Korean Jindos have great hunting abilities, they are able to follow cold trails of rabbit, raccoon, and badger. They are well known for their loyalty to family members and their attachment to their home. It is not uncommon to hear about Jindos travelling long distances to return to their original owner.
Jindos also keep their coats extremely clean. Their puppies are easily housebroken with little training required. Jindos may react aggressively to intruding dogs.They are extremely intelligent but because of their independent nature, respond best to positive reinforcement training.
Korean Jindo Dog History:
The Korean Jindo dog is a rare spitz-type hunting dog originating from the Island of Jindo in South Korea. Its origins are unknown however since being isolated on Jindo for many centuries their gene pool has remained relatively pure. The main roles of the Jindo are hunting and guarding.
The breed has been protected under the Cultural Properties Protection Act. They were recognised, in 1962, as the 53rd Natural Treasure by the Korean government. In 1988, Jindos were used in the opening ceremony of the Seoul Summer Olympics.
Even though it is illegal to export Jindos out of Korea, many Korean-Americans have been exporting them since the mid-1980s. The breed was recognised by the United Kennel Club in 1998.
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