Jackals are a type of canine, animals that are related to dogs, coyotes, foxes and wolves. They look like a cross between a German shepherd and a fox. They have the fox's small face, delicate legs and fluffy tail, with the German shepherd's long, alert ears.
The Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is native to Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, South Asia, and regions of Southeast Asia. The Golden Jackal's coat can vary in color from a pale creamy yellow in summer to a dark tawny beige in winter.