Small, smart, and energetic, the Alaskan Klee Kai is a relatively new breed that looks like a smaller version of the Siberian Husky, and even the name “Klee Kai” comes from an Inuit term meaning “small dog.” While Alaskan Klee Kais may resemble larger Husky breeds, they have some key differences, especially when it comes to temperament, that distinguish it from its ancestor working class dogs of the north. This breed is more suited to the life of a companion, though the Alaskan Klee Kai shares the high energy of the Huskies and demands plenty of exercise. They also tend to be shy around strangers and are prone to expressing their emotions with whines and barks. An inexperienced owner would find it difficult to take on the challenge of caring for an Alaskan Klee Kai, but for an owner who keeps up with training and physical activity, this breed is sweet, loyal, and happy to shower loved ones with affection. See below for full list of Alaskan Klee Kai characteristics!Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed Pictures Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed Information & Pictures – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog

Watch and learn about Alaskan Klee Kai dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Alaskan Klee Kai Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Companion Dogs 13 to 17 inches 10 to 15 pounds 12 to 16 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Adaptability parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Friendly Dog. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Health Grooming. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Drooling Potential. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Easy To Groom. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable General Health. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Size.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Trainability. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Easy To Train. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Intelligence. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Prey Drive. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Exercise Needs. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Energy Level. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored low and is not suitable Intensity. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Exercise Needs. parameter.

Alaskan Klee Kai is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Alaskan Klee Kai has scored high and is suitable Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

13 to 17 inches

Weight

10 to 15 pounds

Life Span

12 to 16 years

Highlights

The words ‘Klee Kai’ come from an Inuit term meaning ‘small dog,’ which is appropriate for this breed that is a smaller version of its Husky ancestors.The breed hails from Alaska where it was developed in the 1970s and 1980s to be a companion dog, rather than a working sled dog.Although it is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, Alaskan Klee Kais are a recognized breed in the United Kennel Club and the American Rare Breed Association among others.Solid white Alaskan Klee Kais do exist, but breed standards do not include this coat color.Although they can shed a lot, Alaskan Klee Kais do not require much grooming and mostly take care of themselves.Because they are skittish around strangers, these dogs require early socialization training that should last for the rest of their lives if they are to be friendly to unfamiliar faces.The high prey drive of the Alaskan Klee Kai may make them ill suited for homes with other small pets such as cats, rabbits, hamsters, etc. Though they love their human families, small children that are not taught how to interact with dogs may inadvertently hurt Alaskan Klee Kais during play or provoke them to nip or snap.