Coyote Dogs | Coyote Hunting Hounds
Choosing a good coyote hunting dog requires research in order to find the most suitable one. As you all know coyotes are very intelligent, fast and vigilant so only a few dogs can hunt these animals.
A coyote dog is not born for this job, you have to train him. The breeds we have listed below are considered to be the best at this job but in order to make them good they need to be trained. Regardless of the breed, the dog must be presented with a coyote carcass and coyote trail at an early age so that the dog will not stop and start barking every time he/she sees a coyote. Speaking of training, to make a dog a good coyote hound, it must be trained at an early age; otherwise the chances of training him will not be that great.
In addition, the dog must know how to return every time it spots or smells a coyote. Why? Because this will let the hunter know that a coyote is in that area or even draw a coyote back into your rifle sight. The dog must be taken to the various places you plan to hunt. It will allow the dog to get acquainted with the terrain and the climate. In addition, you will want to allow the dog to run for at least an hour every day in order to keep it in a great condition.
Top 5 Coyote Dogs
The following coyote hunting dogs are the most popular among hunters around the world.
The American Staghound is the result of breeding the Scottish Deerhound, Greyhound, with several other unknown breeds. These animals have a very good eye sight. They range between 24 to 30 inches (approximately 61 to 77 centimeters). These dogs are very affectionate and calm; they are very fast and prefer to run in packs. Life expectancy is around 13 years.
The Plott Hound is the only American hound which doesn't have a British ancestry. The dog is medium-sized, very muscular, with long ears. It is a very courageous dog, very determinated and loyal. They range between 20 to 24 inches (approximately 51 to 61 centimeters). The dog can work all day thanks to its endurance and stamina. Life expectancy is around 13 years.
The Greyhound's origin is in Egypt where these dogs were used for hunting in open areas where their very good eye sight is efficient. They range between 28 to 30 inches (approximately 71 to 76 centimeters for the males). This dog is the fastest dog in the world, capable of reaching a top speed of 40 mph (approximately 65 km/h). Life expectancy is around 11 years.
Mountain View Cur
In the year 1987 the breed was created in New York by Michael and Marie Bloodgood. Although they originate from the Mountain Curs they are completely different. These dogs are very protective and also they will try to please you every day. They are very fast track dogs. Generally, it is a healthy breed without any known genetic problems. These dogs are very intelligent with a developed sense of self control. They range between 18 to 26 inches (approximately 46 to 66 centimeters). They can hunt not only coyotes but also raccoons, pheasant, boar, bobcat and many others as well. Life expectancy is around 14 years.
Black Mouth Cur
Their country of origin is United States. They are primarly used to tree raccoons but have proved to be very efficient for coyote hunting also. The Southern dog is very muscular and sturdy. They range between 16 to 25 inches (approximately 40 to 64 centimeters). The dog needs a lot of daily exercises in order to stay in shape so it isn't advisable to keep it inside an apartment. It is world-wide recognized for its intelligence. Life expectancy is around 12 years.