The American Dingo
These dogs have ginger-colored coats that is common in other wild dogs-Australian Dingo and Korea’s native dog ,the Jindo.
Many fossils from dogs of Native America show similar bone structures to the Carolina Dog – skulls from some even as far back as 2000 years .
Weight: 30-65 pounds
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In the 1980’s, many Carolina Dogs were moved to captivity so that they could be studied.
Female dogs have three estrus cycles in very quick succession.
They dig dens in which to give birth.
While pregnant and after giving birth, the female will cover up her excrement with sand.
The American Dingo lives on small mammals-mice and shrews and pounces on preys, similar to the fox.
They also interestingly enough dig snout pits, which are hundreds of tiny holes in the dirt .These holes fit their muzzles.It is mostly the female dog that digs these holes.
Living in the Wild:
American Dingoes or the Carolina Dog uses a pack formation to hunt.In the wild they live in sparsely populated areas and hunt snakes and mammals like raccoons.
These dogs were first noticed on the Savannah River Site which was depopulated and secured since 1950.
Dr.Brisbin , a Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab states that the American Dingo is at the base of the canine family tree.However, this apparently was inconclusive and sparked an interest into more extensive DNA testing.
The American Dingo-Carolina Dogs can be registered with the American Rare Breed Association and the United Kennel Club- Spitz and Primitive Group.( the Spitz and Primitive Group includes many primitive breeds such as the Basenji of Africa and the Thai Ridgeback.)
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