Alaskan Klee Kai
The Alaskan Klee Kai exhibits many of the best characteristics of its arctic working ancestors. A pressing question for potential owners then is, whether this small member of the spitz dog family is a healthy choice.
The Alaskan Klee Kai, a small breed dog related to the Alaskan Husky, is just a baby in the world of dog breeds. The breed was begun in the mid-1970's through the private efforts of Linda Spurlin. Since this is such a young and rare breed, public informational resources are limited and to some extent are subject to change with the growth of the breed. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a new version of an old arctic favorite. Still a very young and rare dog breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai has proven to be everything its originators wanted it to be.
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The Alaskan Klee Kai breed was initiated in the mid 1970's by Linda Spurlin after chancing upon a miniature Alaskan Husky at the home of relatives in Oklahoma. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai was developed to be a companion animal; at that it excels with the ideal temperament for the job. Without adequate socialization though, the Alaskan Klee Kai has the potential to become a nervous dog with limits to its friendliness. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai is being touted as an ideal companion and house (or apartment dog). Small in stature, intelligent, and caring, the Alaskan Klee Kai quickly takes to life in the home and proves itself as a useful watchdog to boot. [...]
Knowing how a breed of dog will be with children in a household is important for families. Similarly, the issue is of importance to households where children will be visiting. It stands to reason then that potential Alaskan Klee Kai owners want to know:how are Alaskan Klee Kais with kids? [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a very young breed that has only entered the ranks of the dog world within the last 30 years. Although this dog has been very stable and reliable thanks to careful and controlled breeding practices, there is still work to be done to maintain the integrity of the Alaskan Klee Kai breed. The Qualification Examination for the Alaskan Klee Kai is a necessary tool to accomplish the goals of the breed. [...]
As a breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai has not been around for long-only about 30 years. The developer of this breed (and devoted breeders) has worked tirelessly to develop the best physical and temperament characteristics into the dog, this miniaturized version of the Alaskan Husky. To maintain the breed that has been so meticulously created, continued dedication and effort on the part of both breeders and owners is needed. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai can most closely be described as a miniaturized version of the Alaskan Husky, which is what they were intended to be. Like the husky, the Alaskan Klee Kai exists with varied coat colors; the acceptable colors for Alaskan Klee Kai are outlined in the breed standard developed by the breed's creator and accepted by clubs including the Alaskan Klee Kai Association of America and the United Kennel Club. [...]
Part of the fun of owning a purebred dog is sharing in its history. Here are some fun and interesting facts for Alaskan Klee Kai owners to share. [...]
How do you create an entirely new breed of dog? You start with a dream, add persistence and dedication, and multiply by excellence in breeding standards-precisely the way Linda Spurlin developed the Alaskan Klee Kai. [...]
There are many different breeds of dogs that have developed in the United States. Like dog breeds developed the world over they all started from cross breeding and then selective breeding to enhance the reproduction of like traits, appearances and behaviors. Like many of the dog breeds developed in other countries, dog breeds native to the United States can be found in almost any size, color, type and group. This diversity of dog breeds is one of the reason canines are such a popular pet, only being outdone by cats as the most popular pet in the USA. [...]