So you’re looking to adopt an Chinook, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Tawny-coated, no-frills Chinooks are muscular and substantial, with males standing as high as 26 inches at the shoulder. Females, with their distinctly feminine look, are a bit smaller. Chinooks were conceived as dual-purpose haulers, with the power of freighting dogs and the speed of sled racers. They are the picture of stouthearted dignity, with a kindly twinkle in their dark, almond eyes.Chinooks are calm, people-oriented dogs with a special feel for children. They are trainable workers who aim to please. Sledding, carting, obedience, agility, search-and-rescue work, and herding are a few pursuits they’ve mastered. Chinooks are not particularly busy dogs, but they need consistent exercise to stay in proper hard condition. The pride of Wonalancet, New Hampshire, the Chinook is a rugged working dog and devoted family pet known for intelligence, patience, and eagerness to please. Once on the verge of extinction, the Chinook is among the scarcest AKC breeds.”
An Chinook typically ranges from 55.88cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 22.6796185kg to 40.8233133kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Chinook breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Chinook insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.