I am an aspiring small home breeder / exhibitor of Alaskan Klee Kai (AKK).
I fell in love with the breed after seeing it on a National Geographic documentary in 2006.
Our theme revolves around Las Vegas and Nevada where I grew up. Thus, our web site features pictures of Las Vegas and the surrounding desert and mountains. Many of our dogs will have names that have some reference to Las Vegas and the hotels or casinos there.
It is my desire to make a positve contribution to the future of the breed by working to show and breed dogs which possess good health, conformation, and temperament and that are even better than their sire and dam. I am an advocate of health testing to prevent health concerns in future generations of Alaskan Klee Kai. I ensure all of my breeding potential dogs are OFA certified for Patella Luxation, Cardiac, and Thyroid as well as CERF eye testing prior to their Breeding Quality Examination. Annual retesting is also done to ensure health issues do not develop as the dog matures. OFA Hip exams will be done when dogs are between 2-3 years old.
I met my first AKK at a UKC dog show where Barbara Williams and Mark Manley of Heart of Texas Alaskan Klee Kai introduced me to showing with one of their dogs. I have been bitten by the show bug ever since. Barbara has become a wonderful friend and mentor. She and Mark entrusted me with my first AKK Foxxy.
Since that time, It has been my hope to obtain excellent examples of the breed from various different breeders to meld their positive qualities to produce a Fusion of XXcellence for the future of my breeding program.
Special thanks to those breeders who have entrusted their precious fur babies to me.
Barbara and Mark share ownership with Bear and Bally. They have entrusted me with various others who didn't quite make it into the breeding program and have since been retired.
The folks with Naitok Kennels in California have become wonderful friends and mentors. They have entrusted me with Rio, Mikiah and Cierra.
Eileen Gregory with Alaskan Klee Kai Kennelette in Colorado has also become a very special friend and mentor. She has entrusted me with Teeko, Tonki, Ritzy, Nayak, Antulke, Tuksiarpok, and Shugnak. She continues to share her vast experiance and history with the Alaskan Klee Kai with me as well as the rest of the AKK community.
Bette Cook with Huggable Huskies in Oregon has become a very dear friend and mentor. She is one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. She has entrusted me with my very special Brandy, Dori, Mai Tai and Nitro. All of her dogs have a very special, loveable, huggable temperament that I hope to bring forward in future generations in my breeding program. All of her dogs are very outgoing, confident, and just melt in your arms.
Susan Cain with Skyline Alaskan Klee Kai in Pennsylvania is one of the first breeders I met for this breed. She has always been a dear frined and mentor. She has used our stud Bear and has pretty little girl from that breeding.
Thank you Barbara, Virginia, Eileen and Bette for entrusting me with your beautiful puppies and dogs.
I hope you enjoy your visit to our site.