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As a person who is intersted in adopting an Alaskan Klee Kai from Alakkawa Kennels, the breeders would like you to be aware of certain aspects they will require from you. Please know that not all breeders of the AKK are the same and many standards he/she may put in place may not be the same as the breeders at Alakkawa Kennels. This is why it is important for you to read the pages contained within this website so you will be educated on this breed, as well as the breeders expectations of you; as a potential new owner to one of their precious Alaskan Klee Kai.
Please know the breeders at Alakkawa Kennels have their policies and standards. The breeders send you apologies if you feel the breeders are too strict in their policies. The breeders have had experiences in the past they wish to no longer visit since 'drama' is not necessary. Therefore, to avoid 'drama', the breeder's have spelled all requirements so a person is not left in the dark as to the expectations of the breeders...
Please take the time to read this page and the other pages contained within this website.
It will truly save both you and the breeders at Alakkawa Kennels mounds of time in the long run.
THE ALAKKAWA KENNELS BREEDERS WILL NOT COME DOWN ON AN ADOPTION FEE BECAUSE A PERSON DID NOT PLAN TO SPEND “X” NUMBER OF DOLLARS FOR A PUPPY OR BECAUSE A PERSON FOUND ANOTHER BREEDER WHO CHARGES A LESSER ADOPTION FEE.
Alaskan Klee Kai are in the range of $1,500.00 to sometimes over $4,000.00.
Expect to pay between the "range" of $1,500.00, one thousand, five hundred dollars
$4,000.00, four thousand dollars
for an Alaskan Klee Kai...
Alakkawa Kennels adoption fee is between $2,200.00 and $2,500.00
Please understand the breeders appreciate the fees other breeders place on their own AKK; however, they cannot help if you know or have found another breeder who charges a lesser fee than the breeders at Alakkawa Kennels. Adoption fees are a choice for every breeder of every breed. The breeders will not come down on their adoption fee because a person found another breeder who charges a lesser adoption fee.
The breeders prefer not to ship a puppy to another location within the United States; however, a new owner would be welcomed to fly to Atlanta/Hartsfield Jackson airport or one of the breeders can fly a puppy to the owner providing the location is in the United States. The cost for a turn around flight to hand deliver a puppy to his/her owner is not much difference than flying him/her in cargo and it is much safer to go this route.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL with online ads when communicating with someone who claims to have an AKK!! There are people who either reside overseas or have adopted an AKK from a reputable breeder, broken their contract with the AKK breeder, and are using their AKK to cross breed the AKK with a Shiba Inu.
The Shiba Inu was not used to create this breed and therefore, those who are using AKK to 'create' their own breed of dog are working to pass their mutt pups off as an AKK. These people are considered SCAMMERS because their pups cannot be registered with UKC and they are asking top dollar for the pups.
Scammers have also been known to steal pictures off AKK breeder's websites and place the photos in an ad. The scammer will then try to sell a puppy they do not even have. If you contact a person who has listed an online ad on the internet and that person is claiming to have an AKK and they tell you they will send you the money to ship the AKK to yourself, do not go this route. The scammer will then tell you they will reimburse you for shipping.
Again, BE CAREFUL! Make sure the person you contact for an AKK is legitimate and has a website. Ask to call the person. Normally, scammers will not give out their telephone number. If they do give your phone number, please sure to check the location of the telephone number they give you. Chances are, if they do give you an overseas telephone number, then they are a scammer looking to get your money and your get no AKK in return.
Do your homework on the breeder. It is your responsibility to make sure the person you choose is a reputable breeder who is using a registered Alaskan Klee Kai. If you wish to adopt a 'kennel dog' that more than likely has had no socialization and has lived a life purely in a kennel with no human contact, then there are a few breeders out there who can supply this need to you...However, if you are searching for a reputable breeder of the AKK, then you have located two with the breeder's at Alakkawa Kennels. If Alakkawa Kennels is too far for you to drive to pick up a puppy, then you can search here for a breeder who may be located closer to you: http://www.alaskankleekaiscam.com/buying-an-alaskan-klee-kai-2/breeder-list/
SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED
Alakkawa Kennels adoption fee does NOT include shipping and the deposit is NOT the only amount you will pay for an AKK puppy from Alakkawa Kennels. The breeder's WILL NOT SHIP A PUPPY OVERSEAS.
Please do your research on shipping as shipping IS an additional fee if you live in another state that may be too far for you to drive to pick up your puppy. A turn around flight does not carry much difference in flight charges than if a puppy were to be flown in cargo. You would get to meet the breeders and they would get to meet you. And, bonus! The puppy would be safer flying with you in the cabin of the plane, than the puppy flying in the belly of a plane.
Please know ahead of time if you wish to have a puppy shipped, the breeders will ONLY ship within the United States and "possibly" to Canada only. Nevertheless, Alakkawa Kennels truly prefers to no longer ship any puppies. in cargo Should you wish that one of the breeders bring your puppy to you, then it will be your responsibility to pay for the airline ticket so one of them may bring your new (approved) AKK to you. One of the breeders can only travel with an AKK to another state if one of them can take the time off from work to do so.
SHIPPING AN AKK OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
Alakkawa Kennels will not ship any of their Alaskan Klee Kai outside of the United States. However, if you live in Canada and wish one of the breeders to accompany your puppy in the cabin with the breeder to your home state, then this is considered. You will pay the airline charges, not the breeder. The breeder's have done accompanied a puppy in the cabin and flown a puppy to an approved home. The extra fee was an $35.00 fee on top of the regular shipping charges.
UPDATE ON SHIPPING COSTS
The airline fees have gone up and that means shipping prices have gone up to fly a puppy to another state. Alakkawa Kennels charges the amount the airline charges them to fly with a puppy to their new owner and the breeders do not do COD.
As of 1/25/12, one of the breeders flew a puppy in the cabin to Pittsburg, PA and the price to fly the AKK was almost $350.00. One of the breeders was able to make certain the AKK was safe, had water and food in her carrier, and was also able to meet the new owners.
Alakkawa Kennels requires a $500.00 deposit to “hold” a puppy for a potential family. The $500.00 deposit is not the only amount you can expect to pay for an Alakkawa puppy. Once you are approved to adopt a puppy from Alakkawa Kennels, you are asked to mail the breeders a money order or a cashier’s check so the breeders can “hold” your puppy for you; no personal checks please. Again, $500.00 is the “DEPOSIT” to “HOLD” a puppy for you, so the breeders can turn other interested parties away.
Alakkawa Kennels does not permit payment options. In other words, if you wish to put your puppy on lay-away, this is not something the breeders can accommodate for you. The adoption fee for the puppy “MUST” be paid 'in full' before a puppy is picked up or flown to their destination with the breeder.
If you cannot afford the adoption deposit fee, the final adoption fee, or shipping, or you cannot afford medical expenses, which will happen since you will be responsible for paying your vet to remain currents on vaccinations/ worm preventative, etc. for an Alakkawa Kennels puppy, please seek another breed and please know the breeder's wish you the best!
CHANGE YOUR MIND?
If you are approved to adopt an Alakkawa puppy, have paid in full, and yet, should change your mind on adopting a puppy from the breeders at Alakkawa Kennels, for any reason, the reason must be sent to the breeders and the reason must be sent in a formal letter with a full explanation as to why you have changed your mind. The formal letter must be in writing; typed as a one page formal letter in a word document; using a 12 point type font set, double spaced; signed by person who filled out the Alakkawa Kennels Questionnaire.
If you have been approved to adopt an Alakkawa Kennels puppy and you have had the puppy for over 10 days, you should not expect to receive a refund unless your puppy has an serious illness which predates the time of arrival into your home. Illnesses covered are listed on the Alakkawa Kennels Buyer's Ownership Contract Agreement and Bill of Sale. Separation anxiety is not an illness that is covered for a refund.
Below is some incredibly important information you need to know before you contact Alakkawa Kennels.
The breeders reserve the right to the following decisions:
Alakkawa Kennels will NOT ship sperm from their male to anyone.
Alakkawa Kennels will NOT ship an AKK to any person who resides outside of the U.S.
Alakkawa Kennels prefers to NO LONGER ALLOW a puppy to be adopted by those who reside in an apartment. The only exception is a huge secret. Nevertheless, the breeders have made this choice based on several instances in the AKK community and the breeders reserve the right to make this decsion.
Alakkawa Kennels will NO LONGER ALLOW a puppy to be adopted by those who cannot provide proper socialization and exercise to an AKK. Sad as it is, there are people who just want an AKK because they are cute and cuddly during the puppy years, but have no intention of exercising the AKK which they truly need in order to thrive in life.
EYE COLOR INTO ADULTHOOD
Alakkawa Kennels cannot guarantee eye color of any Alakkawa Kennels puppies into adulthood. If a certain eye color, coat color, coat length, and size of an AKK into adulthood are all issues you have your heart set on, you need to be aware Alakkawa Kennels "may" not have blue-eyed babies again, even though in one of their litter’s they were lucky enough to have one double blue eyed girl. This happenstance occurred because they used another stud from another breeder.
COAT COLOR INTO ADULTHOOD
Alakkawa Kennels cannot guarantee coat color of any Alakkawa Kennels puppies into adulthood.
A puppy could be born a light gray or a dark gray and the coat color could certainly change over time just like hair color changes over time with humans. The G/W coat could change from a lighter/darker gray/white color to a darker/lighter gray and white color. A B/W pup will more than likely remain a black and white pup into adulthood. We have never had a red and white pup or a pure white pup.
COAT LENGTH INTO ADULTHOOD
Alakkawa Kennels cannot guarantee coat length of any Alakkawa Kennels puppies into adulthood.
The breeders can only make an educated guess when the puppies are born and they cannot be held liable if their guess is wrong. Chance is a G/W short haired AKK and so is Abby. There are short and long hair AKK in this world. However, for the most part if two parents are short haired, then chances are their offspring will be short haired as well.
SIZE OF AN AKK INTO ADULTHOOD
Alakkawa Kennels also cannot guarantee size of any Alakkawa Kennels puppies into adulthood. No breeder should really. If a breeder tells you the puppy will grow up to be a certain size and they give you a guarantee on the size, you should get this in writing from that breeder.
The breeder’s at Alakkawa Kennels knows you would not want to be disappointed if your heart is set on a certain criteria. Alakkawa Kennels will not provide a written guarantee on any of the above mentioned qualities. Again eye color, size, coat color and/or coat length can never be guaranteed into adulthood. The breeders can only make an educated guess on either and cannot be held liable if a pup grows to have dark gray eyes verses brown eyes, grows into a larger size, or if his/her coat color or length changes over time.
If you have children and "think" he/she will grow up to have blonde hair instead brown hair he/she was born with - will you love your child any less? A question to ponder for those of you who require a certain eye color, size, coat color or coat length into a adulthood.
With all this said, if a specific eye color, size, coat color and/or coat length of an AKK into adulthood are not a requirement for you to adopt a puppy, then please continue reading this website.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A 'POTENTIAL' PET OWNER TO AN ALAKKAWA ALASKAN KLEE KAI:
“You,” as a potential pet owner to an Alaskan Klee Kai, (including any other breed of dog), need to be completely aware of your responsibilities with pet ownership. You “need” to understand that owning an Alaskan Klee Kai is for his/her “lifetime” and “your lifetime” and both are a huge responsibility.
The breeders at Alakkawa Kennels cannot share with you “all” that “you” need to be aware of before “you” take the steps necessary to adopt an Alaskan Klee Kai (or even another breed of dog). However, the breeders can ask “you” to “please make certain you “know” and “can do” the following for the “lifetime” of your Alaskan Klee Kai:
1. You, as the Buyer(s), can take care of an AKK financially;
2. You, as the Buyer(s), have read ALL Alakkawa Contracts (to include all addendums) that are provided to you before you, as the Buyer(s) commit to adopting an AKK;
3. You, as the Buyer(s), commit yourself to taking your AKK to your chosen Veterinarian for “due” vaccines, to include, and not limited to, worm preventives of all types and yearly check-ups;
4. You, as the Buyer(s), can assist your chosen Veterinarian in nursing your AKK back to health should your AKK become ill;
5. You, as the Buyer(s), can give your AKK the time he/she deserves;
6. You, as the Buyer(s), can conduct your own research regarding health aspects of the AKK;
7. You, as the Buyer(s), are knowledgeable to “ALL” health issues related to the AKK;
8. You, as the Buyer(s), will have patience with the AKK
9. You, as the Buyer(s), have the time needed to devote to including, and not limited to, house-breaking, socialization needs, training needs, (possible) separation anxiety needs, etc.;
10. You, as the Buyer(s), have the time needed to devote to train your AKK in all other areas of his/her life for the rest of his/her life;
11. You, as the Buyer(s), can walk your AKK daily so your AKK can get the exercise he/she “deserves;”
12. You, as the Buyer(s), need to make certain you can do “EVERYTHING ELSE” that encompasses owning an AKK for the life of your AKK.
If you cannot agree to the above or the below statements, then the AKK is not for you. We wish you the best in finding that perfect breed for you.
I, (Buyer(s) name) take (name of AKK) to be my loyal companion; to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, 'till death do us part.
If you, as the Buyer(s) cannot commit to the above, then an AKK is better off not being adopted! If you, as the Buyer(s) cannot commit to the above, then Alakkawa Kennels Buyers Agreement and Bill of Sale Contract and all its listed addendums are null and void and no adoption will transpire between Breeder/Seller and Buyer(s).
Please keep in mind each puppy does grow into an adult. Please also expect a lifetime commitment from the breeders should you choose them as your breeder of the Alaskan Klee Kai. And, please remember, having a pet can be a 15+ year commitment and one that should never be taken lightly just because an Alaskan Klee Kai is cute, cuddly, furry, and smaller than their ancestors.
TRAINING YOUR AKK
The breeders at Alakkawa Kennels highly recommend to all new owners to take their AKK to a professional trainer. Check your local pet stores, etc. to make sure they have a policy which specifies all other animals must have updated shots before taking your new AKK to training. In the area the breeder's live in, their local pet store requires all other animals to be updated on shots and the breeders suggest new owners take their new AKK in for training as soon as they possibly can.
Alakkawa Kennels highly recommends pet insurance for the Alaskan Klee Kai. It is truly best to plan on having your AKK go through a puppy obedience class, and even better would be for a new owner to put their AKK through a Good Canine Citizen class. If you do not have time to socialize your puppy this is NOT the breed for you. Always remember to crate train your AKK as this will help to reduce most destructive behaviors and will also assist in potty training.
If you do not start early training as soon as your AKK is home with you, then truly you should know it is your fault (not the fault of the AKK) if bad traits start to form. All undesirable traits can be eliminated with training. Training (and not just by you) is the best way to eliminate bad traits. There is a great deal to know and learn about training the AKK and if you ignore the traits that you do not want your puppy to perform, they will not go away on their own. Please do not expect undesirable traits to go away on their own.
As a new AKK owner, you should not hold the breeders liable for the traits your puppy may or may not be exhibiting. A puppy will be 8-weeks-old when he/she leaves the breeders home and the breeders do the very best they can in raising these precious babies. The breeders have no way of knowing what you are or are not doing unless you communicate with them. The breeders wish to be there for you throughout the life of a puppy you may adopt from them so they can offer you advise, help you through any training, and guide you to raise a well behaved AKK etc.
HEALTH OF AN AKK
Once you adopt an Alaskan Klee Kai from Alakkawa Kennels, it will be your responsibility to maintain the health of the AKK; update shots, worm medication, yearly shots, etc. Alakkawa Kennels cannot be held liable because a new owner 'forgot' to get shots, etc. and then the AKK becomes sick because of a new owner 'forgetting.'
All puppies from Alakkawa Kennels are placed on a "Pet Only" contract, which means new owners will not be allowed to breed their Alaskan Klee Kai to another Alaskan Klee Kai or any other breed of dog! There are those out there in the world who seek out an AKK puppy to breed to another breed. This is an appalling venture the breeders consider a horrible situation for the AKK breed!
Future litters will be placed for adoption on a "Pet Only" contract to those not presently in the breeding program.
Alakkawa Kennels will only place a "Potential Breeding Quality" Alaskan Klee Kai with "existing" breeders only. The breeders at Alakkawa Kennels know "most" of the breeders in the AKK community; however, there are new breeders of this breed popping up all over who are permitted to breed by breeders of the AKK. With that said, the breeders cannot claim to know "ALL" of the breeders to date.
Please take the time to read the information provided on the "AKK Facts" page on this website for more detailed information.
There is a person (or persons) in the United States who call themselves breeders who are using an Alaskan Klee Kai to breed with the Shiba Inu breed and possibly other breeds of dog. These people, who desire to breed the Shiba Inu to an Alaskan Klee Kai, are those who wish and try to make money off selling pups for $800.00. These people are calling these dogs - Alaskan Klee Kai and they are NOT an Alaskan Klee Kai PUREBRED breed.
This cross breeding of animal cannot be registered with the United Kennel Club, nor can it be recognized by the Alaskan Klee Kai Association of America. These dogs are a mixed breed and it is so incredibly sad this is happening to the Alaskan Klee Kai breed.
NO PET STORE BABIES
Adopting an Alaskan Klee Kai from any breeder is not like walking into your local pet store, adopting a dog, and then never having to stay in touch with a breeder. Adopting an Alakkawa Kennels puppy is much more than that.
The breeders at Alakkawa Kennels have a responsibility to their AKK and people will NEVER see one of their AKK in a pet store and truly should NEVER see an AKK from another breeder is a pet store.
PLEASE CONDUCT RESEARCH
Alakkawa Kennels encourages those interested in the Alaskan Klee Kai breed to do research, visit a breeder (if possible), and ask a lot of questions before deciding to adopt an Alaskan Klee Kai.
If a person has never owned an Alaskan Klee Kai, they never really know what to expect. This breed is a breed all their own; they are incredibly smart, they shed, they are talkers, some can be whiners, some are diggers while other are climbers and jumpers. This breed is simply not for everyone.
A relationship and continued communication is imperative with any person(s) who adopt an Alaskan Klee Kai from Alakkawa Kennels (and should be with every breeder of any breed), for the life of a dog. Adopted families who have the pleasure of adopting an Alaskan Klee Kai from Alakkawa Kennels should expect MaryAnne or Jeffrey to communicate with them and they expect new owners to communicate with them as well. If a breeder does not follow-up on contracts written, or on the puppies they have raised, then he/she may not be a very responsible breeder. Always do your own research on the breeder even if you decide not to pursue the adoption of an Alaskan Klee Kai.
Again, there are scammers out there who will steal photographs off a breeders website of the breeder's Alaskan Klee Kai, create an ad for an available Alaskan Klee Kai, and actually these scammers do not have that Alaskan Klee Kai available at all (since they stole a picture off a breeders website). Or, the scammer has broken their own contract with an AKK breeder and are using their AKK to breed to a different breed of dog... These scammers list the Alaskan Klee Kai at a price of $400.00-$1,500.00. Some scam ads list for less, while other scam ads may list for a little more. Those who are interested in a low price of adopting a so called AKK, then in turn contact a reputable breeder and ask that breeder to come down on pricing. Again, Alakkawa Kennels will not do price negotiations.
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