Country of Origin: Jindo
Height: Male: 50–55 cm, Female: 45–50 cm
Weight: Male: 18–23 kg, Female: 15–19 kg
Color: White, Black, Brindle, Black & Tan, Red Fawn, Grey
Life Expectancy: 11 – 15 years
Temperament: Bold, Intelligent, Faithful, Loyal, Active, Brave
Litter Size: 3 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: The Jindo is a relatively healthy dog. Hypothyroidism can be a problem.
Brief info: 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. The Jindo is a medium-sized spitz-type dog that originated from the Jindo Island in Korea.
Similar in appearance to the smaller Shiba Inu and the larger Akita, it was originally bred for hunting game as small as rodents to as large as deer. Almost all Jindos possess strong wills (even the ones that seem deceptively compliant) and have independent minds. They love to roam and are quite the free spirits. They tend to be the dominant type, trying to get things their own way, and can be very protective of their loved ones and territory.
Because of these traits, Jindos are not recommended for inexperienced owners.