The process has begun to elect the Chinook Owners Association’s Board of Directors for 2018-2020. In preparation, a Nominating Committee has been working to identify a slate of candidates for […]
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
Entry deadlines for the 2018 Chinook National Specialty and the UKC Premier are approaching fast. This is always a fun time for our dogs and their owners to meet each […]
It’s time for the COA Board to renew itself with a standard election cycle. To kick-off the process, a Nominating Committee has been formed, and will be chaired by me, […]