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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
A black with white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy is laying on a carpet and it is chewing a dog bone

"Temmie the Alaskan Klee Kai as a puppy at 8 weeks old. A little spitfire with lots of attitude! Super smart and good at manipulating her owners. She has more self-awareness than our other dog. You can constantly see her trying to puzzle out different situations. The breeder estimated her to be about 15 lbs full grown."

The right side of a black with white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy that is laying across a bed with a dog toy in front of it.

Temmie the Alaskan Klee Kai as a puppy at 8 weeks old

The front right side of a black with white Alaskan Klee Kai that is laying on grass with a brick sidewalk behind it.

This is 2 1/2-year-old miniature male Alaskan Klee Kai dog, Kaia. His owner's say he is a delightful companion in many ways: rarely barks, reserved but friendly, docile, very loving, no doggy breath or smell, minimal shedding, obeys well, etc. They say he is the perfect dog!

The right side of a pure white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy that is standing across a patchy lawn

Eight-month-old white Alaskan Klee Kai

Close up - A Pure white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy is sitting in a dirt lawn next to a bench and it is looking up.

Eight-month-old white Alaskan Klee Kai

A Solid white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy playing in a patchy lawn

Eight-month-old white Alaskan Klee Kai

The front left side of a black with white blue-eyed Alaskan Klee Kai puppy that is laying down on a couch and it is looking up.

Skyy the black and white Alaskan Klee Kai with blue eyes, shown here as a 2-month-old puppy

The left side of a black with white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy that is sleeping above a dog rope toy.

Skyy the black and white Alaskan Klee Kai as a 2-month-old puppy

A black wiht white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy is sitting on a hardwood floor and it is wearing a pink harness

Skyy the black and white, blue-eyed Alaskan Klee Kai as a 4-month-old puppy

The front left side of a black with white Alaskan Klee Kai puppy that is laying across a hardwood floor and it is wearing a harness

Skyy the black and white, blue-eyed Alaskan Klee Kai as a 4-month-old puppy

Close up - A black with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai is standing outside in dirt. It has one black eye and one blue eye

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

A black with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai is running across a patchy grass

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai on the run

The front right side of a black with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai standing across a blue table and it is looking forward.

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

Close up - The front right side of a black with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai that is laying down. There is another dog behind it

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

The front right side of a black with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai that is laying across a hardwood porch. There are two other dogs sitting behind it.

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

Close up - A grey with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai is laying down on a couch and it is looking forward.

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

The back of a grey with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai that is standing on grass and it is looking forward.

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

A grey with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai is sitting on pavement and it is looking to the left.

Professor Stark the Toy Alaskan Klee Kai

The left siode of a black with white Toy Alaskan Klee Kai that is standing snow. In the rop right corner of the image are the words 'AK200'

Photo courtesy of Alaskan Klee Kai web - Photo Copyright AKK Web 1997, 1998, 1999. All rights reserved.

The right side of a black with white Alaskan Klee Kai that is laying across grass. In the top left corner of the image is the words 'AK200'

Photo courtesy of Alaskan Klee Kai web - Photo Copyright AKK Web 1997, 1998, 1999. All rights reserved.

Two Alaskan Klee Kais are sitting and standing on grass. In the top left corner of the image are the words 'AK200'.

Photo courtesy of Alaskan Klee Kai web - Photo Copyright AKK Web 1997, 1998, 1999. All rights reserved.

Two Alaskan Klee Kais are jumping on the sides of a a mans legs

Photo courtesy of Alaskan Klee Kai web - Photo Copyright AKK Web 1997, 1998, 1999. All rights reserved.

A black with white Alaskan Klee Kai is sitting on grass and it is wearing a big red collar. In the bottom left corner of the image are the words 'AK200'

Photo courtesy of Alaskan Klee Kai web - Photo Copyright AKK Web 1997, 1998, 1999. All rights reserved.