Are Coyotes or Wolves Attracted to Domestic Dogs That Are in Heat?
August 22, 2007 8:48am CST
We recently moved to the country. Since moveing here I have alread seen one coyote about 1 km up the road from our house. I have a large female dog and she is not fixed, I chose not to fix her because I really don't believe that it is my place to alter her body unless it is to save her life. She is her own dog and she has allt he parts she came with. My concern however is that when she goes into heat that her peeing in th yard might attract male wolves and coyotes to our property. Some people have told me that they would be afraid of Roofie (my dog) but I personally don't know if I believe that. I don't think they would be scared of her, I think they would think she is hot. So my question is, has anyone ever heard of wolves or coyotes trying to get with domestic dogs in heat?
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22 Aug 07
YES! Most definately! When I was a little girl, we lived in the country and had a pitbull mix. She went off with the coyotes for a few days. A couple months later, she gave birth to 26 (yes, I said 26) pups! I have also seen and heard of people actually intentionally getting their domestic dogs with wild dogs and selling them.
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22 Aug 07
Well crap. I guess she'll be spending alot of time indoor when she is in heat then. I never tied her outor let her run around off her leash but I just don't want them coming around her at all. My dog gets really really angry is a male dog tried to mount her without her permission. Besides I think pitbull/coyote pups would be realyl hard to sell aroundf here, plus I would never want her to give birth to that many pups, it would hurt her too much and I could never take care of that many dogs, I would want her to just have one puppy so I wouldn't have to give any away, I think that would break her heart.
22 Aug 07
You really should have your dog spayed. She runs the risk of infections with too many heats going unbred. Not to mention the fact there are too many unwanted pups in the shelters.Some shelters still have a kill policy in effect. So tragic. thanks for listening Tae
27 Sep 07
Oh really? So have you had your historectomy yet? You should have. If you aren't going to have children or are finished then I guess you should have a full historectomy to avoid any chance of possible delevoping endometriosis or orvarian cancer. What's that you say? The risk isn't great enough to justifiy the surgery? Oh sure it is. You don't want to be pre-maturely aged and permanently screwed up by the loss of all hormon production? Conveience is far more important that health. You don't want to be cut open unles it's really necessary? Well that's just too bad it's the right thing to do. So go book your appointment now. Do it. What's wrong why aren't you going? I find it really funny how people tell you to do these horrible things to animals and call it the "humane" thing to do, but they would never ever do that same thing to a human. Humane my a$$. If my dog need surgery for a medical reason she will have it. I see very little difference between removeing a part of an animal's body for "political" or convience reasons as no different than sterilizing people with mental condidtions agaisnt thier will. So you agree with doing that too do you?