Korean Jindo Dog – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Sporting Dogs
Height:
19½ to 21 inches for males and 18½ to 20 inches for females
Weight:
35 - 60 pounds
Life Span:
12 - 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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If you are not a fan of brushing your dog on a weekly level at least three times, then the Jindo isn’t for you. This breed is known for his double-coated coat.

These spitz-type dogs are great watchdogs.

With this breed around no one will manage to get around your house without being noticed. Even their appearance communicates that they are great watchdogs, as they have alert eyes and perked ears.

Medium-sized Jindo was developed as a breed on an island off the coast of South Korea. Even today they are appreciated as independent hunters, loyal companions, and great guardians.

This is a well-proportioned and well-built dog with a vivid expression of agility and strength. Jindo will always prefer to be the only animal in the house.

They will heavily attach to the person who raised them in puppyhood. Although they may accept a new owner, their loyalty goes so hard, that they won’t ever forget the previous owner.

Don’t be too scared of grooming this dog, because Jindo’s are extremely clean. Their double coat repels dirt and water, and they do not normally produce an odor.

To keep shedding at a minimum you need to provide regular brushing with a slick comb. They will blow their coat twice a year.

During this period the entire undercoat will shed over the course of a month or even longer. Keep vacuum cleaner on hand during this period – it will save you a lot of nerves.