Carolina Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Carolina Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Carolina Dog have?
Dixie DingoIndian DogNorth American Native DogYallerYeller DogYellow DogAmerican Dingo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Carolina Dog Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Carolina Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Carolina Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Carolina Dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Carolina Dog gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Carolina Dog?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Carolina Dog Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Carolina Dog weigh? Carolina Dog weight:
30-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Carolina Dog? Carolina Dog average weight:
37 pounds (17.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Carolina Dog? Carolina Dog height:
17-24 inches (45-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Carolina Dog average height:
20.5 inches (53 cm)

Carolina Dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Carolina Dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Carolina Dog's coat?
BeigeRedGingerTanOrangeSableYellow
Grooming
How to groom the Carolina Dog and how often?
Easy to groom: The Carolina Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Carolina Dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Carolina Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Dixie Dingo?
Carolina Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Carolina Dog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Carolina Dog every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Carolina Dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Carolina Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AdaptableLoyalReservedGentlePrimitive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Carolina Dog? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Carolina Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Carolina Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Carolina Dogs are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Carolina Dog sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Carolina Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average: Carolina Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Dixie Dingo need? Carolina Dog social needs:
Carolina Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Carolina Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Dixie Dingo bark?
Low to Average: The Carolina Dog rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Carolina Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Carolina Dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Carolina Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Carolina Dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Carolina Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Dixie Dingo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Carolina Dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Carolina Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Carolina Dog has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Carolina Dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Carolina Dog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Carolina Dog do?
Carolina Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Carolina Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Carolina Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Carolina Dog roam?
Carolina Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Carolina Dog have high prey drive?
Carolina Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Carolina Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Carolina Dog breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Carolina Dog indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Carolina Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Carolina Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Carolina Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Carolina Dog temperament with other people:
Carolina Dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Carolina Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Carolina Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Carolina Dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Carolina Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Carolina Dog temperament with children:
Carolina Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Carolina Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Carolina Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Carolina Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Carolina Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Carolina Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Carolina Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Carolina Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Carolina Dogs good office dogs? Do Carolina Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Carolina Dogs be office dogs?
No
Carolina Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Carolina Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Dixie Dingo temperament with senior people? Are Carolina Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Carolina Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.

Carolina Dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Carolina Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Carolina Dogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Carolina Dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Carolina Dog see the vet?
Frequent
The Carolina Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Carolina Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Carolina Dog be? What is the age limit of the Carolina Dog? How many years can the oldest Carolina Dog live?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Carolina Dog: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Carolina Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Carolina Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Carolina Dog have? What is the activity level of the Carolina Dog?
Carolina Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Carolina Dog dogs require per day?
Carolina Dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Carolina Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Carolina Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Carolina Dog risk for obesity:
Average: The Carolina Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Carolina Dog's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Carolina Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Carolina Dog drool?
The Carolina Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Carolina Dog As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Carolina Dog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Carolina Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Carolina Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Carolina Dog be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Carolina Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Carolina Dog be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Carolina Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Carolina Dog be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Carolina Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Carolina Dog be a boat dog?

Not really

Carolina Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Carolina Dog be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Carolina Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Carolina Dog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Carolina Dog Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Carolina Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Carolina Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Carolina Dog Recognition

AKC Group
Is Carolina Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Carolina Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Carolina Dog breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Rare Breed AssociationAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.National Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.

Carolina Dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Carolina Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Carolina Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Carolina Dogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Carolina Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Carolina Dog breed.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Carolina Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Carolina Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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Carolina Dog Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • ME

    Jul 29, 2020, 6:18:02 PM:

    I love my dog that is carolina dog shes awsome!