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Korean Jindo  dog
Korean Jindo  dog
Korean Jindo  dog

Korean Jindo

Korean Jindo Dog Temperament

The Korean Jindo Dog is well known for their exceptional watchdog capabilities. So much so, that they have been utilized with the Korean Army to aide in missions. They are reported to have quite a bark to them and it can be rather loud. Many of these special animals are so well trained that they know who is a family member and who is not and they also are aware of who they are permitted to take food from as well. It has been said that few of the Jindos do not enjoy activities that involve water. They are loyal and very wise.

Korean Jindo Dog Upkeep

Taking care of a Korean Jindo Dog is not very challenging. This breed is very independent, but they tend to have an issue with water which makes walking them in the rain a minor ailment. They will need to run and play often, as this is not a breed for those that are mildly to rarely active.

Korean Jindo Dog Concerns

While the Korean Jindo Dog does not have a very poor health record, it can develop hypothyroidism as they age. The vet can certainly test for these issues and it is a condition that is treatable. They can reside in any climate of weather which makes an easy pet to care for.

Korean Jindo Dog History

The Korean Jindo Dog is one that has derived from the lands of Southern Korea, specifically recorded in Jindo Island which is where they received their unique name from as well. The origin of this breed is a very debated topic as some feel they are a cross between some form of Mongolian canines that has occurred when the Mongol crews began invading the Korean lands during the thirteenth century. Currently, these beautiful animals have been saved under the Cultural Properties Protection Act which will keep them from any harm or extinction. In fact, their local governing bodies even named the dog style their fifty third natural treasure in the nineteen sixties. Exporting these animals outside of Korea is considered virtually impossible. They are sacred creatures there, although many people do still breed them with other mixes to create a cross breed of Jindo blood lines. Overtime, the breed has been seen in various events in Korea such as marching in the Summer Olympic Games during the nineteen eighties. They are recognized by the United Kennel Club as of January of 1998.