Yesterday I took a walk in the frozen woods. Heard a cry, and then came upon a "puppy", reddish brown with some white on the chest, tips of paws, etc., kind of a darker shadowing along the top of the head down the back and onto the tail. It obviously wanted to come closer to us (me and 3 friends) and followed us down the trail a half mile or so. When we came back up the trail, it yapped a little, whined, and did all the classic submissive behaviors. So, not even giving it a second thought, I picked the baby up and brought it home. I couldn't leave the poor little thing to die alone in the cold woods. So now my friends are teasing me that it is a coyote pup. I hopped on the i-net and looked up some pictures. I am about 75% sure it is not a coyote. But it is close. I had previously guessed the breed as a collie/shepherd mix. I really need to know how to definitively tell the difference between a coyote and a dog puppy. I would guess its age at about 8 weeks. It still has puppy teeth but is a little unsteady on its feet and very submissive. I feel like such an idiot not knowing this, but all the i-net stuff just differentiates between coyotes and foxes. It is not a fox (I don't think, but now I am second guessing myself about everything!) Thanks for your help!