Pungsan Dog

USD $1000 - $1500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 254
Origin Korea
Other Names Korean Phungsan, Korean Poongsan, Poongsan
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $1000 - $1500
How much does a Pungsan Dog cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1000 to $1500 on your Pungsan Dog if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Pungsan Dog from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg),
Female: 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg)
Height Male: 20-24 inches (51-60 cm),
Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 19th Century
Ancestry Spitz

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Double, Fine, Harsh, Soft
Coat Colors Cream, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Black, Blue, Grey
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Pink, Red, Blue, Grey, Tan
Coat Color Possibilities White, Cream, Red, Brown, Black, Silver, Grey, Sable, Fawn, Blue
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Fluffy
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Defensive, Dominant, Energetic, Independent, Intelligent, Loyal, Obedient, Protective, Territorial
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Obesity
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3/4 cup
Daily Cost $20-$50
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Pungsan Dog have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Pungsan Dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in North Korea. It is a loyal and devoted companion, and its appearance is unique and striking. The Pungsan Dog has a thick double coat that comes in various colors, including white, black, brown, red, and gray. Its eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown in color. The ears are triangular in shape and stand erect on the head. The tail is long and curved with a bushy tip.

The lifespan of the Pungsan Dog is between 10 to 12 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 40 to 50 pounds (18 to 23 kg) when fully grown, with males being slightly larger than females.

The personality of the Pungsan Dog is friendly but independent; they are intelligent dogs who can be trained easily with patience and consistency. They have an alert nature which makes them excellent watchdogs as well as loyal companions for their owners.

Pungsan Dogs are generally friendly towards other dogs, children, cats, and other animals if they have been socialized properly from an early age; however they may be wary of strangers at first until they get used to them.

The temperament of the Pungsan Dog is active yet calm; they enjoy playing outdoors but also like spending time indoors with their family members or owners if given enough exercise each day. They can be protective over their family members or territory if not socialized properly from an early age so it’s important to ensure that your pup gets plenty of positive experiences with people outside its immediate family circle from an early age onwards so it learns how to interact appropriately with others later on in life too!

The health of the Pungsan Dog should be monitored closely by its owner as this breed can suffer from hip dysplasia due to its large size; regular checkups at the vet will help ensure any potential problems are caught early on before they become more serious issues down the line! Additionally this breed may also suffer from eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma so regular eye exams should also be done by your vet too!

The adaptability level of the Pungsan Dog is high; these dogs do well living both indoors or outdoors depending on their owner’s preference but should always have access to shelter during extreme weather conditions such as snow or rainstorms etc… Additionally these pups do best when given plenty of exercise each day either through walks/runs/playtime etc…so make sure you provide your pup with enough physical activity each day too!

Overall owning a Pungsan Dog can bring many benefits into your life such as loyalty & companionship plus having an active & alert watchdog around your home too! So if you’re looking for a devoted companion who will love you unconditionally then this could definitely be the perfect pup for you!


The Pungsan Dog is a rare North Korean breed of hunting dog that is used for hunting deer, boar and bear. The breed almost became extinct during the Korean War but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The Pungsan Dog is now gaining popularity in South Korea and other countries.

The Pungsan Dog is thought to be descended from the Tibetan Mastiff and the Jindo Dog. It is named after the mountainous region of Pungsan in North Korea where the breed was developed. The Pungsan Dog was first recognized as a distinct breed by the Korean Kennel Club in 1971.

During the Korean War, many North Korean families were forced to flee their homes and leave their dogs behind. As a result, the Pungsan Dog population declined sharply. A few dedicated breeders managed to keep the breed alive but it remained rare.

The Pungsan Dog started to gain popularity in South Korea in the 1990s. Celebrities such as actor Bae Yong-joon and singer Seo Taiji owned Pungsan Dogs and this helped to increase public interest in the breed. The Pungsan Dog was officially recognized by the Korea Kennel Federation in 1999.

Nowadays, the Pungsan Dog is still relatively rare but its popularity is slowly increasing. The breed is prized for its loyalty, courage and hunting ability. If you are looking for a unique dog that will be a loyal friend and companion, then the Pungsan Dog may be the perfect choice for you!

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