Coy Dog spotted in Anza

Anybody know this dog, actually a Coy Dog? Or did he just drop in from the fields to grab a snack from the kind Anza animal loving folks attending the June 10 Anza Valley Artists Show and Sale at the Community Hall. Anza’s “Phantom Artist” Susan Eyr Anderson and veterinarian described this visitor as a “CogyDog” or coyote domestic dog mix. Having little fear of people, Coy Dog hung around the front door of the Hall until someone gave him a can of Spam. No one claimed ownership. Tony Ault photo

4 Responses to "Coy Dog spotted in Anza"

  1. Vincent Viglione   July 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Got a little spelling error there. The mix of coyote and dog is called a Coy Dog.

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    • Kim Harris   July 10, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Corrected! Thanks!

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  2. Trish Geer   July 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    It’s not “cog dog” a coyote domestic dog mix is called a “coy dog”. And this dog is not a “coy dog” he is a German Shephard x Cattle Dog mix that either ran away or got dumped. “Coy dogs” look more coyote than domestic dog, might have some domestic dog coloring, bigger bone structure, more boxy muzzle etc. But when you see them you think coyote first and then you notice something is a little off if it stays still long enough you can get a good look and see the domestic dog influence. As a former State Humane Officer working Riverside County we would occasionally come across Coy dogs while investigating loose dog problems. Most don’t last long in the wild world and end up being killed by something. Most coyote packs will not take them in once they are grown or late stage juvenille.

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    • Kim Harris   July 10, 2017 at 7:48 am

      Corrected! Thanks!

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