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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.


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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To: viligantcitizen
Click on my name and see my doggies.
46 posted on 03/22/2002 4:48:10 PM PST by blam
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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
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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
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To: blam

Buddy and Katie getting some Ice cream.

49 posted on 05/06/2002 6:06:57 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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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
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To: Ada Coddington
"You might remember an old movie, "Old Yeller", the star of which must have been one of these."


Nope. Ole Yeller was a different breed entirely.

Ole Yeller was a breed that comes from florida, originally. It goes by different names.

Yellow cur dog
Florida black face
Black faced cur
Yellow black faced cur
Florida cur
etc

They are prized for boar hunting, as is the catahoula leppard dog.
51 posted on 05/06/2002 6:18:14 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: blam
They don't look like labs to me. They look like they might be part german shepherd, or maybe part sled dog.
52 posted on 05/06/2002 6:24:58 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: viligantcitizen
"Buddy and Katie getting some Ice cream."

Beautiful, healthy looking dogs. Great! (you can see mine on my profile page)

53 posted on 05/06/2002 6:31:59 PM PDT by blam
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To: knews_hound
Do you live in australia? Or do you mean a "dixie dingo"?
54 posted on 05/06/2002 6:32:31 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: blam
Thank you. Buddy actually belongs to a couple that are good friends with Miss VC and I.

Katie Scarlett, the black lab, is our own spoiled rotten"thinks she's human" dog. But they have grown up together from puppies.

I have seen your doggies before, they are very happy dogs!!

A solid truth my Granny taught me 30 years ago; "Anyone who is loved by a dog cannot be a bad person."

55 posted on 05/06/2002 6:42:20 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: blam
btt
56 posted on 05/06/2002 6:44:06 PM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: viligantcitizen
"A solid truth my Granny taught me 30 years ago; "Anyone who is loved by a dog cannot be a bad person."

I grew up with the same saying.

57 posted on 05/06/2002 6:58:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: mamelukesabre
The origin of my "dog" is a long tale (pun intended) in itself. It was all with the best of intentions and was supposed to be a short term thing.

The dog is 100% American made but is from imports, someone who thought they could make money breeding them for sale.

Not a chance.

These dogs are many things but average housepets is not one of them. In my case anyway. I will try to post a pic of her sometime in the next few days.

Although Dingos are not for everyone, she has overall been a good dog, amazingly patient with kids and God help the guy who gets into my backyard with her. I would not reccomend them to everyone but someone who has the time and patience will be rewarded with a truly different experiance.

Cheers,

knews hound

58 posted on 05/07/2002 11:15:11 AM PDT by knews_hound
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To: viligantcitizen
I'd say your dog, buddy, is likely part akita.
59 posted on 05/07/2002 3:40:55 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: blam
It's been a while, let's bump this out again.
60 posted on 07/31/2002 7:20:51 PM PDT by blam
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