11/17/2010

Sapsaree dogs, one of three breeds native to Korea, saw their numbers decimated after decades of war and poverty, and were nearly extinct in the 1980s when a South Korean geneticist set out to replenish the population with eight remaining dogs. Despite financial woes that led university geneticist Ha Ji-Hong to sell his assets to fund the program, the shaggy breed prized for its loyalty now numbers about 500.

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