The tawny to honey-complexioned Chinook, originating in New Hampshire, is a purebred dog with a muscular, sturdy physique, brownish eyes, hairy tail black ears and a rectangular head ending in a black muzzle. As the breed standard of the UKC states, “The ideal coloration runs from light honey color to reddish-gold. Black markings on the inside corners of the eyes are preferred. Dark tawny to black markings on the ears and muzzle are preferred. Guard hairs on the tail may be black. No white markings are allowed. Buff markings on the cheeks, muzzle, throat, chest, breeches, toes and underside are acceptable.”
|Coat||Medium, dense, thick|
|Color||Tawny, black and tan, brown, red|
|Group (of Breed)||Working, Northern|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight/Size||Male: 50 to 90 pounds; Female: 30 to 70 pounds|
|Height||Male: 23 to 27 inches; Female: 22 to 26 inches|
|Temperament||Gentle, intelligent, loyal, alert, responsive|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Litter Size||3 to 6 puppies|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration||UKC, ARBA, FORB, CKC, CWNBC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR, AKC|
The highly trainable Chinook is always ready to learn with an eagerness to please its owner and are especially devoted to the children and tolerant to non-canines, which is again because of its excellent disposition to work as a team with its family and other dogs. Despite being reserved with strangers (but never aggressive, nor shy), this dignified dog is actually a versatile and adaptable breed.
Train your puppy from childhood who the pack leader is (i.e. you) while out for walks or jogs, just like you would train them to socialize with everyone and other pets, since they are prone to shyness issues. Teach it what you want it to do, and that would be enough for the calm, strong-willed dog to pick it up with its smart intelligence.
You can easily provide raw diet to your dog, both meat and veggie, that are generally good for all dogs, however, adding drops of olive oil wouldn’t be a bad idea. Feeding them with high-quality dry food or kibble is also a substitute with 3 1/8 to 4 5/8 cups of it, divided into two meals.