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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

If any of you knew me, you'd know that I strive to learn a little bit about each breed I've ever encountered. I was also looking for a breed that is calm, and that makes a really good non-threatening family companion. My aunt used to have a husky/malamute named Snowbear. I'm not gonna lie, she was the absolute best dog I have EVER came across. She didn't even beg (only dog I've ever seen not beg for scraps!!) She was a rescue and did not have an ounce of agression in her. Back to the point though, I was on wiki and I found 'mini huskies". How are these miniature dogs any different from teacup yorkies, poms or chis? This lady is breeding smaller dogs with smaller dogs, with smaller dogs. I don't ever hear of 'mini' german shepherds. Although I like the idea of mini huskies, I also appreciate them the way they are. To try to downsize a large breed seems stupid to me, but then again so does making it bigger (i.e 'king' GSDS. ) I'm not an expert by any means but wouldn't this cause some serious health problems? I read that she sells puppies with parvo.. I cannot even imagine. On the other hand, she isn't selling them for ridiculously high prices. 60$ for a deposit. 650-950 for a puppy. She doesn't even have pictures of the parents on her site. I kinda want to email her and tell her that I think what she does is gross. It says the waiting time for a puppy is between 2-4 months.. seriously?
Why mess with perfection?!
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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

Sorry I took a look at the first page and had to close the site. I dont have time to waste on a puppy mill or byb!
So ya, this really bugs me too!

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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

Is this someone's attempt at a "Klee Kai." They were developed, I believe, in the late 70s for people who liked Siberian Huskies and the other arctic breeds, but wanted a "smaller dog." Quite frankly...Huskies (no matter if it's a Siberian or a sledding Alaskan Husky) and Malamutes were bred to do a particular job...not just look pretty. I thought that "they look pretty" was one of the top reasons why Huskies end up in shelters? "I fell in love with their blue eyes....but I couldn't handle the howling, digging, and escaping from the yard."

History of the "Klee Kai:"

The breed was developed in Wasilla, Alaska during the mid-1970s by Linda S. Spurlin after she observed the result of an accidental mating of an Alaskan Husky and an unknown small dog. The breed was developed with Siberian and Alaskan Huskies using Schipperke and American Eskimo Dog to bring down the size without dwarfism. She bred these dogs in private until she released them to the general public in 1988. Originally called the "Klee Kai", the breed split into "Alaskan Klee Kai" and "Klee Kai" for political reasons in 1995. The breed consolidated under the new name in 2002. The Alaskan Klee Kai was officially recognized by the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) in 1995 and by the United Kennel Club (UKC) on January 1, 1997.


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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

they even have "mini-aussies" "pocket beagles" etc. and those aren't big dogs to begin with.

a woman I work with, as well as my boss, both breed tea cup yorkies. the woman doesn't let the littlest one go until 12+ weeks, and they get little ones rarely. my boss? all of them go at 8 weeks and the majority of his are under 3 lbs. His wife was telling us that they don't get attached to the pups because it's not uncommon for them to die in the first few weeks because they are so small. as well as liver shunts, etc etc
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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

I did not look at the website. However, if it is indeed a Klee Kai I do not have an issue as they had specific goals and created a "new breed" the way it should be done developed a standard etc...... If it is a BYB/Puppy Mill then I do not agree either. Kind if like the "doodles".....Expensive mutts (not using mutt as a derogatory word cuz I love Jamies Mutt!!).


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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

You shouldnt really make fun of peoples puppies.
Since there are no laws regulating breeding, theres nothing you can do about it.

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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

I don't mind Klee Kais but I thought the AKK people hate it when their dogs are referred to as "mini-huskies", so I don't see why a legit breeder would intentionally market them as such.
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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

I'm not trying to make fun of them. I just don't believe that they should be trying to make a smaller husky. They are huskies, NOT klee kai's to my understanding. I don't think what she is claiming to do is very responsible.

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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

Ugh - yeah, I find it bothersome, too. I really hate the idea of these backyard breeders trying to cash in on a new fad.

They've come up with "Miniature Goldens" now, too, by crossing them with Cocker Spaniels. (As if Doodles aren't bad enough.)

I should add that I have absolutely nothing against mixed-breed dogs. They're wonderful and deserve good homes, love and care just as much as any purebred does. What I hate are these so-called "breeders" cashing in by passing mutts off as "designer breeds" to unsuspecting people who don't understand what they're getting. Which is often the worst of both breeds.

God, leave well enough alone. There are plenty of dogs out there, either pure or mixed. People can find the right dog for them without creating new ones.

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Re: Mini huskies - this is REALLY bugging me..

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Originally Posted By: GunnersMomWhat I hate are these so-called "breeders" cashing in by passing mutts off as "designer breeds" to unsuspecting people who don't understand what they're getting.
or passing them off as rare and unusual.

Isn't there a mini husky already? Not a teacup dog but a mini version. Not exactly sure what it's called, american eskimo dog or something like that? We have one that lives around here, Otto says she's a hottie. Extremely dog aggressive (Morgan wants to kick her hiney) but I don't hold one dogs bad behavior against an entire breed.

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