Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Dixie Dingo
Carolinadog.org ^ | U of Carolina

Posted on 11/30/2001 1:40:40 PM PST by blam

"The Dixie Dingo"

"The Native American Dog" "The American Dingo" " Southern Aboriginal Dog" "The Indian's Dog"

Still living Wild in the bottom land swamps and forests of the Southeastern United States.

Genetic (mitochondrial DNA) testing being performed at the University of South Carolina, College of Science and Mathematics, indicates that these dogs, related to the earliest domesticated dogs, are the remnant descendants of the feral pariah canids who came across the Bering land mass 8,000 to 11,000 years ago as hunting companions to the ancestors of the Native Americans.

However, their future in the wild looks bleak. Loss of habitat and competition from introduced species such as the coyote are driving these unique dogs to the brink of extinction.

The Carolina Dogs make gentle pets, winning show dogs, and good hunting/hiking companions - even when wild caught. They are willing, smart and never aggressive towards humans - alerting you to possible danger by standing at a distance and sounding a warning bark.

The same characteristics that have allowed them to survive for centuries in the wild are the same traits that make them perfect house pets: intelligent with a strong "pack" mentality that makes them biddable and submissive to their human "leader of the pack", healthy, clean (easily house broken with a desire to keep their denning area free of odor) with minimal scent (lack of smell ensured successful hunting and lack of discovery by larger predators).

Read on and see how you can participate in saving these unique dogs by becoming a member of the Carolina Dog Association, by contributing to the USC DNA research fund, or, if your circumstances permit, by owning a member of this great breed.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agriculture; animalhusbandry; archaeology; biology; carolinadogs; clovis; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; dingo; dixie; dixiedingo; dna; dog; dogs; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; history; mtdna; northcarolina; preclovis; precolumbian; southcarolina; vikings; zoology
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-122 next last
I've posted this to FR before, I happened to come across it again today. Time for another posting.
1 posted on 11/30/2001 1:40:40 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: blam

Dixie Dingo/Carolina Dog

2 posted on 11/30/2001 1:45:39 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam
Thanks for posting this. I hadn't seen it before. A friend of mine has a dingo, and I find
him to be just about the most intelligent dog I've ever met. He learns amazingly fast.
Very high-strung, however.
3 posted on 11/30/2001 1:45:52 PM PST by EggsAckley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam
(From Science News Magazine, June 28, 1997)

Stalking the Ancient Dog

Man's best friend may go way back
By CHRISTINE MLOT

As ecologist at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C., I. Lehr Brisbin Jr. keeps close tabs on the wildlife in the 300-square-mile spread surrounding the Department of Energy's nuclear facility. Beginning in the 1970s, in the course of routine monitoring of animals for radioactive contaminants, he occasionally came across wild dogs roaming the pine savannas or nosing around the dumpsters.

The dogs all seemed to be of a certain type: slightly shy with a medium build, foxlike face, large upright ears, and crook tail. With their tawny coats, the dogs could have stood in for Old Yeller, the quintessential canine of the rural South.

Brisbin, a zoologist at the University of Georgia and a long-time dog owner, gradually came to the conclusion that the wild dogs are physically and behaviorally distinct enough to constitute a uniform breed. The Carolina dog is now recognized by the United Kennel Club.

He also thinks there is something even more unusual about the dogs. They bear a strong resemblance to the dingo, the wild and ancient dog of Australian aborigines. Dingos and certain other Asian canines share with the Carolina dog the ginger-colored coat, which Brisbin says is a hallmark of a very ancient lineage. They also share an enthusiasm for scavenging.

The Carolina dogs, Brisbin suspects, may be North America's most primitive dog, representative of -- if not closely related to -- the domesticated canines that accompanied nomads across the Bering Strait into North America 8,000 years ago.

Brisbin, who writes about primitive dogs and the importance of understanding the dog's origins (see sidebar) in the April 15 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, cautions that his interpretation is a hypothesis. The Carolina dogs could simply be a more recently isolated population of European descent or other canine stock. Genetic analyses are under way to help clarify how distinctive the animals are and how they fit into the worldwide story of people and dogs.

People have long wondered about the circumstances that led prehistoric dogs to come, sit, and permanently stay, thus creating the first human-animal bond. Researchers have generally based their interpretation of the origins of the domesticated dog on archaeological records. In the past decade, however, molecular biologists have started to study canine DNA to trace the complex ancestry of the more than 400 dog breeds and related canine species.

Dog genes are telling a radically different story from dog bones. An analysis in the June 13 Science concludes that dogs were domesticated much earlier than archaeologists maintain. Instead of a 10,000- to 20,000-year time frame, Robert K. Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles and his colleagues now have evidence that dogs could have been domesticated 100,000 years ago -- if not earlier.

That conclusion has raised some hackles.

"I'm flabbergasted," says Brisbin.

"It's bound to be controversial because it's such an early date," says Marion Schwartz of Yale University. Schwartz's book, A History of Dogs in the Early Americas (Yale University Press), was released this month.

Other researchers find the result convincing, however surprising. The report "has really very compelling data," says Elaine Ostrander, a molecular biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle who is collaborating on a study of the dog genome. "It's a fascinating and exciting story."

Even the fossil record has triggered clashes of opinion. Fossil bones of dogs have been found along with human remains in caves around the world. Arguments have been made that dogs first became domesticated in the Middle East, Europe, or various sites in Southeast Asia.

The time frame, however, has not been controversial. The fossils at the proposed sites all date from between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago, times that slightly predate the origins of agriculture.

Many researchers supposed that these early dogs were descendants of tamed wolves, which interbred and evolved into a domesticated species. Other scientists suspected that jackals or coyotes contributed to the dog's ancestry.

The new genetic study was unable to resolve the question of the dog's geographic origin, says Carles Vilà of UCLA, but it did rule out as the dog's ancestor all canine species other than the wolf.

The researchers analyzed DNA from 162 wolves representing 27 populations in Europe, Asia, and North America. The results were compared with DNA from 140 dogs representing 67 breeds around the world -- from the African basenji to the Irish wolfhound.

The team collected either blood samples or hairs from all of the animals, then extracted DNA from those samples. DNA mutates over generations, and researchers use these changes to gauge the amount of time during which a lineage has evolved separately. The more similar two related sequences are, the less time the DNA molecules have had to mutate and the more recently the two species diverged.

Wayne and his colleagues looked at a segment of the cells' mitochondrial DNA, which is separate from the main, chromosomal DNA. Mitochondrial DNA mutates rapidly, making it useful for timing the evolutionary divergence of closely related species like dogs and wolves.

Based on the DNA sequences, most of the dogs could be assigned to one of four groups. The largest and most diverse group contains sequences found in the ancient dog breeds, including the dingo and the New Guinea singing dog, along with many modern breeds, such as the collie and retriever.

Other groups contained sequences -- taken from the elkhound and German shepherd, for example -- that were more closely related to certain wolf sequences than to those of the main dog group, bolstering the notion that dogs may have been domesticated from wolves several times. It's also possible, says Vilà, that domestication happened once, after which domesticated dogs bred with wolves from time to time.

What seems impossible, says Vilà, is that all the DNA variability evolved in the time frame usually assigned to domestication. "We have found so many differences in the DNA that the [dog's] origin cannot be 14,000 years ago," one of the commonly assigned dates for domestication.

That assumes, however, that the evolution of the small segment of DNA gauges accurately what was happening to the species overall. Such molecular clocks have been controversial, says Vilà.

The researchers do have an explanation for the older time frame that makes good sense, Ostrander says. Although the fossil record for dogs becomes obscure beyond about 14,000 years ago, there are fossils of wolf bones in association with early humans from well beyond 100,000 years ago.

Tamed wolves might have taken up with hunter-gatherers without changing in ways that the fossil record would capture. The dogs-in-process probably would have dallied with wolves as packs of humans and canines traveled the world.

The influx of new genes from those crossings could very well explain the extraordinarily high number of dog breeds that exists today, the researchers suggest. Dogs have much greater genetic variability than other domesticated animals, such as cats, says Vilà.

Once people settled and started to farm, they might have begun selectively breeding their wolf-dogs into herders, guards, and different kinds of hunters.

"When we became an agricultural society, what we needed dogs for changed enormously, and a further and irrevocable division occurred at that point," says Ostrander. That may be the point -- at which dogs and wolves were noticeably different physically -- that stands out in the fossil record.

The little-known Carolina dog was not included in the large analysis by Wayne's group. The genetic analysis that's been done on the breed so far hasn't clarified its pedigree. William F. Gergits of Therion Corp. in Troy, N.Y., has found that at least one genetic marker present in dingos and other primitive dogs is missing in the Carolina dog.

Schwartz says that the dogs probably aren't direct descendants but are "very similar to types of dogs Native Americans would have had in that part of the country." She adds, "they do seem to be more primitive -- what I think of as a basic dog."

The primitive dog that hung around Native Americans all but disappeared through interbreeding with European arrivals, says Schwartz, and probably with wolves and coyotes.

Still, the basic dog lurks in the gene pool of today's highly bred pet, as compelling to people in postmodern times as it was in the Pleistocene.

Dog bites: One legacy of the dog's ancestry

It's been tens of thousands of years since canines went from predator to pet. Even though a dog's life now depends on its being adoring rather than marauding, the genetic links to its predatory forebears remain intact, in the tiniest toy poodle and the mightiest mastiff.

The close-knit pedigree of the dog (Canis familiaris) and the wolf (C. lupus) explains a serious and chronic problem. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are bitten and seriously injured by dogs (SN: 6/18/94, p. 399). About a dozen people -- mostly children -- die of those injuries.

The exact number of dog bites is hard to pin down, since bites are usually just reported locally -- and only if it's someone else's dog, says Jeffrey Sacks, a medical epidemiologist with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The available data, from two household surveys cited in the May 30 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, suggest that injuries from dog bites have gone up by about 37 percent in less than a decade.

Researchers estimate that 4.7 million people in the United States were bitten by dogs in 1994, resulting in 800,000 injuries requiring medical care. Those medical bills amount to an estimated $1 billion in insurance claims. An earlier report estimated that there were 585,000 serious dog bite injuries in 1986.

Much of the apparent increase may stem from a simple rise in the number of people and the number of dogs. "That's a big piece of the action," says Sacks.

Sacks and others point to irresponsible dog owners as the primary problem. "Any ill-bred, mishandled dog can be a biter," says Randall Lockwood of the Humane Society of the United States in Washington, D.C., who contributed to the CDC report.

As a graduate student in animal behavior, Lockwood studied wolves in Alaska. It was good training for his next study: dogs biting mail carriers in St. Louis.

Biting, says Lockwood, "is definitely a wolf behavior," but one that involves a specific set of cues. As predators, wolves chase and chomp down on small fleeing prey, which is why reports of dog bites often involve a running child. The best instruction for a child approached by a strange dog is to hold still.

"Part of the process of domestication has [entailed] turning the wolf into our teeth, our weapon. What we've done is taken away the wolf's natural control over biting and left it to the owner," says Lockwood. "That's where the problem comes from."

At the same time, the vast majority of the nearly 60 million dogs in U.S. households don't maim or kill people, adds Lockwood, but live in peaceable domesticity.

4 posted on 11/30/2001 1:55:01 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sawsalimb; JudyB1938; white rose; rightofrush; Le-Roy; Ada Coddington; DreamWeaver
Who brought the dogs?
5 posted on 11/30/2001 2:01:18 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: blam
My camping buds have a dog that looks just like these.They found an article in "Smithsonian" mag about these dogs and were very surprised to see the resemblance.

I have some pictures of Buddy, and will have them put to disk tomorrow so I can post em' here.

6 posted on 11/30/2001 2:11:33 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: blam
Who brought the dogs?

I dunno, blam, but I can see that your pack is obviously not complete.

You might remember an old movie, "Old Yeller", the star of which must have been one of these.

7 posted on 11/30/2001 2:16:48 PM PST by Ada Coddington
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Comment #8 Removed by Moderator

To: blam
Interesting.

I have seen similar looking animals running loose on city streets in Italy and Mexico.

Throwbacks?

9 posted on 11/30/2001 2:29:15 PM PST by LibKill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: viligantcitizen
I have some pictures of Buddy, and will have them put to disk tomorrow so I can post em' here.

Please do. I like dogs.

10 posted on 11/30/2001 2:31:51 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: LibKill
"I have seen similar looking animals running loose on city streets in Italy and Mexico.

Throwbacks?

I agree. I saw similar dogs all over the Yucatan during my tours there. (smaller though)

11 posted on 11/30/2001 2:34:20 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: blam
Is this a picture of them as Pups?

TOUGH DOGS

12 posted on 11/30/2001 2:40:29 PM PST by stlrocket
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam
I think Buddy is a mix somewhere,but he looks exactly like these dogs.

His intelligence surpasses that of my black lab.

Funny thing about his tail,it forms a perfect question mark when he's happy.

13 posted on 11/30/2001 2:43:59 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: blam
Wow. That's really somthin' if you think about it: an ancient strain of mammal lurking in Carolina swamps unknown to science until the 1970's. Thanks for posting-I've never heard of them before.
14 posted on 11/30/2001 2:52:41 PM PST by Cleburne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

Dixie Dingo/Carolina Dog

15 posted on 11/30/2001 2:56:45 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam; Cleburne

Dixie Dingo/Carolina Dog

16 posted on 11/30/2001 3:02:08 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: blam
I accidently am now owning a Dingo (dont ask)

She is truly not like other dogs I have owned

Truly a pack animal, it has the need for a greeting ritual, is very quiet, rarely barks and I would NOT want to be the one to be confronted by her in a dark alley, a truly scary sight when she is angry.

All in all, a very strange experience having her around.

17 posted on 11/30/2001 3:03:57 PM PST by knews_hound
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cleburne

Cleburne, did you stop on your way to Dauphin Island to see those pitcher plants I told you about?

18 posted on 11/30/2001 3:14:37 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: knews_hound
"All in all, a very strange experience having her around."

Well, let's see the picture of her.

19 posted on 11/30/2001 3:16:42 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: blam
Particularly like the one on the left of the picture of three, but I have one dog now, and the next will be another Great Dane...;^)
20 posted on 11/30/2001 3:20:58 PM PST by Le-Roy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam
Very good question. I have very little expertise in the first place,and what I have doesn't involve dogs. That said,this was an interesting article the first time,and it's still interesting.

I'm still thinking that the Carolina Dogs mentioned aren't a remnant so much as a reversion. I've been told that numerous animal species,when left to fend for themselves,revert back to their basic genetic stucture very quickly. It's my understanding that swine can do it in less than 4 generations-compare a high shouldered,loooonnggg tusked,extremely wary feral boar with his barnyard counterpart and one can see just how big the difference can be. My guess is that the Carolina Dog represents something similar-a reversion to "Dog,1.0 Release",if you will. They look like pretty decent creatures to have around the place-I wouldn't mind one or two myself.

21 posted on 11/30/2001 3:25:21 PM PST by sawsalimb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: blam
No, we came down through Grand Bay instead of Mobile-a little shorter we found. Was going to drive up there but my mother and siblings complained as they're not to much into botany...but this coming summer I can legally drive myself. Now whether my parents will allow me to borrow the car and leave them on the island remains to be seen... I did look on Dauphin Island for another rare plant that grows on the big shell middens on the backside near the causeway-could not find it. Looked for an hour or two in the hot sun, then got home and had two botanists tell me they'ld seen it, "just last year, all over the place." At any rate, this little thing is interesting: common named buckthorn something, grows on shell middens up and down the Gulf Coast, and a few places inland on limerock outcrops. One of the few native plants I know of that is so closely linked with archeological sites-there are actually a couple others that are limited to shell middens.
22 posted on 11/30/2001 3:36:24 PM PST by Cleburne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Cleburne
"One of the few native plants I know of that is so closely linked with archeological sites-there are actually a couple others that are limited to shell middens.

I didn't know that. Why are they linked to archaeological sites? Were the plants used by the ancient inhabitants?

23 posted on 11/30/2001 3:41:52 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: blam

I tried to enlarge this picture without success. I was so fascinated with this story that I still have this magazine. The dogs on the cover look more like Yellow Labs than all the other pictures posted.

24 posted on 11/30/2001 3:47:55 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: blam
There are suposedly some plants the Indians brought from Central America-I've never seen them, though it wouldn't suprise me if they're there. The buckthorn grows on middens because of the high lime content-all those shells sitting there for thousands of years. It possible that you might find natural midden like sites-I've seen thick piles of shells high and dry on Little Dauphin Island-but most are limited to these lime rich sites. Not sure if Indians used the plants, altough they probably ended up spreading them unaware.
25 posted on 11/30/2001 3:49:44 PM PST by Cleburne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Cleburne

This is what I called a "buttercup." Is it an insect eater? BTW, these are at the same site (as well as others) that I told you about on HWY 193 south.

26 posted on 11/30/2001 4:14:56 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: blam
Beautiful animals. I'd love to own one, but I think my cats might have a thing or two to say about that.
27 posted on 11/30/2001 5:08:44 PM PST by white rose
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rintense
I remember that you are a dog person. Look at this.
28 posted on 11/30/2001 6:08:25 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: blam
Thanks for the ping. Very interesting article, I love dogs too.
29 posted on 11/30/2001 8:10:01 PM PST by DreamWeaver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: stlrocket
Here's what they look like as puppies. All these pups are grown now and have been adopted.

Dixie Dingo Puppies

30 posted on 11/30/2001 11:39:26 PM PST by Nellie Wilkerson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: blam

31 posted on 03/19/2002 5:50:15 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: viligantcitizen
Picture of Buddy here.
32 posted on 03/19/2002 5:53:11 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: viligantcitizen;farm friend
Is Buddy a Dixie Dingo? This is an old thread, haven't seen it for a while. What was the picture in post #31?
33 posted on 03/19/2002 6:56:01 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: blam
They don't look like yellow labs to me. Wish I could post pictures. Not that good yet.
34 posted on 03/19/2002 7:30:54 PM PST by farmfriend
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: farmfriend
Click on my name to see my doggies. One is (suppose to be) a Yellow Lab
35 posted on 03/19/2002 7:42:31 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: blam
Yeah, that one looks like a yellow lab. Had to laugh one day. I was looking through a dog breed book and they had a picture of a yellow lab labled as a golden retriever. And they were supposed to be the experts. My dad's lab is named Mike. She is a great dog.
36 posted on 03/19/2002 7:48:54 PM PST by farmfriend
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: farmfriend
"My dad's lab is named Mike. She is a great dog.

Hmmmm. My dogs are named King Tut, King Ra, Nefertti and Boots. (King Solomon and Queen of Sheba have gone to dog heaven already)

37 posted on 03/19/2002 8:04:33 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: blam
The original Mike was a black lab, male. Then we had Mickey, yellow lab, female. Now Mike, yellow, female. Go figure.

Second one down looks just like our Bean.

Well he acts like a dog anyway.

38 posted on 03/19/2002 8:12:34 PM PST by farmfriend
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: farmfriend
Rats?
39 posted on 03/19/2002 8:21:07 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: blam
Better than a Chihuahua or Pomeranian. Bigger than most of them too.
40 posted on 03/19/2002 8:26:47 PM PST by farmfriend
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: sawsalimb
I'm with you on this. Cats that go wild definitely don't look like housecats after a while. Been some local speculation that the Maine Coon Cat has Bobcat in their genes.

These fellas here look just like any Third World mutt. Maybe the INS has been goofing off ... again.

41 posted on 03/19/2002 8:46:27 PM PST by Kenny Bunk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Kenny Bunk
Hey!!! Great to see this thread going again!!!

Since I'm a rather notorious tightwad,I'm wondering if I could get one of these dogs on the cheap...maybe a dish of bacon grease and bread on the back porch would work???

42 posted on 03/21/2002 5:51:52 PM PST by sawsalimb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: blam
It is my suspicion that he is a dixie dingo.

His owners are not sure of his ancestry.

They had him fixed right when they got him from the shelter.

The Smithsonian Article we found about these dogs said they were first noticed around Savannah River nuclear power plants.(In the buffer zone).

Another pic of Buddy with Katie Scarlett, the black lab.

43 posted on 03/22/2002 11:53:50 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: viligantcitizen
"It is my suspicion that he is a dixie dingo."

Maybe. He may not be 'lanky' enough to qualify. LOL, your dogs are as fat as mine.

44 posted on 03/22/2002 3:40:34 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: blam
" LOL, your dogs are as fat as mine."

It's funny, after a weekend of camping and hiking, they have a 2 day recovery period.

45 posted on 03/22/2002 4:42:08 PM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: viligantcitizen
Click on my name and see my doggies.
46 posted on 03/22/2002 4:48:10 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: blam
Ain't you a lucky fella....

All dogs go to heaven, bump.

47 posted on 03/23/2002 4:54:09 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: viligantcitizen
"All dogs go to heaven, bump."

Indeed. I would not mind going to doggie heaven. (bump)

48 posted on 05/06/2002 5:41:45 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: blam

Buddy and Katie getting some Ice cream.

49 posted on 05/06/2002 6:06:57 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: blam
While I don't think Buddy is pure Carolina dog, he does seem to share some traits; His erect ears, question mark tail posture and color.

He also is very intelligent, and doesn't bark at every coon or possum that might visit the camp site.

50 posted on 05/06/2002 6:15:34 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-122 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson