Size: 16-18kg (35-40lb) , 41-58cm (16-23in)

Grooming : average

Training : time consuming

Colours : yellow , red , tan , black , and any of these with white , solid white , brindle

Declared a national treasure in its Korean homeland , this breed developed in island of jindo as a hunting and guarding dog , like the akita in japan , the jindo descends from the first wolf dogs that arrived centuries ago in what is now korea . it was virtually unknown outside the country until it spread to north America late in the 20th century .still true to its purpose , it is intensely loyal and protective towards a strong owner , but is aloof with strangers and challenging to other dogs . the jindo needs plenty of exercise during which it will show a keen desire to hunt anything small and furred , from wild animal to pets