On Saturday, February 22, 2020 you can meet some real sled dogs and learn about New Hampshire’s State Dog at the 25th anniversary Chinook Winter Carnival to be held at […]
What is the COA?
The Chinook Owners Association (COA) is the original national parent club for the Chinook dog. The COA was founded by Chinook owners responsible for the recovery of the Chinook breed from near extinction in 1981, when only eleven breedable dogs remained. Since that time, dedicated breeders, individuals and families have carefully rebuilt to a population that now numbers more than 100 breedable dogs and more than 1200 total Chinooks.
Today the COA, the official breed club recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC), supports Chinook breeders and pet owners through:
- Programs that encourage healthy dogs, genetic diversity and the long-term future of the breed
- Breed Standards that promote temperament, structure and working ability
- Programs that advance and recognize working dog achievements in pulling, packing and dog sports, consistent with the historic function of the breed
- An engaged community of Chinook enthusiasts who share activities, health tips, guidance and resources
The 2019 Chinook National Specialty may be on the west coast this year, but there are some great UKC shows coming up for those in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast: April […]