I would be super-happy to get a Chinook dog one day. Very smart. Calm and gentle temperament, non-aggressive, with a willing, friendly disposition. Dignified, can be reserved. Loyal, will stay with you off-leash. Good with other pets, and with children. Not barkers. Likes to spend time with the family, getting regular exercise, and instruction from confident, firm, but not harsh, owners with a calm authority.