This litter is named in honor of the roots of the Chinook family tree. The dam of the progenitor of the breed, the male named “Chinook”, was a Greenland Husky. Greenland, land of snow and ice, where sled dogs outnumber people in some towns, is home to some 53 glaciers. These arise from the giant ice sheet that covers 84% of Greenland, 4th largest island in the world.
Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, lies mostly within the Arctic Circle. The Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier is one of the fastest and most productive glaciers in the world, producing more calf ice than any glacier outside of Antarctica. The act of ice breaking off the head of a glacier is called “calving”, and these “calves” that are born are icebergs. While these new Chinook puppies are much warmer and more cuddly than icebergs, they too will be at home in the snow.
The puppies are all named after “cities” in Greenland, except for the country’s Inuit namesake, Kalaallit.