Alaskan Klee Kai
The charming and energetic "mini-husky
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a relatively new dog breed that has gained popularity thanks to its cute appearance, reminiscent of a small Siberian Husky, as well as its active and playful temperament.
The Alaskan Klee Kai breed was created by a woman named Linda Spurlin in Alaska, USA, during the 1970s. She began breeding these dogs to create a smaller version of the Siberian Husky, which would be more suitable as a companion dog. The breed was officially recognized in 1997.
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a small to medium sized dog breed. They are available in three size ranges: toy (up to 33 cm), miniature (33-38 cm) and standard (38-43 cm). The weight of these dogs can vary from about 4.5 kg to 10 kg, depending on the size and sex.
Appearance and coat
The Alaskan Klee Kai has a similar appearance to a Siberian Husky but in a smaller format. They have almond-shaped eyes that can be blue, green, brown, or a combination. Their fur is double and thick, which gives them good protection against the cold. The colors can vary from black and white to gray and white, red and white and even all white.
Acquiring an Alaskan Klee KaiBefore you decide to get an Alaskan Klee Kai, it is important to know that these dogs are very active and need plenty of exercise every day. They are also highly intelligent and need mental stimulation to prevent behavioral problems.
Alaskan Klee Kai are known to be somewhat reserved with strangers, but they are usually very loyal and loving with their family. They are also known to be excellent guard dogs.
Their thick fur requires regular brushing, especially during the spring and fall shedding seasons. Despite their thick fur, the Alaskan Klee Kai can adapt to a warmer climate as long as they can stay cool during the hottest hours of the day.
An Alaskan Klee Kai can be a wonderful pet for active families or individuals who can satisfy their need for exercise and mental stimulation. However, they are not the best match for everyone, and potential owners should consider their needs carefully before bringing home one of these energetic and intelligent dogs.
How many Alaskan Klee Kai are there in Sweden?
In Sweden, there are 19 registered Alaskan Klee Kais as of 2022-12-31.