The Korean Jindo dog, also known as the Chindo, or Jindo Gae, is an original, wild breed from Jindo Island in Korea, and is internationally protected as a Natural Treasure. It is unknown how the dogs first got to Jindo Island, but Jindoes have survived and prospered for many centuries on their own.
Jindos are medium sized, spitz-type dogs, approximately 40 pounds in weight. Full growth is attained fairly young, although they are not fully mature until two years of age. Their ears are prick and stand up between 4 and 6 months of age, their coat is medium length and dense, and their tails are plumed and curled up over their hind quarters.
The Jindo is not recognized by either the American Kennel Club, The Australian National Kennel Council, The Kennel Club (English) or the Canadian Kennel Club.
American Rare Breed Association (No standard posted)
United Kennel Club
Société Centrale Canine pour des Races de Chiens en France
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