Hello, and Welcome to Nordic Mini Huskys!
I hope this day finds you well. So, you are looking to adopt an Alaskan Klee Kai (Miniature Husky) puppy from a reputable breeder. Well, you have come to the right breeder. I am a member in good standing of the Alaskan Klee Kai Association, American Rare Breeds Association, and the United Kennel Club (a breed registry of excellent reputation founded in 1898).
About the Alaskan Klee Kai Dog Breeder (Me!)
I have been a dog breeder of the Alaskan Klee Kai or Miniature Husky for over 10 years now. If you had asked me if I wanted to be a dog breeder prior to this, I would have said, ‘not really.’ I have been breeding (and still do breed) Arabian Show horses for 30 year now, so I thought that was where my passions lived. However, all it took was one look at an Alaskan Klee Kai and I was hooked.
Meeting the Mini Husky
Let me tell you how I discovered the fascinating Alaskan Klee Kai breed. I was at my lunch break at work. I went to the United Kennel Club website, as I know they are a reputable registry of rare breeds of dogs. I clicked the Alaskan Klee Kai link, where a picture of a grey and white Alaskan Klee Kai popped up. It was love at first sight.
I proceeded over the next month to read all I could about their breed characteristics, temperament, health, and personality. I could not help but think how similar they were to Arabian Horses: beautiful, loyal, feisty, full of energy, not big very vocal, and most important intelligent. They think about what you say to them, agreeing to follow your lead because you are their partner in life—not because they have to!
The First Cute Puppy
I then reached out to a couple reputable breeders I found listed on the Alaskan Klee Kai Association of America website. I asked a ton of questions on how the breeder kept their adult dogs and how the puppies were raised.
Due to the Klee Kai’s tendency to be aloof with strangers, I wanted to make sure my puppy was well-socialized before I took them home. I wanted to make sure my puppy was raised in a home, among a family, played with, and loved. I had heard a lot of breeders cage their puppies in small puppy pens for the first 8 weeks, and that the adults live their whole life in outdoor kennels. I did not want this for my puppy. I found a breeder, put down a deposit, and waited.
One year later, my dream came true! I brought home the most precious little black-and-white female Alaskan Klee Kai puppy. Oh joy! I name her Kaleah. At first, she was very shy of me and all strangers.
The Second Klee Kai
With work and lots of treats, before I knew it, Kaleah was Ms. Social butterfly. Her favorite thing is to play, play, play. So, by 8 months old, I had to get her a friend to keep her busy. I wanted a girl, but the breeder talked me into the most wonderful boy named Jordan.
Jordan has the goofiest, loving, outgoing and friendly personality I have ever encountered in an Alaskan Klee Kai (Mini Husky). I am so grateful that I took the breeder’s advice in adopting him. His nickname is Brad Pitt, due to how gorgeous he is (especially due to his striking blue eyes).
Competitions and Dog Breeder Prospects
Fast-forward 6 months, you find Kaleah, Jordan, and myself in the show ring strutting our stuff!
I loved when we got the blue ribbons for first place. (I mean, who wouldn’t?) Even if we did not take first, showing was fun. We met a lot of people; plus, we got to see all those beautiful Alaskan Klee Kai pups in one place, which was heaven.
This is where my passion to become one of the top breeders of Mini Huskies was born. I have not looked back since.
The joy of watching my puppies grow up to become trusted, well-loved companions to so many people makes my heart full. I have met so many wonderful people, who have become life-long friends with whom I swap stories about what unique and amazing companions we have.
So, though I never thought in a million years I would become a breeder of Alaskan Klee Kai dogs (or any dogs, for that matter), it is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me. Explore this site to see what this project has grown into, and if a Mini Husky might be right for you!