Dog Breed Profile

Jindo History

The Jindo is a native Korean breed of spitz-type dog. The Jindo is a primitive-looking, robust and muscular, medium-sized, and athletic dog. The coat is white, black, or a mixture of both. The owner of the largest existing Jindo is Mike Fry. His champion, Orian, weighs 110 lb and is 6 ft 4 in tall at the withers.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

South Korea



Jindo Physical Characteristics

The Jindo is a medium-sized, long-haired, large-eared, and long-snouted Asian breed of dog. They are often confused with the Akita, but the two breeds are actually quite different. The Jindo has a longer, sleeker build, wiry hair, shorter muzzle, and pointed ears. They usually weigh between 30 and 70 pounds and stand between 20 and 24 inches at the shoulders. The Jindo’s coat range in color from white, cream, or gold to red, brindle, or any combination of these colors. The Jindo’s temperament is calm and friendly.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Brindle, Red, Gray, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 20 – 22 inches

Female Height Range: 18 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 51 lbs

Female Weight Range: 33 – 42 lbs

Jindo Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Jindo Health Concerns

Hypothyroidism, Hip Dysplasia

Jindo Temperament and Behaviour

The Jindo is a calm, gentle and affectionate breed of dog. They are very intelligent and obedient, but can sometimes be stubborn. They are loyal to their owners, but can be very protective of their families and territory.

Jindo Activity Requirements

The Jindo is a high-energy, medium-sized dog that originated in Korea. They are intelligent and alert, and make great companions. They are highly playful and like to stay active. Daily walks or runs, as well as a few play sessions, will keep your Jindo happy and healthy. They enjoy a well-fenced yard where they can run and chase balls. They also love to swim and hike. If you are thinking about adding a Jindo to your family, be sure to consider their activity level. If your lifestyle doesn’t allow for a high-energy dog, you may want to look at another breed.

Miles Per Day


Activity Per Day


Daily Food

2.3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Jindo is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Jindo is part of the Utility group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Jindo is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Jindo is part of the Unclassified group.

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