Watch These Two Loyal Dogs Proudly Defend Their Posts Against Two Invading Coyotes

Written by Sharon Parry
Published: January 25, 2023
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This is a true dog fight and shows how fierce our canine friends can be when they need to. It is a battle between a German Shepherd dog and another dog against a number of coyotes. They chase each other back and forth and there is a lot of growling and snarling. Neither side is willing to concede defeat. The big difference is that the domestic dogs are being told what to do by their human companion.

Just as the coyotes seem to be retreating, the German Shepherd is ordered to “Get them” by the handler. The brave dog manages to catch one of the coyotes and seems to fatally injure it. The others come back to try to help but it is too late.

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German Shepherds are loyal, courageous and confident dogs

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The German Shepherd Breed

German Shepherds are regularly in the top five most popular pet dogs in the US. They are large, agile and muscular dogs and are also one of the most intelligent of all dog breeds. German Shepherds can grow to 90 pounds and live for seven to 10 years. They are loyal, courageous and confident and are willing to risk their own lives to perform their duty. This is why they may such good service dogs but they can also be wonderful family pets.

On the downside, they are very heavy shedders and will need brushing several times a week. Also, they can become destructive if they do not get enough physical and mental stimulation.

Coyotes in the Wild

Coyotes look very like wolves and are sometimes called prairie wolves. They are native to central and north America and live in forest, plain and desert habitats. They grow up to around 50 pounds making them smaller than many German Shepherds.

Coyotes are pack animals and in this vid you can see the other pack members returning to try to help their injured (possibly even deceased) pack mate.

The social arrangements in a pack are not fixed. They like to remain in pairs or family units and there is a dominance hierarchy but they are also comfortable hunting alone. The pack provides protection and the possibility of hunting larger prey that a single coyote could not mange alone. The only downside is that this prey has to feed more coyotes! Sadly, being a part of a pack did not help here.

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Coyotes live in family packs
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About the Author

Sharon has a Ph.D. in Public Health but has spent the last decade researching and writing about all things connected with animal health and well being. As a life-long animal lover, she now shares her family home with three rabbits, a Syrian hamster, and a very energetic Cocker Spaniel but in the past she has also been a Mom to Guinea Pigs and several cats!She has a passion for researching accurate and credible information about pets and reviewing products that make pet owners' lives a bit easier. When she isn't checking out new pet products she's trekking around the Welsh mountains and beaches with her dog - although she lets her husband and her three grown up daughters tag along sometimes if they are lucky!

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