Jindo Dog Breed Information

Jindo Quick Facts
Breed Group: Not Akc Recognized
Origen: South Korea
Nickname: Jindo
Weight: 25-50 lbs
Height: 16-25 inches
Color(s): Brindle, white, tan, yellow, black and tan, red, tan and white, black, and red and white

Jindo Appearance

The Jindo is a medium sized spitz-type dog with smart expression. This breed is not Akc Recognized. They are extremely popular in their native country (South Corea) but relatively unknown in other parts of the world. They are similar in appearance to the smaller Shiba Inu and the larger Akita, they were originally bred for hunting game as small as rodents to as large as deer. The muzzle is well proportioned without being bulky. The brown eyes are almond in shape and the ears are prick. The tail is thick and strong and set on at the end of the top line.

The Jindo has a double coat that is medium length and dense. The coat colors are brindle, white, tan, yellow, black and tan, red, tan and white, black, red and white. The weight of the Jindo is around 25-50 pounds and the height is around 16-25 inches.

Jindo Temperament

The Jindo is a smart, loyal, and active dog that requires frequent interaction with people or another dog in the family. They require a lot of care and attention. If kept in a yard, the fencing must be at least 6 feet high due to their strong hind legs that enable them to jump high. They serve as excellent watchdogs and will guard the home and family to the death if necessary. They are very affectionate with its loved ones but reserved with strangers. 

Is Jindo the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Jindo could live in an apartment with access to a yard. They need room to move and interaction with its family instead to relegate them to the yard where he might get into misbehavior out of boredom or loneliness. They need at least an hour of exercise every day that could be met with long walks on leash or vigorous playtime in a safe area. Jindos are not recommended for inexperienced owners. Early socialization and training is recommended. They have outstanding hunting ability and have mainly been used as deer and boar hunters.

Jindo Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Jindo is around 12-15 years.

Jindo Health problems

The Jindo is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are hypothyroidism.

Jindo Care and Grooming

The Jindo needs a daily brushing and combing every week to remove the undercoat, extra care must be given during shedding season. Brush them with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Jindos like to groom themselves like cats to keep their body clean. 

Jindo Shedding

The Jindo double coat sheds heavily twice a year and therefore is not well suited for those with allergies.