Apply for our AKK

Mocha had one red female puppy born 6/24/2019. She will likely be staying at TOPAZ, but if not, she will be offered to a home already on my waiting list.

I have no more breeding plans in 2019. In 2020, I’m planning one litter.

I have NO retirees, rescues or rehomes at this moment.

How do I apply for a TO.P.A.Z. AKK ?*

To be considered for one of our dogs or puppies, please READ THIS PAGE THOROUGHLY, and go through these following steps:

STEP 1 – FILL OUT AN APPLICATION to get on my waiting list. Please note that getting on my list DOES NOT mean you are approved. APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2019. 

When I receive your application, I will do my best to contact you to follow up within 5 business days. Sometimes life gets in the way and may take me a little longer. Please be patient with me.

STEP 2 – There will be a more detailed questionnaire to fill out after I get in touch with you. I may request a phone or in-person interview as well.

STEP 3 – Approval will be granted based on results from the above 2 steps.
ONLY APPLICATIONS WHO COMPLETED STEP 3 will be offered placement of my AKK. You may be asked to submit a deposit (see below for deposit details).

STEP 4 – When I have AKK to place, I will review each approved application, starting with the oldest application on file. Puppies will be offered to the first best-fit home identified.

** NEW ** Priority for placement will be given to those who can commit to attaining show, performance (agility, rally obedience etc) and/or socialized pet (SPOT, CGN etc) titles with their AKK.

Your application will be kept on file until the end of the following calendar year from the date received (e.g. An application in 2019 will expire after Dec 31, 2020). In addition, several times a year, I contact all those on my list to reconfirm interest, and remove those who become inactive from my list.

Is any deposit required?

I MAY ask you to put down a CAD$300 deposit at my discretion. Due to the small litter sizes (generally 2-4 puppies per litter) for this breed, I only maintain a maximum of 4 active deposits at any point of time.

The deposit amount will be applied to the final price of the puppy.

This deposit will be fully refunded if it is due to my decision to retract your eligibility, or that an offered puppy does not meet all requirements for placement (such as passing vet health exam), or that I fail to offer you at least one puppy pick opportunity before your application expires. Please understand that your puppy pick opportunities are based on what Mother Nature blesses us with, and may not meet all of your puppy preferences.

If you change your mind about adopting an AKK from me, or fail to pick a puppy by the application’s expiration, you will forfeit your deposit and no refunds will be given.

How much are Alaskan Klee Kai puppies?

In general, you can expect to spend around CAD$2000-4000 on a pet quality Alaskan Klee Kai puppy, perhaps more on a show/breed quality pup. On occasion, older, retired, or rescued puppies/dogs may be available at a lower to no cost (contractual terms may apply).

Make sure that the AKK you’re buying is UKC or ARBA (or both) registered!! Be aware of scams and non-UKC registered or mixed breed puppies posing as purebred Alaskan Klee Kai!

  • In many scams, you will send money but never see any puppy.
  • Random non-reputable registries will call anything with 4 legs and a tail an AKK as long as the person registering it pays the bill.
  • Unscrupulous people who post on classifieds sites may advertise any fluffy baby dog as an “AKK without papers” knowing they will fetch in thousands of dollars from unsuspecting buyers.
  • Alaskan Klee Kai are NOT AKC, CKC or FCI. Any other registries (such as ICA, Continental Kennel Club, APBR) are NOT considered legitimate, as they did not obtain approval from the parent breed club nor the breed developer in the listing process.

TO.P.A.Z. puppies for pet homes are currently priced at CAD$2300 including any applicable GST/PST/HST. All our dogs and puppies are UKC Purple Ribbon registered (meaning purebred ancestry confirmed for a minimum of 14 ancestors (3 generations – parents, grandparents and great-grandparents)).

What is “Health Testing”?

Parents of your Alaskan Klee Kai puppy should have minimally received OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of Animals) certification in Thyroid, Cardiac (heart), Patella (knee) and Eyes. Breeders who choose to publish these 4 results will receive a CHIC number for the dogs. Some breeders will also have blood tests run on the dogs to make sure that their blood count, liver function and kidney function are good. Furthermore, every dog should have been cleared by the vet as physically healthy and fit for breeding.

Health testing is not 100% guarantee, as perfectly healthy parents can still produce defective puppies. That’s just luck of the draw and how Mother Nature keeps us humble. However, breeding without health testing is like gambling blind, and is just an irresponsible thing to do, when problems that could otherwise be avoided are now passed on to the next generations.

TO.P.A.Z. breeding dogs have all undergone OFA testing, and have met all requirement to obtain their CHIC numbers. Our dogs are FVII clear by descent, unless otherwise specified.

Pet Quality vs Show Quality?

ALL our puppies start in the “Pet” category, which as the name implies, they will make a great addition to the good-matching home.

“Show” quality means that the puppy is correct in conformation according to the breed standard. It DOES NOT mean the puppy comes with breeding rights. In fact, except for those going to existing breeders or under special arrangements, all our other puppies will be sold explicitly on a spay/neuter or a non-breeding (in the case of homes who wish to compete in conformation events) contract.

** If you wish to breed your AKK, please reach out to me to discuss potential mentorship opportunities. You MUST be willing to become involved in training, testing, and competing with your AKK to be considered. **


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