The Mini Husky is a small Alaskan Husky breed that resembles a Siberian Husky, physically. They are known by different names like the 'Klee Kai', 'Mini Alaskan Husky', and even 'Alaskan Klee Kai'. The word Klee Kai is derived from an Alaskan Athabaskan word. The word means 'small dog', when translated in English. This breed was developed to create a companion-sized version of the Alaskan Husky. It is an intelligent, apartment-sized dog, comes from a very energetic and lively breed.
They commonly can be identified by a gray and white coat, but some Mini Huskies also come in a red and white coat. There are four prominent shades for this breed; black and white, gray and white, red and white, and solid white, although the solid white colors cannot be registered. A more detailed glance at the breed of Mini Huskies.
It has shorter snout, larger ears, and a higher tail set that distinguishes them from the Siberian Husky. The Mini Huskies come in three sizes based on their height. The toy size Mini Husky is about 13 inches in height. The miniature Huskies are over 13 inches in height, and can reach about 15 inches. The standard Mini Huskies are about 17 inches in height.
Mini Huskies are very easy to take care of, just like the Siberian Husky. They are extremely clean dogs and do not like to wet their feet. These dogs spend hours on self-grooming and seldom require a bath. They shed their coats twice a year, and it is very important to take care of grooming during this time.
Mini Huskies are very intelligent dogs that are active, energetic and agile. They quickly become a part of the family once adopted. They are a bit suspicious of strangers, and this makes them good watchdogs. The Mini Husky is a moderately active breed and needs socialization amongst other counterparts consistently. They have a high prey drive by instinct, and can hunt rabbits, cats, birds, hamsters, and other such living things if you do not introduce them with these animals early on. They make great family dogs and do well with children when they are raised amongst them. The puppy or adult dog may not tolerate poking, pinching or bullying by children. They may retaliate by a nip or two. On the whole, they make good watchdogs and are compatible with children. They need obedience classes, where they excel, as they love to please their owners. The average lifespan of a Mini Husky is about 11 - 15 years.
There are many breeders that raise this northern breed. You can search the Internet for breeders in and around your area. You can even try contacting rescue shelters to bring home a Mini Husky puppy. You need to run a background check on breeders though, before buying one that satisfies you completely. The price can be about $400 to $800, which usually depends on the age of the dog. A puppy will cost more than an adult. Do not buy a Mini Husky from non-reputed source like private dealers or hobby breeders. You should ask the dog breeders if the animal has been vaccinated, properly socialized, de-wormed, and also ask if the dog has any specific temperamental problems. Also make a check regarding crossbreeding, which is often uncanny in most cases.
This breed proves to be an active and agile one that needs a lot of care. With proper love and attention, you will reminisce having a Mini Husky as a companion.