Alaskan Klee Kai Breed Profile
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a moderate to high energy breed of dog. It looks like a miniature version of the Alaskan Husky. Normal temperament is cautious towards any type of stranger. This breed normally blows coat approximately twice per year.
This breed loves to be around children. The Alaskan Klee Kai needs to have a yard to romp and play in, so as to have something to do with all of that pinned up energy.
Lifespan and Weight
The lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 16 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years or longer. The weight of this breed is from around 5 to 22 lbs.
Would Make a Great Pet?
Yes, it would. There is a size for every type of person with this breed. There is the Standard, which is around 23 lbs, the Miniature, which is around 15 lbs, and the Toy, which is less than 10 lbs.
This breed is not without its share of health problems. Fortunately, they are few and far between. The most common diseases of this breed of dog include, but are not limited to liver diseases, thyroid diseases and kidney diseases.
Shedding and Housebreaking Factor
Shedding is a constant problem with this breed of dog, as is with its cousins. They normally fully “blow coat” around once or twice per year, with moderate shedding after that. Smaller breeds of dog are generally difficult to housebreak, but with consistency and lots of patience and puppy pads, it can be done.
Best Owner Compatibility
This breed is not the type of dog that is suitable for a condo or apartment environment. They are a moderate to high energy breed and thus need lots of room to run around and play. They are extremely vocal animals. The best owner would have a yard to play in with lots of room to roam and lots of love and attention to give. This breed is not suitable for the frequent traveler because without proper socialization, this dog will become neurotic and destructive.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog would be from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue groups.
Owning this breed of dog does not come cheaply. The average cost of these dogs runs around $1,500 to $2,500 each. Routine Veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed is a very moderate to high energy breed of dog. Generally not aggressive towards people though. However, if tormented or mistreated, aggression can occur.
The Alaskan Klee Kai, like its Husky cousins, loves to be vocal, thus it is not suitable for the apartment or condo dweller. If around other breeds of Alaskan Klee Kai, it will become vocal to them in ways to communicate with each other.
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