Weight: Male: 35–45 kg, Female: 30–40 kg
Height: Male: 56–62 cm, Female: 54–60 cm
The Šarplaninac is a dog breed that excels in guarding livestock. It’s a very large dog and a very strong one as well. They are fierce, protective, and reliable.
Originally from the Balkans and formerly known as the Illyrian Shepherd dog, the Šarplaninac can easily fight off coyotes and is one of the very few dog breeds that can also take one wolves and can actually come out victorious in a one-to-one fight with a wolf.
The Šarplaninac is a devoted dog that is usually calm but they have very strong protective instincts that makes them a danger on coyotes and wolves.
If you are looking to get one you should know that this is a very intelligent dog which also means they can be quite independent and stubborn, making them more difficult to train.
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The Great Pyrenees is known for its large size. It’s appearance alone can be intimidating enough to keep a coyote away.
Great Pyrenees males weigh 100 to 160 lbs.
Males stand 27 to 32 inches tall.
Females weigh 85 to 115 lbs
Females stand 25 to 29 inches
Life Expectancy: 10-12 Years
This breed is typically used as livestock guard dogs and has been know in some cases of chasing off mountain lions.
This will make them an excellent choice if you live out west near Arizona or California. They have had increased sightings of coyotes and other predators roaming the area lately.
Their fur is typically white with markings of black on the face, ears, tips, or paws and some shading around their eyes, giving it a very distinctive look!
This breed can hold its own against coyotes by being aggressive enough that the coyotes will back down at the sight of such a large dog.
They are known to be excellent hunters that can stalk their prey with stealth and efficiency until they pounce.
This is a breed of dog bred specifically as guarding and hunting, so this would make sense in terms of them being good natural predators against coyotes.
The Pit Bull
Weight: Male: 16 – 30 kg (Adult), Female: 14 – 27 kg (Adult)
Height: Male: 45 – 53 cm, Female: 43 – 50 cm
Of course the Pit Bull had to be on this list, and you are already familiar with Pit Bulls because they definitely need no introductions.
There are so many dogs that are wrongly referred to as “Pit Bulls”, so I just want to make this clear; I’m talking about the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Despite the bad reputation pit bulls have as aggressive dogs, they’re actually very goofy and affectionate dogs. Pit bulls are very intelligent yet obedient dogs that tend to come off as clownish thanks to their goofy personality.
Pit Bulls are also very strong and fiercely loyal and there are just countless stories of pit bulls fighting much larger and more dangerous animals such as bears, crocodiles, and even lions to protect their owners that I don’t even need to tell you that, yes, pit bulls can absolutely fight and even kill Coyotes, especially if they feel that their owners are threatened.
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