About Breed

Klee Kai


Available Pets

Weight: 9–22 pounds

Height: 13–17 inches

Group

Nordic

Description

The Klee Kai, also known as an Alaskan Klee Kai or Miniature Alaskan Husky, is basically a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky while physically resembling the Siberian Husky. It was bred in the 1970s using the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Husky dogs with a small amount of American Eskimo Dog and the Schipperke and was created in order to get a breed that looked like the Alaskan Husky but was not a dwarf. The Klee Kai can come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. Like the Siberian Husky, its coat can come in a variety of white combining with red, black, or gray.

Personality

Klee Kais shed, bark, and have a high energy level. They are naturally curious, extremely agile, and are an intelligent breed. They can be reserved around strangers and noisy at times, but they are sociable and can make a good companion dog provided they get the right home and training.

Grooming Requirements

The Klee Kai is a naturally clean dog because it frequently grooms itself and therefore only needs a minimum amount of grooming. Because this breed’s coat keeps their body temperature low and cool, they do not need trimming, but as with other breeds brushing teeth and trimming nails are still necessary.

Exercise/Energy Level

Being an intelligent, high energy, curious, and agile breed exercise is important for a Klee Kai and therefore it is good to take them on long walks regularly as well as be provided with room and time to play.

Additional Information

The Klee Kai is a high energy and naturally curious breed. It also has a strong prey drive and needs to be trained as a puppy in order to avoid developing the habit of preying upon smaller pets such as birds, cats, rabbits, etc. As with other breeds, begin socialization when the dog is young to avoid unwanted behaviors later in life.

Clubs, Registries & Associations

  • American Canine Association Inc.
  • American Canine Registry
  • American Rare Breed Association
  • American Pet Registry, Inc.
  • Continental Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • National Kennel Club
  • United Kennel Club

(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)