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Chinook Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in New Hampshire in the year 1917, and was basically used as hunting dogs, and also as sledge pullers. They were also used as working dogs and companion dogs. At times, this breed was used in farms, to kill squirrels and also rodents. This breed is believed to have developed from Siberian huskies. This breed is medium in size, and has high resemblance to Siberian huskies. This breed has a broad and also massive head, with comparatively short muzzle. They have wide nostrils, which helps them to become good trackers, even in the snow. The feet of this breed is covered with hairs, in order to protect and make them easy to walk in snow. The teeth of this breed are set in scissor bite. Their ears are small and erect. They are set high in the either sides of the head. The coat covering the body of this breed is short and also soft. The coat of the breed is thick, to protect it from the cold climate. This northern based breed loves and also gentle in nature. They are rare to find outside of their native country. They get easily attached to the family and master. They love the attention and the care they receive from their master and the family. This breed is smart, intelligent and also fast learners, and hence this breed is ay to train. They love to stay close to the family, and hence they are best brought up in the hose along with other family members. This breed can sometimes show stubborn and negative characters, which should be eliminated using proper and firm training. Be careful that you are not too rough with this breed, as they are not found of harsh treatment. They are wonderful with children and love to play with them. This breed might become over protective and aggressive in front of strangers, which should be avoided with proper socialization. This breed is suitable to live in apartments, as long as they are properly exercised. They should be taken out on daily long walks and also an occasional off the leash sessions in the woods. This breed only requires minimum grooming. They should be brushed and combed every day. They are not suitable for extreme hot climates. They are prone to skin conditions and also hip dysplasia. The average life expectancy of a healthy Chinook is 15 years to 17 years.

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