Also known as: American Dingo, Dixie Dingo
Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Free-ranging dogs in remote areas of South Carolina and Georgia.
AKC recognized: No
Weight: 40 to 60 lbs
Size: Height: 17 to 24 inches
There are 3 different color patterns: 1) Ginger - ranging from light cream to deep red, with some paler markings and/or dark masks. 2) Black and Tan - dull (reddish) to brilliant black with tan and white markings. 3) Piebald - overall white or cream body color with random large spots of red, tan or black.
The Carolina Dog is a free-ranging dog in remote areas of South Carolina and Georgia that has been brought into a captive breeding program. As a result, they possess many behavioral traits that are considered primitive. They are naturally suspicious of strangers, but are quiet, reserved, yet affectionate with those they know. Their large and erect ears help give them a good sense of hearing.
Good with other dogs?
Their short, dense coat was naturally selected for survival under free-ranging conditions, and should be kept in a natural state with no trimming.
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Other websites for additional information:
The Carolina Dog Association
Wikipedia breed information page
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018