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Ten Fun Facts About Alaskan Klee Kai Puppies

Alaskan Klee Kai puppies are some of the cutest, sweetest, wiliest and most fun dogs out there. They are an absolute blast to play with and it’s really easy to fall in love with them quickly. Like any animal, however, Alaskan Klee Kai require considerable attention and training. Here are ten fun facts about our favorite dog breed:

  • Alaskan Klee Kai are a fairly new breed; they have only been around since the 1970s. The Alaskan Klee Kai breed is the result of Linda Spurlin breeding Alaskan husky dogs with other smaller breed dogs and extensively propagated the breed through culling and reproductive controls.

  • “Klee Kai” means “small dog” in the Inuit language; Alaskan Klee Kai are recognized by the American Rare Breed Association and the United Kennel Club (the 2nd largest dog breed registering body in the United States.)

  • Alaskan Klee Kai have proven quite successful in agility trials, due to their intelligence and strength.

  • The temperament of an Alaskan Klee Kai suggests that they have a very strong predatory instinct.

  • They are extremely intelligent and can be trained to ensure they accept other smaller animals in the family such as cats or rodents as family members; they also are very protective of their families, and they don’t always handle strangers well.

  • They require a lot of attention and training, especially as puppies, because their instincts are to dig, jump fences and generally get into trouble unless they are well-trained. Well-trained Alaskan Klee Kai, like most well-trained dogs, make wonderful pets.

  • Alaskan Klee Kai do not have any physical or mental health concerns congenitally or as a breed. While they sometimes run into similar problems as other small dogs, they are generally healthy and happy.

  • Their coats are manageable with regular maintenance and brushing, and they generally like to keep themselves clean and present attractively. They do lose their undercoats twice a year, once in the summer and once in the winter; the easiest way to manage this is to brush them daily to ensure their coats are well-maintained.

  • Alaskan Klee Kai are happy, playful dogs whose intelligence can be best utilized in daily playtime, walks/runs and socialization with other dogs and other humans.

  • Alaskan Klee Kai are not for everyone. They are highly active, very smart dogs who need to be kept occupied (when you can’t play with them, chew toys, food/treat puzzles, and food/treat caches around the house will help with this) and require a fair amount of work.

While Alaskan Klee Kai may not be for everyone, we hope that you’ll come to us if you have your heart set on owning one of these adorable “miniature wolves with superhero masks,” as we’ve heard them described. Alaskan Klee Kai puppies are exciting, fun, entertaining, loving, and have the capacity to bring lots of joy and abundant energy to your home. They are wonderful family dogs, and they love socializing and making new friends.

Kika’s Klee Kai

At Kika’s Klee Kai, we have been breeding Alaskan Klee Kai dogs for over 16 years, with many of our dogs showing in conformation shows for both the United Kennel Club and the American Rare Breed Association. Our desire has always been to breed lively, intelligent puppies and to ensure they only go to the best homes. Our puppies come microchipped, along with their first set of shots, to their new owners.

We fell in love with the Alaskan Klee Kai breed and we know you will, too. We’d love to help you find the perfect Alaskan Klee Kai for your family. Contact us today for more information. We look forward to working with you.