Height: 7-9 inches
Weight: 4-8 lbs.
Life Span: 10 years
Litter Size: 1-4 puppies
Country of Origin: USA
Activity: The Mi-Ki requires very little exercise.
Description: The Mi-Ki is a Toy dog that is small, friendly, and alert. He is full of lively action, compact and solid yet refined. The Mi-Ki comes in two varieties-long and smooth. The long coat variety has a single coat that is flowing, with feathering on the legs, ears, and tail. Each variety is shown in its own class. The Mi-Ki is proud and carries the head high with the tail curved over the back. They are a non-shedding breed as they are single coated.
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Colors: The Mi-Ki can be any color.
Coat: Smooth or Long. Single coat that is flowing, with feathering on the legs, ears, and tail.
Temperament: The Mi-Ki is NOT yippy, mean, aggressive, or territorial. They are excellent with children, tolerant, and patient. Also Intelligent, alert, outgoing, happy, affectionate and friendly. They bark very little and are not overly energetic which makes them great for the elderly, and also apartment living in addition to regular family life.
With Children: Yes
With Pets: Yes
Care and Training: Comb weekly to remove dead hair. Bath when necessary. Highly intelligent, easy going do. Easy to train. Mi-Kis are easy to potty train and can use the outdoors, pads, or even a litter box.
Learning Rate: Medium - High
Living Environment: The Mi-Ki is an excellent apartment or condo dog. They can easily be trained to use a litter box. They adapt to most climate but love to get outdoors for a walk. They can be happy and healthy with a small yard.
History: According to the Mi-Ki Club of America, Inc. the Mi-Ki is thought to be Asian. The time frame of when this tiny toy dog is said to have appeared in the U.S. is approximately during the 1980's. They share common ancestors with the Papillon, the Maltese, and the Japanese Chin. Unfortunately the cloudy history of the Mi-Ki makes it impossible to tell the percentage of each breed in its make up. The Mi-Ki was recognized by the States Kennel Club in 1995.
Registries: NCA, AMRA, NKC, IABCA