Breeds of dogs: Chinook

Breeds of dogs: Chinook

Origin, classification and history

Origin: USA.
F.C.I classification: Breed recognized by America Kennel Club.

This dog was selected in the early 1900s as a sled dog by Mr. Walden Arthur. The breed is the result of various crosses, among which the following breeds are certainly present: Eskimos, short-haired Saint Bernard and Belgian Shepherds. There are currently around 200 specimens of this breed worldwide. It is one of the rarest breeds on the planet.

General aspect

The color of the coat, fawn, is one of the fundamental characteristics of this breed. Dog standing in the square, seen in profile. Powerful. Its coat is thick and becomes less compact during the summer. Hanging ears are preferred. The hindquarters are extremely muscular. Plantar pads are very thick. The thorax is wide and deep.


The Chinook is a dog with a strong and very determined character. Utility dog.

Chinook (photo

Chinook (photo

Chinook (photo


Height: 53-66 cm at the withers.
Weight: 29.5 - 41 kg.

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Video: Chinook Puppies get Sledding. Too Cute! (September 2021).