Alaskan Klee Kai
|Alaskan Klee Kai
A Standard Sized AKK
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a northern
dog in the
spitz family. The
term "Klee Kai" was derived from Eskimo words
meaning "Small Dog". The
developed to create a companion sized version of the
Siberian Husky, resulting in an energetic, intelligent, apartment-sized
dog with an
appearance that reflects it's northern heritage.
The breed was developed in
Wasilla, Alaska during the mid-1970s by Linda S. Spurlin after she observed
the result of an accidental mating of an Alaskan Husky and a small dog. The
breed was developed with
Alaskan Huskies using
American Eskimo Dog to bring down the size without dwarfism. Originally
called the "Klee Kai," the breed split into "Alaskan Klee Kai" and "Klee Kai"
for political reasons in 1995. The breed consolidated under the new name in
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