follow that dog: chinooks

New Hampshire created its own sled dog breed, one of the rarest in the world, much the way the Morgan horse was created: from one incredible sire whose parentage is mixed.

http://www.chinook.org/history.html

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This image is notable not just for its team of Chinooks, but for the old fashioned “horse collar” harnesses, and the dogs in single file (better on tight forest trails) with two ganglines, one on each side of the team. Modern hookups have one gangline down the center of the team, dogs branching off to the sides like branches on a tree. the modern harness is a close fitting net of webbing with no buckles.

Walden and Chinook Team

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