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Bred as a versatile sled dog, the friendly Chinook is best known for his love of children. His name means "warm winter winds" in the Inuit language, and he lives up to it. He excels at mushing, hiking, sledding and skijoring, a winter sport in which a person on skis is pulled by dogs. The breed sports a thick, tawny-colored double coat that sheds lightly every day. He also wears drop or prick ears, but you won't be able to tell which until he's 4 to 6 months old. In 1927, a team of 16 Chinooks, including the first dog in the breed (whose name was "Chinook") accompanied Admiral Richard Byrd on his first expedition to Antarctica.

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