The dog, Phungsan, is native to Kim Hyong Gwon County (the then Phungsan County) in Ryanggang Province. Born with keen power of observation, the dog is faithful to its master and leads other dogs in the hunting. It has a slim figure, thick and firm rear legs, and runs fast in an upright position even in a mountainous area. The eyes are rather small and look tense. Clever and nimble, the dog fights its opponents to the last.