Compared to other dogs, the Jindo Dog has many distinguished traits.
As a result of these special traits it was protected as a national treasure in 1938, during the Japanese colonial period.
It is now protected under the Cultural Properties Protection Act. The Jindo Dog is a dog known through out our country. Professor Mori, from Japan, explains that it is a native animal, descendants from the dogs raised by the people of the stone ages. However, during 1970 (30 years after the announcement of its origination), there are concerns of which the rumors, verbally passed down, is believed to be true by our people: that the ancestors of the Jindo Dog are the Mongol dogs or dogs from Song dynasty, China.
Considering these points, we wish to make clear that the Jindo Dog is our nations native dog as a result of document analysis and scientific research.