An all-purpose working dog full of heart and mellow sweetness.

Vital Stats

Height: 21 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 55 to 70 pounds
Coat: tawny and thick
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Created in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Chinook made his name on Admiral Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition in 1928.

These days he’s a multipurpose dog who’s happy hiking, competing in agility and other dog sports, pulling a sled or other conveyance, and playing with the kids. Full Chinook profile on

[usrlist “Affectionate with family:4” “Apartment appropriate:4” “Dog friendly:4” “Friendly toward strangers:4” “Sensitivity:4” “Vigor:4” “Good for new owners:3” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Easy to groom:3” “Energy Level:2” “Predatory tendencies:2” “Wanderlust:1”]