Miniature Poodle vs Alaskan Klee Kai

Compare the Miniature Poodle to the Alaskan Klee Kai. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Miniature Poodles and Alaskan Klee Kais.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Miniature Poodle is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Alaskan Klee Kai is okay for new owners, but may not be as easy as the Miniature Poodle.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Miniature Poodle is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Alaskan Klee Kai is very easy to groom. The Miniature Poodle has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Alaskan Klee Kai has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Miniature Poodle is an average barker.
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Miniature Poodle vs Alaskan Klee Kai
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Breed NameMiniature PoodleAlaskan Klee Kai
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesNo
Lifespan14-15 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Height10-15 in.17-17 in.
Weight12-18 lb10-20 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUK (England)United States
Origin Year1700 AD1988 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹35°F to 80°F15°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMedium-HighMedium-High
Top Running Speed18 mph18 mph
StrengthLow-MediumMedium-High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceHighLow-Medium
SheddingNoneHigh
DanderNoneMedium-High
Drool AmountNoneLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameMiniature PoodleAlaskan Klee Kai
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionVery LowBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowAverage
SleddingVery LowAverage
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameMiniature PoodleAlaskan Klee Kai
Lifespan
Lifespan14-15 yrs.12-16 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Addison's DiseaseYesNo
Autoimmune HypothyroidismNoYes
BloatYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Factor Vii DeficiencyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypothyroidismNoYes
Vaccination SensitivityNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameMiniature PoodleAlaskan Klee Kai
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Double CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
RoughYesNo
WavyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
ApricotYesNo
BlackYesNo
BlueYesNo
BrownYesNo
CreamYesNo
GrayYesNo
Light BrownYesNo
RedYesNo
SilverYesNo
WhiteYesYes
Black & WhiteNoYes
Brown & WhiteNoYes
Grey & WhiteNoYes
Red & WhiteNoYes
SableNoYes
Tan & WhiteNoYes
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