Chinook (1917–29) was the foundation sire of a new American dog breed, the first breed to have originated in New Hampshire. Arthur Walden of Wonalancet, NH, crossed a mixed-breed dog with a Husky, and a litter was born on January 17, 1917. He named a pup from the litter with the most stamina and intelligence “Chinook.” Walden and Chinook introduced dog sled racing to New Hampshire. Chinook led the first sled dog team to climb to the top of Mount Washington, and was lead dog on Commander Richard E. Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition, moving supplies to its base camp, “Little America.” Byrd described Chinook as a “shock troop” who could be counted on “when the going turned very hard.” On that expedition, Chinook wandered away and was never found. Chinook was established as New Hampshire's state dog in June 2009. The limited-edition bobblehead measures 6.25" high.