Created in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Chinook dog breed made his name on Admiral Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition in 1928. These days he’s a multipurpose dog who’s happy hiking, competing in agility and other dog sports, pulling a sled or other conveyance, and playing with the kids. See below for Chinook characteristics! Chinook Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Chinook Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Chinook Working Dogs 1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches 55 to 70 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Chinook is rated 1 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Chinook is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Chinook is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Chinook is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in Size.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Chinook is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Chinook is rated 2 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Chinook is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Chinook is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Chinook has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Chinook is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Chinook is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Chinook has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

55 to 70 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Chinooks have a gentle, even temperament and are rarely shy or aggressive.Chinooks should live indoors with their people, preferably in a home where they have access to a safely fenced yard.Chinooks can be diggers.Chinooks need 30 to 60 minutes of daily exercise. They enjoy hiking, jogging, and pulling, whether what’s behind them is a sled, wagon, or person on skis or skates.Chinooks are smart and learn quickly, but if you’re not consistent in what you ask of them, they’ll take advantage of you.Chinooks are not barkers but can be talkative, whining and ‘woo-wooing’ to express their opinions.Chinooks have thick coats and shed heavily twice a year; the rest of the year they shed small amounts daily.Chinooks need daily brushing to keep their coats clean, but baths are rarely necessary.Chinooks love kids when they’re raised with them, but can be reserved with them otherwise.Never buy a Chinook from a puppy broker or pet store. Reputable breeders do not sell to middlemen or retailers, and there are no guarantees as to whether the puppy had healthy parents. Reputable breeders perform various health tests to ensure that their breeding dogs don’t pass on a predisposition to genetic diseases.Interview breeders thoroughly, and make sure the puppy’s parents have been screened for genetic diseases pertinent to that breed. Ask breeders about the health issues they’ve encountered in their dogs, and don’t believe a breeder who claims that her dogs never have any health problems. Ask for references so you can contact other puppy buyers to see if they’re happy with their Chinook. Doing your homework may save you a lot of heartbreak later.