Our Chinooks are our constant companions - creative and comical, easy keepers, and easy to love.
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Chinook Dogs are canine family companions who like to keep busy: Chinook activities include sledding, trialing in obedience, rally, agility, herding, lure coursing, 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!
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Chinook health and genetic studies are important to us!
We support canine health and health screens on our Chinooks. Look for Intervale Chinooks listed on the CERF, CHIC, and OFA canine health websites. Frisco, Kali, Katherine, Crystal, Ursa, Claire, Franklin, and Belle all have their CHIC's. We participate in multiple ongoing genetic research studies on the Chinook. If you are looking for a Chinook, ask the breeder what genetic studies and health screens they support and participate in with ALL their Chinooks!
Our kennel name is Intervale. The Intervale was once the New Hampshire sled dog training grounds for Arthur Walden's Chinook, the foundation dog of the breed. True to the spirit of the breed, we participate in sled dog activities with our Chinooks. We put an emphasis on the Chinook's work ethic by competing and participating in various canine venues: sledding, scootering, agility, lure coursing, obedience and rally. The dogs love to be busy!
Our first and much loved Chinook boy Frisco came home with us in 1995. Beautiful Chinook girl Kali followed Frisco a year later and the two became best friends. In 1998, Kali had a litter of 8 Chinooks with Benjamin's Tekoa and we kept four girls from this litter that turned 15 in March 2013! Kali's girls had pups: Ursa with Howlin Hills Dozer and Crystal with Saghalie Kaniksu Reign. We are breeding our fourth generation of purebred, AKC registered Chinooks and we look forward in the coming years to offspring from Intervale Emma and Lighthouse Booker's litter of eight, along with some of the boys we have frozen semen on. (Intervale Gus Tuckerman, Intervale Coyote, and Intervale Ursa Major).
We are honored to be the first Chinook Breeder officially recognized as a Breeder of Merit by the American Kennel Club.
Our Chinooks compete in agility, rally, obedience, sled dog racing, lure coursing, 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.