Sarah Nagem's dog, Lucy, a Carolina Dog plays in Dorothea Dix Park Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. A few years ago, a study revealed that Carolina Dogs are among several breeds that lack genetic markers of European descent. Some researchers think these dogs crossed the Bering land bridge from Asia into North America 12,000 years ago, following humans through new terrain as they follow us to the bathroom today. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
Sarah Nagem's dog, Lucy, a Carolina Dog plays in Dorothea Dix Park Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. A few years ago, a study revealed that Carolina Dogs are among several breeds that lack genetic markers of European descent. Some researchers think these dogs crossed the Bering land bridge from Asia into North America 12,000 years ago, following humans through new terrain as they follow us to the bathroom today. Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com

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