helga

If this isn’t the cutest dog ever, I don’t know what is. Okay, well maybe this one rivals it, but that’s beside the point. I’m guessing if most of you had to guess what breed this dog is, you’d say a young Siberian Husky. But nope, this dog is actually a Klee Kai and is full grown. Her name is Helga and she belongs to my buddy from college and his wife who live in Washington DC.

The main point of this post was just to post the photo, but there is a business idea in this as well. While in DC for a week as part of my recent trip, I spent a fair amount of time walking the streets of DC with Helga. It was absolutely INSANE how many people stopped to look at and pet her — or maybe it was just the DC crowd, but I’m not buying it. I’ve seriously never seen anything like it before. To me, the attention she commanded brings up a business idea for some scrappy young entrepreneur out there:

  • Buy 1 or 2 Klee Kai’s
  • Rent them out to guys to either walk around the city with or bring to (outside) bars
  • You could charge by the hour or by the night
  • I all but guarantee a guy would meet 5x or 10x the girls if they brought a Klee Kai with them. That’s worth something.

  • Staci

    Helga=the perfect wingman!

  • Where did they get the dog? Where did the breed originate? It’s adorable, I want one.

  • Staci

    http://www.shalimaracres.com !! This is our breeder and he’s the sweetest man. If you navigate around the site, you can learn all about them too.
    Essentially, Klee Kai are mini huskies. Ours weigh 13 lbs at full grown an come up almost to our knees. They are crazy expensive but are very healthy as each one us genetically tested before being bred. Originated in Alaska in the 1970s. Combined a bunch if arctic dogs to make something that looked like a husky, but was small and very hearty.
    We looove our girls!