¿You like foxes? ¡Then you will surely love these animals! Nature is amazing and is capable of surprising us in many ways. In this sense, fox lovers are in luck, as there are a large number of dogs and wild animals similar to foxes..
If you want to know them, do not miss this AnimalWised article that we have prepared for you about fox-like animals. ¿Do you know any more?You may also be interested in: Animals similar to the raccoon Index
- Akita inu or Japanese Akita
- Shiba Inu
- Pomsky, Pomeranian and husky hybrid dog
- Finnish Spitz (suomenpystkykorva)
- Maned maned wolf or maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
- Jackal (Canis aureus)
- Coyote (Canis latrans)
- Lycaon (Lycaon pictus)
- Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis)
- Asian wild dog (Cuon alpinus)
Akita inu or Japanese Akita
Akita inu are one of the most popular Japanese dogs in recent years. In their home country, the Akita Inu are a symbol of prosperity, health, and good fortune. In fact, as a result of the story of the dog Hachiko, a national monumentHe to this amazing race.
With a orange and white fur, Short ears and a slender, strong body, Akita Inu are one of the prettiest and most faithful fox-like dogs out there. In addition, they adapt to all kinds of situations and are very intelligent..
Another of the fox-like dogs that exist is the shiba inu, one of the most popular dogs in Japan today. Although it is attributed a Japanese origin, in reality the shiba inu is a Korean or South China dog. They are one of the oldest Spitz-type breeds in the world. In fact, representations of these dogs have been found in ruins from the time of 500 AD.
Much like the Akita Inu, but with a smaller body and a thinner snout, the Akita Inu perhaps acquires a appearance more similar to fox than the Japanese Akita. It also has small ears and an orange and white fur..
Pomsky, spitz and husky hybrid dog
The pomsky is another of the fox-like dogs, although they are not always like that. The pomsky is a mongrel dog, the product of the fusion between a Pomeranian and a husky. Since this is a new hybrid dog breed, Pomsky puppies can have the appearance of both husky and pomeranian, so not all pomskys look like foxes, as you can see in this Animal Expert sheet about the Pomsky Dog.
The image that we show below is of a very popular dog, which you can find on Instagram under the name of Mya the pomsky. As you can see, this beautiful pomsky has acquired the fur so characteristic of the Pomeranians, and the slender and elegant form of the husky, giving it a beautiful fox appearance.Image: Kknews
Finnish Spitz (suomenpystkykorva)
The Finnish Spitz is a very old breed of dog from Nordic origin. With a muscular, proportionate body and short ears, the Finnish Spitz is a hunting dog and very similar to foxes given its orange fur and thin snout..
Since 2006, two races have been unified independent dogs: the Finnish spitz and the Karelian-Finnish laika (or Karelian Laika). Now both breeds are considered Finnish Spitz.
Maned maned wolf or maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
The maned wolf, also called the maned wolf, is an indigenous canid from Paraguay, Argentina, Paraná and Peru where it is also known under the name of borochi. Their appearance remember both the dog and the fox, with very long and thin legs, a bushy tail, thin snout and orange fur.
Of omnivorous habits, maned guazú feeds largely on fruits and tender roots. They also hunt animals (although it does not chase them, but rather kills them unexpectedly), they eat the eggs of birds and reptiles and, if necessary, they can develop scavenging habits..
Jackal (Canis aureus)
Another of the fox-like animals is the jackal. Commonly known as the common jackal, golden jackal or moorish jackal, it is a canid that looks like fox and wolf. It has a slender and proportionate body, pointed ears and a thin snout. Its tail is also fluffy like that of a fox, hence, together with its brown-colored fur, it is very reminiscent of this other animal.
The jackal is also a scavenger animal sometimes, although it normally feeds on the animals it hunts, mainly rabbits and small rodents. Jackals are found in various regions of the planet, such as Europe, Russia and Asia.
Coyote (Canis latrans)
Coyote literally means "barking dog". It is a canid that only lives in North America, Central America and in some regions of South America, including Canada and Colombia. To survive, the coyote has adapted to the consumption of pets and garbage.
The coyote has a coat of a tan shade, sometimes reddish. Its ears are long and its snout is fine. All of this is very similar to the fox.
Lycaon (Lycaon pictus)
Among the fox-like animals, there is the lycaon, a canid that also quite reminiscent of hyenas. In fact, one of the names by which it is commonly recognized is the hyena dog. In addition, it has the name of African wild dog, painted wolf or Cape hunting dog..
It is the only species in the genus Lycaon and is endemic to africa. It has rounded ears, a thin snout, a slender body and tan fur with black tones..
Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis)
Among the animals similar to foxes, the Ethiopian wolf stands out, also known as the Semen jackal or caberú. It is, in fact, one of the most threatened and rare species of canids on the planet. In total, it is estimated that there are less than 600 copies on freedom.
Their appearance remember foxes and dingoes, primitive domestic dogs. Its body is graceful and slender, with long ears, snout and legs. Its fur is reddish and its tail is predominantly black..
Asian wild dog (Cuon alpinus)
The Asian wild dog, also called the red dog, dole, cuón, jaro dog or Indian wild dog, is a carnivorous mammal belonging to the genus Cuon, not Canis. Its size and appearance is very similar to the coyote and therefore the fox.
It is a predatory animal that, when hunting its prey, unlike foxes, let the cubs feed first, which is why adults tend to adopt on occasions scavenging habits.