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Welcome to Wiebelhusky’s Klee Kai
Breeding Program Goal at Wiebelhusky's Alaskan Klee Kai:
To produce puppies of equal or better temperament and conformation with each generation that is produced from our lines and to do our best to help the AKK breed keep moving forward. A very important goal of ours is to make sure to find our puppies a loving home above all else.
We are Alan & Barb Wiebelhaus; we live in Manhattan, Kansas, we moved here in Jan 2009 from North Dakota. We moved to North Dakota in July 1999 from Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO was where we met Eileen and Greg Gregory and their AKK puppies as they were answering questions and handing out information about the Alaskan Klee Kai Breed one morning in 1996. I (Barb) just knew I had to get one of these little huskies, they were so cute and so small. In March 1997 Eileen called me and said she had one available for me, and that was when we bought Niki, our first AKK. She was a Black and White double brown eyed beauty. We were just getting a pet, but were asked if we would consider holding off spaying her and consider breeding, because she looked like she would be a nice breeding quality female. Well we did and now we do. Nikishka grew up to be a stocky little toy sized female, she may have only been 8 pounds but she had good bone structure, and that is what started it all, Niki had such a wonderful character and such great personality, we were taken in by her charms. We decided it would be great to become breeders to do what we could to help the breed grow. That was when we knew we had to find a stud dog for our breeding program and we found Moses. We bought Moses from the Jim & Billie Henderson and he grew up to be an awesome male, as a puppy he was so laid back you could hold him upside down in your hand and rub his belly and he’d fall right to sleep, I think he still does that today, although he does not fit just in your hand. He was the friendliest and most outgoing AKK we had ever known at that time. When his first litter was born he heard the squeal of the puppies and he just had to peek in and see what he had done. Niki did not mind Moses looking in on his puppies. Moses is now with our family, Dave and Margaret Reed, in Oregon for their breeding program and we have his son Willow and both Moses and Willow have produced some very friendly and outgoing puppies with laid back temperaments. We have heard the question asked if the temperament of a dog is in the genetics or if it is leaned from the environment they are raised in, like being held by people from the 1st day they are born; we feel that both of these play a part in a puppy's temperament and early start to socialization.Alan and I consider ourselves among the many people who care for the future of this breed, so we decided it was time to get more involved with the breed clubs. Alan has been a Director and Treasurer on the UAKKA BOD and is now the Treasurer of the Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue (AKKNR), and I (Barb) am a past Vice President of the Alaskan Klee Kai Association of America (AKKAOA) Inc as well as a volunteer for the AKKNR and part of the AKKAOA Constitution and By-Laws Committee.
page was last updated on 08/18/2006.