an official New Hampshire government website
 Home Visitors Residents Business Government



New Hampshire Almanac >State Dog

State DogState 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. | privacy policy | accessibility policy | site map | contact us Copyright (c) State of New Hampshire, 2012