Callicoon Adjo in the lure course by Jude Griffin

Let’s go to the ‘Zoo!

Join the COA for the 2018 Annual National Chinook Specialty

The Chinook Owners Association and the COA Specialty Planning Committee invite you to the 2018 Chinook National Specialty in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Specialty will be held in conjunction with the UKC Premier, which means you and your dogs can participate in plenty of fun activities. It’s a great opportunity to see other Chinooks and their people, to try out a new dog sport or to participate in events that you already enjoy with your Chinook.

On Wednesday, June 13, enter your dog in the Specialty events. We’ll have classes for intact, altered and Chinook crosses, as well as competition for puppies and junior handlers. The following day, join us as we cheer on the conformation show for all of the Chinooks that have earned their place in the breed’s Top Ten Invitational. On Friday through Sunday, enter your dog in conformation, and try out a new event such as weight pull, lure coursing or obedience.


Specialty: Wednesday, June 13
Banquet: Wednesday evening, June 13
Top 10 Competition: Thursday, June 14
Premier: Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17


The COA has secured special rates at a local hotel, and rooms fill up fast for Premier, so reserve your room now!

Holiday Inn West (negotiated rate)
2747 S. 11th St., Kalamazoo, MI
Rate: $115 per night (includes pet fee)
Mention the special Association rate for the Chinook Owners Association

Homewood Suites (no negotiated rate, but especially roomy)
500 Trade Centre Way, Portage, MI
While this hotel does not offer a discount to the COA, they are especially roomy if you have multiple dogs. Make sure to ask about any discounts for Premier that they may offer for the UKC.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Reed, Bench Chair or Patti Richards, Show Secretary at

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