Mi ki Dogs

Though small and cute, the Mi-Ki is alert, friendly and full of personality. Around the home it is gentle, loving and affectionate. The Mi-Ki is also known for being a polite and gracious host when friends come over to visit. However, it also has a protective side: This quiet and calm canine can really bark when it senses a threat. The Mi-Ki has a steady, easygoing personality, but it also has a quiet confidence around dogs, cats and other pets.

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Quick Facts

  • 5 - 10 pounds
  • 10 - 11 inches

Ideal Human Companions

    • Retirees
    • City dwellers
    • Families

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Trademark Traits

    • Quiet
    • Calm
    • Smart
    • Loyal
    • Cuddly
 

Things You Should Know

The Mi-Ki can live as long as 16 years with relatively few genetic health problems. Some may develop respiratory problems due to their short muzzles. The Mi-Ki should be brushed every week. To help keep it clean, consider having a professional shave its face and feet regularly.

Mi ki History

No one knows for sure when or how the Mi-Ki came to be, but we do know that they first appeared in the U.S. in the 1980s. Believed to be a cross between various Asian breeds—e.g. the Papillon, the Maltese and the Shih Tzu—the Mi-Ki is considered by some to be an “American-made” breed.

The Look of a Mi ki

The Mi-Ki has a small, compact frame covered in either a smooth or long coat that can come in almost any color. It has a small, apple-shaped head with a very short muzzle, large round eyes, wide nostrils and feathered ears that can be erect or hanging. Its medium-length, plumed tail carries over the back. Overall, the Mi-Ki has a sweet and refined look.