Japanese Chin: a very small, black-and-white or red-and-white dog breed with a silky coat and an up-curled tail. It is considered the Japanese counterpart of the King Charles Spaniel or the Pekingese. Read more about the Japanese Chin>>
Japanese Spitz: a small, pure white dog with a bold and livery temperament and the typical spitz dog appearance: foxy face, prick ears, up-curled tail.
Japanese Terrier: a rare breed developped from Smooth Fox Terriers brought to Japan by Dutch sailors during the 17th and 18th century.
Sanshu: a robust dog that looks very much like a small Akita (or a large Shiba), but with a less curly tail. The color of the coat may be red, tan, white, grey, fawn, and pied. Black and tan and salt and pepper is also common. The Sanshu is used as a guard and companion dog. The breed has never achieved any official recognition.
Jindo: a spitz-type hunting dog, agile like a cat and possessing a remarkable homing ability. More about the Korean Jindo>>
Poong san: the largest and toughest of all native Korean dog breeds, ressembling a Malamute or Siberian Husky. It has a white, red-brown, grey, black or brindled coat. It is used to hunt tiger, deer and wild boar.
Sapsal (also known as Sapsali or Sapsaree):a rare, long-haired, furry, medium-sized Korean dog breed. Although in morphology it is very similar to various pastoral and herding breeds, it was bred exclusively as a companion dog. The breed was traditionally thought to have been able to dispel ghosts from a family's home. Not at all aggressive, it is sweet-tempered in nature with a well-balanced temperament.
Telomian: a dog breed similar to the Basenji (see pariah dogs) that takes its name from the Telom River in Malaysia. More about the Telomian>>