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Jindo Corgi Mix: Pictures, Guide, Info, & Care

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Despite being descended from the popular Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Korean Jindo, the mix isn’t that well-known. Still, while they might not be as recognized as their parents, the Jindo Corgi Mix shares the best traits of both. They are spirited, confident, and brilliant watchdogs. This guide introduces you to a new breed for you to adore.

Breed Overview

Height:

10–22 inches

Weight:

28–50 pounds

Lifespan:

12–15 years

Colors:

Black and tan, brindle, fawn, gray, white, red, sable

Suitable for:

Active families, houses with a yard, experienced dog owners, single pet homes

Temperament:

Alert, affectionate, intelligent, independent, brave, loyal, protective

The Jindo Corgi Mix is a hybrid breed descended from the Korean Jindo and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They are highly intelligent with an excellent work ethic and inherit their parents’ skills in hunting and herding.

Affectionate, devoted, and agile, the Jindo Corgi Mix is a medium-sized breed that’s happy to protect the family and then cuddle at the end of the day. Once trained, they are excellent companions that excel in agility, obedience, tracking, and herding. They adore their owners and will follow you around the house to watch over your activities.

Jindo Corgi Mix Characteristics

Energy:
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High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Trainability:
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Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Health:
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Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Lifespan:
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Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Sociability:
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Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

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Jindo Corgi Mix Puppies

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Since the Jindo Corgi Mix isn’t one of the most well-known or popular hybrid breeds, it can be difficult to find breeders who focus on them. Although the low demand means the puppies that you do find will likely be more affordable than more popular dogs, you might not find one in or around your area.

Remember to keep an eye on rescues and shelters too. A Jindo Corgi Mix might not be surrendered to a local shelter, but you might find one farther away. You might not find a 50/50 mixed puppy at a shelter, but they’ll be just as loving, intelligent, and confident as a fully hybrid Jindo Corgi Mix is.

As a puppy, the Jindo Corgi Mix is inquisitive, spunky, and a keen mischief maker. Training them in obedience, house training, and socialization should start on day one, and you should also consider joining a group obedience class. Whether you’re a new or experienced owner, group classes will provide opportunities for your puppy to meet other dogs and people.

Parent breeds of the Jindo Corgi Mix
Image Credit: Left – jamongcreator, Shutterstock | Right – ElfinFox, Pixabay

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Temperament & Intelligence of the Jindo Corgi Mix

The Korean Jindo and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are similar and vastly different at the same time. This is what makes the temperament of the Jindo Corgi Mix so varied.

All the puppies will share the same energy levels as their parents and require plenty of exercise and training to learn self-control and prevent destructive behavior. They’re also incredibly intelligent and aren’t afraid to solve problems on their own if necessary.

Sociability is where the Jindo Corgi Mix varies the most. Some take after the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and are happy to cuddle with everyone in the family, while others share the Jindo’s devotion to one person. Others will be an even-tempered mix of the two.

Beyond whichever parent your Jindo Corgi Mix puppy takes after the most, though, they will be loyal and protective. They are devoted to their owners and adore following you around the house to help or just sit close by.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

Both the Jindo and the Corgi are evenly matched when it comes to how well they get along with children. Their hybrid puppies are mostly even-tempered toward family members, even the younger ones. Both breeds can be protective, though, and the Corgi’s heeler instincts might lead to a few ankle nips. Conversely, the Jindo’s temperament might make the hybrid puppies more aloof, as they tend to bond strongly with one person in the family.

Always supervise your children when they play with dogs. Both children and puppies need to learn how to play safely and respect each other to prevent injuries.

Does This Breed Get Along With Other Pets?

It can be difficult to predict whether your Jindo Corgi Mix will be suitable for a multi-pet home due to how differently the Jindo and the Corgi interact with other dogs.

The Jindo was bred for hunting. They have a high prey drive and are well-known for not getting along with other dogs, especially if the other dog is male or the same sex. Their dislike for other animals makes them more suited for single-pet homes.

However, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is more sociable. As a herding breed, they’re gentler and more protective of other animals. That said, they are a heeler-type herder and can be snappy, especially toward people’s ankles. Some dogs and other pets might dislike or feel threatened by the habit.

This doesn’t mean you can’t introduce your Jindo Corgi Mix puppy to another pet, though. Socializing them from a young age and letting them grow up with another dog will help them learn how to interact with them. The friendly temperament of the Corgi can often temper the Jindo’s dislike for other dogs.

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Things to Know When Owning a Jindo Corgi Mix

Getting a new puppy is always exciting, but you need to know more about them than just the breed’s history and temperament. This section will expand on how to care for your Jindo Corgi Mix.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

As with all dogs, high-quality food is always the best. Your Jindo Corgi Mix needs a balanced diet that is tailored to their age. You’ll need to make a few adjustments depending on how many treats your dog gets for good behavior!

Keep in mind that Jindos are known for eating less than other dogs, often to the point of worrying their owners. They can quickly become picky eaters if you use treats and other methods to make their food more appealing. However, Corgis are more than happy to eat anything put in front of them, which is why they’re more prone to obesity.

Discuss diet options with your veterinarian, and monitor your Jindo Corgi Mix’s eating habits to find the best solution for their food needs. Don’t forget to ensure that any dog food made at home meets vet-recommended nutritional requirements.

Exercise 🐕

Neither the Jindo nor the Corgi likes being idle. They were both bred to do certain jobs—hunting for the Jindo and herding for the Corgi—and have the energy and stamina needed to help them excel. As companion dogs, both need regular exercise, and their mixed puppies will also have plenty of energy for you to manage.

You should always make sure your Jindo Corgi Mix has access to plenty of activities to challenge their minds and get them moving around. If they’re bored, they’ll figure out mischievous ways of amusing themselves. Walk them twice a day, and set aside plenty of time to play fetch, learn a new trick, or set up a puzzle toy.

Training 🎾

The Jindo and the Corgi are two breeds with high work ethics and intelligence. These traits serve them well when it comes to training but can also get them into trouble. If they’re not well socialized, they can exhibit unwanted behavior, particularly when interacting with children or other animals. Most of all, you need to teach your Jindo Corgi Mix how to handle different situations and how to approach people and animals.

You’ll need to be firm but not aggressive in your corrections. Provide plenty of rewards, go at your dog’s pace, and step back when you need to. Training sessions should be short and fun.

Grooming ✂️

One of the biggest similarities between the Jindo and the Corgi is their thick double coat. It varies in length, with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi having a slightly shorter coat than the Jindo. However, the length makes it easier to care for and it does require slightly less brushing.

The Jindo Corgi Mix’s double coat will shed throughout the year, though not excessively. Grooming them once or twice a week with a de-shedder or de-matting rake is suitable for these dogs. Do note that they will blow their coat twice a year and will need to be brushed more frequently at these times.

Besides tending to their fur, you need to check and clean their ears to prevent infection, brush their teeth, and trim their claws.

Health and Conditions 🏥

Mixed breeds always benefit from the life expectancy and health of their parent breeds. Both the Jindo and the Corgi are relatively long-lived and have only a handful of common health problems. The Jindo is the healthier of the two, with the Pembroke Welsh Corgi prone to a few more illnesses. Corgis are also well known for having weight problems.

You should always choose a breeder who screens their dogs for known conditions and keeps up-to-date veterinary records.

Minor Conditions
  • Allergies
  • Eye disorders
  • Joint dysplasia
Serious Conditions
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Discoid lupus
  • Heart conditions
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Von Willebrand disease

Male vs. Female

The biggest factor that plays a part in the temperament of the Jindo Corgi Mix isn’t whether they’re male or female, but rather the parent that they take after the most. Both sexes are intelligent, energetic, and alert, with a need for physical and mental activity. Neutering or spaying your mixed-breed puppy can negate many of the unwanted behavioral issues that intact dogs can exhibit.

Before you decide on a male or female Jindo Corgi, make sure to spend time with the dog themselves. Learn how they interact with you and your family to make sure they suit everyone before bringing them home.

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3 Little-Known Facts About the Jindo Corgi Mix

1. They Are Escape Artists

One of the traits that the Korean Jindo is best known for is their ability to problem solve. Their intelligence often gets them into and out of trouble. If they’re not well-trained, they’ll find their own solutions to problems. Unfortunately, this includes finding a way out of the yard when they’re left to their own devices. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi excels at agility too, despite their low-set body.

With their parents’ escape-artist tendencies, you’ll need to make doubly sure that your backyard is secure when you let out your Jindo Corgi Mix. Make sure the fence is sturdy—and high enough to avoid your dog jumping over it—and ensure that the gates are secure and can’t be opened by inquisitive canines. You should also make sure your Jindo Corgi Mix is supervised, and you must work on their recall to prevent any escape attempts.


2. They Are National and Royal Treasures

Although the Korean Jindo and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi are two different breeds with vastly different histories, they are both adored by their respective countries. The Jindo has been a national treasure in Korea since 1962 and even took part in the opening ceremony for the Seoul Olympic games in 1988. The Corgi stole the heart of Queen Elizabeth II in 1933 and was a beloved breed throughout her lifetime.


3. The Jindo Cardigan Welsh Corgi Mix Is a Similar Breed

Of the two Corgi breeds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is the younger but more popular one. As a result, they’re usually used for the Jindo Corgi Mix. However, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi can be bred with the Korean Jindo too.

The Jindo Cardigan Corgi mix is similar in appearance and temperament to the Jindo Pembroke Corgi. Like the difference between the Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis, however, it’s important to remember that they are different dogs.

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Final Thoughts

Descended from the Korean Jindo and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the Jindo Corgi Mix has the instincts of a hunter and a herder. They are incredibly protective of their family, whether they bond with one person like the Jindo or adore everyone like the Corgi.

Highly intelligent, they can get themselves into mischief by finding their own solutions to puzzles, but they also catch on quickly to training. The breed excels at obedience, agility, tracking, and herding. They also need plenty of socialization to teach them to get along with people and other dogs.

Whether they’re an equal mix of Jindo and Corgi or lean more toward one or the other, the Jindo Corgi Mix is a loyal companion. They adore being around their people but aren’t clingy. Most of all, they’ll love to spend time with you on walks, during games of fetch in the yard, or when cuddled up on the couch.

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