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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ■ text Tracy Cox                                                                                                                                                                                           coyotes

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                                                                         12                                                                                                                                                                                                                   coyote lives up to his name of Wily.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Native to North America and found from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alaska in the cold north to Panama in the


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                             9 771 029                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        far south, the coyote – all 19 recognised
                                         062 003                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              subspecies – is a member of the dog
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                             1                                                                                                                        out choosing                                                                                                                            (canidae) family and is a close relative of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the domestic dog.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Similar in looks to the endangered Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wolf, the coyote stands less than 0.6 m tall

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to tan, sometimes with a reddish tint to his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             coat. A coyote who lives in a desert area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             will tend to be grey or tan with a black tip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to his tail, whilst one who lives in a high,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mountainous region will have darker fur,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             which is also thicker and longer. He may



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A coyote’s ears and nose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tend to appear long and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pointed, especially in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              relation to the size of                                                                                                                                                               ‘Breed Finder’ in both the dog and cat sections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              his head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Coyote vital statistics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Weight:              9-22 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Height:              38-51cm                                           A coyote tracks his prey using his excellent sense of smell, then may wait 20-30 minutes before pouncing




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Length:              1-1.5 m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sexual maturity:     1-2 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mating season:       January-March




                                                                                                                                    Coyote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gestation period:    58-65 days


                                                                                                                                                                                       The Wily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Number of young:     2-12. 6 average




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lifespan:            15 years in the wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Typical diet:        small mammals, insects,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      reptiles, fruit and carrion


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A coyote’s ears and nose tend to appear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              long and pointed, especially in relation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to the size of his head, but his clearest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              identifying feature is his thick, bushy tail,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              which is often held low to the ground. He
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              generally weighs between 9 and 22 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with the average being 14 kg. A coyote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that lives in a desert area or a low valley



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ever wondered what your dog’s scapula looks like? Take a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will tend to weigh less than his mountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The coyote is one of eight species of the genus canis               living cousin.                         >>>                                                        A coyote’s sense of smell is highly developed and used to detect prey and carrion

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         e’ve all heard mention of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dogs and cats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Canine Genome Project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No I’m not talking about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   More than 350 inherited diseases have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         small, squat doggie garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   described across the recognised canine breeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ornaments but rather the scientific project to,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Often the high frequency of specific diseases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        primarily, map and identify genetic markers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with a breed reflects the small number of dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        linked to inherited diseases, and to use this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   used to found the breed and/or the subsequent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        information to improve the overall health of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   inbreeding within the breed. The Canine Genome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the world’s canine population.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Project is working on projects to help reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Canine Genome Project was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the incidence of these inherited diseases and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        developed under the guidance of Elaine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   understand disease patterns across the breeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ostrander, PHD as part of the international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        collaboration of scientists working to build
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cancer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a comprehensive genetic understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cancer affects 30-50 percent of all dogs. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the canine genome. Sequencing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   higher incidence in certain breeds suggests that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        began in June 2003. The first draft was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   genetic risk factors exist and can be identified.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        deposited into the public domain for use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Many dog cancers are clinically similar to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        by biomedical and veterinary researchers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   human cancers, including several that are being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        around the globe in July 2004, and was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   looked at such as:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        completed in 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The team chose a Boxer called Tasha as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hemangiosarcoma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ?????                                                                                                                                           their DNA donor. The Boxer breed was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mast Cell tumours (MCT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        chosen after analyses of 60 breeds found
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lymphoma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        it was one of the breeds with the least
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mammary tumours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        amount of variation in its genome and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Melanoma (skin cancer)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        therefore likely to provide the most reliable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reference genome sequence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Immunological Diseases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           By comparing Tasha with many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Familial Shar-Pei Fever (FSF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        other breeds, the team also compiled a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Addison’s disease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        comprehensive set of single nucleotide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        polymorphisms (SNPs) useful in all dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        breeds. These closely spaced genomic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Others
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        landmarks are critical for disease mapping.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   White coat colour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        By comparing the dog, rodent and human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dermoid sinus (DS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ??????                                                                                                      ??????                                                                                 ?????                                                                                                                                           lineages, researchers at the Broad Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        uncovered exciting new information about
                                                                                                                     to Maputo and on to Tofu where, due to
                                                                                                                     car trouble, we spent ten glorious days in
                                                                                                                                                                     The memories that stand out                 Lake Malawi – dogs on board of course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 From here I flew back to South Africa to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            us and attracted like minded people and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            experiences to us. We stayed in an assortment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Obviously having two large                                Some General Trip Tips                                                                                                                                                                                    human genes, their evolution, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Juvenile Renal Dysplasia (JRD)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Put together a medical/first aid kit for                                                                                                                                                                regulatory mechanisms governing their
                                                                                                                     self-catering accommodation right on the
                                                                                                                     beach. Having befriended one of the locals
                                                                                                                                                                     in Malawi were walking the                  do a month-long yoga teacher’s training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 course in St Francis Bay, while Jody, joined
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of accommodation establishments from busy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            resorts to a dormitory in a ‘Backpackers’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dogs travelling can make it                                 dogs                                                                                                                                                                                                    expression. Using SNPs, researchers

                                                                                                                     we all received an invitation to a local        dogs on Blantyre golf course                by my brother and the two dogs, started                                    with the dogs sleeping on the floor beside us.          difficult to pursue non-dog                               • Get contact details of vets in the major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        describe the strikingly different haplotype
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        structure in dog breeds compared with the              about the structure and evolution of genes
                                                                                                                     village for Sunday lunch, so off we headed                                                  the long return journey back through                                       That’s part of the adventure for us.
                                                                                                                     into the bush, dogs and all. Luckily we did     in the early morning, their                 Zimbabwe. They arrived back in South                                                                                               friendly activities like diving                           • Plan and call ahead in advance for pet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                friendly accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        entire dog population. In addition, they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        show that by understanding the patterns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and genomes. The dog genome is similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in size to the genomes of both humans and
                                                                                                                     not have any chicken incidents this time. In
                                                                                                                     Tofu we also we met a Dutch lady Sandra
                                                                                                                                                                     numerous and noisy attempts                 Africa with just one day left on the 60 day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rabies Movement Permit, thus avoiding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Obviously having two large dogs travelling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            can make it difficult to pursue non-dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and snorkelling.                                          • Hire reliable locals to help with dog                                                                                                                                                                   of variation in dog breeds, scientists                 other mammals, containing approximately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sitting                                                                                                                                                                                                 can design powerful gene mapping                       2.5 billion DNA base pairs. Due to a long
                                                                                                                     and her Labrador Retriever called Luca.         to catch a monkey and going                 quarantine.                                                                friendly activities like diving and snorkelling.        afraid, failed at that. I have so many more               • Consider that game parks are out of                                                                                                                                                                     experiments for complex diseases that are              history of selective breeding, many types




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Canine
                                                                                                                     They had just finished a two-year work                                                                                                                                 Surfing is not included here as Zulu is an avid         wonderful stories to tell of our adventures                 bounds for dogs                                                                                                                                                                                         difficult to map in human populations.                 of dog are prone to genetic diseases that are
                                                                                                                     contract in Namibia and were travelling         on many boat trips around                     In terms of accommodation we would                                       surfer and, with four legs for balance, he can          with our dogs. We are very lucky to have                  • Stay away from rivers that may have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The dog genome is similar in size to the genomes of both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          humans and other mammals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To best characterise disease in dogs, it            difficult to study in humans such as cancer,
                                                                                                                     around southern Africa before returning to                                                  normally ring ahead a day or two in advance                                give any long boarded a run for their money.            two devoted, generally well-behaved and
                                                                                                                     the Netherlands. Having suffered a head         majestic Lake Malawi – dogs                 to book, usually self-catering. The Pet                                    So, when we found ourselves staying in one              easy going snouts who, from puppies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                crocodiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • On days with lots of driving, stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is important to have a sufficient number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of markers in the genome. Therefore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               heart disease, deafness, blindness and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               autoimmune disorders. In addition, the




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                                                                                                                     and spinal injury in her late teens, Sandra
                                                                                                                     used a wheelchair when out of the house
                                                                                                                                                                     on board of course.                         Friendly Guide worked very well through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 South Africa and we strongly recommend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            place for a few days, we’d hire a local person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to help with dog sitting and ball throwing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    were well used to travelling everywhere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with us. They handled the trip well even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                every two hours to exercise and water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in addition to the Boxer, nine other dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        breeds, four wolves and a coyote were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dog is an important model for the genetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of behaviour and is used extensively in
                                                                                                                     due to muscle fatigue. Luca is her assistant      From here we ventured up as far as        it. Also, our dogs worked their charm and                                  duties and this worked very well for us.                though at times the going was tough. I                    • Travel early in the morning when it’s                                                                                                                                                                   sampled to generate markers that can be                pharmaceutical research.
                                                                                                                     and she relies on him to open doors for         post hurricane Vilankolous before cutting   we stayed in many a non-pet friendly                                       Most of these African friends viewed us                 guess, to be honest, it was somewhat of                     coolest                                                                                                                                                                                                 used in disease studies in any dog breed.                Advances in canine genetics over the
                                                                                                                     her, to fetch, carry and pick things up, to     across Mozambique into Malawi. The          establishment, only to convince them that                                  with much amusement and many a raised                   a relief for them to be back home as dogs                 • Be wary of stray dogs on beaches and                                                                                                                                                                       Comparisons of the dog with human and               last several years have been enormous.
                                                                                                                     lean on and to help her to get dressed. It      memories that stand out in Malawi were      pets are super cool. Out of South Africa                                   eyebrow – to be employed to watch and                   do like routine, but I will be eternally                    in villages                                                                                                                                                                                             other mammals reveals key information                  The dog genome has been mapped and
                                                                                                                     was truly amazing to see the quality of life    walking the dogs on Blantyre golf course    things can be trickier but with a positive                                 play with two dogs! Their local knowledge               grateful to them for being so willing to                  • Remember that it is not in everyone’s
                                                                                                                     that she had because of this wonderful dog      in the early morning, their numerous and    attitude we always managed to arrange                                      helped us with our travel logistics and in              follow us anywhere, allowing us to have                     culture to like dogs, so be considerate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Did you know that some cats will feel safer in dark hiding places. Your cat might dash under the bed, or
                                                                                                                     and the adventures that he was having as        noisy attempts to catch a monkey and        accommodation. We consistently found that                                  many other ways too.                                    this amazing adventure made all the more                  • Take along vaccination books as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       you could provide her with a cardboard box. Simply use an average-sized box.
                                                                                                                     a result!                                       going on many boat trips around majestic    our dogs were automatic people filters for                                   I have tried to keep this short and have, I’m         special and possible by their presence.                     more paperwork, the better                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       >>>

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