Silky Terrier vs Mi-ki

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Silky Terrier and Mi-Ki are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Mi-Ki is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Silky Terrier and Mi-Ki are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Silky Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Mi-Ki has a low tendency to bark.
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Silky Terrier vs Mi-Ki
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Breed NameSilky TerrierMi-Ki
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height9-10 in.8-10 in.
Weight8-11 lb6-10 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryAustraliaUnited States
Origin Year1900 AD1980 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • 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 ¹50°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelLow-MediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed12 mph12 mph
StrengthLowNone-Low
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
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 NameSilky TerrierMi-Ki
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentYesNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingAverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingAverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionAverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameSilky TerrierMi-Ki
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Collapsed TracheaYesNo
Dental ProblemsNoYes
DiabetesYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesNo
Respiratory ProblemsNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameSilky TerrierMi-Ki
Coat
HairYesYes
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
StraightYesYes
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesNo
LongYesYes
ShortNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
BlueYesNo
GreyYesNo
PlatinumYesNo
SilverYesNo
TanYesNo
WhiteYesYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
CreamNoYes
GrayNoYes
SableNoYes