Chinook Owners Association

U.K.C. National Breed Club for the Chinook Dog

2008 National Specialty Winners

The Chinook Owners Association hosted the 2008 National Chinook Specialty in Kalamazoo, MI on June 14, 2008.  This show was a part of the United Kennel Club's Premier weekend.  We had 29 Chinooks and Chinook Crosses in competition!  Our judge was the Honorable Patrick O'Donnell. 

2008 National Best of Breed
& 2008 Grand Champion

GR CH 'PR' Hurricane Finnegan with owners Dave & Karen Schiller & Breeder Joyce Maley

2008 National Champion of Champions

CH 'PR' Bear Creek Riki's Echo of Rain with owner Karen Hoffmeister

Reserve Champion of Champions

CH 'PR' Hurricane Kodiac with owner/breeder Joyce Maley

2008 National Best of Winners & Best Female

'PR' Laughing Mountain Delia with breeder/co-owner Mary Berg Malkiel

2008 Best Male

'PR' Rain Mountain Skookum Tumtum ("Harry") with owner Ed Bigos

Reserve Best Male

'PR' Hurricane Borlaug with owner/breeder Joyce Maley

Reserve Best Female

Granite Hill Tokatikiya Spirit with owner/breeder Les Donais

2008 National Best of Cross Breed
& 2008 Best Cross Female

GreatMountain X Redington Guide with owner/breeder Jess Maurer

2008 Best Cross Male

GreatMountain X Cutler with owner Lee Ann Simonson & breeder Jess Maurer

2008 Best Junior Handler

Junior Handler Ryan Kramer with GreatMountain X Ningo Saba

2008 Reserve Best Cross Female

GreatMountain Tanaina with owners Dave & Karen Schiller

2008 Reserve Best Cross Male

GreatMountain X Kinguyakkii with owner Nathan Federici

2008 Best Brace

Nancy Fishinger with Pippa Passes HunDun's Chisun and
Hurricane MackSyd's Mac Wabun

2008 Best Altered Male

GreatMountain Passaconaway with owner Karen Hinchy

2008 Best Veteran

GR CH 'PR' Hurricane Hunter

Other Photos from the 2008 National Specialty

GR CH 'PR' Southwind Tikaani

GR CH 'PR' WoodsRunner Kanku Ota

GR CH 'PR' Hurricane Katrina

GR CH GreatMountain Granite Abnaki

GR CH 'PR' Alpine Babazuzu

The first half of the Grand Champion Class

The second half of the Grand Champion Class

Best of Breed - Finnegan, Ginger & Delia

Delia Gaiting

Tanaina Gaiting

Red Gaiting

GreatMountain X Lyric Tikaani

Ginger Gaiting - a flying gait - no wonder she won!

CH Cloudburst RailRun Sabaka

Cutler Gaiting

King Gaiting

GreatMountain X Ningo Saba free stacking

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