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Welcome to Intervale Chinooks
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.
Visit the pages of Intervale Chinooks to learn more about the health, activities and rich history of this amazing American Breed.
New England Chinook Breeder
AKC Breeder of Merit
Intervale Coyote RE BN OAP OJP CGC TKN RATI
Last updated: May 26, 2020
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!
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 and Jazzy 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!
Intervale Chinooks 4 dog sled dog team
Happy Sled Dog Sisters Honey, Kat, Crystal and Ursa
UKC CH Intervale Claire de Lune CD BN RE NJP NAP TKN CGCA
2020 Summer and Fall Chinook Puppies!
. For 2020 Chinook puppy inquiries contact:
Sisters Intervale Fern and Skye at 7 weeks old. The girls were bred this Spring 2020. Skye's pups are due in Oregon early June!
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 Chinook. 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.