Korean Jindo

KC Pedigree, Medium

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

Named after the Korean island of Jindo, the breed was declared a National Treasure in 1938. As such, it was spared in the massacre of dogs by the Japanese during the Second World War.


Attractive to ...

Those who are not looking for a police dog. The LAPD tried to train Jindos for law enforcemnet but found they were easily distracted and too eager to please their masters.

Not the best for ...

People whose gardens have low fences. Jindos are quite the jumpers due to their strong hind legs so any barriers would need to be at least six feet high.



Cross between



Korea, Republic of


A bit smaller than a Labrador.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.


Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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