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Helix is growing up!

March 7th, 2007, 10:24 AM
So I can't resist showing some more pictures of our little guy! He's changed so much in the last 3 weeks that he hardly looks like the same puppy. His adult coat is almost completely in place now and he has that gangly teenager look :) When we first got him he was around 2.5 lbs, and now he's a whopping 8 lbs and 12" tall at his shoulders. We expect him to be around 15 lbs and 14-15" tall as an adult.

As a 10 week old puppy:

Now at 18 weeks:

March 7th, 2007, 10:26 AM
And a couple more, just for fun :)

Loves Labs
March 7th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Oh my - he is gorgeous...and look at those eyes!
What a sweet baby! :lovestruck:

March 7th, 2007, 11:23 AM
what a darling pup! he's very stunning! we DEFINATELY need more pics of this cutie!

March 7th, 2007, 11:25 AM
OMG all of the above ! :D Adorable ! and those eyes, and ears ! wow, need more pics......

March 7th, 2007, 12:06 PM
OMG What a beautiful dog! I have to ask what kind? I had some thoughts until I read what you think he will weigh as an adult? I could never own a dog like this because I would want to gaze into his/hers eyes all day long! he he! How impressive!


March 7th, 2007, 01:11 PM
Thanks everyone! He definitely draws a lot of attention because he's so small and his markings are so unique.

He is an Alaskan Klee Kai. They are a newly developed breed which was created in the 1970's by Linda Spurlin (well before the designer dog craze). She carefully crossed Alaskan Huskies, siberians, schipperkes, and american eskimos to get a small husky type dog. They were only released to the public for breeding in the early '90s and they were recognized by the UKC as a breed in 1999. There are only about 1800 in the world so they are hard to come by (we waited several months for ours, but waiting lists can be as much as 2 years depending on the breeder, and there are very few breeders- which is a good thing!). They are surprisingly free of major health issues as breeding is very strict and recorded. Their personality is typical of a spitz/husky dog- they are talkative and loyal, energetic and easily distracted. The AKK tends to be on the shy side in comparison to the Siberians (which are very friendly) so they need lots of socialization as pups. But they are true lap dogs and love to be right by their people. When we come home every day after work, Helix tells us all about everything that happened that day :) He was especially talkative yesterday after we picked him up from his first day at doggy daycare!

March 7th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Very cute! He's got such loving eyes too. :lovestruck: :cloud9:

Is that it for the pics or will there be more later? :D

March 7th, 2007, 04:27 PM
Oh Cram, Helix is just as cute as he can be. What a perfect little fella. Umm, can I have him?