Welcome to Rain Mountain
What's a Chinook
Meet the Family
Getting Your Rain Mountain Chinook & Our Breeding Program
For More Information on Rain Mountain & Chinooks in General
Rain Mountain Chinooks isn't a physical place or being. Raising, showing, gliding over the snow on a dog sled, or rambling down a dirt trail on a rig or hike, as well as just living with Chinook dogs has been my hobby for over twenty-five years. Chinooks are a rare American breed originally developed for sledding. These days, however, they are finding their place as the near-perfect suburban family pet and outdoor companion on weekends.
There never has been a huge kennel facility and never will be. They're my pets and companions. Chinooks like to be with their people. For twenty years the Chinooks and I lived in Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle but in fall of 2008 we moved north to a gorgeous woods of old cedars situated equidistant between the towns of Arlington to the south, Mount Vernon to the north, and Stanwood to the west (to the east is just mountains). They do make a great suburban pet so please don't feel that you need to move to the Great North Woods to have your own. Here, the dogs enjoy running the trails through the woods and hunting for various critters under the leaves. But they did these same activities in our former suburban backyard. They all think they should be allowed to sleep on my bed in the comfort of the house at night, which is why I limit the number of Chinooks I live with to no more than can fit on my bedroom floor; typically that means four or five primary dogs and a few visitors. All our pups are born here in the house and spend their first two months underfoot before venturing to their own homes where they are likewise are catered to and loved.
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