• Size

  • Height

    Males – 24 to 26 inches at the withers, Females – 22 to 24 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 60 to 75 pounds, Females – 50 to 65 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

  • Energy

  • Activities

    Sledding, Carting, Agility, Obedience, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Developed as a sled dog, the Chinook is known for his speed, endurance and athleticism. In the early 1900s, Arthur Treadwell Walden created the breed on his New Hampshire farm using a Mastiff-type dog, Greenland Husky, and German and Belgian Shepherds. This versatile breed enjoys hiking, backpacking, jogging, and skijoring with his owners. The Chinook’s thick coat provides protection and requires little grooming.

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