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Korean Jindo Dog

White Korean Jindo puppy

The Korean Jindo or simply Jindo is a breed of dog that originated on Jindo Island in South Korea. They were bred as a hunting dog that excels in tricks and agility.

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Jindo dog is not advisable to live in a small house or apartment, they require lots of exercise in the outdoors, enough playtime, and heavy training to match their high level of energy. An everyday walk is a must for this dog, exercise will help them keep fit and healthy and most important well socialized. Jindo loves to stay beside their owner which makes them a great family pet companion. If you are the type of person that is active and loves to cuddle with your dog, this dog is the best match for you and your family.

Korean Jindo Dog Breed Pictures

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  • Korean Jindo
  • Korean Jindo
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  • Korean Jindo
  • Korean Jindo

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Hunting Dogs


19 to 22 Inches


30 to 60 Pounds

Life Span

14 to 15 Years

Korean Jindo Appearance

The Jindo has a square body built, deep but not too broad chest and triangular erect ears, their eyes are almond in shape that comes in dark reddish-brown, the nose should be black on non-white dogs while white dogs may have mottled portions of tan or pink in the center of the nose. The females have more angular heads than males.

Jindo’s coat comes in different colors including white, fawn, red, brindle, grey, black, brindle, and black and tan. Their coat is easy to maintain because they have self-cleaning coats, you can bathe them every once to twice a month or if needed, Jindo is a very clean dog they do not need weekly bathing. Use the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and to eliminate any doggy smell.

They shed a lot in summer so make sure to have fur cleaner if you don’t want to see their coat flying around your house.

The coat doesn’t suit to extreme weather, make sure to keep them in a warm place when its winter, you can also make them wear a doggy jacket to keep their body warm and comfortable. On the hot summer day, they are not advisable to stay outdoor, they are prone to heatstroke, make sure to give them enough clean cold water and stay them indoors for their safety.


The female Jindo dog is usually slightly smaller than the males. The female’s typical weight range from 14-25 kg (30 to 55 pounds), their height is around 48-50 cm (19-20 inches), while the Jindo male’s weight is range from 16-27 kg (35 to 60 pounds), their height is around  50–56 cm (20 to 22 inches).

Korean Jindo Personality

Black and tan Korean Jindo

Jindo dog was bred as a hunting dog, they have high energy, bold personality, and very alert, they are also a great watchdog to your house. As a family pet Jindo is very loyal, affectionate, and intelligent, they are easy to train and discipline and love learning new tricks and do it in front of the public. Jindo enjoys the love and attention of its family. Early socialization will make them good with other pets in the house.

Korean Jindo Health

Jindo dog has an average life span of 14 to 15 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. It’s very important to schedule regular visits with your dog’s vet to keep them healthy.

Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Ear InfectionsIt is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.
HypothyroidismIt is caused by inflammation or shrinkage of the thyroid gland. The common symptoms are fur loss, dull hair coat, excess shedding or scaling, weight gain, reduced activity, and reduced ability to tolerate the cold.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.
Hip DysplasiaIt is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.
Canine Eye InflammationCanine Eye Inflammation may occur with unknown causes or events but it is often connected to many serious health problems. If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.
Intervertebral Disk Disease in DogsIt is a common clinical disorder show by pain, it will cause a partial loss of limb function, paralysis, and sometimes a loss of feeling in the hind limbs.
Reverse Sneezing in DogsIt is a common respiratory event in dogs, especially in the small breeds. This is a rapid and repeated forced inhalation through the nose, accompanied by snorting or gagging sounds.

Feeding & Nutrition

Dog’s diet should be appropriate to their age, size, and activity. The Korean Jindo can do well in dry dog food or even home-cooked food as long as it suits their needs, foods that are high in corn are not good for Jindo’s health. Don’t give them too many treats because it can make them obese.

Don’t forget to have clean, fresh water available at all times for your dog. If you have any concern about your dog’s health especially weight ask your vet for proper advice.

How much is Korean Jindo?

In buying to a legit breeder of purebred Jindo puppy you will cost about $500 to $800. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.

The Basic Costs of Owning a Dog

Type of ExpenseYearly Estimate
Food and Treats$250 to $700
Routine Veterinary Care (healthy dog)$700 to $2,000
Preventative Medications (to prevent heartworms, fleas, ticks, and other parasites) and Supplements (e.g. Vitamins, glucosamine or omega 3s)$200 to $600
Training Classes or Resources$25 to $300
Grooming$30 to $500
Dog Accesories (Toys, Beds, Leashes and Collars, etc.)$100 to $300
Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog$109 to $370
Average Yearly Total$1,305 to $4,400

The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.

Two white Korean Jindo in the forest

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay in for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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