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The Alaskan Klee Kai, a miniature version of the Husky dog

You always dreamed of adopting a Siberian Husky but unfortunately because of its large size, you were always forced to give up the idea? With the Alaskan Klee Kai, you will now be able to make your dreams come true. This miniature version of the Husky will make you happy.

Characteristics of the Alaskan Klee Kai

Its small size makes more than one crack. The Alaskan Klee Kai resembles its ascendant, the Siberian Husky. Except that it measures only between 33 and 42 cm for a weight ranging from 4 to 11 kg. The breed comes in three varieties: the Toy, the Miniature and the Standard. The canid has a medium-long coat, well furnished and double with a dense undercoat, but soft to the touch. In general, the coat is bicolor with white as a base. The coat can be grey and white or black and white. On the other hand, the dog must reveal the traditional markings of the Nordic dog and wear a mask. The Alaskan Klee Kai has a pointed muzzle like that of a fox with black lips and nose. The almond shaped eyes are medium in size. The ears are carried high, erect and lined with hair.

History of the Alaskan Klee Kai breed

Originally from Alaska, the Alaskan Klee Kai was born in the 1970s. He was born under the impulse of the American breeder Linda S. Spurlin who aspired to obtain a Husky, but in miniature version. Several crosses were therefore made between the Siberian Husky, American eskimo dogs or Schipperkes, the whole being to obtain a dog of reduced size without dwarfism. It is only in 1988 that the first specimens were officially presented by the breeder. The Alaskan Klee Kai remains relatively rare not only in Europe, but also in the rest of the world. For the moment, it has not yet been officially recognized by the Central Canine Society nor by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Necessary living conditions and behaviour of the Alaskan Klee Kai

Do not rely on its small size. The Alaskan Klee Kai may be small, but one thing is certain: he has a temperament. He is a real ball of tireless energy that will make children happy. However, children must learn to respect him and avoid pushing or teasing him. He can quickly become annoyed. Very alert, this dog is also curious and affectionate towards his family. On the other hand, he will have reservations about strangers. Like all Nordic dogs, the Alaskan Klee Kai is a predator. It is difficult to live with small animals and cats. One of its advantages is that it can live in an apartment as long as it gets a lot of daily exercise.

Diet and main health problems of Alaskan Klee Kai

Alaskan Klee Kai can develop certain pathologies such as hemophilia, heart malformation or thyroid problems. Eye disorders are not to be ruled out either. As it is an active and dynamic dog, it must absolutely enjoy a rich diet without being excessive because it is a dog predisposed to being overweight.