Most of the dogs we’re familiar with trace their origins overseas—the pug from China, the Akita from Japan, the French bulldog, or the Borzoi from Russia. Is there such a thing as a truly American dog? Why, yes. But while certain breeds originated in North America, there’s only one wild dog we can claim: the Carolina Dog.
The Carolina dog looks an awful lot like the Australian dingo, and is sometimes called the “American Dingo” or “Dixie Dingo” because of its Southern roots.
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