Monday, November 26, 2012

Super Buck!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know the girls did. We had family in town and Starbuck was totally in heaven. In fact, every time we left the house she would cry because she wanted to hang out with the guests. And at night we kept her in our room and she would cry and look at the door to try to convince us to let her sleep with the guests. 

But she was super happy that she did get some tiny pieces of turkey! 

Here are a couple more flyball pictures I found of the 'Buck:

I call this one SuperBuck! She's definitely rocking those lightning bolt boots. 

And this one, yeah, let's just say we're both completely crazy! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vote for us in Anna the GSD's Tongue Tacular contest!

Hi everyone! Hope you all are enjoying this Thanksgiving week. I know the girls are excited because we have some out of town guests coming to visit and they just love visitors because that means more people to give them treats :) And more time for walks!

I blogged a little while ago about Anna the GSD's Tongue Tacular contest. Well, we didn't win the random draw but we still could win the Viewer Choice contest. So.... you can see our entry here:

And vote for Starbuck, Nari and Alpha!

Here's the picture I entered of the girls:

So remember to click on this link -> to vote for the girls. 

In the meantime, we are going to start making lots of pies and of course a turkey on Thursday so the girls will be super excited and camped out in the kitchen! 

Happy Thanksgiving and hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New banner and flyball pictures!

Hi everyone!

Well, I finally changed the banner. As you can tell, I used my mad Illustrator skillz.. which means its still kind of crappy, just not as crappy as the last one :) I'm not telling you how long it took me to make - cause that's super embarrassing :) I could barely figure out how to crop the pictures! Seriously.

Anyway... onto the flyball pictures! This was from Starbuck's very last flyball tournament. She's retired now to focus on agility. But she will always be the cutest one on the team - I mean, who can be cuter? Just look at those lightning bolts on her boots!

Here's Starbuck at the start line waiting for me to release her. You may think I'm smiling, but I'm really yelling 'Ready... Set... Go!' which lets her know the race is on! She actually had a perfect start at this tournament!

Starbuck racing to get her ball. 

Starbuck demonstrating her mad ball catching skillz! 

Now she's racing back to her team with the ball so the next teammate can race! 

Here's a little video of Starbuck racing: 

She retires as the very first (and currently only) Klee Kai to earn a flyball title. Finished with a Flyball Dog Champion title, and is the fastest Klee Kai out there. Which I guess is kind of easy when you're the only one. But she was the fastest height dog on her team, the Big Orange Blast!

Here's picture of her team - B.O.B! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's time for Anna's Spectacular Tongue-tacular Contest!

And now for our entry..... 

It's Starbuck wearing her cute flyball boots with a crazy tongue!  

And just because her sisters were feeling a little left out - here is a group tongue picture!

I know you all have awesome doggie tongue pictures so why don't you head on over to Anna's blog and enter! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

What is an Alaskan Klee Kai?

A little while ago Anna at Adventures of Anna the GSD asked us to talk about what an Alaskan Klee Kai is - so here we go...

It all started a little over 5 years ago. I really, really wanted a small dog. My husband really, really wanted a husky. So... the husband said that if I could find a small husky then I could get a dog! And that's when I started the long search and I found the Alaskan Klee Kai! 

My three girls - Starbuck, Nari and Alpha!

A lot of people refer to the Alaskan Klee Kai (AKK) as a miniature husky. There are actually 3 sizes - toys (under 13" tall at the withers), miniature (13-15" tall) and standard (15-17" tall).

Yep, they are tiny! Here is 8 week old baby Alpha - all 2 pounds of her! 

The AKK started in the 70's and was recognized in 1997 by the United Kennel Club (still not an AKC breed). Their origin is from the working huskies in Alaska, along with Schipperkes and Eskimos. They used these smaller breeds to bring down the size of the husky without using dwarfism. And they retained the structure of the husky so that these little guys are still working dogs with HIGH energy levels (which a lot of people don't understand, these little guys love to have a job to be happy!) 

Here you can tell how small these guys are. If I don't have a size reference in the picture 
a lot of people think that they are full size huskies. 

Most people think my dogs are husky puppies and don't believe me when I say they are full grown :) Kind of funny when people think they know more about your dogs then you do! 

Starbuck and her super strong dad, Loki! 

A lot of people joke about how they must pull little sleds - but these little guys can pull A LOT! My dogs' dad competes in weight pull competitions and he has pulled around 700 lbs on rails! Yep 700 pounds!! 

Nari and I running in the Grand Prix finals at 2012 Cynosport World Games. 
You can see how small she is. 

Okay, just one more agility pictures. Grand Prix semis at the 2011 Cynosport World Games. 

I think they are just awesome little dogs. Starbuck is actually the first dog I've ever owned so I guess I am biased because it's the only breed I've ever owned :)  

Well, hope you guys enjoyed my little overview of the AKK. Oh, and one more thing - the plural of Alaskan Klee Kai is.... Alaskan Klee Kai!! 

Anymore questions out there? I'd love to answer them :) 

Hope everyone has a great week!