HEALTH AND MEDICAL

The Alaskan Klee Kai (AKK) is a generally healthy breed.

Responsible breeders screen breeding stock for health conditions including patellar luxation, autoimmune thyroiditis, heart murmur, eye disorders, and Factor VII deficiency.

 

Prospective AKK owners are encouraged to purchase from responsible/reputable breeders who are doing these evaluations, and confirm the health screening of the sire and dam.

Responsible breeders use the many tools available, along with the knowledge

of their dogs’ pedigrees, to selectively choose breeding dogs in order to

reduce the likelihood of temperament, structure and health concerns.

 

Recommended Health Tests:

  • Thyroid Evaluation

  • Patella Evaluation

  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation

  • Cardiac Evaluation

  • Factor VII Deficiency DNA test

  • Routine Veterinarian Health Evaluations