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Cold Mountians

Alaskan Klee Kai, Legends of Alaska


According to the legend of the northern peoples, blue-eyed huskies appeared when the dog peered into the icy ocean, the cold of the ocean was so unlimited and beautiful that it penetrated the dog's heart and completely captured it, then the dog's eyes became the color of ice and ocean water...

According to legend, brown-eyed huskies appeared when the dog looked into the fire, the flames were so hot and beautiful in the endless cold that they penetrated the dog's soul and filled it with unbridled warmth, then the dog's eyes shown with amber fire...

So there were dogs with a cold imperturbable heart and icy eyes, and dogs with a hot soul and warm eyes, and each was beautiful in their own way...

Legend tells that as a result of the union of an ice dog and a fire dog, were born puppies with different colored eyes.  One eye was colder than the ocean, and the other eye was hotter than fire.

These dogs absorbed both the icy fearlessness

and the hottest kindness. 

The different-eyed dogs of the northern peoples were valued and revered as mystical creatures.  Everyone wanted to have such a dog, because the northern people believed that by combining ice and flame brings happiness and peace to the home.

~ Unknown ~

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"Dog Eared" by Judith Stein


The Legend

Somewhere, within the Great Land called Alaska, between the massive mountains,

the vast oceans, the silent tundra

and the endless sheets of ice,

the Glacier Witch looked down and smiled at

the bright eyed tiny form in front of her.

After rescuing it from the icy waters,

and drying it before the fire,

it appeared somewhat smaller than before,

and she was pleased.

For the little Husky's smaller size

would make it an ideal companion.


She searched the various native dialects

and deriving its name from the

Eskimo words for 'little dog',

she christened the masked creature,

'Klee Kai'.

~ Linda S. Spurlin ~

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