Pekingese vs Mi-ki

Compare the Pekingese to the Mi-ki. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Pekingese 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 Pekingese is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - The Mi-Ki is very child friendly. The Pekingese does okay around kids, but is not as tolerant as the Mi-Ki.
  • Grooming - The Mi-Ki is very easy to groom. The Pekingese has very high grooming needs.
  • Barking - The Pekingese bark/howls frequently. The Mi-Ki has a low tendency to bark.
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Pekingese vs Mi-Ki
Pekingese Puppy
Brindle Mi-Ki Dog
Breed NamePekingeseMi-Ki
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height6-9 in.8-10 in.
Weight7-14 lb6-10 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryChinaUnited States
Origin Year20 BC1980 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoYes
Medium YardNoYes
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 75°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLow-MediumMedium
Exercise RequiredLowLow
Top Running Speed12 mph12 mph
StrengthLowNone-Low
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingHighLow
DanderMediumLow
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 NamePekingeseMi-Ki
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
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
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NamePekingeseMi-Ki
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Brachycephalic SyndromeYesNo
CataractsYesNo
Cleft PalateYesNo
CryptorchidismYesNo
Dental ProblemsNoYes
DistichiasisYesNo
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EntropionYesNo
Exposure Keratopathy SyndromeYesNo
HydrocephalusYesNo
Intervertebral Disk DiseaseYesNo
Keratoconjunctivitis SiccaYesNo
Mitral Valve DiseaseYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Respiratory ProblemsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NamePekingeseMi-Ki
Coat
FurYesYes
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
WavyYesYes
StraightYesYes
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
LongYesYes
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BiscuitYesNo
BlackYesYes
Black & TanYesNo
CreamYesYes
FawnYesNo
Fawn BrindleYesNo
Fawn SableYesNo
GrayYesYes
Gray SableYesNo
Light RedYesNo
Red BrindleYesNo
Red SableYesNo
WhiteYesYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
SableNoYes