Dogs descend from wolves, but they do have a genetic similarity to foxes, so it’s no surprise that there are a handful of uncanny resemblances. But unlike dogs, foxes would make a pretty dreadful pet due to their wild nature and inability to be trained properly.
Will a fox attack a dog?
Do Foxes Attack Dogs or Cats? Fox attacks on dogs are rare because these animals try to evade conflict. However, they will defend themselves against a dog if cornered. Adult cats are usually safe, but a fox may hunt and prey on kittens.
Are foxes good pets?
The reality is they don’t make great pets, and in some states it is illegal to own one. Foxes are wild animals, meaning they have not been domesticated. Unlike other species like dogs and cats, which have been bred to live easily with people, foxes don’t do well as indoor animals.
Why do dogs bark at foxes?
It is widely reported that dogs are not the same when they encounter a fox, even if they never see it again. They bark incessantly, thinking the threat will return. When your dog is this excited, a walk can calm him down, and when he sees the fox is gone it could assuage his fear or curiosity.
Can foxes get dogs pregnant?
Can foxes and dogs make babies? Short answer: no, they can’t. They simply don’t have compatible parts. (Of course, that doesn’t mean they can’t be friends: witness Juniper the Fox and Moose the Dog, above).