What kind of animal is this?

I know that this animal is a canid, or a dog of some type, whether its a wild coyote breed, or some kind of wolf version, I cannot find anything online to tell me what it really is. It looks like a coyote in the face, but it has no tail and an odd speckling of black and white on its back, like a... show more I know that this animal is a canid, or a dog of some type, whether its a wild coyote breed, or some kind of wolf version, I cannot find anything online to tell me what it really is.
It looks like a coyote in the face, but it has no tail and an odd speckling of black and white on its back, like a blanket.

Anyway, heres the picture .... http://s202.beta.photobucket.com/user/ja... .... if anyone knows what this is, or can point me to a site that has a listing of dog/coyote/wolf species that has pictures, that would be really great.

Thanks for your time!
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