The loyal, intelligent, alert hunting dog Korean Jindo with broad and rounded head, developed jaws, triangular ears, almond-shaped eyes, black to mottled nose, proportionate muzzle and medium round-shaped feet that have presumably developed in the Jindo island of South Korea and entering the USA through the expatriates, being recognized by the UKC in 1998. This purebred dog can be distinguished from its mixes by close examination of the shape of its skull, body and other features.
|Other Names||JindoGae, Jin dog, Chindo, Jindo Gu, Jindo, Jindo Gae|
|Coat||Harsh, dense, short|
|Color||White, black, tan, gray, red, brindle|
|Group (of Breed)||Non-sporting|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight/Size||Male: 40 to 51 pounds; Female: 33 to 42 pounds|
|Height||Male: 20 to 22 inches; Female: 18 to 20 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, loyal, cautious|
|Country of Origin||South Korea|
|Litter Size||4 to 8 puppies|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration||AKC/FSS, DRA, NAPR|
Developed for the purpose of hunting games of smaller animals like rodents to even deer, these independent, dominant watchdogs love to roam around and protect their family and territory, for which reason, jindos are not good choice for new owners. They are known for their gentleness, loyalty and high energy levels, because, being good jumpers, they would easily jump over their yard if the fence is lesser than six feet. They would pick up tricks and commands quickly, and when kept secluded for long hours, the bored jindo would seek for its own ways of entertainment, which might not be too desired. They are reserved with strangers, taking time to mingle and show them any friendliness.
Training the Korean jindo is difficult. Begin training from their puppy age by setting pack-leader and socialization rules very clearly, as also making them feel friendly with other dogs and pets and especially with children because of their strong prey drive.
On a daily basis, jindos need approximately 1.5 to 2.5 cups of dry dog food, which you can combine with broth, canned food or water. Feed the 8-12 weeks old puppies 4 meals every day, since they are at their growing stage. As they attain age 3-6 months, serve them with 3, and for those above 6 need no more than 2 meals. When they near age 1 year, 1 meal per day sounds good. However, you can divide this meal into two halves if you want. Proper nutrition is necessary for the dog to grow and thrive. This dog also has a tooth for cooked eggs, cottage cheese, fruits and vegetables, however, which should be not more than ten percent of his its food.