Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai

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Dog Group: Foundation Stock Service

Activity Needs: Needs Lots Of Activity

Barking Level: When Necessary

Coat Type: Medium, Wire

Breed Size: Small (0-25Lbs)

Training Level: Agreeable

Characteristics: Best Family Dogs, Best Dog Breeds For Kids, Good With Other Dogs

Shedding Levels: Frequent

Alaskan Klee KaiThe Alaskan Klee Kai originated in Alaska in the early 1970s when Linda Spurlin and her family desired a companion-sized version of the Alaskan Husky. Through the 1970s and 1980s, the Spurlins very carefully chose and bred dogs held to their high standards for appearance and physical and mental soundness, thus producing this rare breed. The Alaskan Klee Kai became available to the public in 1988. Although Spurlin named the breed the Klee Kai, which is an Inuit term which means “small dog,” it was re-named the Alaskan Klee Kai in 1995 before being officially acknowledged by the United Kennel Club in 1997.

Similar to some other small breeds, the devoted and alert Alaskan Klee Kai is jurisdictional and makes for an exceptional watchdog. He can be aloof and careful among strangers but is friendly and loving together with his human family. Curious, full of energy and smart, the Alaskan Klee Kai plays nice with children and other dogs, however he may not be suitable for a home with pets smaller than him because of his high prey drive.

Upkeep Regardless of the Alaskan Klee Kai’s dense double coat that moderately sheds, his grooming requirements are fairly minimal. He normally likes grooming himself, so beyond regular brushing and occasional bathing, as well as scheduled teeth brushing, nail trimming and ear cleaning, not a great deal upkeep is needed. However, keep in mind the Alaskan Klee Kai sheds seasonally and may need to have additional grooming. Definitely energetic, lively and quick, the Alaskan Klee Kai requires plenty of exercise, such as for example free play in a enclosed yard or leashed strolls, to refrain from becoming high-strung or anxious.