Alaskan Klee Kai - A Rare Breed
|Breed Origins: ||Alaska ( 1970's ) |
|Breed usage: ||Companion Dog|
Standard, Miniature & Toy
|Dog Weight: ||3 Sizes ranging from 10 - 23 Pounds |
|Dog Height: ||3 sizes ranging from under 10 inches to 17.5 inches|
|Cost of Puppies: ||Cost of puppies varies depending on location, breeder and pedigree history|
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Information, Facts & Origins of the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed
The Alaskan Klee Kai originates from Alaska where it was bred by the Spurlin family as a companion-sized version of the Alaskan Husky. This dog is classified as one of the Toy Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Alaskan Klee Kai is not currently Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and is therefore in the category of dogs termed Unrecognised & Rare Breeds. Dog Name Facts and Dog Names: The name Alaskan Klee Kai is often mis-spelt as the Alaskian Klee Kai and the Alaskan Kleekai.
Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Names
Description of the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog and Puppies - Coat and Colours information
The Alaskan Klee Kai's coat comes in a variety of shades and colours and a distinctive facial mask is clearly visible. The outer coat is normally long, straight and soft and the undercoat is dense and soft.
Dog Health information - potential health problems of the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed
All owners of dogs and puppies are concerned about the health care of their pets and just as with humans dog health issues arise from time to time. Resolving dog health problems, including those of the Alaskan Klee Kai, can prove to be costly and it would be wise to consider the benefits of obtaining dog health insurance. Diseases in dogs may occur because of trauma, infection, immune system abnormalities, genetic factors, or degenerative conditions. Common health problems and questions occur in relation to the Bones, Joints, Muscles, Nerves, Ears, Eyes, Teeth and the Mouth. Other, more serious, issues can relate to the Digestive System, Heart & Respiratory Systems, Immune & Blood Systems, Reproduction and Urinary Systems. There are no potential health problems of the Klee Kai.Please click the following link for additional information which we have provided via our:
Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems
This describes the most common canine health problems concisely but simply without using medical jargon. A section on Dog and Puppy Vaccinations is also included offering information on each of the diseases, symptoms and effects for which immunization vaccines are available. Not sure of the name of the dog or puppy illness? A Dog Illness Symptoms Sorter is also featured. The Online Encyclopaedia of Common Dog Health Problems should only be used as an informational guide and when and if any dog or puppies health problems occur it is essential to raise any questions you may have with a Dog Health care professional.
Information on Grooming and Care of the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed
The Alaskan Klee Kai requires weekly care and grooming. All dog breeds require a certain amount of grooming and care is necessary to keep dogs and puppies looking at their best. Grooming consists of not only brushing out the coat and bathing but also giving attention to the eyes, teeth, ears, feet and nails. A regular routine also ensures that any potential health problems are identified as quickly as possible, especially important in puppies and older Alaskan Klee Kai dogs.
Life Expectancy information of the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed
The life expectancy for this particular breed is estimated up to 14 years.
Age comparison between the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed and a Human
Age comparisons between dogs and humans are always a matter of debate - we hope that the following information clarifies the situation. After the first year of life, a dog is equivalent to sixteen human years. After two years, they are equivalent to a 24 year old, at three years a 30 year old, and each year after, add 5 human years to determine a dog's age.
The Pictures reflect the Size of Adults - not Children and Puppies!
The pictures above allow for a useful comparison of sizes providing an accurate portrait of the size of an average Alaskan Klee Kai - essential information but unique to this site. It should also be noted that the pictures feature adults. The size of puppies are naturally considerably smaller and the full grown size of the animal can easily be forgotten when confronted with cute puppies! The slogan " A dog isn't just for Christmas - it's for life!" was necessitated by well meaning people buying puppies at the Christmas, unaware of the puppies growth rate. The pictures provided make it extremely clear exactly how small puppies will develop and whether it will suit the life and living conditions of the family.
Alaskan Klee Kai Dog - Puppies Info and Names
The Puppies section, accessed via the Site Index, provides detailed information about Choosing the right puppy, Puppy Training, Puppy Care and Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development. We recommend that the following considerations should always be taken into account when choosing puppies:
- Budget - Purchasing, training, equipment, medication and feeding costs of the breed
- Convenience and Grooming time e.g. long or short hair
- Personal situation - time available and medical conditions such as allergies, asthma or back pain
- Exercising requirements for the Alaskan Klee Kai breed
- Living Conditions for the dog breed - suitability for puppies
- Family - child suitability
- Puppy and Dog Names - The Importance of choosing the right names
Toy Dog Breed Information
Dogs in the Toy Group, which include the Alaskan Klee Kai, were initially developed to ease the lifestyle and provide pleasure to rich people. These dogs were initially owned by the wealthy and were viewed by others as status symbols - a luxury item with little apparent purpose. Dogs in other groups had specific working roles and played a major part in providing food for the table and therefore justified the cost of their upkeep and care - these were the dogs which were commonly owned by the lower classes. Changes in the economy, lifestyles, living conditions and the environment brought the luxury and pleasure of owning a toy breed dog, such as the Alaskan Klee Kai, to everyone.
The Toy dogs which includes the Alaskan Klee Kai are small and even diminuitive in size. Toy dogs are generally easy care pets however some do not like young children and their fragility can be a concern in large families. They have a tendency toward yappiness. Toy dogs are loyal and intelligent and especially good at learning tricks.
More Info & History about the Spitz Dog Group
Spitz dogs are characterized by a wolf-like appearance with a high carried tail which in the canine world normally signals dominant status. The term Spitz translates as Sharp Point and refers to the pointed muzzle which is characteristic of the breed. Most of the Spitz-type breeds were developed thousands of years ago in the colder northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. As the Spitz travelled to other countries, it was given a new title reflecting its new country. The following dogs, which are included in the Spitz breeds, have also been featured on this web site and can be accessed via the Dog Breeds ABC List at the bottom of this page.
Spitz Breeds also Featured on this Website
Alaskan Klee Kai
Canadian Eskimo Dog
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Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed
Examples of other Unrecognised Breeds
The Alaskan Klee Kai belongs to the Toy Group of dogs but is currently Unrecognised by the AKC. Other Unrecognised & Rare Breeds that have been featured on this site include the following:
Other Unrecognised & Rare Breeds that have been featured on this site include the following: Tibetan Mastiffs, Dogue de Bordeaux, Hovawarts, Patterdale Terriers, Alaskan Klee Kai, Bandogs, Boerboels, Chinese Foo Dog, Catahoula Leopards, New Guinea Singing Dog, Shikokus, Tosa Inus, Rat Terriers and Thai Ridgebacks. Dog Name Facts and Dog Names: The name Alaskan Klee Kai is often mis-spelt as the Alaskian Klee Kai and the Alaskan Kleekai. Details and information about all of the above Unrecognised breeds may be found via the following links:
Alaskan Klee Kai Dog & Puppies