Chinese Crested vs Mi-ki

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Chinese Crested and Mi-Ki are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Chinese Crested and Mi-Ki are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Mi-Ki is easy to groom while the Chinese Crested has moderate grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Chinese Crested has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Mi-Ki has a low tendency to bark.
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Chinese Crested vs Mi-Ki
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Breed NameChinese CrestedMi-Ki
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan13-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height10-13 in.8-10 in.
Weight5-12 lb6-10 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryChinaUnited States
Origin Year1800 AD1980 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
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹60°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredLowLow
Top Running Speed16 mph12 mph
StrengthLowNone-Low
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingLowLow
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 NameChinese CrestedMi-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
FightingVery LowAverage
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingVery LowBelow Average
HuntingAverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameChinese CrestedMi-Ki
Lifespan
Lifespan13-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
DeafnessYesNo
Dental ProblemsNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
GlaucomaYesNo
Lens LuxationYesNo
Loose TeethYesNo
Respiratory ProblemsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameChinese CrestedMi-Ki
Coat
HairYesYes
FurNoYes
Coat Type
BaldYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
WavyNoYes
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
Bald/HairlessYesNo
ShortNoYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
ApricotYesNo
BlackYesYes
Black & TanYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black, White, & TanYesNo
BlueYesNo
BrownYesYes
ChocolateYesYes
CreamYesYes
PalominoYesNo
PinkYesNo
Pink & ChocolateYesNo
Pink & SlateYesNo
RedYesNo
SableYesYes
SilverYesNo
SlateYesNo
WhiteYesYes
White & ChocolateYesNo
BrindleNoYes
GrayNoYes