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Carolina Dog

Carolina Dog

Carolina Dog Characteristics: The patient Carolina Dog is an ancient breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Sighthounds & Pariahs Group. The Carolina Dog, is characterized by its noble look with the sleek, long, agile appearance of a typical sighthound and a dingo with a soft, inquisitive expression.

Other characteristics include a powerful muzzle, dark, medium sized, almond-shaped eyes; high-set, erect ears; a distinctive, "fish-hook" tail and a strong, powerful gait. The temperament of the Carolina Dog can be described as Reserved, gentle, responsive. The coat type of the Carolina Dog is described as short, thick, tight coat in assorted colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Carolina Dog demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog and Hunting dog (sighthound) and is known by its nick name the "American Dingo". The Carolina Dog originated in the North American continent and dates back to Ancient Times.

Carolina Dog Breed Group and Dog Type - Sighthounds & Pariahs Group: The Carolina Dog is one of the breeds of dogs that belong to the Sighthounds & Pariahs Group.

Other names for the Carolina Dog: The Carolina Dog is known by the nickname of the "American Dingo". Other names for this breed of dog include the American Dingo, "Old Yaller", American Pariah and Carolina Dingo.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Carolina Dog" derives from the location of its discovery in South Carolina.

Carolina Dog History and Origin: The country of origin of the Carolina Dog or the "American Dingo" was in America dating back to Ancient Times and is believed to be one of the first dogs that roamed North America with Native American Indians - also refer to the American Indian Dog. The ancient heritage of the primitive Carolina Dog dates back over 8000 years when dogs crossed the Bering Strait land bridge with Asian nomads. The Carolina Dogs were domesticated by Native Indian tribes in the American Deep South and was used as a watchdog, guard dog, herding dog and on hunting expeditions.

Ancient Native American rock art depicts dogs of similar physical appearance with the tribes.  Carolina Dogs was specifically bred in the 1800's as a hunting dog to help settlers hunt raccoons and wild hogs.

The highly adaptable Carolina Dogs reverted to the wild and roamed and survived in the savannahs, swamps and forests of South Carolina and Georgia. The discovery of the Carolina Dogs was made in the 1970's by Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin, a biologist studying wildlife at the Savannah River Ecology Lab, a remote field research center of the University of Georgia in Aiken, South Carolina.

Research showed that the Carolina Dogs had similar physical traits DNA patterns for very primitive dogs such as the Australian Dingo and the Carolina Dogs became known as the American Dingo. The Carolina Dog was also fondly known as "Old Yaller" because of his yellowish coloring. Concerted efforts are being made to preserve the Carolina Dogs and they are now bred and kept in packs by specialized breeders. Some Carolina Dogs have been taken in by families who have found that they good, although shy, family pets.

Carolina Dog Height: This breed is classified as medium sized. The height to the shoulder of a male is 17 - 24inches (45 - 61 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female is slightly less.

Carolina Dog Weight: The weight of the medium sized male is 30 - 44 pounds (15 - 20 kg). The weight of the smaller female is slightly less than the male.

Carolina Dog Coat Type: The coat type is described as a short, thick, tight coat.

Carolina Dog Coat Colors: The colors of this breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Tan, Orange, Red Ginger, Yellow, Beige and Sable. N.B. Sable is a dark brown color. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Carolina Dog Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Carolina Dog are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited grooming needs of the Carolina Dogs are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Carolina Dog Litter Size: The litter size of the breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Carolina puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Carolina puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the breeder.

Carolina Dog Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this rare breed is described as Patient, Reserved, gentle, responsive and Sweet-tempered.

Carolina Dog Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed are moderate. Carolina Dogs require regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized canine has a strong, strident gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements.

Carolina Dog Diet: Fully grown Carolina Dogs should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can, and what dogs cannot eat.

Carolina Dog Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Carolina breed include Hip Dysplasia. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Carolina breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Carolina Dog Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Carolina breed is 10-12 years.

Carolina Dog Male Names: Male names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Carolina breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Carolina Dog names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Jasper *** Gizmo *** Baxter *** Gus *** Dexter *** Oscar *** Duke *** Oliver *** Max *** Buddy.

Carolina Dog Female Names: Female names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of girl dogs. Our top choice of good female Carolina Dog names are Lexi *** Sandy *** Pepper *** Missy *** Lilly *** Sasha *** Coco *** Stella *** Pearl *** Delilah.

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