Breed origin: Wanalancet New Hampshire, USA
Original purpose: Sled dog.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: males around 70 lbs; females around 55 lbs
Size: Height: males 23 to 27 inches; females 21 to 25 inches
General characteristics/temperament: The Chinook is gentle, affectionate, calm, intelligent, powerful, and capable of great endurance. They tend to form a special bond with children and are easy to train, making them ideal family dogs. As a versatile working dog, the Chinook thrives as a backpacking, hiking, jogging, or skijoring partner, or when training and competing in agility or sledding events. They are not a protection breed and do not make good guard dogs. They generally get along well with other dogs and are friendly with people, but might be somewhat reserved in unfamiliar surroundings.

Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

Protective? No

Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, sledding, skijoring, obedience, backpacking, search and rescue

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Chinook Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Chinook Club of America Rescue

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