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Korea Jindo Dog
Corea del Sur FCI 334 . Asian Spitz and related breeds

The Korea Jindo Dog It is the classic single master dog.

Korean Jindo


Characteristics "Korea Jindo Dog"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Korea Jindo Dog" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Korea Jindo Dog

The exact origins of this dog breed are lost in the dark of history.. With a probability that borders on certainty, it can be assumed that the breed is actually of Korean origin, more precisely from the island of Jindo in southwestern Korea. Due to the isolated geographic location, this type of dog was only found here. Finally, an export ban on the breed was imposed, which is still valid today.

In his homeland., the Korea Jindo Dog is under the protection of nature and species. In 1938 the breed was declared the national animal of Korea. But, some quadrupeds have crossed the borders: In the Decade of 1980, local people smuggled specimens into the US. In 2003 took place in Great Britain the first official exhibition of a Korea Jindo Dog outside asia. In the USA., the “Korean Association of Jindo from America” is working now to preserve this breed.

Physical characteristics

This four-legged Korean friend is one of the best in Asia. With a weight of about 14 to 21 kilograms and a height of 34 to 47 cm to the cross, the Korea Jindo Dog belongs to medium-sized dogs. Carries its tail curled or sickle-shaped on its back. The relatively small, upright ears are also typical of the point..

While in Korean standardized breeding only white and red coat colors are recognized, depending on the frame organization the following other coat colors are allowed: kitsch, black and tan, grey, black and Brindle.

Character and skills

The Korea Jindo Dog shows the corresponding original features. It is considered to be independent, territorial and has a strong hunting instinct, what can make living with other pets impossible, but it doesn't have to be that way with good socialization.

The breed is not easily disturbed and is characterized by great loyalty to its keeper.

It is reserved with strangers: When used as a watchdog, the Korea Jindo Dog indicate in a way the defense of your home your home. Many representatives of the breed do not accept food from strangers. These dogs are playful and intelligent, sometimes even “too smart”, because they can learn to open doors, for example.

When looking for a Jindo, always look for responsible breeders – unfortunately there are also alleged breeders who have bred the Jindo for backyard dogfighting or otherwise have disproportionately promoted the aggressive side of this dog.

education of the “Korea Jindo Dog”

Consistent and clear communication, as well as some experience with dogs are necessary for the education of a Korea Jindo Dog. The docile dog is not only characterized by its intelligence, but also for its primitive behavior and great independence, that you must direct in a controlled way.

As the leader of the pack it is your task to make it clear to him that you know for sure and with confidence where to go.. The Korea Jindo Dog quickly use uncertainties and exceptions to take the helm himself. But, never confuse strong and confident leadership with toughness, as this could destabilize the Korea Jindo Dog and not just destroy educational successes, but also lastingly disturb the bond between you and your partner.

A dog school is a recommended opportunity to introduce the Korea Jindo Dog to other dogs of the same species and to further socialize them.

Health of the “Korea Jindo Dog”

Robust Spitz

It is considered that Korea Jindo Dog it is a robust breed of dog, that he hardly has a predisposition to genetic diseases. Healthy animals can reach an average age of 13 years. The most important health precautions are already taken before birth, thanks to the experience of experienced breeders, that minimize the risk of disease by selecting suitable parent animals, including appropriate preventive exams. Accumulation of the autoimmune disease discoid lupus erythematosus has occasionally been reported (DLE). This skin disease is usually treated for life.

It also, there are some cases of hypothyroidism, what is the lack of thyroid hormone supply to the body. In the Korea Jindo Dog this disease is usually manifested through aggression or apathy and changes in the coat. Otherwise, The same as us, two legged friends, sufficient exercise and healthy nutrition are other important pillars of health. Increased risk of food intolerance in some Jindos can also be counteracted with a balanced diet.

Nutrition del “Korea Jindo Dog”

A high-quality, grain-free, meaty diet is, fortunately, not just appropriate for the species, but also tasty. Both are important criteria, since it is considered that the Korea Jindo Dog is relatively selective. It is best to accustom him to several varieties of the same quality from the age of the puppy. This way you won't find yourself in a situation where, due to prescription changes or delivery issues, suddenly there is no more pet food and you have no alternative. It also, you can usually change different known foods of the same quality without your dog having digestive problems.

Regarding the amount of daily feeding, manufacturers' information can only give approximate values. If you notice that your Jindo is gaining too much weight, adjust your diet accordingly. You should also include treats in your daily ration. It's best to stick to healthy treats, like dental care snacks or dog treats that are 100% meat. Sugar has no place in reward food or snacks. With dry chews such as special dog bones or cow's ears, which are much less greasy than pig's ears, you can satisfy your friend's chewing needs from your Korea Jindo Dog.

Make sure he always has enough water around him to quench his thirst at any time.

Care “Korea Jindo Dog”

The coat of this breed consists of a soft undercoat, depending on the season, and a hard coat. Especially during the coat change twice a year, the Korea Jindo Dog lose a lot of hair. You can limit hair loss on the floor accordingly, combing daily. Outside of coat change time, a weekly hairstyle is enough. At this time you can also check their ears and eyes for dirt and if they need to be cleaned with special ear and eye cleaners for dogs..

The dirt on the coat is better to let it dry and then comb it out. A bath is not normally necessary, but it may be a good idea to gently accustom the Korea Jindo Dog, to a bathroom when he's still a puppy, so it can be cleaned every few months. Be sure to use a mild dog shampoo to avoid damaging the dog's own skin.. Take a regular look at the claws, especially with older dogs. If they are too long, shorten them with claw scissors. This will prevent your dog from getting painfully stuck with them and possibly injuring himself.

Activities with him “Korea Jindo Dog”

give to you Korea Jindo Dog plenty of room to run, also as a jogging partner, but always on a leash. Also for free rescue and search dog work not suitable due to strong hunting instinct. Some Jindos like to learn tricks and play with various toys with great pleasure., that are available in stores. By the way, the Korea Jindo Dog normally stays away from water, so the common splash in the lake should not be included in the list of possible destinations. Many Korea Jindo Dog they even avoid small streams or puddles, refuse to cross a bridge or do not want to go outside in the rain. To enjoy travel without restrictions, should show the young dog that the water on the trail is not a cause for concern and casually, and possibly supported with treats, get used to the unwanted item. Don't force your Jindo to jump into a pond or something similar – will probably never turn into a water rat.

Before buying a “Korea Jindo Dog”

Few dog lovers in Europe are likely to ask this question, since the Korea Jindo Dog It's very weird. It also, you must be a nature lover and have a house or apartment at ground level in the countryside, because this four-legged friend must have a fenced-in property at his disposal, who can monitor. The fence must be generously planned, because the breed has a clear talent for jumping. So, The minimum height of a fence should be 1,80 m. But still keep an eye on your four-legged friend: Many young Jindo, if you have been alone for too long, the urge to discover has taken hold of him: The cunning dogs have quickly learned that a path can be prepared by digging even under fences.

In any case, the intelligence of Jindo can be too much for quite comfortable dog owners who are supposed to keep you physically and mentally busy. This active and above average dog will take up a lot of time on your trips together, because you need to go out, what should normally be done on a leash due to his hunting instinct.
Can be well kept in a family, also with children. Sociable four-legged friend doesn't like to be alone, so he must either be left alone for a very short time or you keep him together with another dog. In Korea it is common for dogs to live outside the house.

The breed is excellent as a guard dog and often recognizes family acquaintances and friends from a distance. You can also befriend the postman if you make it clear that he is one of the “good”.

where can i find a “Korea Jindo Dog?”

In Europe it is not easy to find a Korea Jindo Dog; for example, in Germany not a single litter has been registered in recent years and there are no active breeders. Here it is necessary to investigate to find the nearest breeder. Of course, some breeders also export from abroad, for example from the United States, but this is time consuming and should only be considered for absolute connoisseurs and lovers of the breed. But, might be worth taking a look at asian races Shiba Inu and Akita, which are much more common in Europe and have some similarities to the Korea Jindo Dog. When adopting a puppy from abroad, please consider the relevant entry requirements and especially the necessary vaccinations.

If you are looking for a Korea Jindo Dog adult, you must be on a real winning streak to find one in Europe. It is true that dog owners sometimes underestimate the time and knowledge required for education and harmonious coexistence with a Korea Jindo Dog and, therefore, they give up their four-legged friend. But, this is extremely rare in Europe due to the very small number of Korea Jindo Dog.

Images "Korea Jindo Dog"


1 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-feliz-sol-perro-feliz-1792601/
2 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/progreso-perro-jindo-coreano-perro-1138824/
3 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/cachorro-perro-el-progreso-del-perro-1874281/
4 – A male Korea Jindo Dog. Colour: red by Canarian / CC BY-SA
5 – Korea Jindo Dog by https://flic.kr/p/dYtSF9
6 – A male Korea Jindo Dog. Colour: red. by Canarian / CC BY-SA

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds. Without working trial..


  • FCI – Group 5: Spitz-type dogs and primitive type – Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds.

FCI breed standard "Korea Jindo Dog"

FCIFCI - Korea Jindo Dog

Alternative names:

1. Jindo, Chindo, Jindo Gae, JindoGae (English).
2. spitz coréen de Jindo (French).
3. Jindot-gae, KOREANISCHER JINDO (German).
4. Jindo (Portuguese).
5. Perro de Chindo, Jindo, Yindo (español).

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