Hiking: We love to get our dogs out on the trails, and they love it too! We get to test our Chinooks' work ethic and challenge their abilities, and they see a hike as all-out fun. Our Chinooks have over 50 different White Mountain peaks "under their collars", including 12 of the New Hampshire Mountains' 4000 footers.
Mushing: A musher is anyone who uses dog power in some manner to move forward, be it with sled, skis (also called skijoring), bike, scooter, or roller blades. Mushers come in all shapes and sizes, all ages, and all skill levels too, participating for fun or for competition. Chinooks have a rich history of mushing behind them and many of us with Chinooks want to see mushing instinct and drive preserved in the Chinook - and we like to get out and have fun with our dogs!
Can Chinooks compete in sprint races? You bet we can!
Intervale has been racing with our Chinooks since 1997. We race in the "Minor Leagues", for fun, experience, training, socializing and the occasional trophy. Our race circuit includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachussetts, New Hampshire and Maine. If you are interested in sled dog racing, look for clubs near you, either listed on Sled Dog Central, or check with your regional Malamute or Siberian clubs.