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The Chinook Breed is generally healthy, long-lived and robust. Some of our Chinooks have lived to 14 - 17 years of age. Chinooks are affectionate family dogs, dependent on their owner, with a special bond to children. The breed is intelligent and easy to train using positive training methods and tasty treats.
Chinooks are not a protection breed and do not make good guard dogs.
Whether a Chinook is running in a team on a snowy trail, earning titles in the ring, hiking on a desolate mountain trail, or snuggling on the couch with a beloved family member, the Chinook is the ideal all purpose canine companion.
New England Chinook Breeder - AKC Breeder of Merit
Having fun with Chinooks since 1995!
Intervale Coyote RE BN OAP OJP CGC TKN RATI
Otie has sired two litters, his pups are brilliant!
Intervale Chinooks: Honey, Ursa, Claire, Crystal, Otie, Franklin and Kat
Intervale Chinooks and Performance Titles
Some firsts for the Chinook Breed
UKC CH Intervale Coyote RE BN OAP OJP CGC TDN RATI: Otie was the first (non-ILP) Chinook to earn the Rally Excellent title and to title in Barn Hunt (RATI).
Intervale Claire de Lune CD RE BN NJP NAP CGCA TDN: Claire was the first Chinook to earn a Beginner Novice title.
AKC CH Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine CD ACT2 CAA BN RE CGCA TDN: Belle is the first Chinook to earn a Coursing Ability Title and a Coursing Ability Advanced title, and most recently the ACT1 and ACT2 agility test titles and Trick Dog Novice title!
In 2017 and 2019, AKC CH Intervale Little Jazz CGC CA NTD was ranked the No.1 AKC FAST CAT Chinook, clocked at running 24.88 MPH and in 2020 Jazz is ranked #1 Lifetime! Jazzy is recognized as an "Achiever Dog" by AKC.
We participate in canine health screens on our Chinooks. Look for Intervale Chinooks listed on the CHIC and OFA canine health websites. Frisco, Kali, Katherine, Crystal, Ursa, Claire, Franklin, Otie, Belle, Jazzy and Penny all have their CHIC's as do other family members. (Link to Chinooks on CHIC.)
Over the last 25 years, our Chinooks have participated in multiple genetic research studies on the Chinook. If you are looking for a Chinook, ask the breeder what health screens they participate in-this is important!
Learn what Intervale owners have to say about their Chinooks!
UKC CH Intervale Claire de Lune CD BN RE NJP NAP TKN CGCA
Some favorite photos - Claire turned 16 on June 1, 2021. Claire's mom Ursa lived to over 17 years!
Chinook health and genetics are important to us!
Our Chinooks are our constant companions:
creative and comical, easy keepers, and easy to love.
Chinook Dogs are canine family companions who like to keep busy and need a job. Chinook can do it all: sledding, obedience,rally, agility, herding, lure coursing, scent work, biking, swimming, and hiking out on desolate mountain trails. A Chinook's favorite pastime? Cuddling on the couch with their family!
Our kennel takes its name from Birch Intervale, the New Hampshire sled dog training grounds for Arthur Walden's Chinooks. We have been breeding Chinooks since 1998 and are honored to be the first Chinook Breeder officially recognized as a Breeder of Merit by the American Kennel Club.
Visit the pages of Intervale Chinooks to learn more about the health, activities and rich history of this amazing American Breed.
Summer 2023 - Interested in a Chinook Pup?
Contact these Chinook breeders FMI:
We are hoping for a "Summer" litter. Stay tuned!
Are their pups in Mason's future?
Chinooks are great swimmers!
(mom Jazz with her girls Fee and Penny)
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Claire helped socialize many litters over the years including this litter of "Brownies" (Chocolate Labs)
Happy Sweet Sixteen Claire!
Welcome to Intervale Chinooks!
Very cool 3 minute movie from BAE 2!