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AKC CH Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine CD ACT1 ACT2 BN RE CAA CGC CHIC
and Belle's sister Rhys may have litters Winter/Spring 2017 in Connecticut.
If you have already been in contact, please check back mid-December!
Our kennel name is Intervale. Birch Intervale was once the New Hampshire sled dog training grounds for Arthur Walden's Chinook, the foundation dog of the Chinook breed. True to the spirit of the Chinook breed, we participate in sled dog activities with our Chinooks. We put an emphasis on the Chinook's work ethic by competing, participating and having fun in various canine venues including: Sledding and Scootering, Agility, Lure Coursing, Obedience and Rally, and Barn Hunt. Chinooks love to be busy and ours are no exception! Our first and much loved Chinook dog Perry Greene Frisco CGC came home with us in 1995. Beautiful Chinook girl Mountain Laurel Kali CGC joined Frisco a year later and the two Chinooks became best friends. In 1998, Kali had a litter of 8 Chinooks with Benjamin's Tekoa and we kept four girls from this litter. (See girls' photo above.) Kali's girls had pups: Ursa with Howlin Hills Dozer and Crystal with Saghalie Kaniksu Reign. Ursa and Dozer's daughter Emma had a litter of 8 with Lighthouse Booker and their daughter Belle had a litter of nine in June 2013 with Chinook CH Lakeside Run's Birr CA. Some male offspring from these litters are available for breeding, either live or frozen. Visit Intervale's stud dog page for more info. We are honored to be the first Chinook Breeder officially recognized as a Breeder of Merit by the American Kennel Club. "The AKC® is proud to recognize AKC Breeder of Merit participants who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed. These accomplished breeders are the heart of the AKC." Our Chinooks compete in agility, rally, obedience, sled dog racing, lure coursing, barn hunt and the AKC Breed ring. Chinooks love to hike and swim! Click on any photo above to start the slide show or visit our News Page for current Intervale activities updates.
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:
Chinook activities include sledding, trialing in obedience, rally, agility, herding, lure coursing, barn hunt, showing in the conformation ring, biking, swimming, and hiking out on desolate mountain trails.
A Chinook's favorite pastime? Cuddling on the couch with their family!
Intervale Chinooks - the first AKC Breeder of Merit for the Chinook Breed.
Intervale Coyote RE BN OAP OJP CGC
Last updated: December 1, 2016
Intervale Chinooks: Kali and Toes daughters' Honey, Kat, Crystal and Ursa
New England Chinook Breeder
Enjoying our 21th Year with Chinooks!
The Chinook Breed's 1st AKC Breeder of Merit
Intervale Chinooks: Honey, Ursa, Claire, Crystal, Otie, Franklin and Kat
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Intervale Chinooks and Performance Titles
Firsts for the Chinook Breed
UKC CH Intervale Coyote RE BN OAP OJP CGC: 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 CGC: Claire was the first Chinook to earn a Beginner Novice title.
AKC CH Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine CD ACT1 ACT2 CAA BN RN CGC: 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!
We support 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, Belle and Jazzy all have their CHIC's as do other family members. (Link to Chinooks listed on CHIC.) Over the last 21 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!
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