The Alaskan Klee Kai is a lovely companion pet. Here is your informative A-list of Alaskan Klee Kai. They are also known as Klee Kai. The word “Klee Kai” refers to small dog in Eskimo language. This dog breed is originated from United States and bred to be companion dog. In 1970s, Linda S. Spurlin developed this dog breed in Alaska by crossing between Siberian Husky and Alaskan Husky, along with the help of American Eskimo and Schipperke to bring down the size without dwarfism. They are also belonging to northern breed dog in the Spitz family. Akk come in three sizes which are toy, miniature and standard. Today, they become wonder family pet for us.
Facts about Alaskan Klee kai
- Temperament – The Alaskan Klee Kai is friendly, alert, loving, energetic, intelligent, curious, docile and affectionate with family. They can get along well with children and other pets they have been raised with together. Early obedience training and socialization is a must for Alaskan Klee Kai puppies. They thrive on companionship. They will wary of the strange and bark at stranger when necessary. This dog breed tends to bark a lot and it is high maintenance breed. This dog breed is not suitable for inexperienced owner.
- Appearance – The Alaskan Klee Kai is a small version of Alaskan Husky, you will find them look like Siberian Husky. The Akk has a wedge-shaped head and the erect ears are set well apart. The most distinctive feature of Alaskan Klee Kai is the facial mask. The eyes can be almond-shaped, round and oval. The Alaskan Klee Kai has a double coat. The outer coat is straight and the under coat is shorter. The neck is covered with thicker fur as a protective ruff.
Alaskan Klee Kai Breed Information
|Size||Standard, miniature and toy|
|Height||33cm (toy), 33cm-39cm (miniature) and 38cm-42cm (standard)|
|Weight||5kg (toy), 7kg (miniature) and 10kg (standard)|
|Colour||All colors are acceptable and the distinctive facial mask is clearly visible|
|Life Span||10 – 14 years|
|Exercise Ability||Daily and long walks is needed, let them run and roam around at fenced yard|
|Litter Size||Average 1 to 3 puppies|
|Grooming Requirements||Brush twice a week with bristle, use dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is average shedder|
|Environment||Indoor or small fenced yard|
|Recognition||APRI, ACR, DRA, NKC, CKC, UKC, ARBA|
The Alaskan Klee Kai has common health problems as luxating patellas, liver disease or hypothyroidism.
If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Alaskan Klee Kai from Alaskan Klee Kai rescue or look for Alaskan Klee Kai dog breeders.