Rare breeds of dogs: Carolina Dog

So we may think that Carolina Dog is a separate species of wild dogs that were formed by natural evolutionary way, without human intervention. Either this is a wild species that had already been domesticated, for example by South American Indians, but due to some reasons turned out to be among the wildlife. At first, the dog was found in the mid-20th century in the woods of South Carolina, where the breed has got its name. Since that time they began to domesticate the Carolina Dog,which eventually were successful. Carolina Dog is light in movement, agile and even in some extent graceful. Height at withers is 50-60 cm., and the weight of the dog doesn't exceed 20 kg. Hair is thick but short. The color varies from dark red to yellow sand, mostlly unicolor. Sometimes, there are dogs with white spots and markings at the chest and neck. The muzzle is narrow pointed, rather long and high set ears, embowed tail - all these signs of the exterior emphasize the individuality of the breed. The temper of the Carolina Dog is independent and self-directed as the imprint of its recent wild past. This dog is a little aggressive, affectionate and friendly with family members and distrustful to strangers. There is evidence that even wild members of this species, quite loyally and even with some interest relate to people as compared to the same dingoes, coyotes and jackals. By its temperament Carolina Dog is relatively quiet and even slow, especially when it follows orders during training. This requires persistence, patience and the right approach. Ill-treatment and enforcement by brute force don't bote well for it but provoke pet's aggression. Just keep in mind Carolina Dog with its pecularities of behavior and thinking isn't fully understood. Therefore, its actions may not always be predictable. Taking this into account, dog owners should as much as possible understand their pets and try to set the maximum, but not tight control over their behavior. The best place for living is dog kennel. Do not keep the dog on a leash or in small town house. If it doesn't like its way of life, the owners treatment or conditions where it lives - it is likely that the dog just simply run away at the first possible occasion.