 2 pups. When I recovered the coyote, it was a HUGE male weighing nearly 65 lbs. I was shocked. The "pups" were normal size coyotes. I talked to the government trapper we had at the time and he told me it was the 2nd biggest he had heard of. A feller about 20 miles northwest of me had killed one a few months before that weighed, according to the trapper, 70 lbs. He told me that coydogs have the cunning and instincts of a coyote and the natural lack of fear of humans of a domestic dog.CGC Mitch said:Whats the biggest coyote anyone knows of like how much they weighed ? I always figured the were like everything else the farther north the bigger they are .
Sorry cur dog, wilded supplied all the pics. I agree, nice pictures.Cur Dog said:bar-d and wilded those are some mighty good pics. I have seen Coydogs in my area off and on for years. Most of the time they are ugly as home soap