Thinking about purchasing an Alaskan Klee Kai? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Alaskan Klee Kai breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.
Fundamental requirements for a being a good Alaskan Klee Kai owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Alaskan Klee Kai and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Alaskan Klee Kai Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Alaskan Klee Kai and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Alaskan Klee Kai Breed Profile
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a small version of the Alaskan Husky with a wedge-shaped head featuring a striking masked face, prick ears, and a double coat. The length of their body is just slightly longer than the height. The Alaskan Klee Kai's tail is well-furred and curls over the back or to either side when the dog is alert or moving. The appearance of the Alaskan Klee Kai reflects the breed's Northern heritage. Alaskan Klee Kai's are an extremely rare breed, and they were bred directly from Alaskan Huskies, Siberian Huskies, American Eskimo Dogs and Schipperkes. Their markings are symmetrical. The Alaskan Klee Kai actually has three different sizes: Toy, Miniature and Standard. Alaskan Klee Kais are very affectionate and loyal to their families. They are wary of strangers, however, and but do not make good guard dogs. They do make good watchdogs, as they like to bark. Even though simply physical features make this breed inadequate for guarding, they are still rather protective of their family. They do need socialization and good handling so that they may get along better with children in the future. Finally, the Alaskan Klee Kai has been said to resemble a cat in their fastidiousness, as well as their high prey drive. The Alaskan Klee Kai, though rare, makes an exceptional pet.
Other Names: AKK, Klee Kai
Type: Northern Breeds
Height: Toy: 13
inches and under;
Colors: All coat
colors are acceptable provided that the facial mask is distinct and clearly
visible, all markings are symmetrical, and there is a contrasting lighter color
on the dog's throat, chest, breeches, feet, legs and underside. Any of the following
markings are very desirable but it is not necessary that all be present: Light
spots over the eyes; a light blaze centered in the middle of the skull and stop;
a dark strip down the center of the muzzle which may be evenly divided by a
narrow light-colored strip; dark coloration under the eyes; and dark coloration
at the tip of the tail.
Klee Kais are loving with
family and friends but cautious of strangers. They may not get along with children,
and they have a strong prey drive, often described as catlike in its fastidiousness.
The Alaskan Klee Kai has moderate to high energy, and some tend to bark. They
are protective of their home and family, though small. The Alaskan Klee Kai
is affectionate, loyal and in need of socialization. They are attentive, lively
and intelligent. Energetic, active and curious, the Alaskan Klee Kai is an alert
little watchdog. They are very adaptable and trainable, yet they do not always
obey you. However, they can be very pack oriented, they like to run and cannot
be trusted on their own. They may chew things or dig when bored or curious.
Watch-dog: High. This breed
is very alert and will definitely bark to alert anyone around.
Alaskan Klee Kai Care and Exercise:
Brush the coat frequently to remove shedding or dead hairs.
Bathe them only as needed, ideally about twice a year.
Activity: High. This breed
is rather energetic.
Alaskan Klee Kai Health Issues: None known. The Alaskan Klee Kai is rather healthy.
Life Span: 10 - 13 years.
Country of Origin:
United States of America (Alaska)
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