The genetic composition and classification of the eastern coyote is debated among scientists.
A study showed that of 100 coyotes collected in Maine, 22 had half or more gray wolf ancestry, and one was 89 percent gray wolf. A theory has been proposed that the large eastern "coyotes" in Canada are actually hybrids of the smaller western coyotes and gray wolves that mated decades ago as the coyotes moved toward New England from their earlier western ranges."
We have a den about 1/8 of a mile from our house. These animals come in packs through our property, and I estimate that one was as much as 60 pounds. They attacked and almost killed a small dog next door.
And exactly 0% had “dog” genes.