In the lowlands of South Carolina there is a breed of small dog, found in the wild and domesticated, that may open a window into how dogs co-evolved with humans, and the routes they took together as they spread around the globe, the New York Times says.

The Carolina dog is a pointy-eared, smallish, pack-hunting animal with a distinctive mask and a wolf-like snout, giving them a roughly similar appearance to the Dingo of Australia.

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