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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Nordic or Northern Breeds group.

Weight:

Between 10-22 pounds (4.5-10 kg).

Height:

10-17 inches (25-43 cm) at the shoulders.

Color(s):

This breed comes in several different colorings, including several shades of gray and white, black and white, red and white, and solid white. The red and white variety is quite rare.

Coat:

Alaskan Klee Kai have double coats of short to medium length.


Overview

Character:

Alaskan Klee Kai are docile and loving animals. When in a suitable home, these dogs make excellent and affectionate companions.

Country of Origin:

USA (Alaska).

History:

This breed was developed in Wasilla, Alaska during the 1970s by Linda S. Spurlin and is the result of the crossing of a Siberian Husky with a smaller dog of an unknown breed. The Alaskan Klee Kai breed was released to the public in 1998 and was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1997.

Name:

Previously known as the Klee Kai.

Temperament:

Alaskan Klee Kai tend to be quite cautious of strangers, but they are very loving with friends and family members. These dogs are sometimes referred to as "talkers" because of their soft vocalizations. Some Alaskan Klee Kai also bark quite a lot.


Care

Training:

Early socialization is very important for Alaskan Klee Kai, and consistent training methods are necessary.

Activity:

Alaskan Klee Kai are not quite as active as some of their close relatives, but they still require plenty of regular exercise.

Ownership:

Alaskan Klee Kai are not ideal dogs for everyone because of their high energy and their tendency to bark a lot. However, these dogs can also make very loving and friendly companions.


Breeders

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