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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Working goup.

Weight:

55-90 pounds (25-41 kg).

Height:

21-27 inches (53-69 cm) at the withers.

Color(s):

Standard colours for Chinooks include light honey and reddish-gold, as well as all shades in between. Dark markings are also acceptable.

Coat:

Chinooks have medium-length double coats with a soft undercoat and a coarse outer coat.


Overview

Character:

Chinooks are very intelligent dogs that are alert yet calm. These dignified animals are also very friendly and gentle.

Country of Origin:

USA.

History:

This breed was developed in the United States by Arthur Treadwell Walden of New Hampshire. The first Chinook was born in 1917 and was the result of crossbreeding a husky with a large, mastiff-like dog. Although this breed nearly went extinct, it was saved by a group of American breeders and received official recognition from the UKC in 1991.

Name:

This breed was named for Arthur Treadwell Walden's dog "Chinook" who was the first of the breed and is the ancestor of all Chinooks in existence today.

Temperament:

Although they can be rather reserved around strangers, Chinooks are friendly, calm, and unaggressive dogs. They also get along very well with children.


Care

Training:

These intelligent and calm dogs are relatively easy to train for a variety of tasks such as pulling sleds.

Activity:

Chinooks are quite energetic and require regular exercise.

Ownership:

Chinooks were bred as sled dogs and so get along well with other dogs. They're also very friendly with children and make excellent family companions. Chinooks require plenty of daily exercise and are prone to developing certain health problems such as epilepsy and hip dysplasia.


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