|Named By:||Miller and CarranzainCastaneda in 1998|
|Time Period:||Late Miocene to Early Pliocene, 10.9-5.8 Ma|
|Size:||Weight estimated between 13 and 14 kilograms|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Canidae ||
Canis ferox (Latin: canis: dog, ferox: fierce; hence fierce dog) is a species of canidae which was endemic to North America and lived from the Late Hemphillian stage (10.9 Mya) of the Miocene through the Pliocene epoch (5.8 Mya). Canis ferox existed for approximately 5 million years.