Height: 13-17.5 inches.
Weight: 10-23 pounds.
(Klee Kai, AKK, Mini Husky, Mini Alaskan Husky) The Alaskan Klee Kai was bred with the intention of creating a companion-sized version of the Alaskan Husky. They are technically considered to be a small Alaskan Husky, though they physically resemble the Siberian Husky. They come in three different sizes- standard, miniature, and toy. Most Alaskan Klee Kais have a gray and white coat, but they are also offered in red and white. Solid white coats are also available, but they cannot be registered.
Alaskan Klee Kais make good companions, but they are a comparatively high-maintenance breed. They bark a lot, shed, and are hyper. If trained appropriately and sufficiently exercised, the breed will settle down and become a wonderful family pet. They are docile, extremely loving, and have a cheerful disposition.
Alaskan Klee Kais are a very high energy breed and will not be for everyone. A large amount of time and energy are needed for this breed in order to keep the dog properly exercised and trained. This dog is not recommended for first-time dog owners. Due to their natural reserved/cautious behavior around strangers, the Alaskan Klee Kai make good watch dogs. Because of there skittish personally, early on constant socialization is highly recommended.
This breed has very few health concerns. They average 1 to 3 puppies per litter, and they have an average life expectancy of approximately 14 years.
They are generally considered a healthy breed. However, major issues found in the breed include: Hypothyroidism, Heart murmurs, Patella Luxation, Retained Testicles, Factor VII, and Pyometra.
Alaskan Klee Kais originate in the United States. They are a rapidly growing breed of companion dogs that were developed in the 1970’s. They are descendants of the Alaskan and Siberian Husky breeds.
The Alaskan Klee Kai Breed was started in Wasilla, Alaska by a women named Linda S. Spurlin. In the mid 1970’s Linda acquired a 17 pound Gray and White female husky. Through trial and error she duplicated this small breed through several variety’s of smaller breeds including some Siberian and of course, the Alaskan Husky.
Alaskan Klee Kais have a long, lush coat that needs to be combed and brushed on a regular basis. They are average shedders.
Alaskan Klee Kais have a double coat which they blow about twice a year. Regular normal brushing and bathing recommended. No other special maintenance required. Socialization is a big must for this breed! Obedience classes are recommended. Exercise is also a must for this breed. If they don’t get proper daily exercise, this breed can easily get frustrated which will cause problems in the future. 90 minutes a day of exercise is recommended.
Because of their small stature, Alaskan Klee Kais are fine in an apartment-style living situation. A small yard is ideal, but they can do okay without one as long as they are exercised regularly.