Frequently Asked Questions
These questions and answers are credited to the http://akkaoa.org website.

Question: How much does an AKK cost?
Answer: AKKAOA does not govern what breeders should ask for their Alaskan Klee Kai. Some things that may influence the price may be, location of the breeder, your location, what quality you are looking for, bloodlines and the potential quality the dog/puppy.
Question: How many generations has this breed been breeding true?
Answer: Since the AKK were available to the public in 1988.
Question: Does the AKK enjoy being with the family or would it prefer to be outside?
Answer: Does the AKK enjoy being with the family or would it prefer to be outside?
Question: What is a good day for an AKK?
Answer: Play, eat, play, sleep, get attention, and play some more.
Question: Are there health issues that are prevalent, other than Factor VII, such as epilepsy, auto immune disorders, cancer, cataracts, etc?
Answer: We occasionally see patella luxation, thyroid problems and some males being born with cryptorchidism. Health issues such as these sometimes appear in any breed. We are aware of no data that would indicate they are more prevalent in Alaskan Klee Kai than in other breeds.
Question: Does the temperament of this breed most equal the Siberian?
Answer: They can look like small Siberians, but they are their own breed. While loyal and affectionate with family members, the Alaskan Klee Kai is reserved and cautious with strangers and in unfamiliar situations. Their loyalty and alertness make them an excellent watchdog
Question: Is this breed typically successful in dog sports such as agility, flyball, obedience?
Answer: They are extremely smart. You will find the Alaskan Klee Kai succeeding not only in the conformation ring, but in performance events as well, like Obedience, Agility, Rally-O and Weight Pull to name a few. They also make wonderful Therapy dogs.
Question: Is there an estimate of the number of AKK's in the world?
Answer: Approximately 3000.
Question: What percentage are pets versus breeding or potential breeding stock?
Answer: It is not known at this time. Some dogs that are potential breeding or show quality dogs may be spayed or neutered by an owner who does not wish to pursue those aspects of owning an AKK.
Question: What is the typical lifespan of the breed?
Answer: Since the breed is still relatively young, an approximate age would be 12 to 16 years.