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Alaskan Klee Kai

Information and Pictures

The left side of a white and black with gray Miniature Alaskan Husky with a chain collar on in front of a wooden fence

Kaia the Miniature Alaskan Husky

Other Names
  • Klee Kai
  • Miniature Alaskan Husky
  • Mini Husky
  • AKK
Description

The Alaskan Klee Kai is a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky, though it physically resembles the Siberian Husky. It is between 10-40 pounds (4.3-18 kg), comes in 3 size varieties and 3 colors.

Temperament

Alaskan Klee Kais shed, bark and have a high energy level, therefore not making them ideal choices for everyone. Without the proper amount of daily and physical exercise they can become high strung. However, if in an appropriate home, the Klee Kai can be a wonderful companion. They are friendly but somewhat reserved with strangers. Socialize well. Docile and very loving, they need the humans around them to be calm but firm, confident and consistent pack leaders. Do not allow the Alaskan Klee Kai to develop Small Dog Syndrome.

Height, Weight

Height: Standard 15 - 17.5 inches (38 - 42 cm)

Height: Miniature 13 - 15 inches (33 - 39 cm)

Height: Toy under 13 inches (33 cm)

Weight: Standard 23 pounds (10 kg)

Weight: Miniature 15 pounds (7 kg)

Weight: Toy under 10 pounds (4.3 kg)

Health Problems

Prone to sensitive stomachs

Living Conditions

Because of their size, these dogs can live in an apartment, but a house with at least a small yard is recommended.

Exercise

These dogs should be exercised regularly. They should be taken on long daily walks.

Life Expectancy

Unknown yet, but 14 years is a good estimate.

Litter Size

Average of 1 - 3 puppies

Grooming

This breed sheds and should be combed and brushed on a regular basis. This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

The Alaskan Klee Kai has a lot of Alaskan and Siberian Husky, as well as small amounts of American Eskimo in it. They were developed in the ’70s and are a relatively new breed. They were bred to be companions and their numbers are increasing.

Group

Nordic

Recognition
  • ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
  • ACR = American Canine Registry
  • ARBA = American Rare Breed Association
  • APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.
  • CKC = Continental Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • NKC = National Kennel Club
  • UKC = United Kennel Club