New England 
Chinook Breeder

The Chinook Breed's
 1st AKC Breeder of Merit

Lebanon, Connecticut
Last updated: 10/26/2022
  Chinook Puppies!
AKC CH Intervale's Riverstone Beltaine
 and Carrigain Mountain Hyas Talapus: litter born on January 10, 2017.
Meet Felix, Skye, and Fern!
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Hyas and Belle with Steve.
Note the size difference and Belle is a nice sized Chinook female!  Belle is 62 lbs and Hyas is 85 lbs.
The Happy Couple!
Hyas shows off his nice bone, ear carriage and prosternum.
Needy Chinooks!  They want to be with their people!
Belle shows off her nice free stack.
Puppy Pix:  Week One -  Days 0 - 7  
These are some big Chinook Puppies! Birth weights were between 13 oz. - 1 lb. 6 oz. 
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Puppy Pix:  Week Two - Days 7-14
Weight ranges at 7 Days:  1 lb. 14 oz. - 2 lbs.
The Three Amigos
Belly Up!
Belle and her Boy
Mom leg length v/s puppy body length - this is a big puppy dog!
White Toes.  Remind you of anyone?
My mom. Love her!
Yay, Nook Pile!
Who's who?
Green Girl (who won't keep her clothes on)
Red Girl:  Check out my tonsils
I am so relaxed!
Me too, milk will do that to you.
Proud Mom with her kids
Our resident ground hog
Diva Dog (girl of course)
Riki, Tiki, Tavi?
Boy, Girl, Girl
Super Girl
Three Angels
Puppy Pix:  Week Three - Days 14-21
Photos and Weights on Day 14: 3 lbs. to 3lbs 6 oz.
Puppy Yin and Yang
Eyes Opening!
Ted on Ted
Fuzzy new littermate
Sister, Brother, Sister
Escape (And he did!)
Agility Dog
Girl, Boy, Girl
Girl, Boy,Girl
Puppy Pix:  More Week Three Photos
Days 17 and 20: there has been a big difference from beginning to end of week 3!

Ted's twin sister Fern
Fern (behind Ted), Ted in the foreground of course. Skye doing her own thing.
Ted and Fern
Skye is too smart to get in a basket.
Ted has no interest in getting out of the basket.
"Seriously?  You think this is funny? "
Fern (Ted left, Skye right)
Three not so little piggies
More Fern
Puppy Pix:  Week Four - Days 21 to 28
Pups are cutting teeth and have starting on some foods,  playing with toys and sleeping lots.  Weights are over 5 lbs.  (They broke the scales and we need to buy a new one!)
Ted's head is the same color as mom's tail
Teddy loves to sleep in unusual places
Fern has just a bit of white on her toes -so does Skye!
Skye, Fern and Ted
The Three Musketeers
Nadia with Stephanie
Sleeping helps grows brain power!
First time with real food
Puppy Pix:  Week Five - Days 28 to 35
Puppy weights on day 28:  Teddy - 7.4 lbs, Fern - 6.6 lbs, Skye - 6.2 lbs.  Along with a side of mother's milk, pups are liking their home prepared meals of goat milk, yogurt, raw ground turkey,  minced turkey neck meat, beef bone and turkey bone broths. And now more delicious foods!  A couple kernels of kibble.  Their world keeps expanding as they look for new places and rooms to explore. Ears are starting to go up!  Pups trying out collars and are not happy!
Ted and the Girls
Teddy Two Toes
Fern and Skye
More Puppy Pix:  Week Five - Day 32
We had a blizzard this week with over a foot of snow.
 Pups got to try out their feet on snow for their first time.  Loved it!

Skye and Teddy on snow for their first time
Big Girl! Fern
Ted and Fern
Week Six - Day 35
Pups are entering their fifth week and change from hour to hour.  They are inside, outside, running around in all the rooms, it is zany here!  Weights are well over 7 lbs.

Three Amigos:  Ted, Skye and Fern.
Teddy visits with Sally. Families sent clothes for the pups to savor and play with.
Skye socializing with children
Pups are fascinated with small kid smells!
Pups cozy up to Sally
Biggest Girl:  All about good smells!
Felix resting on his people's pillowcase, girls Skye and Fern snooze in the background.​
Ted will be called Felix which means "Lucky One"
Week Six - Day 41
Our weather has been great and the pups are going outside exploring everything.  They all had runs thru the agility tunnel today:  their world is ever expanding.

Skye and Fern
Mom, Felix and Skye
Photos of Fern and Skye
Week Seven - Day 42
Felix aka Teddy weighs in today at 10.6 lbs.  Collectively, (and to borrow from Gaga) the pups are referred to as "The Little Monsters".  Today the monsters left their cozy bed in the whelping room and opted for mid-afternoon naps on the kitchen floor.  Pups have tried blueberries and strawberries, finding the strawberries are best used for playing catch and release.  Their motor patterns are coming out in force and the pups are practicing their chase drive and prey drive.  Digging is coming. 

Pups have the run of the downstairs rooms and played for a long time under the bed today.  Potty training is going great and they usually will go to the door but have short attention spans.  Right now they are sunning themselves well, in the sun room. It has become their favorite room and they choose to nap here even with cold temps.  The nursery is for babies!

Preparing to snooze in the kitchen:  Skye facing the camera. 
 (A photo tribute to our friends at Lighthouse Chinooks.)
Felix, Fern, and Skye are growing up!
TV time with Jazzy and Lucky Felix​:
Couch potato in training!
Week Seven - Day 47 
​Pups stretching their legs this week, enjoying outside fun and playing with the Big dogs.  Communication skills with adults are developing: ears back with lots of licking and roll overs!

The girls:  Skye and Fern
Sweet nothings from Felix to Fern
Super Boy Felix
Art imitating life
Eight Weeks Old! ​
Lots going on this week with vet checks, eye checks, structure and temperament evaluations.  Pups were at  Deb Torraco's Wizard of Paws for evaluations and hugs!

Skye and Felix
Belle and Claire dole out hugs to Felix
Girls ready to excavate
Felix hanging with the big dogs
This was Fenway's favorite toy
....wait for it! Smack!
Skye gets to work on her core
Fern lets Skye do the work
Felix helps out the billing department
Fern gets a power hug from staff member
Skye says:  That was easy!
Felix is On The Ball!
Felix (Teddy)
In memory of Kali
Skye and Felix at the cabin
Fern in camo
Flash Mob
Claire with Felix
Claire with Fern
Felix has a smile face
What me worry?
Felix on the Rocks
Nice coat!
Belle and her boy
The original Teddy
working on a hoof

Last week: photos before pups head home
Girls PJ party
Don't try this at home
Jazzy babysits
Otie snuggles with Skye
More snuggling
Pack rules
Kisses for Otie - how many pups do you see?
Fern and brother Felix
How cute are we!
We ARE crate trained, (just don't close the door).
10 year old male Otie has a sleeping pup on his feet
Getting devilish
Three pups at their fort
Having a snack
"Are you kidding me?"
Too cute!
I dare you to move.
Last to ship out
Favorite toy
The Parents: Belle and Hyas 
11 month old Fern takes a hiking break 
with her 
4 year old
 1/2 brother 
Intervale Zealand
Felix snoozes with 
his uncles
Intervale's Odin 
and Sorren
Skye gets cozy 
on the bed and wags her tail in appreciation.
Look for Skye at PacificSkye Chinooks and Fern at Ferncroft Chinooks.
Both girls are moms now!