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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Sighthound and Pariah group.

Weight:

Approximately 40-60 pounds.

Height:

Approximately 17-24 inches.

Color(s):

Standard colourings include ginger, black and tan, and piebald.

Coat:

The Carolina Dog has a short coat that is much heavier during the winter due to an abundant undercoat.


Overview

Character:

Carolina Dogs are intelligent and reserved dogs. When properly socialised, these dogs are very gentle and integrate well into families. Carolina Dogs like to play with children and tend to howl in response to certain noises.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

These wild dogs are thought to be the descendants of ancient pariah dogs and were used by Native Americans for tasks such as herding. Discovered in South Carolina during the 1970s, this breed is very similar in appearance to the Australian Dingo. Although not a fully domesticated breed, Carolina Dogs can make excellent pets and are recognized by the American Rare Breed Association and the United Kennel Club.

Name:

Additional names and nicknames for this breed include American Dingo, Dixie Dingo, North American Native Dog, Indian's Dog, Ol' Yaller, Yaller Dog, and Yellow Dog.

Temperament:

Carolina Dogs tend to be somewhat aloof and are wary of strangers. Unless socialised at an early age, these dogs don't like to be handled very much. However, when introduced early on to children and other animals, Carolina Dogs will get along well with both.


Care

Training:

Carolina Dogs require socialisation and training at an early age. They should also be introduced to children and other animals while they are still young.

Activity:

Although Carolina Dogs have only a moderate activity level, they still require daily exercise.

Ownership:

These dogs are not fully domesticated and are not suitable for apartment living. Carolina Dogs require plenty of space as well as daily exercise. These dogs can live outdoors as long as it's not too cold. Properly socialised Carolina Dogs like to be integrated members of the family and enjoy playing with children. This breed has good grooming habits and only requires the occasional brushing.


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