We are a family with two Chinooks living in the centre of Switzerland in a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Our intention is to become hobby breeders of the Chinook dog and possibly the first outside the United States. We strive to breed for health and working ability of these wonderful companions as well as promote the conservation of the Chinook breed.

The Chinook is a very rare, American breed originating from New England in the early 1900's that has been known as 'the world's best kept secret' since its popularity in the 1940's. Chinook dogs are known for their working ability as sled dogs as well as their loving temperament as family dogs.

If you are interested in giving a Chinook dog a forever home, using positive training methods and enjoying regular outdoor activities, the Chinook might be the breed for you!

Welcome to Swiss Chinooks!
Latest News

Swiss Chinooks 1st litter awaiting pregnancy confirmation end of June 2020! 


Interested? Please write to info@swisschinookdogs.ch

We have just finished breeding Manuk and Nana (last week on Friday 22 May 2020). We expect to confirm a pregnancy at the end of June. If all goes to plan, we expect puppies traveling by plane to their forever homes, in-cabin, to be collected at the end of 8 weeks old (estimated to be beginning of September 2020). All other puppies are expected to be collected at the end of 10 weeks old (estimated to be end of September 2020), unless exceptional arrangements have been made.


Due to the current cirucmstances regarding the coronavirus, we request that all applicants please confirm via email if you are still interested in getting a Swiss Chinooks puppy this autumn!

Recommended Reading

Rugaas, Turid (2006). On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals (2nd ed.). Wenatchee, Wash.: Dogwise Pub. ISBN 1929242360.

Our Chinooks In Articles!

We're on page 3 of the Chinook Quarterly, Fall 2016!

Our dogs are in the Finnish 'rare dog' magazine Meidän Koira, 2019. Click here to see the article (please use google translate to understand it in English).

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