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Korean Yellow Spitz
Color Yellow
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
Revised RomanizationNureongi

The Nureongi[1] are mongrel dogs with yellowish coloring often used as a source for dog meat in Korea.[2][3] The term is the transliteration of the Korean word "누렁이" meaning "yellow one”.[3]

In a 2009 review article about dog meat consumption in South Korea, Anthony Podberscek of Cambridge University cited an earlier paper's finding that, although other kinds of dogs are also farmed and eaten, the Nureongi-type dogs were the most commonly used.[3]


  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. ^ Lee, Brian "Dogs May Be Designated as Livestock" JoongAng Daily, April 12, 2008
  3. ^ 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.