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Developed by Arthur Treadwell Walden, a musher from Wonalancet, New Hampshire, the Chinook was bred to be a strong and hardy working dog.
Walden crossed a Mastiff-type dog with a Husky-type dog to create the Chinook, which he named after the Chinook people of the region.
The breed was used for hauling freight and as a sled dog, and was renowned for its strength and endurance.
In 1925, the first Chinook was registered with the American Kennel Club, making it the first American-bred sled dog to be recognized by the AKC.
The breed's popularity declined in the 1940s, and by the 1960s, only 11 Chinooks remained.
Fortunately, a group of dedicated breeders worked to revive the Chinook, and by the 1980s, the breed had made a comeback.
Today, the Chinook is still a rare breed, but it is gaining in popularity due to its intelligence, loyalty, and strength.
Chinook Breed Facts
Height (Adult): Male: 56 to 66cm Female: 53 to 61cm
Weight (Adult): Male: 23 to 45kg Female: 18 to 29kg
Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Origin: United States
Temperament: Loyal, Affectionate, Intelligent, Playful, and Adaptable
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