What Is a Miniature Malamute?

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Alaskan Malamutes do not come in a miniature variety, but there is a miniature breed very similar, known as the Alaskan Klee Kai. It is a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky and looks like a Siberian Husky.

The Alaskan Klee Kai weighs anywhere from 10 to 40 pounds. The toy variety weighs less than 10 pounds and the miniature weighs between 10 and 15 pounds. They come in three color varieties. If the Alaskan Klee Kai is exercised daily and trained, it makes a great companion, according to the Dog Breed Info Center. The Alaskan Klee Kai also needs regular brushing of its fluffy coat. This breed’s life expectancy is estimated at 14 years.