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Episode 7 Supplement #2
***Canine Male & Copulatory Tie Comparisons*** 

Canine Male Knot Size
Species or Breed Average Knot Size*
(Diameter)
Maximum Knot Size*
(Diameter)
Most Foxes 2.5" to 3.5" 4" to 4.5"
Kit Foxes 1.75" to 3" 3.5" to 4"
Wolves 3" to 4.5" 5" to 6"
Coyotes 2.75" to 4" 4.5" to 6"
Most Domestic Dogs 2.5" to 4" 4.5" to 5.5"
Huskies 3" to 4.5" 5" to 6"
German Shepherds 3" to 4.5" 5" to 6"
Dingoes 2.75" to 3.5" 4" to 5"
Kangafoxes 2" to 3" 3.5" to 4"


Copulatory Tie Length**
Species or Breed Average Length Maximum Length
Most Foxes 15-30 minutes 45-75 minutes
Kit Foxes 10-20 minutes 30-60 minutes
Fennec Foxes 10-20 minutes 30-60 minutes
Wolves 30-60 minutes 1.5 to 2 hours
Coyotes 20-40 minutes 45-75 minutes
Most Domestic Dogs 20-40 minutes 1 to 1.5 hours
Huskies 30-45 minutes 1 to 1.5 hours
German Shepherds 30-45 minutes 1 to 1.5 hours
Dingoes 20-40 minutes 45-75 minutes
Kangafoxes 15-30 minutes 30-45 minutes

*: At full size; when they are at normal size, canine males usually have quarter-size (1") to golfball-size (1.75") knots.
**: Time listed are based on yiffy encounters between a male and female of the same species or breed.  Certain canine males and females fit each other perfectly.  This can cause the tie to last up to an hour longer than the maximum range listed.
 
F.Y.I.: This is a list of some of the knot sizes that are on this page that are extrapolated into the size of more familiar objects.
 
1.75" = Golf Ball
2" = Egg
2.5" = Tennis Ball
2.75" = Baseball
3" = Tea Cup
4" = Grapefruit
4.25 - 4.5" = Softball
6" = Bowling Ball (estimate)

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