Korean Jindo Dog

Other names: Korean Jindo, Korean Jindo Spitz, Korean Jindo Dog

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The Korean Jindo Dog is a Spitz-type dog, of medium size, with harmonious proportions, giving the impression of being at the same time agile, vigorous, vigilant and proud. The gaits of the Korean Jindo Dog are characterized by their regularity and energy. Its head is high when trotting and lower when running.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin South Korea
Template Average
Head shape Triangular
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 16 kg to 18 kg From 43 cm to 53 cm
Male From 16 kg to 20 kg From 45 cm to 56 cm
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History of the breed

The deep historical roots of the Korean Jindo Dog are not documented, but it is established that the breed is several millennia old and originated, as the name suggests, from the island of Jindo .

Physical features

His hair: stiff, rather removed from the body. Longer at the neckline, withers, back, rump and tail. Shorter on the head, limbs and ears. The outer coat is associated with a soft, dense and lighter colored undercoat.
Its color: either one-tone red, white or black fawn, or two-tone black and tan or wolf-gray and brindle.
His head: in the shape of a blunt triangle, without the impression of heaviness or coarseness. The volume of the skull is average compared to the body and its top slightly domed. The stop is well marked, without being excessively marked. The nose is black (which can be flesh-colored in white subjects), the lips also black, thin and well joined. Jaws strong and scissor bite. The cheeks are well developed and dry.
His ears: triangular in shape, quite thick, medium in size, well erected, set at medium height and pointing slightly forward.
His eyes: small, almond-shaped, dark brown in color with a lively expression.
His body: the neck is well proportioned, muscular and thick. The back is strong and straight, the loins well muscled and tense, the chest strong and of average height, the belly raised.
Its tail: attached high, carried in a sickle or rolled up, but not too much. Covered with a dense coat.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Korean Jindo Dog   has retained much of his hunting instincts . He doesn’t really appreciate the presence of other animals, let alone when it comes to males. Also used for guarding, the Korean Jindo Dog asserts its remarkable vigilance, courage, independence and incorruptibility . He is also known to be a dog with unwavering loyalty to his master.

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Extremely attached to his master, the Korean Jindo Dog is nonetheless a dog whose obedience is not the strong point. His education requires a good dose of firmness , which however excludes recourse to any form of brutality.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Korean Jindo Dog   is aimed more at owners with a fairly good experience in dog training, especially those who know how to take in hand dogs with the primitive and independent character of the Asian Spitz. It is less inclined than other breeds to join in a family life with children and other animals. A house with a fenced garden suits him much better than an apartment.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Korean Jindo Dog   is a robust dog characterized by solid health . Its double coat gives it fairly good protection against harsh climatic conditions. There is no predisposition to a particular disease in this breed.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Occasional concerns
Suggested tests

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends dog insurance for Korean Jindo Dog .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 11 years old

Maximum: 13 years

The life expectancy of a Korean Jindo Dog is, on average, between 11 years and 13 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Korean Jindo dog does not require a particularly restrictive maintenance . Subject to 2 moults per year, he is a dog known to be clean.

It is recommended to brush the dog weekly to preserve the beauty of his coat. During the moult, brushing becomes more frequent to remove dead hair. It does not need to be bathed frequently.

Its hair, ears, eyes and pads should be examined after each outing in the wild to detect and remove any debris or external parasites. Her teeth need to be brushed regularly to eliminate tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

900 €
€ 1,100

The purchase price of a Korean Jindo Dog is between 900 € and 1100 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 450
650 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Korean Jindo Dog is between 450 € and 650 €.

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The Korean Jindo Dog does not have a great appetite. Quality industrial dog food or homemade meals (based on raw meat, fresh and starchy vegetables) are suitable for him. One meal a day , preferably in the evening, is enough for him.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Korean Jindo Dog   isn’t hyperactive, but he doesn’t like idleness either. He is always enthusiastic about the idea of hunting and taking his long daily walk with his master.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 5: Spitz-type and primitive-type dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955


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