Leading the way to Chinook magic!

The Sky Litter

The pups have had more visitors and more evaluations and it's unanimous- they are adorable and sweet! We've continued clicker training and begun working on Manding, and the pups have been spending more time outside on the porch and even in the yard. It's been a bit warmer, and they have LOVED having the room to romp and explore. They are really curious about things and have been climbing on the rocks and trotting off to the far reaches of the yard.

Today was a rainy, gray day so photos are all inside, where the name of the game was Toys and Chewing. Even this gives the pups great experience with their siblings and with the big dogs.

Since Nashira gets her name from the Gamma star in the Capricorn constellation, and Lightnin is of course named after fire in the sky, the puppies all have names associated with the Sky. The words are taken from languages native to North America/the US, as Chinooks are a native North American breed. You can learn more about each puppy's name in their individual bio, below.
Note: these names are just temporary while the pups are with me. Owners will provide the pup's registered name.


Puppies will be raised using the Puppy Culture program - check Instagram and Facebook for updates.


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Sex:
Birth Weight:
Current Weight:
Kilak (KEY-lak)
Female
15.6 oz
6 lb13.3 oz
Kilak has really matured into a delightful puppy. She's energetic, happy, and loves people. She is curious yet thoughtful about new things -not fearful, but not reckless (where I feared she was heading a couple of weeks ago!). She has lovely conformation, and a winning wag!

She is named in the Native Alaskan Languagess Yupik/Alutiiq and perhaps Inupiat (online sources conflict) for Sky/Heaven. .
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Mesatawe (mess-a-TA-wee)
Female
15.6 oz
7 lb 6.8 oz
Mesatawe has matured true to her beginnings- sweet, a little laid back, with a streak of spice to mix in with her sugar. She is often in the forefront of the puppies when they are exploring as a pack.

Mesatawe means Morning Star in Wabanaki, a language native to the New England area.
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Siqiniq (SIK-in-ick)
Male
16.1 oz
8 lb 7.3 oz
Siqiniq is a the biggest lovable Chinook boy-teddy-mush. He has a huge sense of humor and a strong devotion to napping. He is bold with new things, but sometimes has to rest up mid-investigation. Being a puppy is tiring, you know.

Siqiniq means Sun in the Inuktitut language from Alaska.
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Alakws (al-ACK-wiss)
Female
16.2 oz
6 lb 13.7 oz

Alakws has been such fun this week! She is generally the first puppy to respond to my voice and is the most-person focused of the litter this week. She is curious about new things and can be found rock climbing in the back yard.

Alakws means Star in Wabanaki.
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Adlartok (ADD-ler-tock)
Male
14.3 oz
9 lb 4.4 oz

Adlartok loves his siblings. And the wrestling, smashing into, and snuggling therewith. He is an independent pup that can often be off exploring but loves coming back to hang with teh fam.

Adlartok means Clear Sky in Inuit.
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Mahina (ma-HEEN-ah)
Female
12.6 oz
6 lb 11.1 oz

Mahina has a list of Stuff to Do. And she will Do It. Especially if it involves meeting new people, wagging her tail frantically, going off to explore and coming back to meet new people and wag her tail frantically.

Mahina means Moon in Hawaiian.
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Taqqiq (TACK-ick)
Male
15.3 oz
7 lb 13.3 oz

Taqqiq throws himself into the party - wrestling and cuddling and having a great time. And then he seeks a quiet spot on his own to nap and recharge. He's a thinker puppy.

Taqqiq means Moon in Inuktitut.
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Alaula (ah-LOW-lah)
Female
16.3 oz
7 lb 14.9 oz

Alaula is a perfect mix of chill and action. She is very focused on me as well and often naps right on my feet. She does have a streak of mischief, and LOVES toys.

Alaula means "Light of Early Dawn" or "Sunset Glow" in Hawaiian. She was born at 6:25 am just before sunrise.
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The Sky Litter
Meet the Parents

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Lightnin
Hips:
Eyes:
Elbows:
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Other:


OFA Fair
CERF /OFA Normal (Oct 2017)

Normal
Clear - Collie Eye Anomaly
Seizure & Allergy Free

Chinooks are a very rare breed with around 100 puppies born every year. As we have been successful in keeping our dogs from being exploited in puppy mills, we rely on Chinook owners that are willing to keep a male intact or raise a litter to support a diverse gene pool. While all Chinooks are first and foremost pets, some owners participate a bit more directly in sustaining the breed. An owner's contribution can range from simply raising a litter for which I take responsibility for finding and supporting puppy homes, all the way to people starting a new kennel on their own. This helps ensure we have healthy Chinooks in the future! If you are open to discussing this, please contact me for more information.
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