Carolina Dogs Puppies for Sale
Overview: The Carolina Dog is a breed that is used to hunting and living on its own since ancient times. It needs to become accustomed to being with people, but when that is achieved it is very loyal and loving towards its master and friends. It needs to have enough exercise or it may get frustrated, and appropriate socialization is very important or it will start to feel detached from people. It loves to run and chase things.
Temperament: The Carolina Dog is a breed that wasn't created through selective breeding, but through natural selection. There are still some wild strains of the breed known so the breed isn't fully domesticated. There are many in this breed that don't trust humans and will avoid being near them unless taught and socialized at a young age. If trained correctly beginning at a young age it can become a very loyal companion and friend. A gentle and friendly breed, the Carolina Dog will get along well with children, playing with and comforting them. If raised with other animals, it will be gentle and friendly with them. However if not, it may try to hunt the animal.
History: Known to be the first domesticated breed of America, the Carolina Dog is thought to be a descendant of the Pariah dogs. Some believe that Pariah dogs accompanied Asians several thousand years ago when they crossed the Bering Straits land bridge. The Carolina Dog was first discovered and named by one Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin, Jr. This man was a biology professor at the University of Georgia. He discovered the breed in South Carolina on the Savannah River site of the United States Department of Energy. This land has been cut off from the public and as such the wild dogs that have lived there for centuries have had little to no interaction with domesticated dog breeds. Brisbin was studying the breed and remarked that it somewhat resembled the Dingo breed. Other scientists that were looking into the dog said that its bone structure was similar to that of the neolithic dog bones found in Native American burial sites dating to thousands of years ago. It is believed that the breed found in South Carolina and those used by the Native Americans were one in the same.
Names: The Carolina Dog is also known as the American Dingo.
Physical Characteristics: The average adult Carolina Dog can be 17 to 24 inches in height and can weigh between 30 and 44 lb. This breed resembles a small Dingo with some features that look to belong to a sight hound. The neck is long with a wedge shaped head. The eyes are almond shaped and dark with an alert but soft expression. The ears are large, erect, and very mobile.
Care: The Carolina Dog should be taken out for long walks every day to ensure it is getting enough exercise. Additionally, playing with the dog has good physical and mental benefits. It must stay beside or behind its owner or it may begin to think it is the leader. It should have a yard in which it may play around and chase things. It can live outside comfortably as long as it's not too cold, however it does adjust to heat really well. The coat of this dog is pretty much care free as it really takes care of itself. An occasional brushing is nice when needed, but otherwise it is maintenance free.
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