Alaskan Klee Kai

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
Developed during the 1970's in Alaska by Linda Spurlin, the Alaskan Klee Kai is a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky. Bred as companions, this breed is relatively new, having been recognized by the UKC in 1997. They come in 3 sizes: Toy, Miniature, and Standard.

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Character
The Alaskan Klee Kai's most distinctive characteristic is the full facial mask. This breed is extremely loyal, affectionate with family, and active.

Does your Alaskan Klee Kai bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
Alaskan Klee Kai's are highly intelligent, highly devoted, and agile. They thrive on attention and companionship. The Alaskan Klee Kai is reserved around strangers and will alert by barking. They are also "talkers", emitting vocal sounds when they want attention. They do well with children and other pets they have been raised with.
Care
The Alaskan Klee Kai requires frequent brushing. Dry shampoo or bathe when necessary. This breed has no known health issues.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
A double coat breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai has a well-furred appearance. Heavier fur is at the ruff of the neck and on the tail. They are average shedders and shed heavily twice a year.
Training
Early intense socialization is a must. This breed also does well in obedience. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Alaskan Klee Kai puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Alaskan Klee Kai does best with a securely fenced yard. They are excellent escape artists, so fencing must be set into the ground to prevent digging and tall enough to prevent jumping. They benefit from daily exercise and family interaction. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
Toy: 10; Miniature: 15; Standard: 23 lbs
Height
Toy: 13; Miniature: 13-15; Standard: 15-17.5 inches
Color(s)
All colors; Markings must be symmetrical. The facial mask is distinctly defined.

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Alaskan Klee Kai Questions

How are the Klee Kai's with allergies?

Answer:
The Alaskan Klee Kai is not known to be a dog breed that is prone to allergies. However, that does not mean that there is not a possibility that they could be born with or develop an allergy to something over time. Monitoring your puppy/dog after meals or contact with something new and making sure there are no symptoms of allergies is best. Also taking your dog to the vet once a year for a check up so that his/her over-all health can be assessed is a good way to look out for allergies and other health concerns.

Do they shed a lot and how often do they need to get their fur trimmed?

Answer:
The Alaskan Klee Kai sheds a fair amount and needs to be brushed 2 - 3 times a week. However, they should not be trimmed or shaved, they do not need it and their fur does not grow back like other breeds that get shaved/trimmed regularly.

What dogs are bred to get the Alaskan Klee Kai?

Answer:
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a reputable breed of dog. They are not a mixed breed such as the Pomski (Siberian Husky/Pomeranian cross). The breed was developed in Wasilla, Alaska, from the early 1970s to 1988 by Linda S. Spurlin and her family.The breed was developed with Siberian and Alaskan Huskies, using Schipperke and American Eskimo Dog to bring down the size without dwarfism. She bred these dogs in private until she released them to the general public in 1988.

Are the Alaskan Klee Kai's better suited to live inside or outside, or what would be better for them?

Answer:
The Alaskan Klee-Kai is an indoor dog, but they love to play outside. They need an average of an hour and a half of running exercise a day.

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