Welcome to Rain Mountain Chinooks


Pardon our construction -- The Rain Mountain website is undergoing a substantial revision.
Stay tuned for more information, including updates on our participation in the exciting
Chinook Breed Conservation Program.



Rain Mountain Chinooks isn't a physical place or being. Raising pups, showing in conformation or performance events, gliding over the snow on a dog sled, or rambling down a dirt trail on a rig or hike, as well as just living with Chinook dogs has been my hobby for over thirty years now and I'm currently the oldest still-active breeder of Chinooks in the world. Chinooks are a rare American breed originally developed for sledding. These days, however, they are finding their place as the near-perfect suburban family pet and outdoor companion.

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Rain Mountain is still an active breeder but we are NOT accepting inquiries for puppies at this time. This is because our Summer 2020 litter is already spoken for and after that we won't have another litter here until roughly 2023. Since these are my pets first, I only have a limited number of dogs and I won't have a female of breeding age until then.

I am happy to answer your questions about Chinooks, however, and suggest that you check out the Breeders page and Litters page on the website of the Chinook Owners Association
, our UKC Parent Club.

Rain Mountain never has had a huge kennel facility and never will. They're my pets and companions. Chinooks like to be with their people. For twenty years the Chinooks and I lived in Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle, but in fall of 2008 we moved north to a gorgeous woods of old cedars -- known as the Slug Ranch --  situated equidistant between the towns of Arlington to the south, Mount Vernon to the north, and Stanwood to the west (to the east is just mountains until you run into Spokane). They do make a great suburban pet, so please don't feel that you need to move to the Great North Woods to have your own Chinook. Here, the dogs enjoy running the trails through the woods and hunting for various critters under the leaves. But they did these same activities in our former suburban backyard. They think they should be allowed to sleep on my bed in the comfort of the house at night, which is why I limit the number of Chinooks I live with to no more than can fit on my bedroom floor (and bed). Typically that means four or five primary dogs and a few visitors. All pups are born here in the house and spend their first two months underfoot before venturing to their own homes where they are likewise are catered to and loved.

Hopefully you'll find the basic information you need about Chinooks here, along with links to other websites. Day-to-day info on events, breedings, and any puppies that are coming are all posted on the Rain Mountain Chinooks Facebook page so be sure to check it out as well.





Welcome to Rain Mountain Chinooks
Meet the Family
What's a Chinook? Getting Your Rain Mountain Chinook
& Our Breeding Program
Chinook Health For More Information on Rain Mountain
& Chinooks in General

The Chinook Breed Conservation Program and Enatai Chinook Crosses

Copyright Ginger Corley, Rain Mountain Chinooks, 1988 to present. No material may be reproduced without permission, though permission is usually granted. Logo by Susan Fletcher, Frontier Chinooks, used here with permission and much appreciation of her great talent.