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United States, 1900s
This breed was developed from Eskimo Dogs, Smooth-coated St.
Bernards and Belgian Shepherds to create a dog with immense pulling power.

Companion, Sled Pulling, Gundog

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 13 -14 years of age

Weight & Height
65 to 90 pounds & 21-26 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Cryptorchidism, Seizures, Skin Problems.

Physical Description
Medium to Large size dog with a broad head and tapered muzzle.. The ears are brown and almond shaped. The ears are prick, drop or semi prick. The tail is sabrelike and the feet are webbed.

This breed has as strong, confident personality , making them a good guard dog. They are mostly used for sled pulling, but they are in danger of extinction.

This breed needs firm training

Living Conditions
Will do ok in apartment if exercised daily but would be best with and active family

Little grooming required

This is a highly active breed and should be exercise daily to keep it happy

Coat Texture
Dense double coat.

Coat Colors


Black & Tan


Black Tan


Continental Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Pet Registry


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Chinook Breeders

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