Korean Jindo Dog

  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds
  • Without working trial


Jindo kae, Jindo - kyon

Males: 50-55 cm, 53-54 cm ideal Bitches: 45-50 cm, 48-49 cm ideal

Dogs: 18-23 kg Bitches: 15-19 kg

The Korea Jindo Dog ( 진돗개 ) is recognized by the FCI breed from Korea (FCI Group 5, Section 5, Standard No. 334). In Korea, it is called Jindo kae or Jindo kyon. Kae and Kyon are names for dog.

Origin and History

The exact origin of the Jindos is unknown, but most theories agree that he is originally from Korea. For centuries the Jindohund was known only to the city, in southwest Korea Jindo. Because of the insular nature of its distribution area has long been limited to these. The export was and is prohibited. He stands there with nature and species protection.

In 1938 the race was declared a national animal. In Korea, only the colors are white and red recognized, the islanders also appreciate the black, black - brown, and red and white as good hunters.

Some Koreans smuggled the mid-1980s such dogs in the United States.


The Jindo is a hunting and guard dog. He is a confident and loyal, very trusting dog in the family. He is well trainable and teachable, is a very close bond, but takes a long time to get used to a new owner. The Jindo defended house, yard and family and shows strong protective behavior. He needs to be socialized early on about people, pets and children. The breed also shows strong hunting behavior.


The Korean Jindo Dog is a to 55 -cm and 23 kg heavier, powerful dog of Spitz type. The rough coat is of medium length in different colors, including brindle. The undercoat is pronounced differently depending on the season and brighter than the outer coat, which projects slightly. The head has the typical small pointed, triangular pricked ears and a medium short snout. The eyes are almond shaped, dark brown and rather small, its outside pointing towards ears. The tail is either curled or carried like a sickle over the back. The coat color is mostly gold - orange; represent rare are black with brown areas or pure white, also gray wolf is a permissible according to the breed standard color.

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