Chihuahua vs Mi-ki

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Chihuahua is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Chihuahua and Mi-ki are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Chihuahua and Mi-ki are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Chihuahua has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Mi-ki has a low tendency to bark.
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Chihuahua vs Mi-ki
Chihuahua Dog Breed
Brindle Mi-Ki Dog
Breed NameChihuahuaMi-ki
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan15-20 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height6-9 in.8-10 in.
Weight3-6 lb6-10 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryMexicoUnited States
Origin Year1850 AD1980 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • 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 YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹50°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed18 mph12 mph
StrengthLowNone-Low
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowMedium
SheddingMediumLow
DanderLowLow
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 NameChihuahuaMi-ki
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingAverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameChihuahuaMi-ki
Lifespan
Lifespan15-20 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Collapsed TracheaYesNo
Dental ProblemsNoYes
Heart MurmursYesNo
HydrocephalusYesNo
HypoglycemiaYesNo
Open FontanelYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Pulmonic StenosisYesNo
Respiratory ProblemsNoYes
ShiveringYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameChihuahuaMi-ki
Coat
FurYesYes
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Single CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
StraightYesYes
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
Black & RedYesNo
Black & SilverYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black Sabled FawnYesNo
Black Sabled SilverYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue & WhiteYesNo
Blue Brindled FawnYesNo
Blue FawnYesNo
ChocolateYesYes
Chocolate & TanYesNo
Chocolate & WhiteYesNo
Chocolate BlueYesNo
Chocolate Brindled FawnYesNo
Chocolate Sabled FawnYesNo
CreamYesYes
Cream & WhiteYesNo
FawnYesNo
Fawn & WhiteYesNo
Fawn Brindled BlackYesNo
GoldYesNo
Gold & WhiteYesNo
RedYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
SilverYesNo
Silver & WhiteYesNo
WhiteYesYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
GrayNoYes
SableNoYes
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