Korean Jindo

Perfect household pets and companions

Country of Origin: South Korea

Dog Group: Non-Sporting dog breeds

Origin of Name: The Korean Jindo dog is an old breed that originates from an island called Jindo, which is located off the southwest coast of South Korea. 2. The Jindo dog is a descendant of Mongolian dogs brought to Korea.


A bit High

Monthly keeping cost







Tendency to Bark:


Life Span: 12 – 15 years

Availability: Easy to get

About Korean Jindo
The Jindo breed originated on the Jindo Island of South Korea, brought over by Korean expatriates to America. Renowned for their bravery and loyalty, this breed is accurately represented by a single heartwarming tale. In 1991, a Jindo named Baekgu was sold and transported over 187 miles. It returned to its original master over seven months later, haggard and near death. This story is so popular in Korea that it inspired cartoons, a documentary, and a storybook.

With this story and others, the Jindo are revered in the Jindo province. In fact, anyone visiting the area is greeted with a dog statue of its namesake. Jindo were originally used as hunting dogs in their native country due to their prey instinct and strict loyalty. Despite this proclivity, the breed has also been assigned to the Non-Sporting Group by the AKC suggesting that they do not require frequent, significant exercise.

However, Jindo do have medium-high energy levels and their high intelligence requires almost constant stimulation. If left alone for long periods of time, a Jindo will find a way to entertain itself (and not always in the most productive manner). Young Jindos have been known to destroy furniture, demolish small objects, and even climb walls and fences when left alone for too long.

Visits to Groomer- High



Tolerance to heat- Get a heatstroke

Tolerance to cold- Loves snow

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Under Coat-Yes

Colour- Grey, Brindle, Black & Tan, Black, Red Fawn, White

Coat Type- Harsh, straight, and Stands

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Dense

Korean Jindo are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all Korean jindo will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.



Elbow dysplasia

Hip dysplasia

Progressive Retinal


The Korean Jindo dog is known best for its great loyalty and intelligence. There is no denial over this dog’s strong thinking skills. While loyal and affectionate with its family, Jindos tend to be reserved with strangers and those it doesn’t know too well. While this breed does best with older children, as long as it’s exposed to children from an early age and the child knows how to treat this dog with respect, a Jindo will be good with any child.

Training & Intelligence
The Jindo is quick and easy to train due to its high intelligence. This same intelligence serves as a double-edged sword when it comes to training: they are capable of learning even complicated commands swiftly, but their cleverness can lead them to be a bit hard-headed. The Jindo makes a great pet for active owners with the time to invest in this unique breed. They show diehard loyalty to their owners, making them great companions, and rather reserved with strangers, making them effective watchdogs as well.

Litter Size- 4 to 8 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding- Rare

Korean Jindo are generally healthy breed , living on average about 10 to 12 years. Generally a dog takes around 18 months to reach his or her full height and structure. It is advisable to breed your dogs after at least two years of age. If you are a first timer at breeding then taking a vets help.

Korean Jindo Profile


very Friendly
Loves humans


Easy to train
Intelligent breed

Litter Size


Not easy to groom
Regular grooming required



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