Korean Jindo Dog
Korean Jindo Dog - Group V. - Spitz and primitive types, Section 5 - Asian Spitz and related breeds.
It's a very independent, intelligent and courageous dog. By proper early socialization it is obedient and devoted to its owner. When it is well socialized and trained it is faithful and loyal companion, watchdog and energetic defender, that you can always rely on.
Its owner should not be in any case an inexperienced beginner. If at young age of socialization it is neglected, it can be jarring in adulthood and tend to act aggressively to strangers, because as instincts lingering territorial protection and defensive, it is strong and deeply rooted. That is why it is so important that the owner already had some previous experience with breeding of dogs of this type, in order there must be enough understanding and that under all possible situations very careful. Additionally, it should be a person calm and serene, blessed with natural authority, who can at all the times exercise peacefully.
Korean Jindo Dog is "One-man dog" that must be willing to accept a new owner, but it ceases to be loyal and faithful to the previous one. There is not good to change the owner during dog´s development it should fatally reflect to dog´s character. To strangers it usually remains distrustful. It has developed a strong defensive instinct. For a truly pleasant coexistence it is also necessary not to permanently keep the dog in an outdoor kennel, but it can be as much as possible, preferably permanently, together with the owner and its family members. Contact with "its own" people is important for dog mentally and it is a prerequisite for its good controllability.
This is a medium-sized dog balanced strong body and almost square, the highest short rectangular body frame. Pricked ears and a tail, carried in the heat of passion it is always awake, curled or curved sickle, underscores the vivid expression and fully justified impression of agility, strength, alertness and dignity. Height at withers, male is 50 to 55 cm and female is 45-50 cm. Weight of body, male is between 18-23 kg, female is between 15 to 19 kg.
The head has the overall shape of a blunt triangle, and must never be rough or non-precious. The chewing muscles are powerfully developed and the hair on the cheeks is detached, this character is considered a very typical. Skull should be medium, above is slightly rounded and to the eyes narrowing. The frontal slope should be clear, not too steep. Longitudinal front furrow is only slightly marked. The muzzle must not be thick and elongated. The nose should be black, but white coloured individuals can be mass (pink) colours.
Lips are thin at the edges of black pigmented close fitting to the jaws and teeth, but the top slightly overlapping the lower. The teeth must be very strong, scissor bite is required. Cheeks are well developed, dryly muscled, moderately rounded flow into the muzzle.
Eyes should be dark brown, rather small, almond-shaped and very lively expression. Earlobes must be perfectly erected, medium-sized, triangular and thin. They may not be deployed either too high or too low. It is desirable that the inner side was covered with short, smooth and dense coat.
The neck should be strong, well-balanced, muscular neck in nicely arched, especially when excited, proudly carried upward. The body must be strong and straight back dryly muscled and strong shoulders that are narrower than chest.
The tail is set high enough and if it is stretched downward, reaching the tip of the hock. It may be carried up straight stretched, and then the move should not sway from side to side, or may be curved sickle or curled so that its tip touches the stern or one of the weaknesses. But it must not be coiled into a tight circle completely. It is heavily coated, especially underneath.
The chest should be broad, deep enough and not too broad. Ribs should have moderated spring chest is well developed, tummy tuck. The forelegs are straight and parallel to each other. Shoulders should be strong, right oblique, powerfully muscled. Elbows close to body, pasterns are slightly slanted. Paws are "cat" (a short circular shape), toes tight, strong nails, preferably black in colour (black is preferred). The pads should be thick and very flexible.
The hindquarters must be moderately angulated, straight and parallel to each other. Dewclaws should be removed except in those countries where the law on animal protection, this procedure is prohibited. Thighs are adequately strong, moderately angulated knees, hocks low over the base, properly bent.
The body coat consists of a top coat and undercoat. The undercoat is soft, dense, bright colours so rich that the topcoat is not contiguous, but rather wispy.
Compared with the hair on the body, the hair on the head, ears or legs is shorter, while the neck, withers, back and rump is longer. The tail and rear side of the thigh should be longer than somewhere on the body. Its colour may be red, fawn, white, black, black and tan, sable (formed uniformly blended mixture of hair colours white, black and fawn) or annealed (known as "tiger", during which they are on a light background narrow, dark brownish or black stripes, especially evident in young adults).
Any faults from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and accurately assessed by the degree of expression with regard to the health and welfare of the male or female.