About TO.P.A.Z.

My name is Zena. I run a very small and selective breeding program of Alaskan Klee Kai (AKK), a very unique breed that gives most people the impression of a mini husky. The AKK are a rare breed recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) and the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA).

TO.P.A.Z. is acronym for Toronto’s (where we are) Pikatti (my first klee kai) And Zena (me). Just so happens Topaz is also my birth stone, making it the perfect name for my program.

We are located in Mississauga Ontario, Canada, a suburban city just west of Toronto (in fact, the Toronto International Airport is located in Mississauga). My household includes myself, my husband Bruce, our girls Rebecca and Victoria, and the assorted furred and finned pets.  All our resident dogs are indoor house dogs who sleep in our bed, lounge on our sofa, eat off the baby’s hands, and “clean” our kitchen floor on occasion.

The goal of my breeding program is to improve the breed in conformation, health, temperament, and working aptitude for obedience and agility, while following the original vision of the breed’s heritage and its breed standard ideals. I AM NOT breeding to purposefully produce pet puppies (we have enough of them abandoned in shelters), NOR am I breeding to satisfy the high demands for this breed.

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