Korea Jindo Dog
The Korean Jindo - often called Korea Jindo Dog - is clearly not a dog for everyone. The breed has a pronounced hunting and guarding instinct. The special temperament of the four-legged dog belongs only in the hands of experienced dog owners. With the necessary knowledge and a large portion of consequence, however, this pelt-nose can also be raised to a pleasant family member.
The Korean Jindo was named Hunting and guard dog bred. That is why he is a very self-confident, active and loyal dog. You can train him successfully if you have experience in dealing with dogs. However, the Korea Jindo Dog also likes to act once independent, which can cause him to disobey commands. This temperament belongs only in the hands of experienced dog owners.
Towards his master, this quadruped is so loyal that many representatives of the breed not even accept food or treats from strangers. This can lead to problems if you have to give the dog away for any reason. It takes time for him to build trust with a new person. That is why he is a typical one-man dog.
The Korean Jindo is a guard dog through and through. He defends his home and family with all his might. In addition, this breed - typical of guard dogs - tends to Bark. If you want to receive visitors regularly, you must accustom the Korea Jindo Dog early and socialize him well. Otherwise his vigilant nature and the cautious nature of the pelt nose quickly lead to problems.
A distinctive feature of this breed is that the quadruped is does not get along very well with most other dogs. Especially with males there are often great difficulties. For this reason, the Korea Jindo Dog should be kept alone if possible and Intensively socialized be. His pronounced hunting instinct can only be brought under control with suitable exercise and intensive training.
The Koranic Jindo has a medium length, rough coat. This comes in reddish fawn, white, black, black and tan, wolf gray and brindle. He has a thick undercoat, which protects him from the cold in winter and is then particularly pronounced. It is lighter than the top coat, which stands out slightly. Despite its dense coat, its strong muscles significantly.
The females are with 45-50 cm a little smaller than the males of this medium breedwhich reach a size of 50-55 cm. Male representatives of the Korea Jindo Dog reach a weight of 18-23 kg, while adult female Korean Jindos weigh only 15-19 kg. The quadruped carries its well feathered tail slightly curled over its back. It often touches the back or flank. The triangular ears stand erect. His eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown.
The right food
As an athletic hunting and guard dog, the Korean Jindo absolutely needs a diet that is Many proteins includes. These support the muscle development and maintenance of the strong four-legged friend. In any case, the species-appropriate diet for dogs consists of mainly from meat, mixed with fruit and vegetables. Feeding barf food is also a good option for this breed.
The Korea Jindo Dog is known for being a picky eater to be. Therefore, you will probably have to test exactly which brands and varieties your four-legged friend likes - otherwise he will refuse to eat. Ideally, you should get your dog used to a few different types of food from puppyhood, so that there are no problems when one type is no longer available. Make sure that the food and treats you give your dog are always of high quality. Sugar or chemical additives have no place in it.
Also the Feed quantity is crucial. It is essential for the health of any dog that it is neither underweight nor overweight. If you are unsure of how much your dog should weigh and how large his daily food ration should be, your veterinarian can advise you on this. Divide the daily amount of food between two to three meals. Also make sure that your dog Access to fresh drinking water at any time has.
Korea Jindo Dog Care
In general, the Korean Jindo quite easy to clean. It is enough to brush once a week. Only in the change of coat daily combing is useful, otherwise the whole apartment is quickly excessively full of fur. In the case of soiling, it is usually sufficient to let it dry and comb it out later. A Bath the Korea Jindo Dog rarely needs. You should use the water-shy quadruped but already in puppy age gently get used to it, that occasional baths are necessary.
During the weekly coat care can be directly Eyes, ears, claws and teeth are checked. In this way, parasites or diseases can be detected and combated at an early stage. It is also advisable to brush the teeth regularly to prevent a support long dental health. Special eye and ear cleaners should also be used regularly. However, make sure that they do not contain any harmful ingredients. Your vet can advise you on this again. The claws should be shortened if necessary. Too long claws are very painful when walking. In addition, if the claws are too long, there is an increased risk of getting stuck with them and tearing out a claw.
Besides the care of the body is of course also not to neglect species-appropriate employment. The Korean Jindo is a extremely intelligent, sporty quadruped. For this reason it should daily physical and mental exercise experience. Suitable activities include dog sports such as agility, training new tricks and plenty of daily exercise - for example, jogging or running alongside the bike.
For the Korea Jindo Dog is no extraordinary accessories necessary. However, make sure that the leash, collar and harness High quality processed are, since this breed is quite strong, temperamental dog. Of course, the Jindo also needs bowls for food and water. Comfortable sleeping places must not be missing in any four-legged friend.
Get a comb that reaches down to the undercoat and a brush to brush out dead fur. The Dog shampoo should be mild to the sensitive skin of the dogso that the natural protection of skin and fur is not destroyed. In addition, you should have a claw scissors and high-quality cleaners for eyes and ears at home. Also special dog toothpaste and a suitable toothbrush for dogs should not be missing.
Origin & History
The exact origin of the breed is still unclear. There are various theories, but no written records of the original origin. However, it is believed that the Korean Jindo originated on the Jindo Island which is located in the southwest of Korea. Due to the geographically isolated location, the breed could presumably develop there undisturbed for thousands of years.
In 1938, the Korean Jindo became the National animal of Korea declared. There he is under nature and species protection. The breed is officially under a Export ban. Nevertheless, Korean smugglers brought some specimens to the USA in the 1980s, where the breed has been bred ever since. There, the Korean Jindo Association of America is committed to preserving the breed in its original form.
In 2003, the breed was exhibited outside Korea for the first time. This happened in Great Britain. On 06.07.2005 the Korea Jindo Dog was officially recognized by the FCI. Already on 10.03.1995 the FCI had recognized the breed provisionally. Also the VDH is in charge of this breed, but there are in this country currently no breeders of the Jindos. Therefore it is almost impossible to get a representative of this breed.