Definatly Not My Thing (Alaskan Klee Kai)

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  1. blue

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    Ive lived in AK my hole life and this is the first Ive heard of this breed. Blue is half AK huskey and Im not entirely what that is either.
     
  2. nicco

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    When I said that I don't agree with those breed mixes I said generaly and I was refering to people who don't have a clue in breeding dogs or they are irresponsible...like my example with the mastino napoletano/dalmatian mix :eek: ...
     
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    At the pet store today a women was stapling a poster to the bulletin board about a medical mericle - a St Benard x Chihuahua. She was selling them for 200$ :eek: I was like you have got to be kidding me
     
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    OMG! R U 4 REAL? *shocked*...
     
  5. Scott LP

    Scott LP HarnessTheWindHuskies

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    Little huskies

    Here in my town in Alaska they have fliers up every year for a get together or something down that line. There is quite a following and there goal is to get registered. I saw a picture of a bunch of them hooked to a dog sled. It was just for a picture. There to small to have any real working ability. But, from what I've been told they do have the huskie mentality. Thats scary.

    I have regular huskies. Alaskan huskies which to pure breed people are mutts bred with a purpose. They are the top of the food chain of sled dog racing and then the Siberian Husky. The problem is that any breed crossed with a huskie is considered an Alaskan huskie. The problem with that is people like myself who raise and race our dogs are extremely protective of what people are running around calling an Alaskan. Our blood lines are very improtant to us. With the in flux of the European influence who use Pointers for sledding they are now being bred into the Alaskan lines. So again people like myself are protecting are traditional Alaskan lines. I Think I know now how Siberian breeders felt at one time when the Alaskan huskie started dominating the racing circut even though they did the same thing when the Siberian was brought over to Alaska from Russia and did it to the big freighting dogs. Plus the pointers don't do well in distance racing. Don't have the endurance. But,they are awesome in sprint racing. With the growth of our poor state more irresponsible owners who let there dogs roam not spayed or nuetered have added to the problems. So now we have huskies crossed with already aggressive breeds due to bad breeders and not bad dogs that are more deadly then wolf hybreds.

    Not AKC, CKC, The newer to most in the US CKC(Continental kennel club) which is a place that people who don't want to be associated with AKC/Canadian KC and want to separate the working lines that have been proven in there given field by being competitve from the show dogs lines ie: Siberians,Pointers,Labs and so on and so on. Other then that I don't know a whole lot being I have Alaskan huskies. Even though there is some that want to register the Alaskan huskie because the blood lines are consistant and long and are a big part of Alaskan history. The problem with ours dogs is most of us that own them don't want to have to worry about depleting our gene pool like is happening to some pure breed dogs. Meaning there becoming to closely bred together even in an out or cross breeding.
     
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    Im not that far from Willow, any chance I could use you and you dogs to help dog socialise my pup?

    I could also learn more about the AK huskey, and something about my dog as well.
     
  7. Chris B

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    I have a AKK!

    Afternoon Everybody, I'm new here, just thought I'd drop a note on here.
    I am owned by an Alaskan Klee Kai. I live in the UK where they are even rarer than in the US.

    Firstly can I just say that they are classed as a toy dog by the UKC, and they're 'use' is as a companion, definitely not working.. they have neither the build nor energy levels for that.

    Linda Spurlin created this breed in the 70's from Sibes and smaller spitz like the German Spitz. This isn't a miniturisation of the Husky, which is a relief because mini-breeds tend to be full of health problems.. i.e. the size was not accomplished by breeding smaller and smaller huskies, but by combining huskies with other smaller breeds. Klee Kai's as yet have no characteristic illnesses as other dogs, mainly no doubt due to the fact that there genetic make-up was so recently created from a healthy mix of many different dog types.

    Anyway, just as someone earlier said in this forum, it was out of the wish to have a husky companion but realising my living conditions would not allow me to meet a huskies demands in what I would consider a responsible manner, that led me to this breed.

    Appreance wise they are very husky-like, and obviously walking down the street I get plenty of husky owners stopping to ask about him 'he's a puppy isn't he?' they are quite surprised to learn he's now fully grown (one and a half years old). However their behaviour seems to be more inherited from the toy and companion dogs in their genetic make-up. I can reliably let him off the lead (in parks with no open access to roads obviously) and he is reasonably obeidient.. he does have some of the spitz general temprement though, I can't deny.. he can be competitive with other dogs of the same sex for example.. his voice is also typically spitz. Exercise wise he has very reasonable needs, he has a half hour walk every day and longer ones at weekend and that is plenty for him to spend hours curled up asleep next to the radiator.. Shedding wise he is also distinctly Husky.. and that would be my main note of caution to anyone who wants one... twice a year moulting may sound ok.. but it takes half a year to clean all the hair from every nook and cranny in the house!


    I would have to say that anyone who wants to own a Sibe but can't provide the space, exercise and security neccessary for these lovely dogs could consider a Klee Kai. I don't breed them myself, and I don't know any breeders (apart from the one I got my pup from obviously) but you can find them on the web.. AKK owners a little community and will help anyone interested.

    My little guy is a healthy standard size (about the same as a finnish laphund) which is just small enough for my lap but not so small I have to worry about treading on him! :)
     
  8. Chris B

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    This is him

    I'm not sure if I've got it right, but hopefully a picture of Ali a few days after I collected him from the breeder should be attached to this message.:)
     
  9. Chris B

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    nope

    No, that didn't work, sorry. His pic is on my profile though
    take care
    Chris
     
  10. Renee750il

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    Chris, he looks like a darling!

    While I understand the sledders' viewpoint entirely, having much the same outlook on herding dogs, you've made a very eloquent case. I think you've given us all some insight into the appeal of these little dogs and the very real niche they fill. There are many people who must, for one reason or another, limit the size and energy level of the dog they can handle, but "need" the different mentality and temperament that comes with a working dog.
     
  11. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    he's beautiful!! Hope you post more pics of him in the gallery.
     
  12. Chris B

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    Ok

    I have posted a couple on my gallery, I only have the pics from my mobile phone I'm afraid so they're not the highest quality. :)
     
  13. darkchild16

    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    i like your guys better lol
     

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