After reading through the breed standards, you should be able to get a pretty good idea of what these dogs look like. They come in all sorts of colors and sizes. The dogs can be of the toy variety, which is smaller than 13 inches tall, the miniature variety, which is from 13 to 15 inches, and the standard variety, which is from 15 to 17 inches tall. There are grey and whites, black and whites, and even the rare red and whites. Like Alaskan Husky or sled dogs, our dogs have masks in contrasting colors on their faces. The eyes of a Klee Kai can be brown or blue, or any combination thereof.
Alaskan Klee Kai have many different personalities. What kind of Klee Kai you have will depend mostly on how the dog is raised. Some are "lead dogs" who want to be in charge and who will challenge the authority of any other animal they meet, and some are followers, who will be shy and gentle and let the others lead them. Alaskan Klee Kai are very loyal and very loving. They can be very protective of their masters or their mushers, their homes, or their favorite things. Alaskan Klee Kai are very curious, love to explore, and love to play.
We have found that the Alaskan Klee Kai have a very distinct and interesting way of interacting with each other. Their method of play is much like that of any tiny puppy - biting, chewing, growling and attacking. When Klee Kai are in the same place together, they might get very rambunctious and might play in a way that is alarming if the person watching doesn't understand it. You might think the dogs are attacking or hurting each other because of the barks and growls that might occur. FOR THIS REASON, Alaskan Klee Kai should be exposed (with supervision) to other dogs when they are small, because exposure to other dogs helps socialize the Alaskan Klee Kai and teaches them about appropriate play. A Klee Kai that has not had experience with other dogs might be seen as a threat to the other dogs because it simply might not know how to play with them. A well rounded and well socialized Klee Kai will know how to play with other dogs and animals, if its owners have taken the time to give them experiences in which this learning can take place. If your Klee Kai hasn't had a chance to play with other dogs, please take care and watch them carefully when they are exposed to others. You don't want another dog to misinterpret your friendly Klee Kai's offer of play as that of an attack.