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 (kī′dôg′, -dŏg′)
The hybrid offspring of a coyote and a dog.

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(Animals) the hybrid of a male coyote and a female dog
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or coy-dog

(ˈkaɪˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

theoffspring of a coyote and a dog.
[1945–50; coy (ote) + dog]
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Noun1.coydog - offspring of a coyote and a dog
brush wolf, Canis latrans, coyote, prairie wolf - small wolf native to western North America
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Even feral dogs, as well as hybridized "coydogs," can cause deer losses.
Interestingly, research has proven that crosses between coyotes and dogs, or "coydogs," only survive a generation or two.
Canines readily hybridize (Schmutz and others 2007), although coydogs are expected to derive from a female dog and male coyote, as coyotes provide parental care, which is believed to be nearly an obligate requirement for successful reproduction of canines in nature (Boitani and Ciucci 1995; Pal 2005).