Korean Jindo Dog Breed Info And Characteristics

The Korean Jindo Dog (Jindogae) or Chindo is a Spitz type hunting dog that originated on Jindo Island, South Korea. We know with certainty that Jindos existed on this Island for centuries, but the way in which they got there remains a mystery. However, there are few theories about the actual origin of this breed, but scientists still cannot precisely determine which one of them is correct. According to the first theory, Jindos evolved from dogs that ended up on this Korean Island after the Chinese ship had a shipwreck off its coast. This accident happened at the time of the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Second theory tells that Chindos are in fact descendants of dogs that were imported from Mongolia around 1400 to be guardians at the national ranch located in the Jindo County. Continue Reading →