AKC Group: This breed is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Alaskan Klee Kai dogs have only been around since the 1970s. An Alaskan breeder developed the breed to be a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky (and be more suitable for apartment dwellers). She mixed Alaskan sled dogs and Siberian Huskies to smaller breeds, like the Schipperke.
Size: Around 15″ and 20 pounds.
Color: Think of a miniature version of an Alaskan Husky.
Life span: Up to 14 years.
Health problems: Klee Kais are relatively healthy, but can develop cardiac problems or liver diseases.
Alaskan Klee Kai dogs combine the best of Siberian and Alaskan Huskies, yet are suited to live in a limited space. Klee Kai dogs are loving and outgoing. They are active yet very trainable. They are observant and protective, make excellent watchdogs but are reserved around strangers. Klee Kai dogs are warm and loyal, yet independent.
They need a good long daily walk and regular brushing, especially during shedding seasons. Your Alaskan Klee Kai dog is a pleasure to live with!