Can A Fox Mate With A Domestic Dog?

Dogs and foxes cannot interbreed, because they have vastly differing chromosome counts.

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) has 34; the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) has 70.

So no, you can’t breed a fox and a dog, and you would call the offspring “impossible”.

What other species can a fox mate with?

Canid Infertility Chart

Dog / WolfCoyote
Coyote (Canis latrans)Coydog / dogote
Jackal (Canis aureus, etc.)Jackal hybridsPossible
Dhole (Cuon alpinus)UnknownUnknown
Fox (Vulpes vulpes, et al.)Dox (Unconfirmed)Not Possible

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Can cats breed with foxes?

Dogs and foxes, while both are canids, CANNOT interbreed. They don’t even have the same amount of chromosomes. Cats and foxes can’t interbreed because they’re not even in the same class.

Can a coyote mate with a fox?

In North America the foxes that overlap most with coyotes are red, swift, kit, and Arctic foxes (genus Vulpes) and gray fox (genus Urocyon). None of these can breed with coyotes, which also have a different chromosome number. Coyotes (Canis latrans) are however, known to interbreed with dogs (C. familiaris, or C.

Can dogs mate with other animals?

Dogs, cats, horses and cattle are able to crossbreed but birds, fish and reptiles seemingly cannot. Why is that? All the species you mentioned which can “crossbreed” are just that – single species which can breed within their species. All the different breeds of dog, for example, are the same species.

Can a dog and a wolf mate?

Wolves and dogs are interfertile, meaning they can breed and produce viable offspring. In other words, wolves can interbreed with any type of dog, and their offspring are capable of producing offspring themselves.

Can a dog and coyote mate?

Coyotes and dogs are related, and they are biologically capable of producing hybrid litters. Coyotes are highly seasonal breeders; dogs are not. Coydog females have a shifted estrus cycle that does not coincide with the coyote period. Domestic dog and coydog males do not tend to litters, whereas male coyotes do.