Birch Hill Chinooks started in the fall of 1997 when we had a litter of Chinook puppies in Fairbanks, Alaska. They were a total of 7 puppies – 5 boys and 2 girls.
We came up name of Birch Hill Chinooks is that there were a lot of Birch trees in Fairbanks and lot of hills too. Plus, there is an area of Fairbanks, Ak (Explore Fairbanks site – opens in a new window) that has a Ski & Recreation area that have Birch Hill in their names. That is how we partly got the name for this litter.
We kept two puppies – Grayling (a boy) and Talkeetna (a girl) from the litter. Then some time later the second girl got re-homed with us. At one point we had 10 dogs but with age the number of dogs became smaller to the point where we had 3 dogs. Our last dog died in March 2012 who was 14 1/2 years of age and was from this litter.
In September of the same year we took in Rogue as re-homed Chinook. In April of 2013, we helped another Chinook owner and gave a temporary home to Lolo (pictured in the header and below) for a few months. She went back to owner for some time while we kept Rogue. Now we have her again for the rest of her life.