May 21, 2022

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How North Korea’s Pungsan dog became a symbol of the country’s ‘proud spirit’

Pungsan dogs are said to be pure, spontaneous, and loyal to their leaders - just like a good North Korean should be

In North Korea, propagandists often present Pungsan dogs — the DPRK's national breed — as symbols of the country's virtues.

In film and literature, the dogs are often a point of envy for evil foreigner characters, who scheme for a way to use them for their own dastardly means.