Perry Greene Kennel
Our History of the Perry Greene Kennel
The Perry Greene Kennel, a 22-run boarding facility in mid-coast Maine is conveniently located on Route 1. More specifically, we're in Waldoboro which is 10 minutes from Damariscotta Lake, just south of Camden Harbor and not too far from Pemaquid Beach.
For over fifty years, the Perry Greene Kennel has bred the rare, American bred Chinook dog. Chinooks are a people oriented breed; they are friendly, gentle and intelligent. The breed is most famous for their travels with Admiral Richard Byrd on his expedition to the South Pole in the 1920s. Upon request, a color brochure of the Chinook is available or visit the Chinook Owners Association on the web. Perry Greene Kennel is also home to Leonbergers Jeff, Summer and Rangeley. For more information on this wonderful breed, visit the Leonberger on the web.
Perry Greene &
The Chinook Breed History
Chinook Dog - Breed History
In 1896, Arthur T. Walden, the 24 year old son of a Boston minister, left Wonalancet, New Hampshire and his job as farm manager of Katherine (Kate) Sleeper's Wonalancet Farm, and headed to the gold fields of Alaska. Driven by his sense of adventure, he took every job that came his way: prospector, logger, stevedore, river pilot; and the job that he was most taken with, "dog punching" hauling freight by dogsled). Walden returned to Wonalancet six years later, and in December of 1902, he and Kate Sleeper married. Walden had dog sledding in his blood, but quality sled dogs were not available in New England, where horses and oxen were the draft animals of choice; so he brought a variety of dogs to Wonalancet and began breeding for dogs that possessed his ideal combination of strength, endurance, speed, and good nature.