Having any dog for a companion, including the Alaskan Klee Kai, is a privilege. It is not something everyone is entitled to and not something everyone deserves or has the means to commit to. These dogs depend on their humans for survival, so you must be responsible when choosing to invite one of these beautiful animals into your home and your life. You must be ready to commit upwards of 12-14 years of your time, energy, love, and money into this wonderful and loyal breed. Reputable Alaskan Klee Kai breeders want to make sure their puppies are going to a forever home where they will be treated with love.
If you truly want to find an Alaskan Klee Kai for sale, please consider the tips in this article. Heeding the advice provided will ensure the best chances of getting the dog you want and that you will love for a lifetime.
Is the Alaskan Klee Kai the breed for you?
When you find an Alaskan Klee Kai for Sale, your initial impression may be that the dog looks just like a miniature version of the husky. But it’s important to note that there are many differences between the Alaskan Klee Kai and the Husky; some traits of the Klee Kai make it more suited to some owners than others.
The Alaskan Klee Kai was specifically bred beginning in 1970 with the final, most desired generation emerging in 1988. One of the main differences you will notice in this breed compared to others is its size, which is considerably smaller than a Husky. Coat and coloring are nearly identical to the Husky, on the other hand, with coats ranging from black and white to grey and white, also red and white. Their beautiful double coat requires little grooming except for twice a year when they blow their coat.
The standard variety measures between 15 and 17 inches high at the shoulder. Toy varieties must measure below 13 inches at the shoulder, and miniature varieties between 13 and 15 inches. Keep in mind that if you want your dog for show, anything over 17 inches is a serious fault. 17 ½ inches at the shoulder will eliminate your adult Alaskan Klee Kai from competition. Because of their small size, the Alaskan Klee Kai is well suited for an apartment, so long as the owner has plenty of time for providing exercise and attention.
The First steps in looking for an Alaskan Klee Kai Breeder
If you are looking for an Alaskan Klee Kai for Sale, you always want to make sure you do adequate research on your potential breeder. For more information about finding a reputable breeder, click here. There are many unscrupulous breeders on the Internet who demand a high price for an Alaskan Klee Kai but who will not provide what you are paying for or what they claim you are getting.
When you find Alaskan Klee Kai puppies for sale by a breeder, be sure to inquire about the temperament of the puppies’ parents. Reputable breeders should disclose all information to you honestly and thoroughly. In general, Klee Kai are highly intelligent dogs that thrive on keeping busy. They can be cautious around strangers, however their skittishness should never give way to aggression.
Realize that it may be difficult to adopt an Alaskan Klee through rescues and shelters
While it is always recommended to adopt and rescue dogs from animal shelters over the idea of purchasing from breeders, the Alaskan Klee Kai will be hard to find in shelter/rescue conditions due to the fact that they are still a relatively new and rare breed of dog. Having said this, there is an Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue. If you wish to explore the options of adopting an Alaskan Klee Kai rescue, it may be worth it to contact them to learn what adoptable dogs are available in your area. You will be able to interview with the Rescue and the foster family to ensure the dog you choose is the perfect fit for you, your home, and your family.
A little about the Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue
This organization takes in abandoned, neglected, and abused Klee Kai dogs of all ages, as well as those who have been surrendered by their owners for any given reason. The Rescue carefully screens all potential forever homes to ensure the Alaskan Klee Kai being adopted will not have to go through this ordeal again.The Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue also works with other shelters and organizations, including no-kill shelters and county animal control offices, to find safe and stable forever homes for the breed. The Rescue provides well-screened foster homes for their rescued Alaskan Klee Kai dogs who need somewhere to stay while being vetted. Foster homes also pay close attention to the dog’s socialization, training, and provide veterinary care until the Klee Kai is adopted.
Beware Of Scams When Searching For An Alaskan Klee Kai For Sale
Unfortunately, when you’re looking for an Alaskan Klee Kai for sale, there is a high chance that you will come across some ill-intentioned and non-reputable”breeders”; there are many people out there who are looking to take advantage of inexperienced dog seekers. It is important to know the difference between a reputable and a non-reputable breeder.
Alaskan Klee Kai Scam Example
Recently, a couple in Tauranga was left not only heart broken but financially broken when what they though was going to be a dream come true adoption turned out to be nothing more than an elaborate scam. The couple had been looking for an Alaskan Klee Kai for sale for several months when they found an advertisement of Alaskan Klee Kai puppies for sale on a classified ads website in Christchurch. The photo of the alleged puppy immediately captured their hearts and they made contact with the poster.
When the couple e-mailed the seller, they were confused to learn by reply that the puppy was actually located overseas, not in Christchurch as the classified ad alluded to. The seller assured the couple the puppy was still available however, so they went forward with discussions on obtaining the puppy. The couple was contacted by the seller several more times, allegedly wanting to make sure the puppy was going to a good home. Looking back, the couple feels the seller was just scoping out their vulnerabilities.
The couple was finally convinced to send the seller $300.00 upfront for the puppy. After a week and a half when the puppy had not arrived, they contacted the seller who said the shipment of the puppy was held up due to an insurance snag. The seller then requested an additional $900.00 to continue the transport. Thankfully at this point, the couple refused to pay the seller anything further and realized they were being scammed. They cut their losses, immediately contacting local media to expose the con artist and protect others.
The above story is not unique and it should be heeded as a warning to the dishonest people in the world who knowingly take advantage of people looking for such a rare breed as an Alaskan Klee Kai for sale. Never attempt to adopt an Alaskan Klee Kai from an online seller unless you are able to see the dog and meet the owner for yourself. It is very easy for thieves to steal photos of these tiny sweethearts and post them as their own, so please be proactive in your search for Alaskan Klee Kai puppies for sale.
…and perhaps the biggest tip of all- Take advantage of the Alaskan Klee Kai owner/breeder community on Facebook!
When in doubt about an Alaskan Klee Kai breeder or if you ever have any questions or issues, please visit the Alaskan Klee Kai Scam Watch Facebook page. The purpose of this Facebook group is to educate and provide information to potential Alaskan Klee Kai buyers and owners.
It is highly recommended for potential Alaskan Klee Kai owners to join and read the page as it contains valuable information regarding reputable and non-reputable breeders.
The Alaskan Klee Kai National Adoption Guild is another great Facebook group for potential owners to be a part of. Similar to the Scam Watch page, it offers information regarding the breed for those wishing to become an Alaskan Klee Kai owner; occasionally, available Alaskan Klee Kai puppies will also be posted by breeders.
By being a part of these Facebook groups, you get the opportunity to speak with, and ask questions with current Alaskan Klee Kai owners and breeders. Many of those involved in the community would also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the breed, and to steer you into the right direction, in terms of finding a reputable-breeder.