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State Dog, New Hampshire Almanac

The Chinook is the state dog of New Hampshire. Below you can read how it came to be New Hampshire's official state dog.

Chinook Dog

The Chinook is hereby designated as the official state dog of New Hampshire.

The Chinook, a sled and work dog, is the only breed to have originated in New Hampshire and one of the few created in America. The breed was started by Arthur Walden in Wonalancet NH in 1917.

The bill was the idea of a group of seventh graders at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School in Bedford.

The photo of Aspencreek's Jackson Tyee was taken by Cheryl Brown. Permission to use photo by Cheryl & Tom Brown.

The New Hampshire Almanac is compiled by the New Hampshire State Library from state statutes and other sources as noted.

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