The Sapsaree is Korean's native dog that shares a long history of glory and suffering with the Korean nation. Sapsarees are revived from a brink of extinction from a massacre of the breed under the Japanese Occupation. Slightly smaller and lighter than the average Golden Retriever, a typical Sapsaree stands 17-22 inches tall and weighs 35-61 lbs. The breed is distinguished by long, soft and shaggy hair and friendly and sociable temperament with innate patience and congeniality. The Sapsaree has been called a lion dog for its bulky and strong upper body and large and imposing paws. Sapsarees are designated as Korean National Monument No. 368 and there are about 3,000 Sapsarees living in Korea today. For more information on Korean Sapsarees, please visit :
The Korean Sapsaree Foundation is constructing a Sapsaree Theme Park in Gyeongsan Korea with visions to create a pet friendly culture in Korea and to promote awareness and share Korean history and culture through Sapsarees with the Global Community. For more information on Sapsaree Theme Park, please visit : http://sapsaree.org
Sapsarees are Korea's living history and they have been known to provide gentle companionship as a family dog. There are about 100 Sapsarees living in the U.S. today and Sapsarees have become wonderful life companions to families living in America.
"There is something truly special and unique about sharing your lives with one of these beautiful dogs. In the four years that I have had Mong he has taught me a great deal about patience, loyalty and the art of companionship. Sapsarees seem to return the love they receive ten-fold with their gentle attentive and quizzical demeanor."- Larissa Carson on Mong, an 8 year old Sapsaree in New York, U.S.A.
"Our Sapsaree is loving, intelligent and light-hearted. Her curiosity keeps her occupied during the day as she looks out windows, patrols the house and checks in on us. Her beautiful coat does not shed and requires minimal attention. Her energy level is just right for us - she likes to go on walks and to the dog park, but she is content to hang out as well. She hops eagerly into the car, can travel contentedly for several hours, and wherever we go people say, "What kind of dog is that?" We feel incredibly lucky to have her as part of our family. - The Imparato Family on Sally, a 2 year old Sapsaree in Maryland, U.S.A.
This first international adoption effort envisions Sapsaree dogs to find loving homes around the globe where Sapsarees become life companions to families that have genuine love for animals and experience rearing family dogs in pet-friendly environment.
1. If interested in adoption, please download and complete the application below and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . After screening of the application, the Foundation will contact you for a phone interview.
2. When selected for an adoption, the adopter will visit the Foundation in Gyeongsan, Korea to complete the adoption. When the adopter is unable to visit the Foundation, the Foundation will arrange for Sapsarees to travel by air on international adoptions.
Note : When selected for an adoption, the adopter will visit the Foundation in Gyeongsan, Korea to complete the adoption. When the adopter is unable to visit the Foundation, the Foundation will arrange for Sapsarees to travel by air on international adoptions.