By Darcy Davenport I am someone who has been hiking all my life. In the winter of 2013 I realized I wanted to get another dog due to my German […]
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
Ever wondered about your Chinook’s genetic diversity and how it compares to other Chinooks or dogs in general? Curious about your dog’s genetic information related to disease, coat color, or […]