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.

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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Eastern Coyote
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Eastern Coyote compared to an average person

The Eastern Coyote (Canis latrans var) is a North American canine of the wolf and coyote family. They have straight ears, a bushy tail, and a narrow chest with fur ranging from dark brown to reddish blonde. The Eastern Coyote is at times referred to as a coyote, coydog, brush wolf, and new wolf.

The Eastern coyote is an omnivore and will eat what is available and easy to either kill or scavenge. They will hunt for mice, moose, rabbits, hares, and deer. Their diet shifts with the seasons.

Eastern Coyotes have a shoulder height of 22”-25” (56-64 cm), body length between 34”-39” (86-99 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 45-55 lb (20-25 kg). The typical lifespan of a Eastern Coyote is 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Eastern Coyote
The Eastern Coyote (Canis latrans var) is a North American canine of the wolf and coyote family. They have straight ears, a bushy tail, and a narrow chest with fur ranging from dark brown to reddish blonde. The Eastern Coyote is at times referred to as a coyote, coydog, brush wolf, and new wolf.

Eastern Coyotes have a shoulder height of 22”-25” (56-64 cm), body length between 34”-39” (86-99 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 45-55 lb (20-25 kg). The typical lifespan of a Eastern Coyote is 10-15 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Eastern Coyote
Eastern Coyote
Height:
22”-25” | 56-64 cm
Width:
Length:
34”-39” | 86-99 cm
Depth:
Weight:
45-55 lb | 20-25 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
C. latrans × C. lupus × C. lycaon
Lifespan
10-15 years (wild); up to 20 years (captivity)

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Eastern Coyote side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (howling), side (walking)

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

The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also known as the white wolf or polar wolf, is medium-sized and has a white fur coloration. They have short noses and small ears to help them maintain body heat in the tundra. They are native to the Alaska, Canada, and Greenland regions of North America.

They live in caves and not in dens. Their diet consists of mainly muskoxen, arctic hares, lemmings, caribous, arctic foxes, birds, and beetles. The Arctic Wolf is not afraid of people and can approach them. They travel in group or packs of 6 and have a lifespan of 7 years.

Arctic Wolfs have a shoulder height of 25”-31” (64-79 cm), body length between 38”-68” (97-173 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 70-155 lb (32-70 kg). The typical lifespan of a Arctic Wolf is 7-10 years in the wild and up to 18 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Arctic Wolf
The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also known as the white wolf or polar wolf, is medium-sized and has a white fur coloration. They have short noses and small ears to help them maintain body heat in the tundra. They are native to the Alaska, Canada, and Greenland regions of North America.

Arctic Wolfs have a shoulder height of 25”-31” (64-79 cm), body length between 38”-68” (97-173 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 70-155 lb (32-70 kg). The typical lifespan of a Arctic Wolf is 7-10 years in the wild and up to 18 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Arctic Wolf
Arctic Wolf
Height:
25”-31” | 64-79 cm
Width:
Length:
38”-68” | 97-173 cm
Depth:
Weight:
70-155 lb | 32-70 kg
Area:
Coat Color
Scientific Name
Canis lupus arctos
Lifespan
7-10 years (wild); up to 18 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Arctic Wolf side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (howling), 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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