The Chinook Dog originated in the 20th century in New Hampshire and was bred by an explorer and author, Author T. Walden. He bred northern husky with a mastiff type of dog to produce a breed with endurance, speed and tremendous power. One of the litters of them was precisely what Walden wanted and named it ‘Chinook’ after a treasured dog which he had left in Alaska. In the year 1966, the dog was listed as the rarest breed in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records with only 125 of them.
Facts About Chinook Dog
|Breed Group||Working, Northern|
|Country of Origin||The USA|
|Height||Female: 22-26 inche3s
Male: 23-27 inches
|Weight||Female: 30-70 lbs
Male: 50-90 lbs
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||UKC, ARBA, FORB, CKC, CWNBC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, AKC|
|Litter Size||3-6 puppies|
|Color||Tawny, red, black and tan, brown,|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Coat||Dense, thick, medium|
Temperament and Personality
The dog is hardy, loyal and intelligent which makes them a good watchdog. They will alert with their bark if someone is approaching. However, they are a pack animal, so they need to be a part of any activity and love to spend time with family. They are even good with children and other family pets if socialized at an early stage.
It requires moderate activity in the form of jogs or walks or playing time for about half an hour to an hour to maintain its health and mental stimulation. It is a digger and requires some space to dig, so they are not suitable for apartment life.
The grooming session of the dog will be a little difficult because of its double coat fur. Once or twice a year bathing is enough to prevent drying of skin. Other needs should be checking their ears, trimming nails if grown too long and brushing its teeth with dog toothpaste to avoid tooth decay.
The dog being a healthy breed does not have any health general concern, but can be prone to certain diseases like hip dysplasia, skin problems, bilateral cryptorchidism, spondylosis, and seizures.
Train the puppy at an early age who the pack leader or master is while walking or jogging. Also, socialize them with other pets and people. Be firm with the commands delivered and train them on a reward-based method. However, they are calm and quite intelligent so will catch up things quickly.
Feed the dog with 3 to 4½ cups of good quality dry food every day. Split them into two or three meals. Introduce raw veggies and raw meat in their diet with a few drops of olive oil.