Timberghost is right, here are actual photos of Dog vs. Coyote tracks.Well....coyote foot prints look like a dogs but a coyotes tracks (many) will be in a straight line while a dogs will be staggered.
thats what i tried to say but couldn't. hahahaI'm with ronn . The gate on both domestic dog vs coyote is nearly the same if compared in a walking manner. The tracks generally are skinnier and slightly longer on a coyote. The main thing is that the hind foot pad on a coyote is longer than a domestic dogs heal track. I wiil try to download some charts.
Ronn, there's not enough of a stagger to say it compares to a domestic dogs track. If you look at the Coyote track in the snow that I posted you'll see a slight stagger also, it's not the best picture for seeing the stagger but it does stagger slightly but anyone could see it maintains a fairly straight walking gait vs. a dogs obvious wide stagger...thats what i tried to say but couldn't. hahaha
here is a coyote track. notice the stagger in the tracks not ---------