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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 9in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 55-90lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 15 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly4/5
  • Barking Amount5/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance5/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Chinook Information

ChinookJust one glance and you can instantly tell the Chinook was bred to work. This active breed was developed in the United States as a sled dog, combining power with agile athleticism. Dignified with a no-frills persona, the Chinook is patient, intelligent and eager to please.

As a pet, the Chinook is one of the most devoted family dogs you could ask for. He has a knack for learning new things and possesses a sweet, gentle disposition. Take one look at his sweet, smiling face and soulful eyes and you’ll be enamored.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Chinooks be apartment dogs?

The Chinooks does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Chinooks be left alone?

While Chinooks prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Chinooks good with kids?

Chinooks do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Chinooks friendly with strangers?

Although Chinooks can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Chinooks get along with other dogs?

Typically, Chinooks get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.

Do Chinooks bark a lot?

Chinooks are known to bark quite often. This can be irritating for owners who aren't expecting it and they may require some training to limit the amount of barking.

Do Chinooks shed a lot?

Chinooks shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Chinooks need a lot of grooming?

Chinooks don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Chinooks need a lot of exercise?

The Chinook has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Chinooks easy to train?

Typically, Chinooks are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Chinooks handle cold weather?

If you live in a cold climate, Chinooks will do extremely well and may even enjoy being outside in the chilly weather.

Can Chinooks handle hot weather?

Chinooks do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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