I read about Carolina dogs years ago but never heard any more about them until recently. I started reading up on these fascinating native dogs of North America. The Carolina dog has also been called the American Dingo, the Dixie Dingo, the Southern Dingo, the Native American Dog, the Indian's Dog, the Southern Aboriginal Dog, and just plain Old Yaller Dog.
People used to think that early man adopted wolves and domesticated them, breeding the dogs we have today. It is more likely that the dogs domesticated themselves, hanging around human dwellings, living on leftovers, joining in the hunt, and making themselves useful as an early warning system.