What is a Jindo?
(emphasis on physical aspect)
The Jindo dog is an Asian spitz breed, indigenous to an island (Jindo Island) off the coast of South Korea. They are designated as Natural Treasure #53 by the South Korean government and are valued for their intelligence, courage, and loyalty. Jindo dogs are a medium-sized breed, usually ranging between 35-45 lbs. Despite their size, though, they are strong and agile dogs. They are utilized as guard dogs, hunting dogs, and companion animals on both the island and the Korean mainland.
Jindo dogs comes in a variety of styles, but upright ears, an upright tail, a double-coat, a domed head, and Korean eyes are trademarks of the breed. (Korean eyes = a bit roundish in shape with corners upturned)
Dogs are commonly found as reds and whites, but greys, black/tans, blacks, and brindles are also present in much fewer numbers.