The Carolina dog breed, American Dingo or “Dixie Dingo” was discovered in the later 1970s by Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Jr. an Ecologist at Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab. The dog was first spotted as Dr. Brisbin was working at Savannah River. He first spotted a dog he named Horace and began to seek out the breed. He went to local shelter finding many of the breed there that had been captured and was surprised at how much the dog resembled the Australian dingo..
In the wild the Carolina Dog lives in swampy, sparsely populated areas of South Carolina and Georgia. The interesting thing about this breed is a primitive dog and is a result of natural selection rather than breeding. The dog has survived as a free animal in the Southeastern United States in packs and is sometimes referred to as a Pariah dog or a dog in India that belongs to no one but lives comfortably around humans. [Read more…]