Revised RomanizationNureongi

The Nureongi, also known as the Korean Yellow Spitz, is a common, spitz-type dogs with yellowish coloring endemic to the Korean peninsula.[1][2] The term is the transliteration of the Korean word "누렁이; lit. yellow one".[2]

Nureongi is the primary dog breed raised in Korea for meat.[2][3]

There are several uses of the word nureongi:[4]

  1. A yellow object or animal.
  2. A dog or cow with yellow fur.
  3. Golden.


  1. ^ Morris, Desmond (2008). Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of over 1,000 Dog Breeds (First Paperback ed.). North Pomfret, Vermont: Trafalgar Square Publishing. p. 585. ISBN 978-1-57076-410-3.
  2. ^ a b c Podberscek, A.L. (2009). "Good to pet and eat: The keeping and consuming of dogs and cats in South Korea" (PDF). Journal of Social Issues. 65 (3): 615–632. CiteSeerX doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2009.01616.x. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-06-25.
  3. ^ Dog Meat Foods in Korea, Ann, Yong-Geun, Korean Medical Database
  4. ^ Korean dictionary research