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Alaskan Klee Kai

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Alaskan Klee Kai

The Alaskan Klee Kai is a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky but physically resembles the Siberian Husky. It has a wedge-shaped head with a striking masked face. The ears stand erect and point forward. The almond-shaped eyes are dark. The legs are long and the well-furred tail curls over the dog's back. The double-coat can be any color but the facial mask should be distinct and clearly visible.

Temperament The Alaskan Klee Kai is very curious, quick, active and agile. Though small in stature, the Klee Kai makes an excellent watchdog because of their intense loyalty and alertness. This breed can be territorial. They are loving with their family and friends, but can be very cautious of strangers. Some may not get along with children. This affectionate breed needs early socialization as they can be a bit headstrong. They like to run so do not trust them on their own. This breed likes to bark and has a high prey instinct. Try to keep the Klee Kai busy as they tend to chew and dig when they get bored. This breed needs a firm, experienced owner.
Height, Weight Standard Height: 15-18" ; Weight: up to 23 lbs.
Miniature Height: 13-15" ; Weight: 15 lbs.
Toy Height: under 13" ; Weight: under 10 lbs.
Health Problems There are no known genetic diseases with this breed.
Living Conditions This breed will do fine in an apartment because of its size, but it does better with a small yard.
Exercise This breed needs regular exercise to stay in shape. If a yard is not available, then a long daily walk will do.
Life Expectancy About 10-13 years
Grooming The Klee Kai's double coat needs weekly brushing. They are heavy shedders.
Origin The Alaskan Klee Kai was created in the United States by Linda Spurlin, who wanted a companion-sized version of the Alaskan Husky. She carefully selected dogs who met her high standards for appearance and soundness. Breeds in the AKK include Alaskan Husky, Siberian Husky, American Eskimo and the Schipperke. Because of the meticulous breeding standards, the AKK is extremely rare today. They were recognized by the UKC in 1997.
Group Northern