General Facts :
The Jindo’s coat comes in many color variations, such as: yellow, white, tan & white, tan, brindle, black & tan, red & white and red. The dog is medium-sized and originates from the Jindo Island in Korea. It shares many similarities with the Shiba Inu as well as the Akita. These dogs like to roam and are known for being free spirits. They aren’t recommended for inexperienced hunters because they have the tendency to be stubborn.
These dogs are very protective and love being around family, they especially like children but are quite reserved with strangers. The Jindo is a very good watchdog and will guard your house and family with the price of his life. Due to the fact that these dogs are very protective, they should be socialized from an early age with friendly strangers, cats, other dogs and most of all children so that you won’t have any problems.
The Jindo breed was originally created on the island of Jindo ( from where the dog got its name ) in Southwest Korea, a few centuries ago. They were primarily bred for hunting deer, wild boars but also rabbits and badgers. In the United States, the first dogs appeared in the 1980s. An interesting fact regarding this dog is that it is protected by the Korean law ( considered to be a national monument ).
Height : Between 18 and 25 inches ( approximately 48 to 65 centimeters )
Weight : Between 35 an 50 pounds ( approximately 16 to 23 kilos )
Additional Information :
There are no health problems regarding this breed, only hypothyroidism can impose problems in some cases. The Jindo is recommended for living indoors because if you let him outside, in the backyard for example, he will get bored and become lonely. Other problems that can appear if you keep the dog in a courtyard is that these dogs are able to scale fences or walls up to 8 feet high.
Just like cats, the Jindos groom themselves, keeping clean at all times. Regarding their coat, they have a double coat that sheds two times a year. During the shedding season, the owner of the dog should have extra care of the dog’s coat, warm baths are recommended. The dog’s coat needs daily brushing in order to remove the unnecessary undercoat. Their life expectancy is around 13 years.