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Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 40 lbs.

Height: 16" - 23"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Korea (Middle Ages)

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Northern Breed / Spitz

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

Due to its hunting nature, the Jindo requires high level of activity. Long walks, jogs, play sessions or romp are recommended for this breed.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Typical spitz traits include friendliness and protectiveness of family. Aloof with strangers. The Jindo still retains its strong hunting instinct from centuries of such activities, and is not suited to life with other pets. The Jindo prefers to be the only dog in the house.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


While its origin is unknown, it is suspected that descendants of ancient Spitz breeds were brought to Jindo, an island located southwest of mainland Korea, by nomadic people. Over the centuries, Jindos bred only with other Jindos on the island. Once introduced to mainland Korea, however, Jindos were bred with other native dogs. The Jindo was only recently introduced to the U.S. through the immigration of Koreans. It is quickly gaining popularity due to its unique physical and behavioral qualities.

Pet Facts

Prefers to be the only pet in the house

Best Dog Food for Your Jindo

Puppy, Diet, Senior & Sensitive Stomach Formulas

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

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