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Korean Jindo

Korean Jindo

The Korean Jindo is a breed of dog native to South Korea where it is considered a national treasure.

The Jindo is medium to large in size. Males generally measure between 50 and 55 cm at the shoulder, while females measure between 45 and 50 cm.

The average weight generally varies between 20 and 27 kg.

The Jindo has a double coat, with a hard, straight outer coat and a soft, dense undercoat. The tail is carried curled above the back, which is a distinct characteristic of the breed. Common colors include red, tan, white and black.

The head is proportionate to the body, with a moderately broad skull. The eyes are medium sized, oval in shape, and have an intelligent, alert expression. The ears are medium sized, triangular, and carried erect.

The Jindo is known for its loyalty, independence, and courageous nature. It was originally bred for hunting, guarding, and protection, and it has retained these instincts.

He can be suspicious of strangers, but is generally devoted and loyal to his family. He has a strong personality and can be quite independent.

The Jindo is an active dog that needs regular exercise. Daily walks, play sessions, and mentally stimulating activities are important to meet their energy needs and maintain their balance.

The Jindo is generally a hardy breed. Like all breeds, regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are important to maintain health.

In summary, the Korean Jindo is a proud, loyal and independent dog. Due to its unique temperament, it may be best suited to experienced owners who understand the specific needs of this breed.


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