|How long have you been
involved with this
breed? Can you provide me with references?
||We've been involved with
the breed for
over 11 years now. Kim is a former president of the Chinook
|What are your goals in
look to breed healthy chinooks with good temperments and a great work
|Do you work or show your
dogs? Have they
earned any titles or been evaluated in their ability to perform
traditional activities such as pulling a sled, rig, a person on skis or
backpacking? Are your dogs involved with agility, obedience or therapy
work? Do they have Canine Good Citizen certification?
both work and show our dogs. In terms of working, this can
involve just daily walks, cani-cross, ski-jouring and even sledding,
when we can. Our dogs have also participated in agility and
all have their Canine Good Citizen certificates.
|Will the litter be
conformation and temperament testing by an expert in these areas?
! The litter will be evaluated before any puppies are placed.
|Do you breed your dogs to
standard? Do you register all your puppies with this organization?
we breed to the UKC standard and register all of our dogs with the UKC
|Will the puppy be
DNA-profiled or the
all puppies are DNA-profiled.
|Have the parents passed
an OFA evaluation
and a CERF evaluation? At what ages?
the parents have all had both hip and eye evaluations. Please
check the invididual dog's pages for information.
|Do you have a
What is covered in this contract (health, spay/neuter, breeding, state
we have a contract that covers such things as health testing,
spay/neuter and breedings. Contact us if you'd like to see a
|Do you have a signed code
of ethics by
your parent club?
we conform to the COA's code of ethics.
|Can I see the parent
pedigrees, titles, certificates and all contracts before I purchase a
course ! All information will be made available to potential
|Can I physically see the
receive photos? Can you tell me about the litter's ancestors and
be happy to have visitors to see our dogs. Seeing both
parents may be more difficult as they may not live that close together.
|Do you take back or
provide rescue for
any or all puppies you sell? Is there an age limit?
contract states that we will take back any dog, regardless of age.
|How do you decide which
puppy goes to
puppies are evaluated for temperment and breeding quality. We
then try to match the puppy to the needs and desires of the potential
puppy owners. This is sometimes difficult for new owners to
understand as we don't allow owners to "pick" their own
puppy. If you'd like more information about this, please feel
free to contact us.
|What long-term contact do
with owners of Chinooks you have bred?
wish to remain in contact with our puppy owners for the lifetime of the
dog, and beyond. The Chinook community is a very close group,
with breeders and owners often sharing advice, tips, and
stories. This is one of the real advantages of owning a
|What support do you
provide for a new
owner? What do I need to know when I bring my puppy home (food, crate,
want to provide as much support as a puppy owner would like.
We'll provide full information about what you need before bringing your
puppy home a few weeks prior to the date.
|What are the positive and
aspects of owning a Chinook?
are so many positivie aspects about owning a Chinook as well as many
things you should know about the breed. For all of this
information, check out the Chinook