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Jindo Corgi Mix: Info, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts

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The Korean Jindo and the Welsh Corgi are bred to create the Jindo Corgi mix. Contributions from each parent breed result in a mixed breed that is highly intelligent, devoted, and high-spirited. These medium-sized, stout dogs make amazing watchdogs and the most wonderful companions.

A Jindo Corgi Mix doesn’t get the recognition it deserves because it is not that well known, but we hope we can change that with this guide. Read on to learn more about this spectacular mixed breed.

Height: 12–18 inches
Weight: 30–40 pounds
Lifespan: 12–14 years
Colors: Black, white, brindle, fawn, sable
Suitable for: Someone looking for an affectionate dog that’s not needy, a watchdog
Temperament: Loyal, intelligent, athletic, friendly, affectionate, responds well to training

The Jindo Corgi mix combines two spectacular breeds. The Jindo is a medium-sized dog bred for guarding and hunting, while the smaller and stubbier Corgi was bred for herding. Put these two characteristics together, and you get a well-proportioned, medium-sized dog with a unique but distinguishing appearance and a high level of intelligence. The Jindo Corgi Mix is an active and playful watchdog that is happy to curl up in its owner’s lap after its work is done. This powerful, hard-working, and agile breed is devoted and affectionate toward its humans.

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Jindo Corgi Mix Breed Characteristics


Jindo Corgi Mix Breed Puppies

A Jindo Corgi Mix puppy may be difficult to find, but you will most likely find one from a breeder. If you are patient enough, this mix may end up in a shelter or rescue. Adopting or rescuing a puppy is also encouraged, but in this case, with such a specific mix, finding a breeder may be a better option.

While all puppies are energetic and curious when you bring them home, a Jindo Corgi Mix may have a little bit extra and touch of confidence and spunk.

Parent breeds of Jindo Corgi Mix
The parent breeds of Jindo Corgi Mix: Left – jamongcreator, Shutterstock | Right – ElfinFox, Pixabay

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Jindo Corgi Mix 🧠

The parents of this mix are friendly and affectionate dogs, but the Jindo has a tendency to be a one-person dog, and the personalities of a mixed breed can differ. However, the Jindo is brave, smart, and devoted. They are loyal guardians and valued as independent and confident hunters. On the flip side, they are calm, thoughtful, and affectionate. The Corgi is also very intelligent, loyal, and courageous, and contrary to its counter half, the Corgi enjoys being a part of the “pack.”

The Jindo Corgi Mix may be a confident and high-spirited dog. Intelligence, loyalty, and guardianship will be guaranteed traits, as well as unconditional love and companionship.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

The Jindo Corgi mix makes a great family pet. Especially if you are looking for a medium-sized, affectionate, playful watchdog. They are a great size for children to interact with, given they are properly socialized, and their loyalty knows no bounds. Because of the Jindo’s tendency to direct its loyalty to one person, your mix may carry the same trait and connect more with the person who is home the most. However, it will still love its human family but may be suspicious of strangers.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

With a history of hunting and herding from both parents, the Jindo Corgi mix has a high prey drive, which may be a challenge for a home with cats and other small pets. However, as long as they are brought up together and well-socialized, it shouldn’t be a problem.

The Jindo is known not to be too fond of other strange dogs, especially males, but this shouldn’t stop you from bringing one home if you already have a pet.

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Things to Know When Owning a Jindo Corgi Mix:

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

A Jindo Corgi Mix should be fed a high-quality, well-balanced dog food approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

It should be age-appropriate, and your vet can recommend portion sizes according to your dog’s caloric needs.  Jindos are typically light eaters, while corgis are prone to being overweight, so it’s important not to free-feed the dog.

You can offer an occasional treat, especially during training, and always make sure your dog has fresh water. It is always best to have your vet assess your dog so they can recommend the best diet, portions, and feeding schedule.

Exercise 🐕

The Jindo corgi Mix is a highly active and energetic breed that requires adequate mental and physical stimulation. They will enjoy long walks and hikes and sports such as agility. They love having a job to do and will be happy if that job is to walk or catch a ball.

Exercise and stimulation will help reduce their likelihood to dig, chew or indulge in destructive behavior. A tired dog is a good dog.

Training 🎾

This is a very intelligent mix that, while easy to train, may provide some challenges as it takes a preference to the alpha position. They will need a firm, confident owner who can let them know their place. They also have a high prey drive, so the dog may dart off if it sees a smaller animal or something it may mistake for prey, but again, if the owner is firm and knows how to handle a high prey drive, this can be managed.

Break training into shorter sessions to keep your dog interested, and always use positive reinforcement, as this mix can be sensitive. The Jindo Corgi Mix is eager to please and loves a challenge. The more exercise, mental stimulation, and patience it receives, the easier it will be to train. Ensure to start as early as possible, along with early socialization.

Grooming ✂️

If you want to keep your floors clean, get ready for regular sweeping and vacuuming. Both parent breeds have a double coat that will shed excessively twice a year. During this time, extra brushing and grooming will be needed; for the rest of the year, a weekly brushing will keep loose hairs at bay. They will need a bath, nail trims, and weekly tooth brushing.

puppy jindo corgi mixed breed dog
Photo Credit: Electric Sheep Media, Shutterstock

Health and Conditions ❤️

All dogs have the potential to experience hereditary health issues, but some breeds are more prone to certain conditions than others. Both parent breeds have a good life expectancy, and Jindo’s only have a few health concerns and get to live a generally long and healthy life. It is vital that your breeder provides health certificates and that you take your dog for annual vet check-ups to help prevent any health issues. A healthy diet, exercise, and awareness of our dog’s health can help them live long and happy lives.

As a dog owner, knowing about the health issues the breed potentially faces is essential. The Jindo Corgi Mix is prone to health issues, both serious and minor.

Minor Conditions
  • Elbow and hip dysplasia
  • Eye conditions
  • Ear infections
  • Allergies
Serious Conditions
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Discoid lupus
  • Cardiac issues
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Von Willebrands disease

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Male vs Female

Both male and female Jindo Corgis are simple to train. They tend to tolerate training well and readily adjust to an active lifestyle. Males are faster, more agile, and more energy-conserving than females because they are taller and leaner than females.

The history and temperament of the dog are more important than the gender and should be the basis for your decision. Sterilized dogs from any breed are generally calmer, less territorial, and have reduced risks of gender-related diseases. However, within the Jindo breed, same-sex dog hostility is frequently the norm within the home, and opposite-sex pairs are usually advised.

3 Little-Known Facts About The Jindo Corgi Mix

1. They are Great Jumpers

Jindos are skilled athletes and accomplished jumpers. This is a great trait to breed into a Corgi, but be aware of this skill if you have a short fence!

2. Their Ancestry Dates Back to the 10th Century

According to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, it is believed that the Pembroke’s ancestry dates back to at least the 10th century.

3. According to Legend, they are Enchanted

According to Welsh mythology, Pembroke Welsh Corgis were utilized by the fairies and elves of Wales to draw fairy coaches, tend fairy cattle, and act as the mount for fairy warriors. Even now, if you look closely, you can still make out the traces of Pembroke’s coat’s “fairy saddle” over the shoulders.

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Final Thoughts

The Jindo Corgi Mix is a spectacular canine. They can live a long and happy life with the correct care. They are highly intelligent, affectionate, active, playful, and high-spirited. Despite their size, they also make great watchdogs. They are suitable pets for any active family willing to put in the training, and they can adapt to most environments. With minimal grooming needs, moderate exercise needs, and being easy to train, they can be great dogs for first-time owners.

Featured Photo Credit: Electric Sheep Media, Shutterstock

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