- Written by Tammy Ahn
Bet you can't guess what the BEST dog breed ever is!
Meet the beautiful and under-appreciated Jindo dog! A medium sized (30-40 lbs) northern-type breed indigenous to the Jindo island in Korea for thousands of years. These days, they are becoming more and more common in Los Angeles and anywhere with a heavy Korean population, and as a relatively rare and misunderstood dog, they are being mis identified, mis-handled and euthanized in shelters every day.
As a devoted Jindo lover, allow me to tell you why I adore this breed.
Okay now the bad stuff:
11/8/2017 07:41:16 pm
Thank you for this article. Outstanding read- informative and entertaining!
11/2/2019 04:38:44 am
Korean Jindo's a terrible breed? There are no terrible breeds of dogs in my opinion, just terrible owners, who do not take the time to raise their dogs correctly. This breed is a proud and noble breed. I have 2 Korean Jindo dogs. One of them was a rescue from a South Korean dog meat trade farm. The other was a rescue too. I have had Jindo dogs for 10 years now. They are the most intelligent, proud, friendliest, loving, affectionate, devoted and loyal breed of dog. They are very clean dogs, and keep themselves clean, in a similar way that cats do. They seem to have inbuilt house trained skills.They live around our two cats, and have never posed a threat to them. The dogs are slightly scared by the cats! They are also a very easy going and calm dog. My dogs can be quite stubborn dogs at times, but that soon passes within minutes, with the right commands used. They are strong willed too sometimes, but again that passes, with the right commands I believe that if you give a dog love, patience, time, security and consistency, and treat it with the respect it deserves then you get dogs who are amazing like my two are.
11/10/2020 09:50:11 am
Hello I have two boys windows I’ve had him since he was six weeks old they are very intelligent however I have a large backyard they seem to get into some very aggressive roughhousing with each other at times any suggestions on how to illuminate this behavior without getting rid of one of them thank you
2/20/2022 09:37:58 am
ALL of this! I have a jindo from a dog meat farm and she is all of this…. To a T! She lives with another dog and 3 cats but it’s slow slow slow integration!!! And if an animal winds up on our fenced in dog yard…. All bets are off. She looks forward to baby woodchuck season. She gets this glint in her eye and it’s like she sees red. She only ever smiles fully until she’s killed something. It’s a little disturbing lol
4/9/2023 01:58:19 pm
I love Jindo and Korean women, but why are Korean women so crazy. I can handle a Jindo with ease, but the Korean woman be cray cray, which sucks because they are incredibly beautiful. Anyway, it is what it is 🙏
5/11/2018 02:03:38 pm
Terrible breed. Absolute nightmare dog.
8/15/2018 11:17:17 am
Perhaps only terrible if the expectations of the owner about what a dog should be don't match up with reality. Maybe just a bad match?
10/27/2020 03:11:04 pm
I have just recently adopted a spitz jindo from loyal Canadian jindo she is 2 years old and very skittish I was wondering on how to get her out of her shell she is very protective of me so when people come over if I am sitting beside her she will bark at them or growl at them she is a full 15 pounds of joy if I walk away from her she will not bother about growling to any one and eventually tries to find her way to me if we encounter people on the street her tail will go between her legs and she cowls into a ball I believe that by us showing her much love she will come out of her shell
7/8/2019 06:37:17 am
How dare you say that Jindos are a terrible breed. You must not like dogs then... I have a Jindo and he is quite a spectacular dog. Keep ur negativity to yourself.
7/15/2019 11:52:13 pm
What??? Terrible?!?! Are you crazy? The best dog EVER by s long shot. I love this breed. They are so fascinating. The description of this breed is EXACTLY the way my jindo acts. Blows my mind. I think he seriously is human. Lol
9/5/2019 06:27:37 pm
I think it depends on what you're looking for in a dog. I love my Jindo rescue and don't think I'd ever adopt another breed. But if you're looking for a super affectionate (he's affectionate in his own way, but not like a lab, etc.) dog that you can take to the dog park, likely not the right choice. His prey drive is impressive and when he blows out his undercoat, wow. but he is always where I am. Good with other people (can be wary at first, but never aggressive). Other dogs... He generally ignores them on walks, but if a little dog on a retractable leash comes running... The only time he ever barks seems to be when he sees a dog that he's not happy with. I think they are an amazing breed, but I could see how someone who wants a dog that is super affectionate, really obedient (he is smart enough to be trained, but then smart enough to ignore me ;). ), I can see why someone might not be as in love.
1/13/2020 07:39:33 pm
They are wise and loyal dogs. What done to them is terrible.
8/3/2021 09:49:26 pm
12/7/2020 01:22:50 pm
Terrible Breed?!?! you must not know too well abt thm ;-;
12/15/2020 09:45:59 pm
please explain as I'm leaning towards this breed mixed with golden
3/8/2021 06:45:42 am
Great mountain dog. Not for everyone though. Especially not good for sensitive, moody, self loathing men. They see right through that and find it equally unattractive as woman do.
3/27/2021 06:11:45 pm
5/13/2021 10:18:14 pm
Ahahahahahha! I’m dying! So spot on. Best thing I’ve read all day :) thanks for that!
5/21/2022 09:09:39 pm
U sound like a cunt
4/4/2021 02:33:03 pm
Don't blame dog, when you probably are a shitty person yourself.
4/18/2021 10:00:54 am
Jay, seems to me you failed to do your research on this amazing breed.
8/3/2021 09:48:39 pm
Perhaps you're a terrible owner.
2/26/2022 02:23:29 pm
With no explanation, I am led to believe the owner is the problem here.... I am almost convinced I will not ever get a dog other than a Jindo with how well-behaved mine is.
8/10/2022 07:19:12 am
Your terrible! Maybe it's you that needs the review. Who comments something so wrong! Maybe your type of breed is a pit bull.
6/26/2018 07:08:43 am
I rescued my Jindo while living in Korea and he has been my faithful companion ever since. Jindos need a strong owner who uses positive reinforcement. Jindos need and want you to be a good owner. My Jindo stays by my side off leash. I trained him to do this by using the chasing of the squirrels and other prey as his reward for staying by me. He is the most loving and loyal dog ever. He is becoming more and more social every day because we go to the dog park. Off leash, he will avoid other dogs. On leash he feels protective and like he is backed into a corner. The first week wasnt easy, but a couple months in and he is doing well and playiny with other dogs. Everything you have said seems accurate except being off leash and running away. Definitely a wanderer though. Try using wandering/hunting as a reward and dont use leash tension. If he doesnt listen to verbal commands on leash, you couldnt expect him to listen off leash. Never let him walk ahead of you. Collar shouldnt pass your legs if you want him to learn about walking with a limp leash. Training takes time and consistency.
3/1/2020 10:56:08 pm
Can you explain how you were able to train your Jindo to stay by your side off leash? I am interested in adopting a female Jindo but I would like to have more information on how to train them and have them be more sociable with family and friends
5/11/2021 10:23:31 pm
Jindo's are great dogs, As an owner they need exercise and easy to manage and train. When I got him, a rescue he escaped on leash and ten hours later returned. He is now off leash and a wonderful dog, just needs tic, and gentle teaching techniques. They are super sensitive smart and loyal. "WATCHMAN and great with all dogs including my 14 year old chihuahuas
4/3/2023 10:42:17 am
hi, i was wondering if you live in the states now? and if you do, how do i bring a rescue from south korea over to the states? is there any special documents that i need?
8/3/2018 03:50:46 am
I’ve had a jindo for 6 months. What a transformation but still no where near my previous super affectionate and incredibly intuitive, personality+ pit bull. Almost the exact opposite. Super mellow, not affectionate and incredibly dandy like. I know she likes me because she verbally howls of excitement when I get home, follows me everywhere and is very obedient and attached off leash 3 mile hike every day. I feel lucky because for jindos she’s breaking the mold but still - so mellow and not outwardly affectionate. A bummer.
4/4/2020 04:53:51 pm
It takes a while to see the affectionate side of Jindos. Ours improved when we started cooking his meals. He had allergies. He's now too. Give it time. They can be aloof.
8/17/2018 08:54:45 pm
Hi! I have a young white Jindo (Cheol Su) who perfectly matches your description of the pros and cons of this amazing breed.
8/25/2018 08:45:05 pm
I'm considering getting a Jindo mix from a rescue. I want to get two dogs. Perhaps the Jindo and a lab. What do you think?
9/19/2019 06:17:30 pm
I have a 1 year old Jindo and a 7mont old black lab that are best friends the two were made for each other.
12/9/2019 07:06:01 pm
I have a Jindo Lab mix.White.Best dog in the universe.Fussy about food though.
12/15/2019 02:17:03 pm
Hi! I’m considering adopting a Jindo lab mix rescue. I was wondering if you could tell me more about yours (temperament, personality, etc.) Would be so appreciated!
1/5/2020 10:47:10 am
We rescued a Jindo mix puppy . He is predominantly Jindo but has shih tsu and Akita too. He is quite the stubborn mix but he gets along famously with our older terrier mix. Only thing he is very vocal if older dog goes near the food bowl or his chew toy
We adopted a Jindo/Retreiver mix rescue from Korean meat farm. She was approx 1 year old and badly abused. We’ve had her for almost 2 years now. She’s very mistrustful of adults but slowly coming around. She’s bonded with our 8 and 12 yr old kids and by all measures considered a normal happy dog with them. She’s incredibly docile, trusting, and loves other dogs! The offleash park is her heaven. On walks, she’s proud and incredibly obedient. In our home, she’s more like a cat looking for a place to hide and wouldn’t even know there’s a dog in the house except for the trail of fur she leaves behind. We love her dearly and continue to work on her human socialization. If we got her as a pup and not damaged, i think she would be the greatest breed of all. So loving, smart, playful, and beautiful to watch when engaged in full on run! I would like to get her a companion and looking into pure bred Jindo (non-rescue) as i love the breed and think she needs another dog to show her how to be one if that makes sense.
9/11/2018 08:51:42 pm
Hi, I was wondering, do you think a Korean Jindo would make a good service dog? As long as it is trained right,of course. Or do you think its hunting instincts and wariness of strangers won't allow it?
9/12/2018 10:13:53 am
In my personal opinion, living with one right now that IS trained, I probably wouldn't recommend it. I think they are too primitive to be 100% reliable. Yes, their high prey drive is unpredictable and, like you said, their wariness to strangers would likely be an issue in some cases. Also, even when trained they can be hard-headed. ie. They know their training. They just decide whether or not complying suits them at the time.
9/12/2018 12:47:10 pm
Thank you for answering! Somebody had said that a Korean Jindo as a medical alert dog could be good as they are known for pretty much ignoring other people that are not their owners. (As long as they are properly socialized) It is for seizures,my eyesight and hearing are both fine. Meaning,I can see and correct it if it starts following its instincts. Or do you think it's still not a good choice?
9/13/2018 08:55:48 am
Ahh, okay. If you would primarily rely on him in the home, then that would be less of an issue - since they are so RIDICULOUSLY alert. My Jindo is so in tune to me, it's nuts. His eyes shift to me if I so much as move or cough in a way he's not used to. If something were to happen outside the house, I'm sure a Jindo would respond to it, but I'm not sure to what extent (as mine is not a service animal).
9/13/2018 09:48:00 am
Yes,it would be for calming me down as well as just being there to ground me if I am having a seizure.
9/13/2018 09:58:36 am
It sounds like this dog might actually be a good one for you :) They definitely keep you grounded, and they care about YOU much more than you would imagine.
4/17/2020 10:14:09 am
I adopted a 7-year-old female who was used for breeding before she was given up. She does not like cats or small dogs who bark at her or jump on her. She goes for them. Needless to say, I keep her on a leash around other animals. She is fine around larger, "chill" dogs. She is EXTREMELY affectionate and pushes her head into me me when she wants some love. She sleeps on my feet or legs and can't get close enough. She wakes me up from nightmares by licking my arm or pawing me. I have them quite often and she takes care of it. I wish she liked other dogs and cats, but she loves my grandchildren and other family members and is shy but friendly to new people. They are a complicated breed but perfect for someone living alone needing great company.
9/13/2018 10:12:00 am
Jan, I will! Thanks so much!
9/19/2018 12:50:06 am
I am a rescue family of 10 jindos puppies. They will be 10 weeks this week. I will like to keep a male and a female. The male will be neuter a 6 months and the female a little bit later. I have a great dane and 5 cats. Do you think the dog will fight together when they became older or they will stay friends because they know each other since they are born?
12/23/2018 02:00:12 am
I have a 1.5 year old Jindo who I love to death. Unlike other owners, I have her off leash quite often. Just today I let her wander around 100 met away from me. I called her and she came bolting back to me after looking around for my voice. Wicked smart girl.
1/3/2020 12:00:12 am
Your dog has the same personality as my dog!
6/3/2021 06:58:36 pm
My Jindo ( Remi beautiful brindle) is a rescue from Korean K9, he ahs his 7 siblings are in Brooklyn and all of them are loyal, watchful, playful and wary of people, Remi is protective of his property, space and is a faitful companion,I use the bell/buzz collar when he is off leash, and we go for 2 hour hikes, yet he always checks in with me and makes sure I am in eye sight,. he has brought me mice, birds, cats and rats, his prey instinct is hypervigilant, I love this breed, needs an owner who has patience, and conistancy to work with this breed and some days he is overly hyper and needs his runs to get burn off his energy. I had Akita's within the same family as a Jindo and the Jindo is high energy always watching, moving does not miss anything while sitting on the porch. Show them respect, love , gain their trust this breed will be by your side always...
2/15/2019 01:44:43 pm
I have a Window named Sun-Hi rescued three years ago from a meat farm through the Humane Society International. She is absolutely, amazing in every way. She is unlike any dog I've ever met and has a strong will, endless love and loyalty, and has actually trained me. She is never on a leash and loves to run (I live on 12 acres of field and woods) and is never far away. She won't eat kibble, but I happily cook for her and she is very affectionate. She is aloof with strangers, lives to guard the house, but is never aggressive other than alerting deer or fox in the field, and is super clean. She's very intelligent and has beautiful manners. She's simply amazing! I love Jindos!
3/3/2019 04:29:25 pm
We have a rescued Jindo from Korea. We found him in a shelter with a few past unsuccessful adoptions due to behavioral problems. He was a scared, obviously scarred by his past. We were patient and over the last few years of having him, he has really came into his own. However, he does show some aggression to some strangers but even worse, a few family members. It appears he may be possessive when it comes to his Mom & Dad (my Hubby & I) but also, has bit our son & daughter upon them petting him (maybe personal space?). Either way we cannot tolerate it that much more. Any suggestions?
12/9/2020 11:49:45 am
Hi Misty, i have a jindo and raised him since he was 7 weeks old, and at 9 months old he sucessfully bit my son's arm. I am a novice owner no matter how much I have practiced Dog psychology on him, i'm concern with my son's safety (food aggression) and my 2 indoor cats!
4/21/2019 07:58:36 pm
Had my jindo from about 9 weeks to now at 7 months. Definitely a lot of energy. Could probably go for another walk after our usual 3 walks each day. Smart and catches on pretty quickly. I have known many jindos that are not friendly with strangers or other dogs, but she is friendly with everyone. She almost trained herself to be housebroken. Rarely barks unless she wants me to notice something and it's usually suspicious sounds from outside. She does definitely show prey drive where she will chase after squirrels and birds on our walks. Not food driven and will only eat when she needs to (i leave the food out and she will stop when she's full). Not the most affectionate and don't like to sit on your lap but does enjoy occasional pets. Maybe it's due to her age, but still some times gets timid at dog park if more than couple of dogs crowd her.
5/20/2019 10:54:38 am
My husband just brought home a 7 week old Jindo. We both are away from home 14 hours a day. Should we leave her in a dog pen or just free to roam in a room? Also will she be ok if someone can visit her only once day for 2-4 hours. At what age do you think she can stay home alone that long?
5/21/2019 01:17:49 am
So for any puppy, they HAVE to go potty super frequently. The general rule is 1 month - every hour, 2 months - every 2 hours, and so on until 6 months then they should be able to hold it for up to 6 hours. For super smart and active breeds they need A LOT of exercise. Which means no 2-4 hours a day does not work. No dog should truthfully be left alone that long at any age. Plus the fact that puppies, especially smart ones, need lots of training. I do not mean this comment as an attack whatsoever but it sounds like a cat would be better for y’all.
8/22/2022 01:34:36 am
You got a 7-week-old puppy, and a Jindo no less, that you intend to leave home for 14 hours a day??? Honestly, I don't even know what to say . Ashley thought this might be a joke at first.
5/21/2019 01:11:28 pm
We just adopted a 2.5 year old Jindo from another family that could care for her anymore. Sge has been with us for three days but seems part of the family. She is exactly as it’s mentioned here. My question is, she seems it to be interested in playing anything nor in toys or anything. She is very quiet inside and when we are not walking/running outside she sleeps most of the time in the house. Is this normal? I gave her a raw hide bone, chewed on it for a little bit and then left it. Are there things I can do to engage her inside the house? What kind of games can I play with her that will stimulate her inside?
7/25/2019 08:07:11 pm
Gosh this is exactly how my rescue Jindo behaves. I am a dog sitter and have been with Jindo for 6 weeks now, she is extremely smart, unlike any other breed and she will also not play with any toy indoors. She prefers sleeping on bed right next to me. Incredibly she listens to me and is loyal to me even though I am not her owner. What I found out however is that she finds intellectual stimulation outside so I take her on long walks, different environments, new smells. That tires her out and she is happy without play toys. She is hardly interested in a stick, balls don't interest her at all she rather looks at me like I am crazy to think she'll fetch a ball. It is all trust and respect with this breed, very cat like behaviour with my girl. Likely I am a very proficient cat sitter as well so I find out all the little quirks amusing and easy to solve. This is not a breed for a first time owner! It is definitely the most demanding breed I came across but very rewarding. I love this little one to bits.
6/5/2019 08:55:57 am
I took in a rescued Jindo. She was beautiful, house trained and was slowly becoming more and more affectionate. She was rescued from a meat market so she had a rough early start to life. She was intelligent and playful. I had two other dogs, an alpha Bichon and a pug. The first week all was well. The second week a growl from my alpha and a growl back from my Jindo resulted in a fight in which my bichon received a cut to his eye and ear. I had to break it up. Will they ever get along? My Bichon is 8 the Jindo is 9 months. The Bichon will never relinquish being alpha. Is this a nightmare waiting to happen.
6/11/2019 08:34:13 pm
I rescued a female jindo from Korea when she was 5 months old. She's now a year and a half and she is definitely been a challenge to raise. she digs in the yard she's gotten out of my dad's yard climbing over and under the fence she discovered the chickens next to my dad's house and has gone over there and killed several of them. She is extremely stubborn. Intermittently affectionate.I have her back in training classes and I am getting a underground fence at my dad's house as he is my doggy daycare. trying to train her to pay attention when were walking so that she stays by me and listens is very challenging as she's not food motivated she's more motivated by sniffing.she has been a very very big challenge for me and a very big source of frustration as well as has cost me a lot to keep her safe and out of the neighbors yards.
6/19/2019 01:41:44 am
I just want to share my story of my jindo.
7/21/2022 07:40:45 pm
This was sooooo so so hilarious, your pup sounds like the absolute best and sassiest friend
7/8/2019 06:38:40 am
Jindos are great dogs. PERIODT.
7/25/2019 11:12:12 am
I have a Jindo 13 yrsold the best you can have,she is still beautiful!!!
9/9/2019 05:24:26 am
Hi. My husband has his heart set on a jindo and we were set to get one in November - he's a planner so we had the kennel and the bowls and everything. I just found out I'm pregnant and although he says he's happy about the news, he's more heartbroken that the jindo plans might have to go on hold. How are they with babies?
9/9/2019 05:34:15 am
Congratulations! I feel you should get a Jindo anyway, they are great with families but the Jindo puppy will demand time and work to properly socialize. If you think your husband will commit to that while you have work with the human baby all will be good. Puppy and baby will grow up together. Mind though that Jindo sheds like crazy so if there's allergy present or if you think the place needs to be spotless then reconsider. That said, Jindo is a very clean dog so apart from shedding I did not find any issue with them indoors. My girl right now begs for attention and cuddles, she is crazy cuddly recently, very unlike Jindo :)
10/28/2020 10:49:53 pm
We got our Jindo from Taiwan, from a rescue agency. We're not sure of his age, but the vet says he's around 7-8. We've had him 5 years. He is absolutely wonderful. He is extremely loving and affectionate to me and my husband and anyone who takes the time to get to know him. He will run out of the house (and keep running) if we leave the door open and only comes home when I get in my car and follow him. He loves going in the car and immediately comes to the car and gets in. I never have to housebreak him, he seemed to know not to pee or poop in the house and can go 12 hours without needing to pee. My last dog was a wonderful lab and I think I will look for a lab/jindo mix when our present dog passes.............once I get over grieving.
9/10/2019 08:33:03 am
Hi! I have a 6 month jindo I rescued when he was 3 weeks. I'm also currently 6 months pregnant (something I found out after rescuing my pup). I love my jindo and he's actually been a great companion and walking buddy. Having to walk him at least twice a day for 30+ minutes, gives me another reason to stay active during my pregnancy. Plus, having to bottle feed him and potty train him when he was younger was great practice for me. I've also read that having pets while pregnant can help baby's immunity and make baby less susceptible to allergies...if you feel that you can manage training your pup during pregnancy I would say go for it! I absolutely love having my jindo with me during this time!
11/5/2019 11:04:24 pm
This breed looks very interesting to me. Where can I see one in the U.S.?
11/15/2019 09:31:10 pm
I rescued my Jindo from Save Korean Dogs. They are based in Korea so I actually went to the airport to pick up my girl but they have some fosters throughout the United States. Check out their website, they also have a Facebook page and are really responsive and great to adopt though. There is a rescue in Brooklyn NY called Korean K9 Rescue and they do a bunch of events but only adopt within a 20mile radius. I am loving my Jindo she is really smart and super sweet.
12/5/2019 08:57:55 pm
Hi everyone, I have a 4 year old, male Jindo from S. Korea. We got him when he was 7 weeks old. As of the last year he now has this sporadic cough/gag, usually over about 5 sec. Sometimes it will come out of no where when he's laying on the couch, other times it will be on walks/runs (no prong collar or tight leash pulling to cause it). Sometimes it sounds like loose flem, other times it's just a dry gag, but nothing ever comes out either way. I don't think it's seasonal allergies, as it seems to occur pretty evenly over the last year. Our vet is about out of recommendations and we're now going to be sending his recent chest xrays to a specialist at the U of M.
12/28/2019 12:32:07 pm
We rescued a male and female Jindo in June 2019. They are both a year old. The male still isn't house trained and he is so alpha -- won't even let the female pass him to get outside. They've eaten three dog beds and the female eats our bedroom carpet. They prefer snacks to food. We love them beyond, but they can be nuts.
1/2/2020 02:44:14 pm
We rescued a male Jindo (5 months old) from Korea in July 2019, he is black with the white patches on the front of the paws and chess. When looking at him he has all the physical characteristics of the breed and same general personality, except he stayed very small, he loves dog parks and resist the urge to chase prey even off leash unless commanded to chase. He is now only half the size he should be, 17 lbs at 11 months old.
1/16/2020 12:35:07 pm
I am incredibly in love with my Jindo. He is almost 3 years old and very smart. I do have a behavior issue with him that scares me for my future (wanting kids, etc.) If he's pulled by his collar he gets scared and snaps sometimes breaking skin. I believe its only when he's being forced to do something he doesn't want to do and becomes frightened. He's bitten me when he was younger for this, last year he slipped on my fathers wood floors and my dad grabbed him and lead him back to the floors to show him it's okay. He became fearful and bit my dad to release him and he didn't, once he did let go my dog bit my dads hand causing the need for 10 stitches. It was very horrible. My dog is not (in my opinion) unpredictable. I tell everyone who is around my dog not to ever grab him by the collar. My father now wants me to give him up but I disagree. My question to readers is this: Has any one else owned a jindos like mine? Has anyone had success with behavior training? He is perfect and not aggressive in any other way. I often pull him around the house by the collar for practice and he follows me just fine because he doesn't feel threatened. This is something that has been stressing me out for months any reply would be helpful! Thanks
4/14/2020 08:31:36 am
I have a very similar scenario to you! I took in a fostered jindo (1.5yo) and have had him for a year. He was a meat farm jindo and was bit by a pittbull a week before we got him. He has trust issues with strangers but usually just barks and backs away if he feels threatened. He will snap if you reach for something he feels territorial about but normally not very hard, his teeth are just razor sharp so any snap can slightly break skin. Recently he randomly turned around and bit my little
2/19/2021 02:47:00 pm
Same as my comment above is for you body. Get the proper dog behaviour specialist to guide you through the process of getting your dog back on track.
2/19/2021 02:45:46 pm
Hi there, out of the own experience the only way out is the proper behaviour specialist to help. No other options I'm afraid. Every case is somewhat similar but still personal to every dog. So I advise you to find a good specialist in your location.
4/5/2020 11:27:24 pm
Hello. A year ago (a little over) my uncle lost his job, and so he sent us his two dogs. A purebred Jindo (10 years old) and a mix breed Jindo (13) They are now 11 and 14. The mix is your average dog, playful, gluttonous, and dumber than a box of rocks. The purebred, on the other hand... We have our problems
7/21/2020 10:01:25 am
We adopted our Jindo 5 months ago and he has many of the traits you describe. He doesn't run around our big fenced-in back yard, but does enjoy laying there watching the squirrels (and when he sees one he takes off like a rocket!). When we first got him, his reactions to affection made me wonder if he had been abused, ducking his head to avoid your hand, etc. He's okay with it now, but like you said, he still cowers initially and then relaxes. He is ALWAYS in whatever room I am in, not underfoot or right next to me, but close by. Maybe the not running around and not really needing affection is just the breed.
8/2/2020 02:59:28 am
My about 10 year old Jindo was abused. found in foothills, had no trust. CBD relaxes him. Decreases the anxiety. He wants affection, doesn't get up on furniture. Gives me kisses and sticks close to me. No leash. Is getting curious. but remains aloof. finally accepted "my guy:
12/7/2020 01:29:34 pm
4/27/2020 02:56:34 pm
I would like to know how bad their shedding is. I want adopt mix version of them and its female. The dog I have now just sheds to much so don’t need to of the same thing
4/27/2020 03:07:18 pm
They shed a lot, I mean the coat is like a white bomb when that time of the year comes. They have a thick undercoat and yes, it will shed I am afraid. With brushing and a lot of work it gets under control but I use linen sheets to cover all surfaces and then just swap the sheets rather that continuously hoover chairs and sofa.
5/7/2020 08:46:23 am
My jindo is a complete Velcro dog, extremely affectionate, friendly to everyone, loves other dogs, is not dominant with my other dog (who is smaller and I got years after my jindo), and not that smart haha. He loves being on the couch/bed. What he has in common with the description is loyalty, potty trained (I didn’t have to do anything), prey drive, clean coat (it’s truly amazing), and the shedding, oh my god the shedding. The main downsides are the shedding, the attachment issues (sometimes you just want to go to the bathroom in peace, ya know?), and he doesn’t really do much with toys/fetch/rope etc - I have to get creative with entertaining him. :-)
11/6/2020 10:49:08 am
My Jindo has 2 favorite dog toys, the tennis ball and always a new stuffed animal (after each one got worn out). Because of the Jindo's prey drive, try getting toys that are a little more realistic. We once got my Jindo a dog toy that was a stuffed brown beaver with squeakers inside it. She just absolutely went crazy over it and would entertain herself for hours. Because the toy came with replacement speakers, we would also use the noise to attract her attention when calling her inside. Sadly it eventually got destroyed by her and now her current toy is a small white stuffed bear.
7/21/2020 09:49:48 am
I got a Jindo at our local Humane Society, 3 year old male. I have been quite happy with him, but I have one concern. Someone came into our backyard and tried to take him and he never barked. He has barked several times since I got him, so I know he can and it's a good, deep bark. I have since put a padlock on the gate. I'm just concerned that he would allow someone in our house and do nothing, not a guard dog. I have read that that is one of their traits, but he seems to be missing it. I had a border collie that wouldn't even allow someone he knew into the yard if we weren't home. Guess that's what I was looking for. Anyone have any input on this?
10/11/2020 11:03:17 am
10/17/2020 02:26:51 pm
I got my almost 2 year old jindo mix from Korea about 9 months ago. Although he’s a good boy when he wants to be, I did put him in an obedience training program for a year due to his insistence of always challenging authority (aka me or my husband). Jindos in general have crazy wanderlust and prey drive. In the city, I do not think that any jindo mix should ever be off leash, there are too many squirrels to chase and your jindo mix, if he/she is anything like mine will be gone. As for the backyard, I have a decent sized backyard, my boy like to patrol the perimeter once a day, but he doesn’t really use the entire space. You should prioritize having a high fence (at least 6ft) and make sure to check that your jindo mix doesn’t try to dig his way to freedom from under the fence, mine tried to do this many times. We just placed bricks in the gaps of our fences and filled up the holes with dirt in the summer. He doesn’t try to dig under the fence now, so I guess he likes me now? *wink*
12/7/2020 01:30:57 pm
:( I want Doggy....but Momy an Dady says no:(
12/15/2020 08:27:04 am
My wife and I are getting a 7 week old Jindo today! My Korean wife has talked about the breed for years, now that I'm retired I can get a dog, and of course it had to be Jindo. I'm looking forward to it anxiously. I'm something of a loner and it seems like a good mix. My question is about how he will act around Vince, our 25 year old Amazon Parrot. Anybody had this combo with any thoughts or suggestion?
12/24/2020 04:20:25 am
I have a Jindo (not confirmed, but I know she is.) She looks exactly like the dog in the picture of this page and has all the same mannerisms that I have researched for Jindo's. She was an adopt a pet and I guess she came from Georgia. My husband and son found her and after my husband dies 6 mths later I decided to try to find out what breed she was. She is now 16 in Feb 2020, and moves much slower but still is the strongest dog I ever had. (only owned labs until her).
1/18/2021 05:55:32 am
love this breed
1/18/2021 05:14:22 pm
What an elegant, intelligent breed. Totally athletic, strangely polite (ate like a cat), aloof AND curious, and definitely independent. Very aggressive if they are annoyed with another dog. I don't think they're suited to hot weather and climates, but rather love cooler weather and snow. Mine had summer allergies and could be totally lethargic and sneezy. In the winter, whoa, he loved bounding in the snow, jumping high with effortless power, playing and running and exploring with endless energy. They have polar bear fur, so are comfortable in the cold and snow, and are great swimmers, too (fur is hollow). Despite the Jindo's gorgeous appearance, this is not a lap dog or indoor dog. This dog is smart, powerful, wants to run outside and was bred to hunt deer. Don't torture this breed by turning it into an indoor captive you use to fish for compliments. This breed is similar to a husky in temperament. They're too smart to follow commands of unintelligent people :)
2/18/2021 04:09:30 pm
Now time for a sad story guys...
2/18/2021 04:30:45 pm
The answer is simple - no...
8/22/2022 02:12:07 am
Behavior like what you have described can often occur due to a brain injury. Perhaps it happened before you got him, or was there ever an incident that you can remember where he hit his head or was hit in the head somehow? We had a dog who was kicked in the head by a horse, and he exhibited the exact behavior, completely out of the blue. Look at all the people who have suffered head injuries playing sports, and how these injuries can often literally ruin their lives. Moments of unexplained rage, depression, suicide, etc. And the younger they are when they experience the trauma, the worse it can be. And it doesn't even have to be a very serious blow to the head, it can be something minor. Just thought I would share that with you, and perhaps it'll give you some peace.
2/26/2021 08:44:42 am
It was very educational reading these post about Jindo dogs. I adopted a 10 month old spayed female from a South Korean meat farm in January/2021. She's an angel for sure . Most of what I've read is exactly who she is . Unfortunately after 3 weeks here she escaped the house during a delivery, ( it was a delivery for her , go figure ) and was struck by a car about 2 hours later and brought to an emergency veterinary hospital. She had suffered a fracture in her left upper leg near the bottom joint . She has to wear a fixator for approximately 6 to 8 weeks ( been almost 3 weeks now ) .. The padding around where the pins go into her leg has to be changed at least every 2 days now., ( everyday for the first 2 weeks ) . She is sooooo calm when we do the changing as though she knows that it's for her recovery. She does expect praise and a good treat when finish though. She takes her meds well with a bit of trickery and she's required to walk on it 2 to 4 times daily up to 15 minutes. I limit it to 10 minutes until we can go outside in a week or so. She does exactly as expected of her throughout the therapy sessions.
9/9/2021 08:32:14 am
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4/26/2022 10:14:22 am
My wife and I adopted a Jindo, had it for 4 days, it was very sick and put me in the hospital (bad bite) while it ended up on a Rabies watch, got rid of it before spending any more money on Vet bills and medicines. We are very happy now with our Goldendoodle, the Jindo is now just a bad memory.
7/6/2022 12:05:17 am
From your comment sounds like you lack the patience or demeanour for any specialist breeds like this, and made exactly the right choice with the goldendoodle.
7/3/2022 06:00:43 pm
My girl is about 7 yrs old now rescued from a Seoul SouthKorea dog meat farm. we were asked to foster her and we kept her. She was very traumatized when we got her- and not socialized at all.
7/9/2022 12:02:19 am
I agree with most of this. My pup seems to be an exception to a couple things.
11/15/2022 02:33:14 am
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