Jindo dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: Korea
- Group: Hunting
- Weight: Males: 18-23 kg Females: 15-19 kg
- Height: Males: 50-55 cm Females: 45-50 cm
- Colors: white, black, gray, brindle, red, brown
- Training: medium-difficult
- Grooming: needs exercise
- Temperament: independent, loyal, picky
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 4 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Korean Jindo, Jindo Dog
Jindo is a hunting dog originating in Korea Jindo Island. Although not widely known outside Korea, it is highly valued for loyalty to his master.
Jindo's history is clear and precise, accurate data that demonstrate their emergence as a breed. Considered a treasure of nature, Korean Jindo dog, known as Gae Chindo or Jindo breed seems to be a descendant of dogs fighting Mongols, who were left in Jindo Island in Korea after the Mongol invasion in the thirteenth century.
Dogs soldiers remained on the island, isolated, managing to live hundreds of years without human help. Both are hunting dogs, and guard dogs.
Although there are many variations of colors - black, white, yellow, red, brown and combinations thereof, only white or red culoritul is protected by Korean law as a natural monument. Although it is illegal to export from Korea Jindo dogs immigrants brought to North America for more than two decades.
At the opening ceremony of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, marched Jindo dogs. Jindo breed was recognized by United Kennel Club until 1998.
This dog is a carnivore. This means that the source of protein is meat. If she is hungry will eat grains and vegetables as fillers. Avoid corn in large quantities. After eating it is good to give them fresh water and at least a quarter of an hour siesta.
Every dog has its own metabolism, activity level. The amount of food must be established according to these two criteria and age.
If you buy food at the store or if a cook in the house sure to be balanced in terms of nutrition. Chocolate and sweets are not generally recommended for dogs, some breeds may be sick. Pay attention to food.
Some specimens may have elergii certain foods even if others have not. If you change an animal's diet should be done gradually this new type of food will be introduced in normal food gradually until it completely takes place.
Attention to obesity. This dog is energetic and active, generally can not talk about obesity in this race. But there are isolated cases when the animal is not moving enough in return got food at your discretion.
Jindo dog resembles in appearance to breed dogs Korean Akita and Shiba Inu, is a medium sized dog has always pricked ears and resembles a fox. This Spitz-type dog is more long than tall, but this difference is not very large.
Males, like any quadrupeds are much more developed and stronger compared to females, they almost stature with a fox. Jindo site currently exists in two different forms, namely Tonggol / Gyupgae and Hudu / HeutGae races which differentiates the physical aspect.
Jindo the type Tonggol / Gyupgae is very muscular, more massive, having a body with chest shorter and deeper than the type Hudu Jindo / HeutGae is tiny, thinner and longer. Later in these two types of Jindo, by crossing evidently appeared another type of Jindo who acquires such body length from Hudu and has chest as deep as Tonggol.
The coat may have the following colors: yellow, red, red and white, pure white, white with yellow tail tip and edge yellow ears, brown, tan and white, black, or combinations of black and tan. Although apparently the tail would be the same, things are quite different, it is of two types and very noticeable: on one hand it can be rolled, forming a circle over the dorsum and on the other hand can be even right.
The eyes are usually brown or reddish and walnut shape, their triangular ears are always pricked, and when they walk gait elegant, impressive.
It is said that specimens with red eyes are more skilled at hunting to those with brown eyes. A mature female can reach a height of 58 centimeters, with at least 41 centimeters, and a male can have a maximum height of 65 centimeters.
A female reaches a weight of 18 kg and 23 kg male, both cases apply to adulthood. At age five months we can say that the dog reaches mature appearance, but that takes a little more psychologically, close to two years to mature.
Initially, the dog was bred for hunting games. There is a dog that was grown only in the house because he likes to roam, with a pretty free spirit. We know about these dogs that can jump over walls or fences tall enough.
Jindo dogs have a strong will and an independent temperament, even those that seem very subject. No matter how independent would most want to be with their owners, who are very loyal and subjected them.
Lord of Jindo must supply its attention and affection, but at the same time be firm and setting some strict rules from the beginning because it is very impulsive and sometimes become violent.
Being a dog picky picky about food and will never accept to eat from strangers.
Jindo breed dogs need room to move. Because of their impulsive temperament, it is good when walking to be kept on a leash. Two walks of 30-60 minutes a day should be sufficient them.
Life expectancy Jindo dog breed is between 12 and 15 years.
I recommend an experienced master, because Jindo dog is NOT for beginners and will be very much documentation before you take this species, ii need more space to run, do not adapt to apartment life and as many exercises.
Take extra care to respond aggressively to the training through violence, so the best solution is the training positive with a small snack as a reward.
It is very protective of his loved ones and territory. They are excellent watchdogs and will guard the home and family to the death, if necessary. It is able to differentiate between a friend and an enemy of a relative and a stranger.
They feel they are in relationships master and another person, and if quarrels or discussions taking place, will immediately jump to defend its master. It is very important not to live alone, to not develop violent side. He must live among men, to "socialize" and play with other dogs.
Many people adopt a Jindo because of their beauty, intelligence, loyalty and sometimes for their fighting spirit, but realized quickly that taking care of a Jindo and to make him be a member educated family, it is not so easy and requires a lot of care and effort.
Therefore it is not a dog for inexperienced breeders.
It has a double coat that sheds twice a year. During the moulting period, the fur must be nursed carefully. Daily brushing is required to remove the dead from the substrate. Regarding Self-care, these dogs are like cats, making their own toilet.
This dog is relatively healthy, hypothyroidism can only represent a problem.