The Korean Jindo is actually a sharp hunter rather a simple dog. It is independent, self-sufficient and self-administrated dog. It pays a great gratitude and loyalty to its owner. They accept only single owner dominance; a second or family member cannot grasp its control. It is watchful, detective, thinker, reactor and executor itself. It does not need step by step guidance, rather it can have its own solutions. They are fierce hunter and can make their prey helpless regardless their size and speed like deer. They enjoy and perform well when left in natural environments.
Quick reactive, violent, the Korean Jindo is not the dog for everyone. They are spitz-type, medium sized sturdy dogs. The glimpse is striking with bright eyes; attentive erected ear and curved tail make its appearance watchful. The power pack, jindo has flexibility for the variety of applications. They get late maturity, about two years, but they look pre-mature in its young age. The skin is thick, rough and dense, coat is medium and tail is curled about the rear portion. The gait is watchful sometimes rapid. The dog does never compromise on alertness even in rest.
The Korean Jindo is named after the name of an island ‘Jindo’, in south west of Korea. This island is known to be the origin of this breed. The breed is used as hunter of wild animals including deer, boars and rabbits a lot of centuries ago. The distinguishing feature of this hunter is that, it brings the prey to its owner, rather guiding the owner to the spot where injured prey is placed. Jindo can hunt independently or in the form of groups. In 1980s, the Korean Jindo was introduced to United States. Jindo is selected as the testimonial dog by the Koreans and was protected by law. This is the only breed of Korea which attained this high level of popularity. The loyalty and courage is enormous. Jindo can cross all level of obedience and love towards the owner.
The Korean Jindo Dog is famous for its steadfast devotion and mild tendency. High energetic, these dogs are purely hunters, however, can fit to apartment life after watchful socialization. They are not normally right for dog park locations. To exercise their daily activities, they need a wider area, but can be adjusted by planned regular walks within an enclosed area. Their long legs are helpful in jumping and they can cross the fence of 6 feet easily.
The Jindos are of free nature and need not to be bounded in a closed boundary. A young Jindo can attempt any possible way to get out of the fence either by digging, jumping or even climbing nearby tree. Jindo can prove to be outstanding watchdogs. They have enhanced ability to differentiate between friendly people and hostile, they can distinguish odd smells and sounds in the surrounding. They are watchful and will generate barking alarm to warn against threatening elements. As a general rule, Jindos do not accept food from strangers. Korean farmers also use Jindo as gatekeeper by leashing it near entrance a little loose.
The expression of the Jindo is liked by most of its owners. Nature of discovery impels the Jindo to solve puzzles and to do new things. To house-train, the dog should be adapted in its puppy-hood. A higher degree of socialization is mandatory to them if you want to keep them with other brand of dogs and pets. Provide family like atmosphere to them in their early senses. Control their aggressiveness on strangers and other animals, teach them about the amount of barking required. Never under estimate the warning and make your habit to address the call.
Owner Should Know
The double coat of Jindo sheds greatly twice a year. In the shedding period, additional care must be given to the coat. Warm baths can help in the process. Daily brushing is mandatory to remove the undercoat.
Apartment life is only suited if you have time to take two or three rounds of walk to satisfy them.
Most Jindos feel fear from water and will not want to go out in rain. Some fountains can also stop then going ahead. They did not want to be wet.
Expert dog trainer is suggested if you feel the dog’s obedience is doubtful.
Keep them leashed when leaving them alone a t home for some reason. They may get into some silly things if left open.
Introduce pets as many as possible during its socialization period.
Always buy healthy puppies from well named suppliers and trustworthy breeders.
Ensure puppies are clinically checked and found free of any disease.