Carolina dogs, also known as the American Dingo, is a rare breed of dog that developed naturally in the warm, southern states of the United States of America. Most experts believe these dogs to have been descended from Asian dogs who were first brought over to North America when people crossed the Bering Strait some nine thousand years ago, and many have noted the similarity of their bone structure to that of dog bones found buried near the remains of ancient Native American people. These dogs are exceptionally healthy, highly intelligent, pack oriented, and they respond well to domestication.
Flygility is a brand new dog sport that was first developed in Australia and New Zealand, but has since gained a small following in other countries as well, such as the United Kingdom and here in the United States, although no flygility associations have been established in either of those countries. This particular activity combines elements of both Flyball, a type of relay-style competitive fetch, and Agility training, in which dogs compete to navigate several types of obstacles in the shortest amount of time possible. There are not many facilities that include flygility in the United States, but there are some private trainers who are embracing the sport and a few scattered local competitions.
Geocaching is a relatively new activity, first developed in the year 2000. It is a worldwide scavenger hunt that has only been made possible by the advent of GPS and satellite technology, and a fun and challenging activity that in many cases can be done with your canine companion by your side. When those seeking hidden geocaches find the container they are searching for, they will record their find on the website, sometimes with a photo, and on the logbook found inside the cache itself. Some geocaches contain additional items such as small toys and puzzles, first aid kits, or even specialized trackable items that can be moved from cache to cache, sometimes traveling around the globe. This is a great activity to share with your smart, independent, and adventurous Carolina Dog
The dog-powered sport of Canicross first originated as a technique to maintain the fitness of sled dogs during the snowless summer months as well as to help prepare young sled dogs for mushing. While this activity does an admirable job of doing just that, it is not restricted just to sledding dogs, and more and more pet parents are finding that this activity is a healthy and enjoyable way improve communication with their dog and to maximize fitness for both themselves and their canine companion. Canicross can be enjoyed as a casual activity, or it can be organized as a competitive sport for those who prefer to compete.
Along with being very intelligent, these dogs are extremely active, agile, and sure-footed. Parkour is an activity in which everyday items, like public park benches, posts, and even logs, can be utilized as a piece of exercise equipment.
Carolina dogs are smart, independent animals who tend to be self-sufficient, with many of these feral dogs still managing to survive and thrive without much in the way of human assistance. This makes them particularly well-suited to activities like hiking and camping.
While keeping a dog that is this active and intelligent occupied may seem like a difficult task, they are well-suited to many different activities, particularly those that involve working cooperatively with their pack or family. They may not get along with other dogs as well as some other breeds, are typically reserved with strangers, and they have a strong prey drive, so should not be let off lead until you have mastered a rock-solid recall method.