Where Are Jindos From?
Named after their native South Korean island, the Jindo breed ran free for thousands of years, developing their searching and hunting skills before becoming domesticated.
They’re well known for having an uncanny sense of direction and being fiercely loyal to their owners. One famous story involves a Jindo that traveled nearly 200 miles to return to their original handler.
This combination of history, valor, determination, and heritage has resulted in great respect for the breed from the South Korean government. In fact, the Jindo has been named as the 53rd Natural Monument of Korea and is thereby shielded from abuse and slaughter. Although the exportation of Jindos from Korea is forbidden, many have traveled with Korean families to other countries.
Jindos in the United States are known for being medium-sized companion animals, suited for both city and country living. The Jindo breed was entered into the American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service category in 2008.