Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Korea Jindo Dog

Korean Jindo


ORIGIN

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Korea.

PUBLISHED

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09.11.2004.
KC
February 2009

UTILISATION

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Hunting dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 5Asian Spitz and related breeds
Without working trial

KC
Utility

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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There is no written record about the origin of the Korea Jindo Dog, but many authorities agree that this breed has existed for several thousands of years in the Island of Jindo, which is located at the South-West end of the Korean peninsula. About the ancient origin, however, among different theories, the main accepted is, that the Jindo Dog is indigenous to Korea; the breed has been well preserved in this island due to the transportation difficulties in those days. In Korea, Korea Jindo Dogs are called Jindo-kae or Jindo-kyon. Kae or Kyon are Korean words for dog.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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The Korea Jindo Dog is a well-proportioned medium-sized dog used for hunting and guarding. With erect ears and a rolled or sickle-shaped tail it should be a vivid expression of agility, strength, alertness and dignity.
KC
Medium size, balanced, well muscled and agile, with erect ears and a curled or sickle tail.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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Ratio between height at withers length of body = 10 10,5.
KC
Keen expression, showing strength and alertness, yet dignified. Originally used for hunting and guarding.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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The Korea Jindo Dog has a very strong instinct for hunting and is bold, brave, alert and careful, not tempted easily and impetuous. But most of all he is extremely faithful to his master. On the whole he is not fond of other animals, especially males. He also has a good sense of direction.
A one-man dog, he readily accepts a new master, but never forgets his attachment towards the former master who raised him from puppyhood. He keeps himself clean and eats sparingly.
KC
Spirited, brave, with strong hunting instinct. Loyal to their owner.

HEAD

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In general, the head forms a blunt triangle when viewed from above and does not make the dog appear clumsy or coarse.
KC
Of medium size and in proportion to the body. When viewed from above, head forms a blunt triangle without coarseness. Free of wrinkle. Definite stop, which should not be abrupt, and a slight furrow extending over the forehead. Cheeks moderately developed but without loose skin. Muzzle straight, of moderate depth. Ratio of nose to stop and stop to occiput is 2 to 3. Lips tight and black. In white dogs, flesh colour is permissible on nose and lips.

CRANIAL REGION

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The skull is of medium size in proportion to the body. The top is slightly rounded and tapering down gradually to the eyes. The width between the ears is moderate in proportion to the size of the head.

Skull

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Stop

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Well defined, but not too abrupt. There is a slight furrow extending up towards forehead.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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Black. In case of white dog, flesh colour is permitted.

Muzzle

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The muzzle should not be bulky nor turned upward.
KC
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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Black, closing tightly, thin and not pendulous; upper lip slightly covers the lower lip.

Jaws/Teeth

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Very strong; scissors bite.

Cheeks

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Well developed, dry and moderately round when viewed from side and front; narrowing to the end of the nose.

Eyes

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Dark brown in colour, rather small in proportion to the size of the head, almond in shape and very lively; the outer corner of both eyes is slanted towards the ears.
KC
Relatively small, almond shaped, obliquely set and placed well apart. Dark brown, clear and bright.

Ears

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Of medium size, triangular in shape, thick and perfectly erect; ears, set neither high nor low, point slightly forward in line with the back of the neck. Inside of ears, a fine and dense texture of coat is desirable.
KC
Medium size, triangular in shape, thick and perfectly erect. Set neither high nor low, inclining slightly forward in line with the back of the neck.

NECK

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Rather well-balanced and thick without dewlap, well muscled and strong. The Korea Jindo Dog carries his neck proudly and well arched when excited.
KC
Slightly arched, medium length, thick and muscular, without dewlap.

BODY

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Slightly longer, measured from point of shoulder to point of buttock, than height at withers. Level back, ribs well sprung with well developed brisket. Firmly muscled loin. Moderate tuck up.

Back

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Strong and straight.

Loin

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Well muscled, taut, lean and narrower than the rib cage.

Chest

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Strong and moderately deep, but not too broad. The deepest point of chest reaches just above the elbow, but same level with the elbow is also acceptable. Ribs well sprung. Brisket well developed.

Underline and belly

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Drawn up.

TAIL

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When let down, the tip of the tail should reach the hock. Root rather set high, stands straight firmly and should not sway when the dog moves. Sickle-shaped or rolled, the end of the tail touching the back or the flank. Should not be too curled. The tail is profusely feathered.
KC
In balance with the body. Set on high, thick and carried curled or curved as a sickle. Profusely feathered.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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Forelegs straight and parallel when viewed from front.
KC
Shoulders strong, powerful, moderately laid back. Elbows set close to the body. Forelegs straight and parallel when viewed from the front. Pasterns slightly sloping.

Shoulder

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Strong and powerful and well laid back.

Elbow

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Close to the body, turned neither in nor out.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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Slightly slanting forward when viewed from side.

FEET

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Cat like, very tight. Pads thick and well cushioned, turning neither in nor out. Nails strong, preferably black.

Forefeet

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Cat feet. Toes rather short, roundish, compact and tight.
Nails strong; black colour is preferred. Pads thick and well-cushioned.

Hind feet

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Identical with forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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When viewed from side, the hindlegs are moderately angulated; when viewed from the rear, hindlegs stand straight, parallel and neither too wide nor too close.
Dewclaws should be removed except in countries where their removal is forbidden by law.
KC
Strong and muscular, well developed thighs with moderate turn of stifle. Hocks strong and well let down, but with only moderate angulation, turning neither in nor out.

Thigh

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Well-developed.

Stifle

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Moderately angulated.

HIND LEGS

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Hock

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Well let down, not straight, moderately angulated.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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The gait of Korea Jindo Dog is powerful and steady. The back should remain firm and level. He trots carrying his head high, but when speed increases, the head is carried rather low, almost at the level of the shoulders. The upper part of the tail moves slightly according to the change of direction of the dog.
KC
Resilient and vigorous with strides of moderate length. At the trot, the back remains firm and level. Head carried high, but as pace increases the head is sometimes carried lower, almost at the level of the shoulders.

COAT

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HAIR

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The Korea Jindo Dog has a double coat. Undercoat is soft, dense, light in colour, but sufficient to support the outercoat. Outercoat is stiff and stands somewhat off body. Comparing with the hair of the body, the hair on head, legs and ears is shorter and the hair on the neck, withers, back and rump is longer. The hair on tail and back of thighs is longer than on the rest of the body.
KC
Outer coat coarse, straight and standing off the body with soft, dense undercoat. Coat at neck, withers and rump slightly longer than on the rest of the body. Hair on tail and thighs more profuse.

COLOUR

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The colours of the Korea Jindo Dog are red fawn, white, black, black and tan, wolf grey and brindle.
KC
Red in various shades from deepest red to pale fawn; may have fainter markings on muzzle, cheeks, chest, belly and back. White: may have gold tinges on ears and legs. Black and tan: tan markings restricted to spot over each eye, cheeks, inside of ears, legs and tail.

SIZE

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Dogs 48-53 cms (19-20 ¾ ins). Ideally 51 cms (20 ins). Bitches 46-51 cms (18-20 ins). Ideally 48 cms (19 ins).

Height at withers

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Males: 50-55cm, ideal 53-54 cm.
Bitches: 45-50 cm, ideal 48-49 cm.

Weight

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Males: 18 - 23 kg.
Bitches: 15 - 19 kg.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Not enough muscled.
Bones too thick or too fine.
Level bite.
Non-erect ears.
Dropping tail, short tail.
Overangulation.
Straight hock, cow hock, barrel hock.
Long coat or short coat.
Choppy gait, stilted gait.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Aggressive or overly shy.
Oversize, undersize.
Undershot, overshot.
Doggy bitch, bitchy dog.
More than 3 missing teeth.
Lack of pigment, albinism.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

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Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.