Chinook Dog Breed Information

Chinook Quick Facts
Breed Group: Miscellaneous Class
Origen: United States of America
Nickname: Chinook
Weight: 55-70 lbs
Height: 21-27 inches
Color(s): Tawny to Reddish Gold

Chinook Appearance

The Chinook is a muscular dog, with a smart and inquisitive expression. His muzzle is powerful, his chest is deep and his head is tight without any wrinkles. The Chinook is an impressive dog that was developed as a sled dog and thus carries a construct that enables it to perform this task with ease. He had dark almond eyes.  His ears are medium in size, V-shaped, and slightly rounded at the tip. His tail is thick at the root and tapers to the tip. When the dog is standing, the tail hangs downward, approximately to the hocks. When the dog is moving, the tail is carried up.

The Chinook has a thick double coat lying close to the body. The outer coat is straight, strong, and coarse. The undercoat is short and dense, downy in texture, providing insulation.  The coat color is a distinguishing characteristic of the Chinook; colors vary from tawny coloration, ranging from a pale honey to a deep reddish-gold. The weight of the Chinook is around 55-70 pounds and the height is 21-27 inches.

Chinook Temperament

The Chinook is calm, non-aggressive and very friendly. He is affectionate and playful family companion with a special devotion toward children, especially when the dog is raised with them They are good with other dogs, household animals and sometime reserved with strangers but never aggressive. The Chinook is highly trainable, adaptable, and versatile in his abilities. These dogs are incredibly loyal. They work totally reliable off-leash and generally going to be wherever you are.

Is Chinook the Right Dog Breed for You?

Chinook is good for apartment as long as they get enough amounts of exercise and walking. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds; play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. These dogs do not make good outside pets. They should not be kept in a backyard for long period of time and should always be considered a part of the family. 

Chinook Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Chinook is around 10-15 years.

Chinook Health problems

The Chinook is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are herditary problems such as epilepsy, hip dysplasia, eye abnormalities, skin problems and cryptorchidism.

Chinook Care and Grooming

Grooming for the Chinook is fairly easy. You could brush over a daily bases to sustain shedding below control. Brush them with a firm bristle brush and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. The Chinook’s nails could possibly be thick and develop really fast and you will need to trim them over a weekly basis.

Chinook Shedding

The Chinook sheds about twice a year, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.