Chinook Breed Maintenance
The Chinook does have a double coat that can be quite thick depending upon the climate in which the dog lives. (If he is in cooler temperatures, his coat will be thick; if the dog lives in a warmer climate, like the southern United States, the dog’s coat will not be very thick.) The Chinook does shed rather easily, so weekly brushing is a must. Baths are not recommended very often for a Chinook; in fact, experts say bathing only every six months is necessary. Twice a year the Chinook will go through a shedding period known as “blowing coat.” This will last about three weeks, and the dog will need to be brushed more during that time. The Chinook has nails that grow quickly, so you will want to trim their nails weekly. Regular brushing of the teeth will also contribute to great dental health for your Chinook. This active breed can live happily in an apartment if regular exercise is provided.