Korea Jindo Dog

Korean Jindo, Korean Jindo Spitz

The very exclusive Korea Jindo Dog is much appreciated these days as a companion dog, leaving aside his hunting work. His beautiful qualities and great loyalty make him an excellent life companion, so he is mostly used as a companion dog.

Height 45 to 55 cm
Weight 15 to 23 kg
Life expectancy 12 to 13 years

Quick Overview of the Korea Jindo Dog


  • Brave and vigilant
  • Bold and impetuous
  • Attentive and faithful to his family


  • Well-proportioned physique
  • Very dignified look
  • Pretty silhouette
  • Pleasant general appearance


  • No specific pathology
  • Generally enjoys good health
  • Good life expectancy

Temperament of the Korea Jindo Dog

Brave, vigilant, bold, impetuous, attentive and loyal to his family, the Korean Jindo is a dog for one master. He is exclusive and well tempered.

Very intelligent, his education is relatively easy, but it must be commensurate with his character.

Endowed with a extremely developed instinct, he is not very affectionate, being rather of independent nature, but he is nevertheless faithful.

Excellent hunter, he is however more and more used as a companion dog.

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Breed Appearance

korea jindo dog

This medium size dog has a well proportioned physique.

The Korea Jindo Dog has a very dignified appearance, and his lovely figure reveals his great strength, agility and alertness. His general appearance is very pleasant.


Between 50 and 55 cm (19.69 to 21.65 inches) for the male
Between 45 and 50 cm (17.72 to 19.69 inches) for the female


Between 18 and 23 kg (39.68 to 50.71 pounds) for the male
Between 15 and 23 kg (33.07 to 50.71 pounds) for the female


The most common colors are red fawn, black, white, black and tan, wolf grey and brindle.


His coat hair is double, somewhat spread out and very straight. The undercoat is lighter, shorter and dense.


His head has a slightly domed skull and a well defined stop. His small almond-shaped eyes are dark brown.

His triangular shaped ears are medium size and perfectly erect. His nose is completely black.

His tail may be curled or sickle-shaped, with the tip touching the flank or back.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 5, section 5 and is #334

Tips About this breed

He can live anywhere without issue, and is compatible with all types of owners.

Although he can become attached to all, he is exclusive and remains forever the dog of one master.

He will become attached to his new master if necessary, but will never forget the first one who raised him and took care of him from the very beginning.

He is very intelligent, but as his temperament is strong, he must be able to benefit from an excellent education, demanding firmness without concession.

Family hierarchy must be taught to him very early on, and the master must take control and assert himself as leader of the pack.

His socialization is important and must be done early to avoid fighting with other dogs if he has to cohabit with his fellow dogs, especially males.

Even if he doesn't really like to be petted and is not very affectionate, he is very loyal, faithful and loves his family.

As he is reserved towards strangers, he makes an excellent guardian, but his early socialization must be aimed at not exacerbating this natural reserve so that he remains calm and balanced in their presence.

Health of the Korea Jindo Dog

No specific pathology or genetic defect affects the breed and the specimens generally enjoy excellent health. The longevity of the breed is also well appreciated.


Naturally very clean, his maintenance requires only regular brushing to keep his dress beautiful and healthy.

No other special care is necessary.

History of this breed

The Korea Jindo Dog of totally unknown origin has apparently existed for several thousand of years on the Southwestern part of the Korean peninsula, more precisely on Jindo Island.

He would have been born in Korea and the breed was preserved on the island thanks to the difficulties of communication at the time.

His name in Korea changes from "Jindo-Kae" to "Jindo-Kyon" to "Kae" or "Kyon". The Korean word kyon means dog.

He has excellent hunting instincts. Endowed with a great sense of direction, he makes a great hound, able to chase wounded game by smell or run after the unwounded.

He makes an excellent companion dog, very sporty and he loves his daily walk.

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