There is a process to owning a Chinook that requires an understanding of the rarity of this breed (you cannot pick your puppy from a litter). Most, if not all legitimate Chinook breeders are very close to their dogs and expect to maintain a degree of social contact with owners for the entire life of their dogs. It is important to note that all dogs whether as pet or breed pups will require written contracts between the breeders and potential owners, which will include co-ownership in the case of breed pups. These strict but necessary measures are there to preserve the hard work that has gone into breeding healthy Chinooks with a solid working ability as well as protect the breed from accidental breeding (all Swiss Chinooks pups are required to be neutered or sterilzed after 2 years of age if not later).
Owning A Chinook