Jindo

Jindos originated on the Jindo Island of South Korea hundreds of years ago. Today, the Jindo is considered a national monument in its native country, and it remains Korea’s most popular dog. They were originally bred for hunting wild boars, badgers, deer and rabbits. Hunting alone or with a pack, the Jindo would kill its quarry before seeking out its owner to lead the way back to the catch. Jingos began to be imported into the United States during the 1980s.

The Jindo is a medium-sized, spitz-type breed from Korea. There are two body varieties: A stocky, muscular variety, and a slender and lean variety. They have typical Spitz-like features, such as a wedge-shaped head with a long muzzle, and erect triangular ears that sit high atop their heads. Their coats are double and come in white, yellow, red, black, brindle and other variations. Grooming Jindos may be high maintenance because their coats need frequent brushing. Personality: Jindos are friendly, sociable and loyal dogs that enjoy human companionship and are very affectionate with their human families. They need a lot of exercise, and they love to climb. They are very friendly with children, as well as obedient and easily trainable. Jindos are very protective and sometimes territorial which means that they may be suspicious towards other dogs and strangers.

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Life Span
12-15 Years
Other Names
Korean Jindo, Jindo

Jindo Build Information

Size
Medium

The Jindo is a spitz-type of dog, exhibiting ears that are pointed and erect, a thick double coat and a bushy tail that curls around. The Jindo resembles a small Akita or a large shiba inu. The Jindo is medium in size, standing at a height of 16 to 25 inches at the shoulder and weighing 25 to 50 pounds. The coat may be yellow, red, white, black or tan. It may also be a bicolored coat of black and tan, tan and white or red and white. Brindle patterns may also be present.

The Jindo is a medium-sized, spitz-type breed from Korea.

There are two body varieties: A stocky, muscular variety, and a slender and lean variety. They have typical Spitz-like features, such as a wedge-shaped head with a long muzzle, and erect triangular ears that sit high atop their heads. Their coats are double and come in white, yellow, red, black, brindle and other variations. Grooming Jindos may be high maintenance because their coats need frequent brushing.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

Jindos are independent and dominant by nature. The Jindo is not an ideal choice for an inexperienced dog owner. It requires dedicated obedience training and socialization from an early age, and this must be accomplished by someone that is prepared to effectively take on the alpha role. Toward the family, the Jindo is affectionate, loyal and fiercely protective. They make excellent guard dogs. With proper socialization, they can get along with children and other dogs, but other types of pets and outdoor wildlife may be perceived as prey. Jindos require some exercise, which may be satisfied with a couple of brisk walks each day or opportunities to romp in a fenced yard.

Indoors, the Jindo is a clean dog that is known to groom itself like a cat, and the breed is easy to housebreak.

If you admire the noble appearance of a spitz type of dog, the medium-sized Jingo makes an excellent guard dog for the household and a loyal companion for experienced dog owners. Jindos are friendly, sociable and loyal dogs that enjoy human companionship and are very affectionate with their human families. They need a lot of exercise, and they love to climb. They are very friendly with children, as well as obedient and easily trainable. Jindos are very protective and sometimes territorial which means that they may be suspicious towards other dogs and strangers.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
High Maintenance

The dense coat of a Jindo tends to shed heavily, and this shedding increases twice a year. Brushing out the coat daily removes the dead hair to reduce shed on the floors and furniture. Make the task of brushing the dog’s teeth a part of the daily grooming routine to reduce plaque and tartar, which will preserve good overall health.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to Train
  • The Jindo originated on the Jindo island of Korea
  • The Jindo is also known as a Jindo dog or a Korean Jindo
  • Jindos are loyal, independent and protective dogs with high prey drives
  • The Jindo stands 16 to 22 inches tall and weighs 25 to 50 pounds
  • Jindos have moderate energy levels
  • Jindos require moderate grooming
  • The average lifespan for a Jindo is 12 to 15 years

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Common Health Conditions in Jindos

The average life expectancy for a Jindo is 12 to 15 years. The breed is hardy with few known health problems. One problem that has been noted in some Jindos is hypothyroidism.

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