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The Korean Jindo Dog

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History
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.
While the Jindo comes in many colours, white, black, fawn, brindle or black and tan, only the white and the fawn Jindos are a protected species.
It is illegal to export Jindos from Korea although immigrants and fanciers have been bringing them to North America for more than two decades.
About the Korean Jindo Dog:
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 a fiercely loyal dog. They are single master dogs and will not do well in a second home. A Jindo has been known to return to its original abode, however far away it has been relocated so great thought needs to be undertaken before committing oneself to ownership.
Ideal hunters, these dogs would do very well left in a natural habitat. They are used by hunters as an only weapon, and they can bring down prey as large as deer. The Jindo is a cautious, independent thinker and not the dog for everyone.
Official Breed Standards:
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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Favourite Korean Jindo Dog Links:
Hyungwon Kang's Jindo Dog Page
The Jindo Project

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