There is a record written - official- about the origin of the Korean Jindo Dog, but many authors agree that this breed has existed since several thousands of years ago in the Jindo Island, which is located on the southwestern tip of the peninsula of Korea. However, There are different theories about its ancient origin and accepted indicates that Korean Jindo Dog is originally from Korea; the race has been well-preserved in this island because of the difficulty in transport in the past. In Korea, the Korean Jindo Dog are called Jindo-Kae or Jindo-Kyon; Kae and Kyon are the Korean language words that mean dog.
The Korean Jindo Dog is a dog of medium size, well proportioned, used for hunting and as guardian. Its erect ears and wound or sickle-shaped tail give a vivid expression of agility, Fortress, vigilance and dignity.
The Korean Jindo Dog has a very strong instinct for hunting; In addition to being bold, Bravo, alert and careful, not allowed to tempt easily and is hot-headed. First and foremost, is extremely faithful to its owner. It is reserved with strangers. In general, is not affectionate with other animals, particularly with males. It also has a good sense of orientation. It is a dog of a single owner; He quickly agree to a new owner but it never forgets its ties with the previous owner who raised him since that was puppy. Stays clean and eat little.
The Korean Jindo Dog has a double layer of hair. The inner layer is smooth, dense, pale, But enough to sustain the outer layer. The outer layer is stiff and somewhat separated from the body. Compared with the hair covering the body, the hair of the head, members and ears is shorter, and neck, cross, back and trunk is longer. The hair of the tail and rear of the thighs is longer than the rest of the body.
The Korean Jindo Dog are famous for their ability to hunt, due to his bravery, cunning, and sensitivity.
In addition to the usual prey of hunting, his hunting prowess is displayed in a legend that tells that three Korean Jindo Dog, they killed a Siberian Tiger.
They have been used, mainly, in the hunting of deer and wild boar.
The Korean traditional game that is free of weapons, having a Korean Jindo Dog Pack, was a real treasure. They used to go hunting, a teacher and his Pack, then when the dogs were able to capture its prey, one of the Korean Jindo Dog, I went in search of the master, to lead to the dam, While the rest of the Pack was guarding the prey of the emergence of scavengers.
The Korean Jindo Dog, He is known for his unwavering loyalty and friendly nature. Because of this, There is a false idea that a Korean Jindo Dog is loyal only to its first owner or who raised him from puppy. This idea is not entirely true, What is certain is that they tend to preserve forever the love towards the people who have taken care of them, Although change home, they still want their former masters.
Because the Jindo is an active and intelligent dog, It requires frequent interaction with people or another family dog. For some, the Jindo may even be too smart, because they commonly think for itself. The same intelligence that allows the dog to learn commands and tricks very quickly may be too much to try to domesticar…
To be so lively, It is a dog who gets bored easily if it is only or locked for long periods of time, You can try to jump over a fence or wall, digging deep wells, and it may even be very destructive if left trapped at home. Because of this many Korean Jindo Dog is found in animal shelters, abandoned by owners that they knew in what they were getting to accept the responsibility associated with having a Korean Jindo Dog. It is a dog who doesn't like anything the water, above all flows, some of them do not even want to leave when llueve…