Carolina Dog

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The Carolina Dog is one of the very few breeds existing today that is truly a primitive dog; a result of natural selection for survival in nature, and not of selective breeding.

They were the first domesticated dog of the Americas, having been companions to Native American Indians for thousands of years. The Carolina Dog comes out of the American Deep South and is thought to be a direct descendant of the ancient pariah dogs that accompanied Asians across the Bering Straits land bridge 8,000 years ago.

They have survived as free living animals in the swamps, savannahs, and forests of South Carolina and Georgia for thousands of years.

Carolina Dogs the American Dingo
The Carolina Dog is very similar in appearance to a Dingo. The distinctive features of this breed are those which have been valuable to its survival in the swamps and forests of the South, i.e. straight back, well developed chest and well tucked up belly, long neck, wedge shaped head with powerful jaws, almond shaped dark eyes with a soft, intelligent, yet alert expression, and large erect high set ears which are very mobile.
Distinctive to the breed is the “fish-hook tail, carried in various positions according to the mood of the dog, but never slack or loose.
The skin is tight and the coat is short but thick with a dense undercoat in season. The color of the Carolina Dog is distinctive, usually a deep red ginger with pale buff markings on the shoulders and side of the muzzle, and paler shadings on underside, throat and chest. Lighter shades of red and cream are not uncommon.

Carolina Dog Information
Carolina Dog
Where Are Carolina Dogs From?
The Carolina Dog is widely believed to be an indigenous dog of the American South. They were wild dogs who mostly lived among swamps and forests until I. Lehr Brisbin developed them into a breed called the Carolina Dog.

How Many Types of Carolina Dogs Are There?
Apart from color variation, there is just one type of Carolina Dog.

Which Breeds Mix with Carolina Dogs?
Carolina Husky (Carolina Dog + Husky)
Carolina Labrador (Carolina Dog + Labrador Retriever)

Carolina Dog Lifespan
The lifespan of a Carolina Dog is around 12-15 years.

Carolina Dog Size (Height & Weight)
Carolina Dogs are medium-sized dogs, most weighing 30-60 lbs and standing around 17-24 inches tall.

Carolina Dog Appearance
What Colors Do Carolina Dogs Come In?
The colors of a Carolina Dog are varied, but almost always light and closer to ginger or yellow, but sometimes black and tan, fawn, or even piebald.

How Much Do Carolina Dogs Shed?
Carolina Dogs are moderate shedders, with heavy shedding occuring twice a year when they blow their coat.

Are Carolina Dogs Good with Kids?
Carolina Dogs are non-aggressive and, on the whole, they are incredibly gentle around children. They can be wonderful playmates to older children.
As with any breed, it is recommended that your child is always supervised when interacting with your Carolina Dog to keep both the child and dog safe.