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Old 02-07-2005, 04:01 PM
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The Alaskan Klee Kai have only been around since the 70's. im jsut saying their not my thing.
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:14 PM
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Not my thing either...my first impression is "Fad Dogs"...like labradoodles or shnoodles... *shudders* poor dogs...I wonder how many inheritant health problems they have... *sighs*
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:15 PM
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What can I say? I wish people who keep tinkering with dogs would just grow roses or iris instead if they really feel like they have to create a new 'type.'
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:50 AM
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LMAO...Renee...or...get a goldfish.. *goes crosseyed*..lol
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:31 AM
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Mmm, interesting reading. I'd never heard of an Alaskan Husky let alone a Klee Kai. My first thought was these were dwarf huskies as Dwarfism is a problem in Malamutes. I did some searching and reading about the Alaskan Husky is very interesting and from looking at pictures of them, you can tell that the developer of the Klee Kai had a particular 'look' in mind and has very selectivly breed for that. I love my malamute and that fact that she is still small enough (just!) to sit on my lap (she's 4mths old) but their history denotes they should be big strong dogs. They shouldn't be breed smaller just because someone likes their looks but doesn't want to deal with a big strong dog. That's my thoughts anyway.

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Old 02-11-2005, 02:38 PM
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I agree. All this cross breeding makes me sick. Why do some people cross breeds like schnauzer with poodle etc. I saw once a (I think) 2 months puppy and it was a mastino napoletano/dalmatian mix. OMG. Doesn't anyone think when they mix such a different breeds?
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Old 02-11-2005, 04:46 PM
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I agree. All this cross breeding makes me sick. Why do some people cross breeds like schnauzer with poodle etc. I saw once a (I think) 2 months puppy and it was a mastino napoletano/dalmatian mix. OMG. Doesn't anyone think when they mix such a different breeds?
I've got no problems per-se about mixing breeds. Afterall, selective breeding is what brought about almost every modern dog breed we have. I believe 70-80% of all breeds of dogs out there are less than 1000 years old and they've been bred for looks, strength, size, intellegence and function by either selectively breeding more primative breeds for a specific characteristic or by crossing breeds to introduce new characteristics (such as in the case of the ACD).
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I've got no problems per-se about mixing breeds. Afterall, selective breeding is what brought about almost every modern dog breed we have. I believe 70-80% of all breeds of dogs out there are less than 1000 years old and they've been bred for looks, strength, size, intellegence and function by either selectively breeding more primative breeds for a specific characteristic or by crossing breeds to introduce new characteristics (such as in the case of the ACD).

Yes most breeds we have to day are a product of cross breeding but that was then and this is now. When most of our dog breeds today were being developed they were being developed for working reasons. So they had a purpose. Today cross breeding is just to make "fad" dogs pointless dogs. Cute yeah but pointless and just taking up room for the dog breeds that have been around for awhile sitting in a pound. But this is just my view. Its kinda like if its not broke why fix it?
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Yes most breeds we have to day are a product of cross breeding but that was then and this is now. When most of our dog breeds today were being developed they were being developed for working reasons. So they had a purpose. Today cross breeding is just to make "fad" dogs pointless dogs. Cute yeah but pointless and just taking up room for the dog breeds that have been around for awhile sitting in a pound. But this is just my view. Its kinda like if its not broke why fix it?
I agree with you. If it's not broke, don't fix it. However, people are vain - and that vanity will usually win out. For example, if someone wants a huskey but they really can't manage a dog of that size/strength or just aren't willing to commit to the time running and playing with it outside where it can stretch it's legs, or just plain can't handle it but a could handle a chi hua hua (sp???), I'm quite sure they're going to get the huskey regardless because it's what they want - which results in the huskey going to the pound. A klee kai on the other hand would match their vanity, leave the full sized huskey to the person who could provide for it and hopefully avoid the pound altogether.

Keep in mind, I'm not saying the above scenario will actually happen but hopefully some of these 'fad' breeds are filling a niche and leaving larger/more active dogs to people who are committed to them. I'd rather see that than the alternative anyways.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:07 PM
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I think a Klee Kai is ideal for those who can not provide for a Husky due to a small back yard or something, but can give them proper care/excersize. I've heard of them before, they are UKC some one said? CKC ?? They're breed for companionship, looks like, and to not like them would be no different to not liking Min Pins or Pugs or any other toy breed for that matter. I do not believe it to be a fad breed or a mix breed. It was probably a couple years ago when I came across one and started reading about them, but there are good breeders (in the UK if I remember right) and I don't see how its any different than someone 'over here' breeding pure bred Labs or something.
I found it sort of amusing that the minute someone brings up a breed we've never heard of we automatically think of a fad, designer, or a cross breed with inherited 'issues'. We could be a tiny bit more open minded... just my opinion though. Don't be offended, anyone, I'm not trying to bash my buds
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