Korean Jindo Dog Puppies
Have you been dreaming about Korean Jindo Dog puppies in your quest for a new best friend?
This breed is rare, so you may not have encountered them before. Here’s everything you need to know.
Where to Get Korean Jindo Dog Puppies
Korean Jindo Dogs are very rare in the USA, which means you’re unlikely to find them in any shelter. You can call around and ask, or perhaps find a dog who resembles one, but the chances of finding a purebred are low.
Even breeders of the Korean Jindo Dog are rare in the USA, so be wary if you think you’ve found one and fully check them out. Look for a breeder that has a spay/neuter contract in place, doesn’t let the puppy go to a new home before eight weeks old, answers all of your questions, has health-tested the parents, and can provide papers to prove the dog is purebred. If they’re selling them for a cheap price or don’t have any of these things in place, walk away. The cheap price can be tempting, but this dog could have health and socialization issues that you really pay for later.
The last place you could potentially get a Korean Jindo Dog is from a Korean rescue. Sometimes countries have rescue organizations that will ship dogs to other countries, though this is likely to be pricey. Jinsoon…
The cost of a Korean Jindo Dog depends on where you get them from. A breeder is likely to charge around $1000 for a puppy.
If you adopt one from an overseas rescue organization, the cost will likely end up being a little cheaper, but not far off. This is because you’ll be charged for the dog’s airfare, etc.
This is a medium-sized Spitz dog. They have a thick tail with a medium-length coat that tends to feel harsh to the touch. Female Korean Jindo Dogs are a little smaller than the males, and tend to have more triangular heads. Hihi…
Korean Jindo Dogs are one of the most loyal breeds you can find. They’ll bond well to their owner and will stick by their side forever. You should, however, be mindful of their training and teach them gently and with respect. These intelligent dogs — like any dog — respond best to positive reinforcement training, and you risk harming your relationship with your dog by using harsher methods.
They do tend to be wary of strangers. This can be helped with early socialization and lots of positive association (like having strangers give them treats). However, your dog may simply never be the most social dog!
Although they’re great with their human families, they may not be the best breed to live with other dogs and smaller animals. They can be territorial and have a strong hunting instinct that can be a problem. Fall_in…
Korean Jindo Dog Puppies’ Veterinary Needs
For the most part, the Korean Jindo Dog is relatively healthy. However, they can be prone to hypothyroidism. This can be helped by health-testing the parents, if you buy from a breeder, and keeping an eye out for any signs of this.
Apart from this, their veterinary needs are like any other dog.
They’ll need shots every year (and more as a puppy) to protect them from parvovirus, distemper, rabies, and other diseases. Until they’re considered fully vaccinated, you shouldn’t allow them to be around other dogs or walk in places where a lot of other dogs have. Parvovirus can live on the ground for a long time, so it’s important to be careful and never take any risks.
You should also give them a flea and heartworm prevention pill every month. Your vet can advise you on the best kind. Lobo…
The correct diet is a contested topic among owners. Kibble is the most popular choice, but you should make sure you choose a good one. Some kibble is more full of fillers than nutrients, and grain-free foods are a no-no, as they’ve been linked to heart disease over time. If you’re struggling, ask your vet for advice, as they’ll know your specific dog well.
Some owners choose to feed their dog a raw diet. While this has many benefits, do your research, and don’t try to prepare the meals yourself – have an expert handle it for you! Raw feeding, however, is significantly more expensive than kibble. Jimmy…
The Korean Jindo Dog sheds a lot, so if you have allergies, they may not be the dog for you. You should brush them a few times a week to get rid of excess hair.
You should also keep up with nail care. Every six to eight weeks, you’ll have to trim or file your dog’s nails down. If you do this as a puppy and provide lots of treats during the process, they’ll grow accustomed to it quickly.