Alaskan Klee Kai

Average: 4 (3 votes)

First bred in Alaska, the dog was made to be more companion sized instead of a full, big Alaskan Huskey. Ranging in colors, the dog stands at 13.5-17 inches and weighs between 10 and 40 pounds. The great energy of the Alaskan Klee Kai make daily exercise a must, but luckily the dogs groom themselves daily and rarely need bathing. The intelligence of this dog makes it an integral part of any family.

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Yomaira

True mixed breed dogs are any dog whose parents are not both the same breed. And mixed bredes are NOT the heartiest against disease. While it is true that a randomly bred dog is less likely to develop health problems than a poorly bred purebred health is still largely a result of genes. Most diseases don't strike until after a dog is old enough to have reproduced, meaning that these diseases are not removed from the gene pool through natural selection. A mutt is only as healthy as the genes it carries and if both parents had bad genes then even mutts will inhierit genetic defects and poor health. One of the LEAST healthy dogs I know is a true heinz 57 from the shelter. This poor dog is only five years old and already crippled by two ruptured cruciate ligaments in her rear legs, can't stomach anything but the most bland of diets due to digestive issues, and suffers from a debilitating auto-immune disease. Talk about loosing the genetic lottery! I don't think I have EVER met a purebred with as many health issues as she has. The only dog I know undergoing chemo is also a true heinz 57 and has been diagnosed with a malignant cancer at the tender age of two.Stepping off my soapbox, yes puppy mills sell mixed breed dogs. Sure, any idiot with half a brain knows that any of the doodle bredes are a mixed breed dog. But then again, idiots with half a brain don't knowingly buy dogs from puppy mills or their brokers either. Not only do they reap huge profits from intentionally mixing poodles with some other breed and slapping a cutesy name on it, but they don't keep accurate records of their supposedly purebred dogs either. I have seen puppy mill dogs that were supposedly purebred and had papers that were quite clearly mixed (one particular dog that comes to mind was a beagle/dachshund mix) but if you even brought that idea up to the owners they got very defensive about it because they bought the dog as a purebred and they firmly believe that it is.

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