Alaskan Klee Kai vs Pomsky – Puppies Compared

Alaskan Klee Kai vs Pomsky – Puppies Compared

Alaskan Klee Kai is a spitz type small purebred whereas Pomsky is a medium cross breed. These two puppies are of different breeds that share very few similarities. Alaskan Klee Kai is known as “working dog” whereas Pomsky is termed as “designer dog”. In fact, Alaskan Klee Kai is a miniature Alaskan Husky which is very old in the world of breeding as they came into the picture in 1970’s whereas Pomsky is new. Alaskan Husky also came from the mixed breed of Siberian Husky, German Shorthaired Pointer, and Greyhound. But now they are identified as a breed.To draw the comparison between the two breeds that is Pomsky and Alaskan Klee Kai, I would like to share the features regarding colors, size, temperament and health so that you can clearly differentiate between the two. So, go through the features for clear understanding-

1) Klee Kai vs Pomsky: Color– Pomsky is of gray, brown, red, white, black, blue, copper and much more. Alaskan Klee Kai comes in all colors but black and white are more common. It is must for Alaskan Klee Kai to have the distinguishing mask of Alaskan Husky whereas Pomsky may or may not have the mask of a Siberian Husky.

2) Temperament– As Pomsky is the mixed breed of Pomeranian and Siberian Husky so they have mix temperaments of both the breeds. They can be playful, friendly, active, intelligent, outgoing, expressive, energetic and may need firm leadership. The small version of Alaskan Husky is Alaskan Klee Kai so they are quick, agile, intelligent, active and curious in behavior.

3) Health– Pomsky may suffer from the health problems of any two of the breeds – Pomeranian or Siberian Husky as it is the cross breed of the two. So Pomsky may suffer from dental disease, ear infection, luxating Patella, Hip Dysplasia, follicular dysplasia, corneal dystrophy and much more. The common health problems in Alaskan Klee are liver disease, thyroid disease, pyometra, cataracts at an early stage and cardiac problems.

4) Shedding– The Pomsky sheds more as compare to Alaskan Klee Kai.

5) Adaptability – Alaskan Husky better respond to the environment as it has the better adaptability as compare to Pomsky.

6) Exercise – Alaskan Klee Kai requires more exercise as compared to Pomsky.

Now I will show you the feature comparison of both Pomsky and Alaskan Klee kai in a tabular form.

Alaskan Klee kai Vs Pomsky

 PomskyAlaskan Klee Kai
Life Expectancy13 – 15 Years10 -16 years
Height10-15 inches16-17 inches
Weight20-30 pounds16-22 pounds
Good with kidsNoYes
CoatFluffy, soft and wavyfine, short, silky and thick
GroomingModerate MaintenanceMinimal
Breed TypeCross BreedPurebred
Litter Size-one to three puppies


Now you can clearly understand the characteristics of Pomsky and Alaskan Klee Kai. Both these breeds enjoy some similarities too. You can observe that both share some temperaments but altogether both are of different breeds. To be active, playful and active are the common traits of both the breeds. You can say these are mix traits of Alaskan Klee Kai and Pomeranian.

Alaskan Husky suffers from more health issues as compare to Pomsky. Generally, mixed breed dogs are found healthier in comparison to purebred. In Pomsky the prominent health problem is of dental disease so to keep their teeth in healthy condition regular checkups are required. Both these breeds are loving as Pomsky is adorable and Alaskan Klee kai has the sleek appearance. In Alaska, Alaskan Husky is the famous racing dog. So now there is the clear picture of “designer dog” that is Pomsky and “working dog” that is Alaskan Klee Kai. Both breeds have watchdog ability.


  • bailey wilson Posted November 16, 2017 8:24 pm

    This article couldn’t be more wrong. Klee Kais aren’t working dogs and were created in the 70’s, while Siberian Huskies are millenia old. Also Alaska Huskies are a completely different breed.

    Pomskys are not a medium sized dog and can be really any size in between the two parents as there’s no breed standard and only puppy mills breed them.

    Because Klee Kais are skittish by nature living with children is not recommended. Their coats only come in the standard colours that Siberian Huskies do, so brindle, blue, any dilute colour, and mere are no permitted. Their coats can be short, plush, and wooly and that will make grooming a chore and for sure not minimal.

    While Alaska Huskies are the preferred racing dogs they’re about 3/8 hound and 5/8 Siberian Husky. Your propaganda piece on Alaska Klee Kais doesn’t really work seeing as they were bred with American Eskimos and pomeranians to bring down their size without dwarfism. There are also three different size and it seems as though you only took the standard size and mixed it up with the miniature one.

    Know your facts before writing BS pieces like this because it’s fake news.

  • Suzy Posted October 18, 2018 1:33 pm

    The first comment really hit the nail on the head about how incorrect this article is about Alaskan Klee Kais. I just want to add that anyone considering a Pomsky PLEASE look up adult pictures and videos on them first. They grow quite larger than you may be prepared for (often over 40 pounds) and don’t maintain much of the Pomeranian features they exhibit as a puppy. It is impossible for a breeder to guarantee you a smaller size or specific features because of the mixed breeding. Anyone making you a promise that a pomsky puppy will stay fluffy or be under 20lbs is preying on your ignorance.

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