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Vetstreet.com: 11 Truly American Dog Breeds

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New England Adventurer: Chinook

This rare breed of sled dog got his start when musher Arthur Treadwell Walden of Wonalancet, New Hampshire, bred a farm dog of unknown heritage with a “northern” husky, producing a litter of puppies with tawny coats. One of those pups was named Chinook, and he accompanied Admiral Richard Byrd (and 15 other Chinooks) on a 1927 expedition to Antarctica.

(Credit: Electricsheep , Flickr)
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