Dear Alaskan Klee Kai Owner,
We are dedicated to the health and welfare of these precious little members of our family, and are conducting this Health Survey of all AKK to determine the health status of these dogs. If all owners participate in this survey, we can better determine, what health issues are present in this breed, and what we need to do about them to improve the health status of the AKK. But we need your help to gather the best information that we can, for the sake of this breed.
We commend you for investing the time to provide this invaluable information to the Health and Medical Research Committee. This data will be vital to the future success of this breed by allowing breeders to make better and more informed decisions about their breeding programs as well as the health committee provide better recommendations to the Klee Kai community at large. Information will be gathered on genetic as well as acquired health problems. Please keep in mind that even a lack of any health issues for a perfectly healthy Klee Kai is also important for us to know when considering the overall health of the breed, so please submit that information as well.
Donations and AKKAOA dues make this Research Project possible. Thank you.
We want to capture health information, including genetic, as well as acquired health problems for all living Alaskan Klee Kai and all Alaskan Klee Kai born after January 1, 1989, including those who are deceased.
NOTE: Please Complete ONE survey for Each AKK you currently own; and each AKK you've owned, now deceased, but born after January 1, 1989. Answer all questions you can, but if you don't know the answer, answer unknown or skip it.
NOTE: If you co-own an AKK with another individual who lives in another household, the owner who has physical possession of the dog should complete the survey on behalf of the dog. This will avoid duplication of health info on the same dog.
This survey is voluntary and the results will be anonymous. No dog(s) nor breeder/owner will be individually identified in any report. Please encourage everyone you know who owns an Alaskan Klee Kai to complete this survey. We hope to have sufficient responses by March 1, 2017 to provide a preliminary report soon after. Results will be published in the AKKAOA Newsletter and on AKKAOA’s website following data compilation and analysis. The Alaskan Klee Kai community will benefit in many ways by your participation in this survey.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. At the end of the survey there is space to include any additional information or comments regarding the survey. If you wish to provide any additional documents, photos or reports, they can be emailed to The AKKAOA Health Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org