Developed in New Hampshire in the 1920s, the chinook is a true American breed. In 2009, the chinook was named New Hampshire’s state dog. Chinooks are highly trainable, intelligent, athletic, working dogs that excel in obedience, agility, therapy work, tracking and lure coursing, as well as dog-powered sports such as sledding, bikejoring, scootering, and carting. Above all, the chinook is cherished as a loving companion, happily going wherever the family ventures. Chinooks require only an occasional bath, brushing and toenail trimming. Chinooks are a healthy, robust breed with a life expectancy of 12-15 years.