Best family
Best guard
Kid friendly
Best watch
Easy to train
Low shedding
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Korean Jindo

Korean Jindo PictureKorean Jindo
Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #
Name Korean Jindo
Other names Korean Jindo Dog, Chindo, Jindo, Jindo Gae, Jindogae, Jin Dog, Jindo Gu
Origin South Korea
Breed Group Northern (UKC)
Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 12-15 years
Temperament ActiveBoldBraveFaithfulIntelligentLoyal
Height Male: 18 - 25 inches (48 - 65 cm)Female: 16 - 22 inches (41 - 58 cm)
Weight Male: 35 - 50 pounds (16 - 23 kg)Female: 25 - 40 pounds (11 - 18 kg)
Colors BlackBlack and TanGrayRedWhite
Litter Size 4-8 puppies
Puppy Price Average $300 - $400 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 4 stars
Apartment Friendly 4 starsThe Jindo should be allowed to live indoors with the family as opposed to being relegated to the yard where he might get into mischief out of boredom or loneliness.
Barking Tendencies 1 starsRare
Cat Friendly 3 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 3 stars
Exercise Needs 3 stars
Grooming 4 starsModerate Maintenance: The Jindo has a double coat that sheds heavily twice a year. During the shedding season, extra care must be given to the coat. Warm baths can help the process along. Daily brushing is necessary to remove the undercoat. Otherwise, be prepared for rolling tumbleweeds of undercoat.
Health Issues 2 starsThe Jindo is a relatively healthy dog. Hypothyroidism can be a problem.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 3 starsRanking: 80+
Playfulness 4 stars
Shedding Level 3 starsModerate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Trainability 1 starsDifficult Training: Training will be difficult, which might not be suitable for a first time dog owner. Patience and perseverance are required to adequately train it. Professional obedience schools can also be helpful.
Watchdog Ability 4 stars
Korean Jindo Puppy PictureKorean Jindo Puppy Picture
Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Charlie Molly
02 Buddy Bella
03 Toby Bailey
04 Cooper Roxy
05 Oliver Luna
06 Riley Chloe
07 Toby Roxy
08 Teddy Layla
09 Jake Nala
10 Dexter Kona

The Jindo is a medium-sized, sturdily-built, Spitz-type dog with a triangular shaped head, prick ears, and a harsh, straight coat of medium length. The body is either square or slightly longer than tall. The tail is thick and may be loosely rolled over the back or carried over the back in a sickle position. Gender differences in this breed are very apparent. Typically, males are larger with heavier heads while females have more fox-like heads. The appearance of the Jindo gives the impression of intelligence, strength, and agility.

The Jindo is an enthusiastic hunter, able to follow cold trails of rabbit, raccoon, and badger. In packs, Jindo can hunt even wild boars and roe deer. Jindos are renowned for their loyalty to family members and their attachment to their home. Jindos have often been known to travel long distances to return to their original owner. The Jindo has a fastidious nature and puppies are housebroken with little training. Jindos also keep their coats extremely clean. Jindos are, by nature, watchful of other dogs and may, on their own territory, react aggressively to intruding dogs. Jindos are highly intelligent but because of their independent nature, respond best to positive reinforcement training, and preferably from their owner. While the Jindo is devoted to its owner, they are aloof and suspicious toward strangers.

The Jindo was originally bred on the Island of Jindo in southwest Korea several centuries ago. They were bred to hunt wild boars, rabbits, badgers and deer, working in groups or on their own. It is characteristic for the Jindo to bring down its prey, then to return to its owner to lead him/her to its catch. Jindos first started to appear in the United States in the 1980s. The Jindo is protected by Korean law as a national monument. Its legendary loyalty and affection for its master, fastidious nature, high intelligence and unfailing courage have made the Jindo the most popular breed of dog in Korea.
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