Carolina Dog vs Dingo

Compare the Carolina Dog to the Dingo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Carolina Dogs and Dingos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Carolina Dog is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Dingo is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - The Carolina Dog is child friendly. The Dingo does not do well with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Carolina Dog and Dingo are easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Carolina Dog has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Dingo has a low tendency to bark.
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Carolina Dog vs Dingo
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Breed NameCarolina DogDingo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoMaybe
Lifespan12-15 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Height17-24 in.20-24 in.
Weight40-60 lb20-45 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesAustralia
Origin Year1893 AD1500 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodPoor
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodPoor
Pet FriendlyGoodPoor
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Poor
Personality
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn
Living Environment
ApartmentNoNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹35°F to 85°F0°F to 100°F
Barks/HowlsOftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed30 mph25 mph
StrengthMedium-HighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingMedium-HighLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNoneMedium

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameCarolina DogDingo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoYes
Family/PackYesNo
IndependentNoYes
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingHighAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsVery LowAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingAverageHigh
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageHigh
Remove VerminAverageHigh
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameCarolina DogDingo
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.14-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Canine DistemperNoYes
Heart WormsNoYes
TapewormsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameCarolina DogDingo
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatYesYes
Single CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Black&tanYesYes
BuffYesNo
PiebaldYesNo
Red-gingerYesNo
CreamNoYes
Reddish BrownNoYes
TanNoYes
YellowNoYes
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