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Carolina Dog Breed

The Carolina Dog, also known as the American Dingo or the Carolina Dingo, is a primitive breed with roots tracing back to ancient America. These dogs are often described as a living link to the early canines that roamed the Southeastern United States. They are medium-sized, well-muscled dogs with a lean body, erect ears, and a short, dense coat typically in shades of tan or ginger with white markings. Carolina Dogs are renowned for their keen senses and survival instincts, having adapted to the wild and hunted for their sustenance for generations. They are exceptionally intelligent, independent, and resourceful, making them both a challenge and a joy to train. While they can be reserved around strangers, they are known for their loyalty and affection towards their families, making them wonderful companions for those who appreciate their unique heritage and are willing to provide the mental and physical stimulation these dogs require.


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Dan Sayers

Dan Sayers is the Editor-in-Chief of SHOWSIGHT digital and print publications. He received a B.S. from Drexel University where he studied interior architectural design. His professional career has allowed him to develop his planning, problem-solving, and project management skills, which were employed in the office, educational, and financial sectors. While working as a project manager, he earned a Graphic Design Certificate from the University of the Arts and began creating ads for many of America’s top-winning show dogs. Through this work, Dan became Editor-in-Chief of the nation’s first online-only dog show publication. His current role expands on this experience and broadly extends to cover the sport of dogs in Companion and Performance events as well as all aspects of Conformation.

Dan is a long-time member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America and is the organization’s current AKC Delegate and Archivist/Historian, as well as a club-approved Breed Mentor. From 2000-2010, he was the club’s AKC Gazette Columnist. He breeds Irish Water Spaniels under the Quiet Storm prefix and has judged the IWSCA National Specialty Sweepstakes twice. Dan is a member of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club as well as the Dog Writers Association of America, which recognized his illustrations in the award-winning canine compendium, the Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology.