America's oldest breed, the Carolina Dog, is a medium-sized wild dog that appears very similar to the Australian Dingo and the Korean Chindo-kae. They look very typical of the pariah/wild dog (according to the UKC and ARBA) with a lean body that displays a deep chest and tucked belly. Their ears are large, pointed and erect and almond-shaped, obliquely spaced eyes that portray a reserved gentleness. The short, dense coat comes in a few color varieties (see color section) but is most often some shade of red-ginger. Carolina Dogs have a long, hooked tails they use for signaling to one another.
Most information on the Carolina Dog is in agreement that this dog is both adaptable to living with humans and fairly easy to train. They respond well to gentle commands and praise and are notably easy to housebreak. If entering as a puppy into a household with multiple dogs, CDs are typically submissive-- either way this breed is almost never aggressive.
This breed is a pack dog that will bond affectionately with their owner or family, although they may appear aloof much of the time. Understandably, they often remain suspicious and reserved around strangers. They are great with kids and friendly with other dogs, perhaps even cats (if very well socialized); they may retain prey instincts towards other small pets. Interestingly, the males of this breed share the responsibility of raising puppies with the females.
Members of this breed can make appropriate indoor dogs, as they are relatively calm and quiet, however, they still have moderate exercise needs that must be taken care of daily. It would be appropriate to have a large fenced yard and they are not suited to apartment life. Small animal hunting, hiking, long walks, agility training, games and yard time are all good activities for a Carolina Dog.