Health & socialization
Of primary concern for any responsible breeder, is the desire to create healthy, well-tempered dogs that will make excellent additions to any family. We believe Chinook dogs in particular are the ideal dog providing excellent intelligence, determined drive, and superior temperament making them perfect as the family pet, working dog, show dog, or any combination of these roles. It is believed that between 10-30% of a dog's predisposition toward certain behaviors is inherited. That means a large portion of behavior is learned! We are strong proponents of early socialization and positive reinforcement obedience training to enable our puppies and dogs to be well-adjusted, good-natured Chinook dog breed ambassadors. We strive to selectively breed Chinooks that provide exceptional health and temperament to advance the breed. Dogs with known disease or conformation issues are not considered and associated blood lines are researched to minimize the chance of future health problems.
Every Desert Sol Chinook dog is first and foremost a member of his/her family. Some owners may wish to one day show their dog and try to win National Best of Breed while others may just want a companion that will always be there for them. Regardless of which type of owner you are, we at Desert Sol Chinooks will do our best to conduct responsible research, make objective decisions regarding breeding, and provide and teach proper puppy socialization techniques to maximize the life of your furry friend.
Help to keep this rare breed alive
Chinooks are a very rare breed with around 100 puppies born every year. We rely on Chinook owners that are willing to keep a male intact or raise a litter of their own to support the Chinook dog community with a diverse gene pool. While all Chinooks are first and foremost pets and family members, some owners can participate a bit more directly in helping us sustain this wonderful dog breed.
A female dog owner’s responsibility and contribution can range from simply raising and socializing a litter for which Desert Sol Chinooks takes responsibility of finding and supporting puppy homes, all the way to starting a kennel all on your own. A male dog owner’s responsibility is a bit easier, keeping their male intact for a certain period to assist in future breedings as needed. This helps ensure we have healthy Chinooks to keep this breed alive for the future! Please contact us for more information if you would like to learn more about breeding.
A lifetime commitment
Any puppy born at Desert Sol Chinooks may be returned at any point during their lifetime for any reason. We also will provide counseling as needed regarding health or behavior concerns of your Chinook dog.