The Alaskan Klee Kai is a breed of dog, “Klee Kai” derived from the language Athabaskan, which means “small dog”. The breed was developed to create a dog miniature Alaska Husky (a mixture of breed of dog used for sled race), resulting in a strong intelligent dog, with a look that reflects his heritage of the North.
The breed was developed in Wasilla, Alaska, United States, in the middle of the Decade of 1970 by Linda S. Spurlin, After that she observed the result of an accidental mating of a Alaskan Husky and a small unknown dog.
The breed was developed with the Siberian Husky breed, with the Schipperke and the American Eskimo, to reduce the size without dwarfism. She raised these dogs in private until released them to the public in 1988.
It was originally called “Klee Kai“, the race was consolidated with the new name of Alaskan Klee Kai in the year 2002, It was officially recognized by the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) in 1995 and by the United Kennel Club (UKC) the 1 in January of 1997.
Dogs breeds: Alaskan Klee Kai
Nordic group – Recognition: UKC, ARBA, CKC, NKC, APRI, ACR, DRA
Its weight varies between the 4,3 and the 18 kg. Depending on the variety, the standard, the miniature and the Toy.
The appearance of the Alaska Klee Kai reflects the heritage of the North of the race.
The most distinctive feature of the breed is the facial mask, which must be clearly visible due to the contrast of colors.
The head, wedge of broad-based, It should be free of wrinkles, proportional to the size of the body.
The length of the muzzle must be equal to or slightly less to the length of the skull. The lower jaw is strong but not outgoing. The bite scissors.
The eyes are medium size and they can be any color or combination of colors. The almond-shaped eyes are the most desirable.
Erect ears, triangular-shaped, extremely mobile and sensitive to sounds.
The neck is of medium length, arched and proudly erect when the dog stands. When jogging, It extends the neck so that the head is carried slightly forward.
Seen from the front, the Forelegs are straight, parallel, spaced and moderately separated.
The rump is wide and very gently sloped.
The hair of the feet can be cut between the pads and around the outer edges of the feet. All the Spurs must be removed.
The tail should be well covered with hair, You can hang when the dog is relaxed or in unfamiliar situations.
The coat is double and of sufficient length to give the appearance that reminds the Alaskan Husky. The inner layer is smooth, dense and of sufficient length to support the outer layer.
The Klee Kai Alaska must move smoothly and effortlessly walk, Agility inherited from their ancestors in the Arctic.
The Alaska Klee Kai is very curious, Active, fast, agile. His loyalty and its state of permanent alert, the Klee Kai Alaska make an excellent guard dog. They can be territorial, Despite its small size. If well affectionate with family members, It reserved and cautious with strangers and in unfamiliar situations. It is important to socialize their Alaskan Klee Kai at every opportunity to avoid its rejection of the unknown.
Normally the small dogs do not like people to invade their space and the Klee Kai Alaska is no exception. Neither likes him they grip or tironeen, something that young children often do.
When the Alaska Klee Kai meets a new person (a friend or your cousin who has been 100 times), side will not fail his shyness. You will need to get to the level of the dog, kneeling you and offering you the back of your hand so that you olfateé. If this goes well, That's great, You can try to scratch under the Chin, This usually they like and not what they interpreted as a threat. If this goes well, then a touch behind the ears, probably the next time that you see, already you accept as a friend.
They are pack animals, and will include human beings or other breeds of dogs as members of their herd.
It is a very brave race He will not hesitate to confront larger dogs, If you feel that a member of his herd is in danger. There is no dog large enough to intimidate a BOCAA. The biggest cause of death in this breed is by fighting with other dogs and abuses in the street.
The Alaska Klee Kai are very intelligent and they have lots of energy. In addition, do not mature fully unless they have around 2 years of age. Those first 2 years, the task is to keep your boredom-free BOCAA and therefore avoided destruction by your young pet of valuables. They love to dig and chew and may annihilate in a short time the garden that you have cultivated so carefully. They are also excellent climbers and divers.
It can also be very barking, to the point of being unpleasant. They are very vocal when they have something to say and are usually very outgoing in general in such cases. If you have been out of sight during 10 minutes or several hours, You can already be prepared for some good 5-10 minutes which will put you abreast of everything what you missed, While were out of sight.