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 Classification Natural Monument   53
 Name of Cultural
Jindo Dog of Jindo
 Kind of Cultural
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address Jindo, Jindo-eup  Jindo-gun  Jeollanam-do
 Owner Private property
 Manager Jindo-gun
 Description The Jindo dog is bred in Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do, and it is the Korean speciality.

The males are about 50-55cm long, and the females are about 45-50cm long.

In front view, the head and the face indicate an octagones.

This dog has a meek nature on the whole.

Its ears lean a little forward and rise stiffly.

Its eyes are a triangle and are dark-yellow or grey.

Their noses are mostly dark, while some are pale-red.

The Jindo dog has a bold nature, a keen nose and a good hearing.

Therefore, the dog is used for hunting.

Also it is faithful and smart.

The dog has a strong sense of homing, and it is suitable for pet or house dog.The first Jindo dog was introduced when a trade ship from China (the south Sung dynasty) was wrecked in the adjoining seas of Jindo (That time was about A.D.

5C) when Korea was divided into the 3 Kingdoms.

In the Sambyeolcho's resistance (Sambyeolcho is a kind of military during the Goryeo dynasty) against Mongol soldiers, the Jindo dog was used as a military dog.

The Jindo dog was introduced to protect ranches where military horses were raised during the Joseon dynasty.

The history regarding Jindo dogs isn't certain.

Since Jindo has been isolated far away from land, Jindo dogs seem to have been kept relatively pure bloods.

Jindo dogs of Jindo are under the legal protection of "The law for protection and raising of Jindo dogs", and "The law for preservation of cultural properties".

To protect the superior blood, the Jindo dog is designated and prtected as a natural monument.