Origin: United States
Dog Breed Group: Gun Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 30-35, Female: 25-32
Height: Male: 23-26, Female: 21-24
Origin of Name: The Carolina dogs are actually the North American version of the Dingo.
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When humans moved from Asia to the Bering Land Bridge in North America, they brought with them a primitive form of a dog, which was domesticated thousands of years ago from Asiatic wolves. The skeletons and mummified remains of these dogs have been discovered along with other artifacts related to the Native Americans of the Southwest and from there, they have moved further into Central and South America and are currently in the eastern United States. Archaeologists discovered that the canines remained in the Ceremonial Bureau in the southeastern jungles, reflecting their association with Native Americans long before Europeans arrived.
Recent free-ranging studies of dogs from the southeast and southwest suggest close ancestry and possible ancestry from these primitive peers based on behavior and ecology. Dr. These free-dogs were named Carolina Dogs by Lehr Brisbin, who initially made contact with the breed in the southeast.