USD $300-$500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type

Large, Medium


11-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 507
Origin Korea
Other Names Exorcising Dog, Ghost Hunting Clever Dog, Sapsal Gae, Sapsaree
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $300-$500
How much does a Sapsali cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $300 to $500 on your Sapsali 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 Sapsali from a shelter.
Size Large, Medium
Weight Male: 18–27 kg (40-60 lbs),
Female: 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs)
Height Male: 50–60 cm (20–24 in),
Female: 48–58 cm (19–23 in)
Lifespan 11-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship, Good Luck
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Silky
Coat Colors Black, Blonde, Brown, Golden, Orange, Reddish, Yellowish
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Gray, Isabella, Red
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Defensive, Delicate, Friendly, Gentle, Loyal, Playful, Protective, Sportive
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
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Sapsali have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Sapsali dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Korea. It is an ancient breed that has been around for centuries and is known for its loyalty and intelligence. The Sapsali has a unique appearance, with its long, shaggy coat and distinctive facial features. It has a strong, muscular body with a broad chest and strong legs. Its head is wedge-shaped with large ears that stand erect on the sides of its head. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown in color.

The lifespan of the Sapsali dog is typically between 10 to 12 years, depending on how well it is cared for. The average size of the Sapsali ranges from 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder, while its weight can range from 30 to 50 pounds. This breed comes in several colors including black, white, red, cream, sable and brindle.

The personality of the Sapsali dog is loyal and intelligent; they are very devoted to their owners and make excellent watchdogs as they are alert to any changes in their environment or people around them. They are also very friendly towards other dogs as well as children if properly socialized from an early age; however they may be wary of strangers until they get used to them over time.

The temperament of the Sapsali dog can vary depending on how it was raised; some may be more active than others while some may be more laid back or even shy at times but overall this breed tends to be quite calm when not provoked or excited by something new or interesting going on around them.

The health of the Sapsali dog should generally be good if it receives regular veterinary care; however there have been reports of hip dysplasia in some lines so it’s important to ask your breeder about any potential health issues before purchasing one of these dogs as pets.

The adaptability level of the Sapsali dog can vary depending on how much socialization it receives when young; however this breed tends to do well in most environments provided that they receive enough exercise each day along with plenty of mental stimulation such as playing games or learning new tricks which will help keep them mentally stimulated throughout their life span .

Finally, one benefit that makes owning a Sapsali Dog great as a pet is their loyalty towards their owners which makes them great companions for those who want an affectionate companion by their side all day long!


The Sapsali is a Korean breed of dog. The breed is also sometimes called the Korean Lion Dog, due to its resemblance to the Chinese Shar-Pei. The Sapsali is an ancient breed, and was once considered sacred by the Korean people. The breed nearly became extinct during the 20th century, but has since been revived and is now gaining in popularity.

The Sapsali is thought to be descended from the Tibetan Mastiff. It is believed that the breed was brought to Korea by Buddhist monks who traveled from Tibet to China and then on to Korea. The Sapsali was once considered a sacred animal in Korea, and was kept only by royalty and the nobility. The breed nearly became extinct during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945), when many of the country's dogs were slaughtered for food.

After the Korean War (1950-1953), the Sapsali began to make a comeback. In 1971, the first official breeding program for the breed was established in Korea. Since then, the Sapsali has slowly been gaining in popularity both in Korea and abroad. The breed is still relatively rare, but can now be found in many countries around the world.