Comparatively a new breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai, a mini version of the Alaskan Husky, was personally bred by its creator Linda Spurlin and her family in the 1970s in Wasilla, Alaska, after which it was brought in public in 1988.
|Coat||Soft to moderate|
|Color||White combining with red, black or gray|
|Breed Type||Mixed breed|
|Group (of Breed)||Spitz, Nordic|
|Lifespan||12 to 16 years|
|Weight||Toy: up to 9 pounds
Miniature: 10 – 15 pounds
Standard: 16 – 22 pounds
||Small to Medium;
Toy: up to 13 inches
Miniature: 13 – 15 inches
Standard: 15 – 17 inches
|Temperament||Intelligent, curious, active, agile|
|Good with Child||No|
|Litters||1-3 puppies at a time|
|Health Concerns||Yet uncertain|
|Competitive Registration||UKC, ARBA, CKC, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA|
Bred between the Siberian/the Alaskan Husky dogs, with the American Eskimo Dog and the Schipperke, the breed was named in 2002, and was created to breed a dog looking like the Alaskan Husky, yet not a dwarf.
The Alaskan Klee Kai has three variants:
The extremely agile and intelligent dog share a loving relation with its owner’s family, but are naturally curious. They would also be reserved around strangers. Though noisy at times, they are sociable, making a good companion dog, provided, brought up in the right home.
The Alaskan klee kai, with a strong prey drive need to be trained as a puppy, else they would develop habit of preying upon smaller pets, birds, cats, rabbits etc. Continue socialization training since they are not much into strangers. Teach them to take children tolerantly. Do not train them rudely.
Feed them with dry kibble, keeping the bowl ready with food, if they want to munch in small quantities, but there should be one scheduled meal (mainly breakfast). You can serve them with meat loaf, or canned food at times. For raw meat, provide them with chicken (may be feet or uncut rib bone) twice to thrice a week. You can serve them as treats like shredded cheddar, 2% cottage cheese, yoghurt, sweet potatoes, duck meat and sometimes pan-fried hamburger meat. Foods containing protein, fat, and fiber are essential for the breed.
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