Kleekimo

Description

The Kleekimo is a cross between the American Eskimo and Alaskan Klee Kai breeds. Like it’s Klee Kai parent, the Kleekimo looks somewhat similar to the Siberian Husky only smaller. Its coat is soft like the Eskimo and Klee Kai parents and can come in a variety of colors such as white, black, cream, or a combination of colors. They are hardly little dogs that are bound to dazzle with their adorable, fluffy appearance and often striking markings.

Temperament

The Kleekimo is a cross between the American Eskimo and the Alaskan Klee Kai breeds. The best way to determine the temperament of a hybrid breed is to look to their parents. The American Eskimo is an affectionate, charming, alert, hardy, and playful breed. It is also good with children. Due to the breed’s high intelligence and its willingness to please, it is easy to train. The American Eskimo enjoys activity and work. Without enough mental stimulation and physical exercise, they can become hyperactive, high strung, and exhibit destructive behaviors.

The Alaskan Klee Kai is friendly, docile, and loving but can be somewhat reserved around strangers. This breed also has a high energy level. Without the proper amount of daily mental and physical exercise, it can become high strung or exhibit destructive behaviors.

Of course, puppy personalities vary depending upon lineage and the way they are raised. Socializing a Kleekimo early on and rewarding good behavior will help ensure that your puppy will grow up to take on the best of both breeds that make this hybrid. A Kleekimo is bound to be high energy, intelligent, alert and playful.

Care and Grooming

The Kleekimos typically keep themselves clean by frequently grooming themselves. They only need a minimum amount of grooming for this reason. Their fluffy coat will need to be brushed regularly but typically do not require frequent haircuts. Klee Kais blow their coats twice a year, so be prepared for extra shedding from your Kleekimo in those transitional seasons.

Additional Information

Breed: Non-Sporting
Average Weight: 10-25 lbs.
Personality Traits: Intelligent, active, playful
Country of Origin: United States
Coat: Medium

 

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