Bolognese vs Mi-ki

Compare the Bolognese to the Mi-ki. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bolognese and Mi-kis.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bolognese and Mi-Ki are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Bolognese and Mi-Ki are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Mi-Ki is very easy to groom. The Bolognese has very high grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Bolognese bark/howls frequently. The Mi-Ki has a low tendency to bark.
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Bolognese vs Mi-Ki
Bolognese
Brindle Mi-Ki Dog
Breed NameBologneseMi-Ki
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height9-12 in.8-10 in.
Weight8-14 lb6-10 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountrySpainUnited States
Origin Year1500 BC1980 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMedium-HighMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed12 mph12 mph
StrengthLowNone-Low
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceHigh-Very HighMedium
SheddingNone-LowLow
DanderNone-LowLow
Drool AmountNoneLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBologneseMi-Ki
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBologneseMi-Ki
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Chronic Eye IrritationYesNo
Dental ProblemsNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesNo
Respiratory ProblemsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBologneseMi-Ki
Coat
HairYesYes
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Curly CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
WavyYesYes
WoolyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongYesYes
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
WhiteYesYes
BlackNoYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
CreamNoYes
GrayNoYes
SableNoYes