TamanduaGirl wrote:I'd still suggest at least calling her a hybrid. I lived in Ca for awhile and they confiscated lots of animals people claim they can keep even though the law says not to. In one case they confiscated a guys wolfdogs even though they are legal because the state claimed they were pures and the owner and breeder were both lying then they couldn't find a sanctuary for them so they were killed.
I would lean towards her being pure after seeing the video of her. Most coydogs seem to inherit a high amount of dog features.
I would just move out of the state at that point and take her and my cattle dog with me. As long as they give you a choice to move out or get the animal taken away I should be fine. Did they just show up at the door of this person and take the animals or did they call or write a letter first? I am always cautious about who I talk to and sometimes I just say that I got her at the pound and I don't know what she is. The guy who tried to get into a fight with me about it heard that she was a coyote from someone else and I can't control that since the people at the park informed me that she was a coyote to begin with.
It's hard for people to imagine a black coyote that is not mixed with dog being adopted from the pound but this seems to be the case. I have read of this happening one other time since they often get confused for shepherds when they are young. Thanks for confirming my suspicions. The video is very useful in showing what she was like because she's no longer that way and people who had not seen her when I first got her don't believe that she was wild. The one true coydog that I've seen was at the dog park and it looked like a whippet mix but upon closer inspection with the help of the owner it became obvious that his dog was a coyote mixed with a dog that had short fur and a brindle coat. His dog did seem slightly different but I would not have been able to tell without his help since it took on so many of the traits of the dog parent. Also, any idea of how old Acacia really was when I got her?