Canini | Dog-like Canids

Canini is a tribe of dog-like canines including dogs, wolves, jackals and coyotes that inhabit different parts of the world. They are representatives of the dog-like carnivorous families (Caninae) and can be identified by a longer tail, shorter torso, and less pointed ears.

Members of the Canini tribe often exhibit social nature and have advanced expressed behaviors, hence you will find them living in a nuclear family and traveling in groups for cooperative hunting and tackling larger prey. This also allows them to be territorial, dominating areas that they live. Throughout history, members such as wolves have been popular motifs in folklore, religion, and mythology. Besides, they have also been in several literature books and fables, in heraldry and emblems.

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Canini

Ethiopian Wolf
7-9 years (wild); up to 12 years (captivity)
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Red Wolf
5-6 years (wild); up to 14 years (captivity)
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Dingo
3-7 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)
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Golden Jackal
8-10 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)
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Gray Wolf
6-8 years (wild); up to 17 years (captivity)
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Arctic Wolf
7-10 years (wild); up to 18 years (captivity)
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Coyote
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
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Eastern Coyote
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)
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Coyote
Comparison illustration of the size of a Coyote to a typical person

The Mexican Coyote (Canis latrans cagottis) has a vivid fur coloring ranging from brown, white, tawny, gray, and rust red. The Mexican coyote is 1 of 19 subspecies of the coyote. They are native to both Mexico and central America.

They usually breed once a year and are less likely to form packs than wolves. The Mexican Coyote is carnivorous and 90% of the diet is other mammals, but they may also eat frogs and snakes. In the wild coyotes have a lifespan of about 10 years and in captivity they have a longevity of up to 18 years.

Coyotes have a shoulder height of 21”-24” (53-61 cm), body length between 32”-37” (81-94 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 20-45 lb (9-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Coyote is 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Coyote
The Mexican Coyote (Canis latrans cagottis) has a vivid fur coloring ranging from brown, white, tawny, gray, and rust red. The Mexican coyote is 1 of 19 subspecies of the coyote. They are native to both Mexico and central America.

Coyotes have a shoulder height of 21”-24” (53-61 cm), body length between 32”-37” (81-94 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 20-45 lb (9-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Coyote is 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Coyote
Coyote
Height:
21”-24” | 53-61 cm
Width:
Length:
32”-37” | 81-94 cm
Depth:
Weight:
20-45 lb | 9-20 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis latrans
Lifespan
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Coyote side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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Red Wolf
Comparison illustration of the size of a Red Wolf to a typical person

The Red Wolf (Canis lupus rufus), native to the southeastern parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most endangered wolves. It is determined as the hybridization of the gray wolf and the coyote (although its exact taxonomy is up for debate).

The red wolf’s appearance is typical to that of other canines, often being compared to greyhounds due to its long and slender limbs. Generally medium in size, the red wolf has a narrow head and large ears and despite its name, is mostly brown with its reddish color appearing on its ears and head.

Red Wolfs have a shoulder height of 24”-26” (61-66 cm), body length between 38”-60” (97-152 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 45-85 lb (20-39 kg). The typical lifespan of a Red Wolf is 5-6 years in the wild and up to 14 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Red Wolf
The Red Wolf (Canis lupus rufus), native to the southeastern parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most endangered wolves. It is determined as the hybridization of the gray wolf and the coyote (although its exact taxonomy is up for debate).

Red Wolfs have a shoulder height of 24”-26” (61-66 cm), body length between 38”-60” (97-152 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 45-85 lb (20-39 kg). The typical lifespan of a Red Wolf is 5-6 years in the wild and up to 14 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Red Wolf
Red Wolf
Height:
24”-26” | 61-66 cm
Width:
Length:
38”-60” | 97-152 cm
Depth:
Weight:
45-85 lb | 20-39 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis lupus rufus
Lifespan
5-6 years (wild); up to 14 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Red Wolf side elevation (standing), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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Gray Wolf
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Gray Wolf compared to an average person

The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) also known as the timber wolves is canine with a long bushy tail that is typically black-tipped. This species of wolf can sometimes look like a large German Shepherd dog. Gray Wolves can be found in Alaska, northern Michigan, Northern Wisconsin, Idaho, Oregon, and Yellowstone.

They are carnivores and like to eat deer, elk, bison, and moose. Like other wolves, Gray Wolves use barking as a warning and howling for long-distance communication. They are the largest wild canine species currently.

Gray Wolfs have a shoulder height of 26”-33” (66-84 cm), body length between 40”-72” (102-183 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 50-150 lb (23-68 kg). The typical lifespan of a Gray Wolf is 6-8 years in the wild and up to 17 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Gray Wolf
The Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) also known as the timber wolves is canine with a long bushy tail that is typically black-tipped. This species of wolf can sometimes look like a large German Shepherd dog. Gray Wolves can be found in Alaska, northern Michigan, N Wisconsin, Idaho, Oregon, and Yellowstone.

Gray Wolfs have a shoulder height of 26”-33” (66-84 cm), body length between 40”-72” (102-183 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 50-150 lb (23-68 kg). The typical lifespan of a Gray Wolf is 6-8 years in the wild and up to 17 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Gray Wolf
Gray Wolf
Height:
26”-33” | 66-84 cm
Width:
Length:
40”-72” | 102-183 cm
Depth:
Weight:
50-150 lb | 23-68 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis lupus
Lifespan
6-8 years (wild); up to 17 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Gray Wolf side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (howling), side (lying down)

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Ethiopian Wolf
Comparison illustration of the size of a Ethiopian Wolf to a typical person

The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) also referred to as Simien jackal or Simien fox, is very similar to the coyote in size as they have long limbs, a reddish coat, and a slender build. It is native to the mountain ranges of Ethiopia.

It is one of the rarest canines and it is currently Africa’s most endangered carnivores. Human agriculture is destroying the natural habitat of these wolves in addition to diseases like canine distemper. The Ethiopian Wolf is carnivorous and typically eat rodents, grass rats, goslings, eggs, and ungulates.

Ethiopian Wolfs have a shoulder height of 21”-24” (53-61 cm), body length between 33”-40” (84-102 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 25-45 lb (11-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Ethiopian Wolf is 7-9 years in the wild and up to 12 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Ethiopian Wolf
The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) also referred to as Simien jackal or Simien fox, is very similar to the coyote in size as they have long limbs, a reddish coat, and a slender build. It is native to the mountain ranges of Ethiopia. It is one of the worlds rarest canines.

Ethiopian Wolfs have a shoulder height of 21”-24” (53-61 cm), body length between 33”-40” (84-102 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 25-45 lb (11-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Ethiopian Wolf is 7-9 years in the wild and up to 12 years in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Ethiopian Wolf
Ethiopian Wolf
Height:
21”-24” | 53-61 cm
Width:
Length:
33”-40” | 84-102 cm
Depth:
Weight:
25-45 lb | 11-20 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis simensis
Lifespan
7-9 years (wild); up to 12 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Ethiopian Wolf side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (walking), side (lying down)

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Dingo
Scale illustration of an average Dingo with dimensions for height and length compared to a human

The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo), also known as a warrigal, is considered as either a sub species of the wolf or its own independent species. Likened to the domestic dog, the Dingo has short fur, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. What sets the Dingo apart from the physical appearance of the domestic dog is its longer snout and teeth and larger ears.

The color of the Dingo’s fur varies from yellowish to brownish with cream underparts, although some have been spotted with a completely black or white coat. The Dingo is highly mobile and carries the reputation of the “singing dog” due to the sound of its howls (used to signal occupied territories).

Dingos have a shoulder height of 20”-24” (51-61 cm), body length between 28”-43” (71-109 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 30-45 lb (14-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Dingo is 3-7 years in the wild and up to 16 years in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Dingo in various poses
The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo), also known as a warrigal, is considered as either a sub species of the wolf or its own independent species. Likened to the domestic dog, the Dingo has short fur, pointed ears, and a bushy tail. What sets the Dingo apart is its longer snout and teeth and larger ears.

Dingos have a shoulder height of 20”-24” (51-61 cm), body length between 28”-43” (71-109 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 30-45 lb (14-20 kg). The typical lifespan of a Dingo is 3-7 years in the wild and up to 16 years in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Dingo in various poses
Dingo
Height:
20”-24” | 51-61 cm
Width:
Length:
28”-43” | 71-109 cm
Depth:
Weight:
30-45 lb | 14-20 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis lupus dingo
Lifespan
3-7 years (wild); up to 16 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Dingo side elevation (standing), front (standing), front (sitting), side (walking)

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