Due to the Covid Virus we will be closed until further notice. We will not be trading, selling, leasing, showing or breeding at this time and we will be practicing social distancing. As our health and well being directly affects our dogs well being. Be safe and stay healthy.

Wayward’s Carolina Dogs

Welcome to our website. We are a small hobby breeder based in Texas who is dedicated to preserving the Carolina Dog breed, sharing information about this rare dog and working for the betterment of the breed.

The links below are to help you in your journey to acquire correct information to better understand this rare and beautiful dog.

If you require a breeder outside of Texas please go to:
The Carolina Dog Society of America’s Breeder’s Directory page, here you will find a list of other breeders.

Carolina Dog Breed Information Links:

: The only UKC confirmed breed club for the Carolina Dog. There is a wealth of information on this site. Links to information, events, articles, breeders directory ect…

United Kennel Club: Carolina Dog: The breed Standard. The goals and purposes of this breed standard include: to furnish guidelines for breeders who wish to maintain the quality of their breed and to improve it; to advance this breed to a state of similarity throughout the world; and to act as a guide for judges. (Breed recognized in 1996 standard revised 3/1/2008, and 1/1/2016)

American Rare Breed Association (ARBA): Carolina Dogs can be dual registered and shown at ARBA shows. They must be registered with the UKC first. The Carolina Dog was first established with ARBA in the late 80’s early 90’s. (ARBA was last using the standard established with the UKC in 1996.)

Carolina Dog Origin and Research: The ONLY Facebook group and page authorized and approved by the breed founder Dr. I Lehr Brisbin Phd. This page is to encourage learning, discussion, promote education, and future research into the Carolina Dog Breed.

Carolina Dog Club of America: Organized breeders and owners via the American Kennel Club of the United States, to maintain the integrity of the breed and to help people discern fact from fiction.

American Kennel Club (AKC) Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®): AKC Carolina Dog: We are happy to announce that the American Kennel Club (AKC) has accepted the Carolina Dog for Foundation Service Breed (FSS) status as of July 2017. It will be many years before it is a fully recognized AKC breed.

Wayward’s Carolina Dogs:


Our dogs are DNA health screened through Canine Health Check for over 150 genetic diseases and mutations that can lead to illness in any dog breed. We have also done full color coat panels on all our dogs to see what colors they are carrying. We are currently doing haplotypes and haplogroups testing on our dogs. Our foundation sire and dam are DNA parent profiled with UKC for puppy identification.

We do not breed often and we do not ship. Our dogs are UKC registered and ARBA eligible. UKC papers are provided with our puppies, unless otherwise specified, as some of our dogs may have spay/neuter contracts. Those contracts will be required to be fulfilled before papers are released to the new owner. We are located outside of Houston Texas but our puppies are found throughout the country. Email
Waywards Carolina Dogs

We have dogs at stud to approved bitches only with proof of current vaccinations and Brucellosis test

What owners of our dogs had to say:

“We adopted Jasper from Gina 5 years ago. I saw pictures of her puppies on a Carolina dog Facebook group. I fell in love with Jasper and reached out to her to see if he was up for adoption. And too our delight he was! He was still young and needed more time with his mother. Which gave me time to arrange for transport to our state. Gina was great and sent us updates, lots of pictures. Like his bath, playing lots of cute photos.I also liked how she wanted to see our yard, making sure it was secure and that he had room. She also sent updates on when he was vaccinated and also got the vet clearance needed for transportation. Everything was wonderful adopting from Gina. She was so easy to get a hold of with any questions , You can just tell she loves her dogs. Jasper is a great addition to our family! We love him so much.”~Annie Quiroz

“There’s definitely never a dull moment with him. Everywhere I go I get overwhelmed from everyone telling me how well behaved and how awesome of a dog he his! He’s the perfect companion to go out on adventures with and who’s able to keep up. Always wanting to play, go for a run or hike. He is also very good at knowing when it’s time to relax without me having to tell him. He’s hardly ever on a leash when we go out, but very good on one when needed and has never given me a reason to not trust him. He was extremely skittish and shy around new people and surroundings at first, but I’ve exposed him to so many different elements he has definitely come out of his shell over time. I haven’t seen him since New Years and won’t for a few more months. He has really taken to my sister very well and is loving all the attention from her family. It’s going to be hard for her to have to give him back to me when I get home haha. Thank you again for Dagger!!”~Corey Johnson

Legal Disclaimer: We do not, nor will we, condone the use of the name or names “American Dingo”,”Dixie Dingo” or any other name associated with “Dingo”. Our dogs are not Dingo’s nor descended from Dingo’s as hybrids nor crosses. They are known by the USDA as Carolina Dogs and are a rare domestic dog breed founded in the US with US stock, by Dr. I Lehr Brisbin, from primitive landrace dogs. They are not imported, nor bred from Australian Dingo’s nor their hybrids. Australian Dingos and their hybrids are a separate species from dogs and are considered “exotic animals” by the USDA and thus regulated by the standard they have set forth for such animals. Further information on how Australian Dingos, New Guinea Singing Dogs and Carolina Dogs are classified can be obtained through the link below: The link below downloads a PDF from the USDA website.

Tech Note: Classification of the Dingo and the New Guinea Singing Dog Page 1 of 2 April 2016.

Page last updated on March 20th 2020

NOTICE: Due to the Covid Virus we will be closed until further notice. We will not be trading, selling, leasing, showing or breeding at this time and we will be practicing social distancing. As our health and well being directly affects our dogs well being. Be safe and stay healthy.

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