Korean Jindo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Korean Jindo so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginKorea flagKorea
Other Names
What other names does the Korean Jindo have?
ChindoJin DogJindoJindo GaeJindo GuJindogaeKorean Jindo Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Korean Jindo Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Korean Jindo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$300-$400
If you choose to purchase the Korean Jindo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Korean Jindo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Korean Jindo gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Korean Jindo?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Korean Jindo Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Korean Jindo weigh? Korean Jindo weight:
Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Korean Jindo? Korean Jindo average weight:
Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Korean Jindo? Korean Jindo height:
Male: 18-25 inches (48-65 cm), Female: 16-22 inches (41-58 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Korean Jindo average height:
Male: 21.5 inches (56.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (49.5 cm)

Korean Jindo Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Korean Jindo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Korean Jindo's coat?
GrayWhiteBlackRed FawnBlack & TanBrindle
Grooming
How to groom the Korean Jindo and how often?
Easy to groom: The Korean Jindo doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Korean Jindo is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Korean Jindo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chindo?
Korean Jindos shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Korean Jindo need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Korean Jindo every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Korean Jindo Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Korean Jindo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveBraveIntelligentBoldFaithfulLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Korean Jindo? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Korean Jindo's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Korean Jindo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
A slightly harder to train than average. Korean Jindos aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Korean Jindo is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Korean Jindo sensitivity:
Sensitive: Korean Jindos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits. This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average: Korean Jindos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chindo need? Korean Jindo social needs:
Korean Jindos are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Korean Jindo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Chindo bark?
Low: The Korean Jindo barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Korean Jindo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Korean Jindos are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Korean Jindos will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Korean Jindo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Korean Jindos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Korean Jindo can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Korean Jindo will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Korean Jindo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chindo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Korean Jindo? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Korean Jindo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Korean Jindo has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Korean Jindo bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Korean Jindo, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Korean Jindo do?
Korean Jindos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Korean Jindos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Korean Jindo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Korean Jindo roam?
Korean Jindos have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Korean Jindo have high prey drive?
Korean Jindos have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Korean Jindo dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Korean Jindo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Korean Jindo breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Korean Jindos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Korean Jindos handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.

Korean Jindo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Korean Jindo temperament with other people:
Korean Jindos are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Korean Jindo dogs get along with other pets? Are Korean Jindo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Korean Jindos are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Korean Jindo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Korean Jindo temperament with children:
Korean Jindos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Korean Jindo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Korean Jindos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Korean Jindo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Korean Jindo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Korean Jindos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Korean Jindo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Korean Jindos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Korean Jindos good office dogs? Do Korean Jindos make good office friendly dogs? Can Korean Jindos be office dogs?
No
Korean Jindo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Korean Jindo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chindo temperament with senior people? Are Korean Jindo dogs good for elderly owners?
Korean Jindos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Korean Jindo Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Korean Jindo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Korean Jindos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues. Regular vet check-ups are essential with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Korean Jindo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Korean Jindo see the vet?
Frequent
The Korean Jindo should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Korean Jindo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Korean Jindo be? What is the age limit of the Korean Jindo? How many years can the oldest Korean Jindo live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Korean Jindo: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Korean Jindo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Korean Jindos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Korean Jindo have? What is the activity level of the Korean Jindo?
Korean Jindos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Korean Jindo dogs require per day?
Korean Jindos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Korean Jindos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Korean Jindo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Korean Jindo risk for obesity:
Low: The Korean Jindo has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Korean Jindo's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Korean Jindo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Korean Jindo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Korean Jindo drool?
The Korean Jindo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Korean Jindo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Korean Jindo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Korean Jindo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Korean Jindo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Korean Jindo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Korean Jindo be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Korean Jindo be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Korean Jindo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Korean Jindo be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Korean Jindo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Korean Jindo be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Korean Jindo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Korean Jindo be a boat dog?

Not really

Korean Jindo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Korean Jindo be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Korean Jindo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Korean Jindo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Korean Jindo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Korean Jindo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Korean Jindo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Korean Jindo Recognition

AKC Group
Is Korean Jindo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Korean Jindo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Korean Jindo Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Korean Jindo's has great intelligence.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Korean Jindo breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Korean Jindo doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Korean Jindo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Korean Jindo has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low: The Korean Jindo has good luck with genetics.
  • Watchdog Ability: Korean Jindos are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Korean Jindos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Korean Jindos handle alone time quite well.
  • Child Friendly: Korean Jindos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Korean Jindos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Health Issues: Korean Jindos tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
  • Hypoallergenic: Korean Jindos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Korean Jindos have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Office Friendly: Korean Jindo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Korean Jindos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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Korean Jindo Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Bill K

    Sep 4, 2021, 3:57:46 PM:

    Loyal and intelligent. Jindos are not for everybody, but for me they are perfect. Would not have any other dog!

  • jindo

    Jan 13, 2021, 3:41:39 PM:

    such loyal loyal dogs

  • Sophia Lee

    Nov 18, 2020, 2:30:23 AM:

    I love the Korean Jindo dog breed because they are the cutest/most beautiful dog breed they are always and really loyal and protective of their stuff and family/owners.

  • Kyle

    Nov 15, 2020, 8:38:05 AM:

    Had my puppy for 3 months, and I love her. Only down side is trainability as mentioned here, but still definitely worth the good side.

  • Andrew

    Oct 8, 2020, 12:54:57 AM:

    Love my Jindo. He's very loyal, clean. My Jindo gets along great with my cats but he was rough at first. Daily walks are a must! High prey drive. On a walk in the woods, he snatched a chipmunk that dashed by and gave it whiplash. No F's given.

  • Kaya

    Apr 13, 2020, 8:14:05 PM:

    The best dog ever !