Sapsalgae (or Sapsaree, 삽살개 / 삽살이 )performing double "paws"?

Quick Bio

Age: Puppy (under 1 year)
Gender: Male
Breed: Sapsalgae
Size: Medium (7-20kg)
Colour: White
Adoption Status: Adopted

Is this a stuffed animal or real dog?
White bear is a 5 month old Sapsalgae.

White bear went through a lot already as a puppy. He came to the shelter more a month ago when he was found to be sick. Then, he had to be in a hospital for a while. Now, he is all healthy and playful, but do not have his own family.
Why don't you bring this fluffy white bear home? He will love you forever!

Interested? Please send email to [email protected].
Video clip of White Bear with wagging tail. :)
Video clip of White Bear and Summer playing together for the first time. I love their play bows!
Video clip of White Bear and Summer playing

One of the volunteers who visited White bear said, "This dog is a cuddle fest!! He can sit and give the paw and gave a big slobbery kiss too. very friendly and lovable".

--- Sapsalgae ---

Sapsalgae is a National Treasure (No.368) of Korea, just like Jindo dog. Traditionally, Sapsalgae is believed to dispel ghosts and evil spirits. Sap, meaning to chase or remove, and Sal, meaning bad luck or evil (

Temperament: Playful, Protective, Gentle, Loyal, Friendly
Height: 48 – 55 cm (Female), 50 – 58 cm (Male)
Mass: 18 – 28 kg (Male), 16 – 25 kg (Female)

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Goyang - 고양
Living Situation: In a shelter
Adopted From: EFL (Empathy For Life)


Piotr's picture

I fostered a dog of this breed once and they really are beautiful dogs and indeed very playful. Very cuddly, too :D Whoever adopts him is in for a treat. Also it seemed to me like the majority of him was fur! :)

lokogoyang's picture

this little bundle of fluff is adorable! Giving slobbery kisses all round and impressing everyone by sitting and giving the paw! Such a cutie!

marlajoy's picture

Such a beautiful dog!!!!! So striking! I LOVE LOVE LOVE his big Sapsal paws!! :)

k's picture

I've asked this question before because I can't find the answer elsewhere. What coat do Sapsals have? Do they shed a lot? Thank you!

Duan98's picture

I just did quick research on it. They have long hair with little curl. They do shed ( it says medium level shedding, but it looks a lot as they have long hair. ) and need frequent brushing to avoid tangling.

Duan98's picture

Somebody's adult Sapsalgae.

k's picture

That's great. My last dog (Wheaten terrier) was hypo-allergenic and had pretty minimal shedding, so I was wondering how the Sapsali would compare. Thank you.

gewanita's picture

Way too cute!!!

deanstannard's picture

Hi given that they are a National Treasure can they be adopted outside of Korea?

Karen's picture

My understanding is that there is only a problem bringing "National Treasure" breeds (Sapsalgae, Jindos) out of the country when they are "pedigreed" and have documentation proving both parents were purebred. Without being a registered purebred, I don't think there is a problem. Maybe someone else knows more!

Duan98's picture

As far as I know, Karen is right. :)

marlajoy's picture

Yeah, I considered taking in a stray Jindo dog when I was living on Jindo (the island) and was told the same information. As long as there is no purebred documentation (check for microchip) it should be fine.

lokogoyang's picture

White Bear is gorgeous. He is friendly and calm and quiet. He is now best friends with Summer, the little jindo mix puppy at EFL shelter. He's such a cute, well behaved pup.

lokogoyang's picture

White Bear met his adopters yesterday and they fell in LOVE with him.
He is going to get neutered tomorrow and will be heading to his new family next weekend!! Yay for White Bear :)

lokogoyang's picture

Bear is staying with us right now and he's great. He's wrestling with my other dog right now as I'm in bed! He is gentle and affectionate and friendly to everyone. He's also very good with children. He is a lovely lovely dog and anyone who has him will not be disappointed :)

marlajoy's picture

Yay! That's great news! They are super lucky to have him and he's super lucky to have all of them! :)

lokogoyang's picture

Bear had two days of fun in the park and now he has gone to his forever home in hannamdong...He even had a cafe!!! Have a great life Bear xxxx