Alaskan Klee Kai

The Alaskan Klee Kai is a small dog in the spitz family. It was originally developed to create a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky (although it more closely resembles a Siberian Husky). The Breed was developed in Alaska in the 1970s when an Alaskan Husky mated with an unknown small dog. To further develop the breed, Siberian and Alaskan Huskies were used along with Schipperke and American Eskimo dogs to make them smaller. The breed was not released to the public until 1988, and they were first recognized by a registry in 1995. The small breed comes in three sized: standard, miniature and toy. The standard is 15 to 17.5 inches tall and weighs about 23 pounds. The miniature is around 13 to 15 inches and weighs approximately 15 pounds, and the toy is under 13 inches high and weighs less than 10 pounds. The colors of the Alaskan Klee Kai range from black and white, gray and white, and red and white to solid white.

This breed has a moderate to high energy level and can be vocal. Some bark, most have softer vocalization. They blow their coat twice a year and have minimal shedding during other times. They are cautious and reserved with strangers but very loving towards their families.