Korean Jindo

Other names/Nicknames:
  • None
Country/Date of origin:
  • Korea
  • 1800′s
  • 17 to 24 inches
  • 40 to 45 pounds
  • Excellent watch dog.
  • Has a strong, territorial instinct.
  • Very loyal.
  • Much less aggressive than the closely related Shiba Inu.
  • Very independent nature.

A medium-sized member of the Spitz-family of dogs that is spread across Asia and northern Europe.  The Jindo was isolated on the Korean island of the same name for centuries, where it was used as a guard animal and a hunter.  In a pack, the Jindos tracked and attacked big game such as deer.  They also had the speed and agility to catch small game alone.  In their homeland they are sometimes used to course hares.  The breed appeared in the West first in France and has since made its way to the United States.

Body Type:
  • The tail is carried curled over the body and is not altered.
  • The erect, triangle ears incline slightly forward and are not altered.
  • Plush, hard, and straight with a soft undercoat.
  • Allowed colors are red, fawn, and white.
  • Moderate grooming required.
Health and Wellness:
  • None known at present.
What you should know:
  • This is a very rare breed and a puppy will be difficult to find.
  • Expect to pay a high price for this fad dog of the moment.
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