What Are Jindo Puppies?


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The Jindo is a Spitz-type dog breed originating from Jindo Island in Korea, where it is officially designated as a national treasure. It is similar to the Akita and shiba inu, breeds native to Japan.

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The Jindo is a medium-sized dog standing 18 to 25 inches tall and weighing 25 to 60 pounds. The preferred height range is 19 1/2 to 21 inches for males and 18 1/2 to 20 inches for females. The build is strong and square with a distinctly tucked-up belly. Jindos were originally bred for hunting and are active, energetic and intelligent with independent dispositions. The Jindo is recognized by the United Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique Internationale and, as of August 2014, is working toward full recognition by the American Kennel Club.

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