Do alaskan klee kais make good pets?
I met my friends Klee kai the other day and my fiancee fell in love, I can't deny it's a cool looking dog and seemed very friendly and energetic (great for me, I love running at least an hour a day) I live in a bottom level (easy access to sidewalk) apartment and am considering a miniature klee kai for our home.
We do have a Cat, Leo. He is a shy and very scardy cat. The only other dog option I saw for us was a great dane because in spite of what many ignorant, and stupid people say on here they do make fine apartment pets they require very LITTLE not non but LITTLE exercise which is astouding in regards to their enourmous stature. Or basically just another type of small dog like a Pekingnese. I want a friendly companion dog that will love being with us on couch, but wouldn't mind a workout buddy either.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a highly intelligent, curious and active breed. Unlike Siberian Huskies, whom they closely resemble, Alaskan Klee Kai are typically standoffish and cautious around unfamiliar individuals, which causes them to excel as watchdogs. Because of their inherently reserved disposition in the presence of strangers, continual socialization throughout an Alaskan Klee Kai's life is highly encouraged. They are moderately active and have a strong prey drive. This means unless they are properly introduced and raised with smaller animals such as rabbits, hamsters, cats and birds, they will hunt and kill them.
They can be a great family dog if raised with young children who are careful with animals. Alaskan Klee Kai are not likely to tolerate being mistreated (poked at, pinched, bullied) by children and may respond by nipping them, unlike the Siberian Husky which are considered good with children. Even so, they make great pets. Because of their intelligence, they do well in obedience classes and have a high drive to please their owners which helps them to excel in this area as well as many other types of activities. Another such activity is agility in which the AKK almost seems to have been bred to take part in. If you have an Alaskan Klee Kai that is highly active, this is a great way to help them use some of that up