coydog

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coy·dog

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

coydog

(ˈkɔɪˌdɒɡ)
n
(Animals) the hybrid of a male coyote and a female dog

coy•dog

or coy-dog

(ˈkaɪˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

n.
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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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).
In some cases coydogs (crosses between wild coyotes and domestic dogs) are thrown in the mix to turn the problem up a notch or two.
As my grandfather's farmhand the rifle served to defend cattle from coyotes and feral coydogs in N.