Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breed Information

The Alaskan Klee Kai is one beautiful breed of dog. We've put together the following Alaskan Klee Kai breed information to give you a profile of this pup. Wondering if the Alaskan Klee Kai is the best breed for you? Visit our puppies for sale page to use our free "Find Your Best Friend" App to find out.


The Alaskan Klee Kai is considered to be a rare breed with a life expectancy of 15 years.


The Alaskan Klee Kai was developed by Linda Spurlin and her family to be a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky. The Spurlins began work on the Alaskan Klee Kai in the early 1970s. By the late 1980s, they were ready to share the breed with the rest of the world. The Alaskan Klee Kai was created using the gentics of the Alaskan Husky as well as the Siberian Husky, American Eskimo Dog and Schipperke.


The Alaskan Klee Kai can be categorized as Standard, Miniature or Toy depending on their size. The Standard version weighs 15 to 22 pounds and measures 15 to 17 inches while the Miniature version weighs 10 to 15 pounds and measures 10 to 15 inches, and the Toy breed weighs 10 pounds or less and measures 13 inches or less.

Grooming Needs

The Alaskan Klee Kai is naturally clean and odor free. The dog has a thick double coat that sheds lightly most of the year, but more heavily with the change of seasons in the spring and fall. This pup should be brushed once a week, then more often during their heavier shedding periods. They only need to be bathed when dirty.  


This breed is active and inquisitive.


The Alaskan Klee Kai adores their family and is devoted to them. They like to be included in all their family’s activities and will demand attention if it is not freely given.

These pups are quite curious about the world around them. They will not hesitate to stick their noses where perhaps they should not be. For this reason, snake training and such is often wise.  They are known to be a little mischievous as well.

With new people, the Alaskan Klee Kai tends to be reserved and wary. They especially do not like strangers hovering over them. This personality trait separates them from other Huskies that tend to be very outgoing and social.

They may be small, but these dogs make effective watchdogs. They are very vocal and alert. 

Training Needs

The Alaskan Klee Kai is very intelligent and learns quickly. Puppies can be easily trained but tends to dig and chew. These traits may never completely disappear, even with consistent training.

Early socialization is a must as well. Your puppy should be introduced to lots of people and animals. If this is not done, the puppy can become aloof and standoffish when it grows into adulthood. Sort of like a teenager!

Activity Level

The Alaskan Klee Kai is energetic and fast. They need a daily walk in addition to regular time outside in a secure area to run around and play.  Have a ball? This dog is the perfect fetcher. 

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