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The Chinook owes its existence to one man, Arthur Treadwell Walden of Wonalancet, New Hampshire. The breed derives
principally from one male ancestor born in 1917, named “Chinook,” who was Walden’s lead dog and stud. Chinook derived
from a crossbreeding of husky stock from the Peary North Pole expedition with a large, tawny Mastiff-like male. Photos of
“Chinook” show a drop-eared dog with a broad Mastiff head and muzzle. Walden’s leader was bred to Belgian Sheepdogs,
German Shepherd Dogs, Canadian Eskimo Dogs and perhaps other breeds; the progeny were bred back to him to set the
desired type and was apparently a strong reproducer of his own traits. Arthur Walden was an experienced dog driver with
years of experience in the Yukon; he was lead driver and trainer on the 1929 Byrd antarctic expedition. He is credited with
bringing sleddog sport to New England and with founding the New England Sled Dog Club in 1924. The 12-year old “Chinook”
was lost on the Byrd expedition. Although still used for recreational dogsledding by some owners, Chinooks today appear to
be used largely as family pets. Individuals are also used for dog-packing, search and rescue, skijoring, and obedience and
dog agility trials.
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would be very difficult to browse our store by products. That is why we have made your navigation easy by
creating a browse by designer line, or browse by breed option. You can see by the drop down list below all of
the various merchandise that we carry here at Dogs by Dezign.
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We also have framed prints, posters, greeting cards, postage stamps, magnets, ornaments, keepsake boxes,
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Much of the contextual descriptions pertaining to the individual breeds that are found in the browse by breed pages are
referenced by articles found at Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, and the direct links can be found on our Reference Page.
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