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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Chinook

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Weight
Male: 70; Female: 55 lbs
Height
Male: 23-27; Female: 21-25 inches
Color(s)
Tawny to Reddish Gold
Overview
Developed in 1917 in New Hampshire by Arthur Treadwell Walden, the Chinook's main duty was that of a sled dog. The Chinook breed was capable of pulling heavily laden sleds over long distances. An extremely hard working breed, they nearly became extinct. Today, there are an estimated 500 known in existence. The Chinook breed is considered to be rare and is quite difficult to obtain.
Character
A distinctive American breed, the Chinook has a dignified demeanor, keen expression, and athletic build. This breed has a smooth and graceful movement and possesses a gregarious nature. Chinook's are a slow, maturing breed.
Temperament
The Chinook breed is loyal, intelligent, calm, and friendly. They are excellent with children, dogs, and other household pets. This breed is somewhat wary of unfamiliar surroundings and people, but is never aggressive or shy. Chinook's are reliable, versatile, dedicated, and patient. They make excellent workers and family companions. The Chinook breed is not recommended for watchdog purposes as they are not prone to bark. They are sensitive and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time.
Care
The Chinook requires minimal grooming as the coat practically takes care of itself. Weekly brushing with a firm bristle brush will minimize loose and dead hair. Health problems associated with this breed include eye abnormalities, skin problems, hip dysplasia, seizures, and cryptorchidism.
Coat
The Chinook is a double coat breed. The outer coat is dense, coarse, of medium length, and lies close to the body. The under coat is soft and thick. The hair on the neck, chest, and tail is more profuse. The Chinook breed is a heavy shedder.
Training
The Chinook breed is intelligent and eager to please. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Chinook is not recommended for apartment living. They do best with a securely fenced yard. Chinook's do not require an inordinate amount of exercise and are not considered an outdoor pet. This breed excels in carting, sled-pulling, packing, search and rescue, agility, and fly-ball.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Chinook puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/6/2013 1:27:34 AM

1/6/2013 1:27:34 AM

Is a chinook easy to adopt or not?

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Anonymous

The chinook is a rarer breed of dog and is uncommon to find in a shelter. Going to a breeder is your best bet if you want one.
7/9/2014 11:14:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2012 9:14:02 PM

11/28/2012 9:14:02 PM

are chinooks good therapy dogs with elderly and children

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Anonymous

Any dog can be a therapy dog, but they must go through testing and training before being certified.
7/9/2014 11:14:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/17/2012 12:09:12 PM

5/17/2012 12:09:12 PM

How far can a Chinookrun? What breed would they be closer in energy level to, lab or siberian... How far can a Chinookrun? What breed would they be closer in energy level to, lab or siberian husky.

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Anonymous

My Chinook was rescued from the Artic. He loves his runs - training him to walk with me. His endurance is incredible and he is so loving and super handsome
9/15/2012 1:47:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2012 11:53:17 AM

1/10/2012 11:53:17 AM

Can Chinook's live in an apartment?? Can Chinook's live in an apartment??

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Yes they can. I know this site says they can not. But I currently live in a first floor, spacious 2 bedroom apartment with 2 chinooks and they do just fine. As long as they go on a couple of decent walks a day or a large back yard that they can have access to, they will be fine.
11/16/2012 11:10:54 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/8/2012 10:46:04 AM

1/8/2012 10:46:04 AM

How are chinooks at therapy work? Also, I am allergic to oily coated dogs. I do not have... How are chinooks at therapy work? Also, I am allergic to oily coated dogs. I do not have problems with spitz type breeds though. How does the chinook fit in there?

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Anonymous

The only way to know if you would have a reaction to a Chinook is to spend time with one.
7/9/2014 11:15:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2011 7:13:07 PM

1/10/2011 7:13:07 PM

Do Chinook dogs get along with cats? (I have 2). Do Chinook dogs get along with cats? (I have 2).

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Anonymous

Yes, they are good with cats. Just to be sure that your Chinook would really get along with cats, you should slowly introduce them. As time goes by they will get along.
3/4/2011 12:28:01 PM

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12/28/2010 9:33:38 AM

12/28/2010 9:33:38 AM

Can a Chinook puppy live with a Siberian Husky puppy in Minnesota? Can a Chinook puppy live with a Siberian Husky puppy in Minnesota?

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Anonymous

Absolutely, Chinooks are great with all other dogs. My Chinook actually has several Husky friends that he loves to play with.
1/6/2011 8:38:51 AM

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12/26/2010 10:08:16 PM

12/26/2010 10:08:16 PM

Would a Chinook dog be alright if left alone a couple days per week for 9 hours on those days? Would a Chinook dog be alright if left alone a couple days per week for 9 hours on those days?

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Anonymous

That should be fine. My chinook Sasha is apart from the family atleast nine hours on weekdays and is perfectly fine. She lives with my two cats so I geuss it might depend on whether or not there are other pets in your household.
12/30/2010 11:29:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/18/2010 8:25:19 AM

11/18/2010 8:25:19 AM

how much dose a chinook dog cost how much dose a chinook dog cost

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Chinooks cost around $1,000.
1/6/2011 8:36:54 AM

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11/7/2010 1:23:10 AM

11/7/2010 1:23:10 AM

Would a Chinook be comfortable in Louisiana's temperature? Would a Chinook be comfortable in Louisiana's temperature?

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Anonymous

Yes, actually I live in Florida and own a chinook and she is perfectly fine with the year-round heat. It would be okay for a chinook in a hot climate.
12/30/2010 11:32:11 PM

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