Toy Fox Terrier vs Mi-ki

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Toy Fox Terrier and Mi-Ki are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Toy Fox Terrier and Mi-Ki are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both the Toy Fox Terrier and Mi-Ki are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Toy Fox Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Mi-Ki has a low tendency to bark.
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Toy Fox Terrier vs Mi-Ki
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Breed NameToy Fox TerrierMi-Ki
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan13-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height8½-11½ in.8-10 in.
Weight3½-7 lb6-10 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited StatesUnited States
Origin Year1930 AD1980 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • 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 ¹55°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenRarely
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed16 mph12 mph
StrengthLowNone-Low
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLow-MediumMedium
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 NameToy Fox TerrierMi-Ki
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageAverage
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageAverage
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingBelow AverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameToy Fox TerrierMi-Ki
Lifespan
Lifespan13-15 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Demodectic MangeYesNo
Dental ProblemsNoYes
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesNo
Respiratory ProblemsNoYes
Von Willebrand's DiseaseYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameToy Fox TerrierMi-Ki
Coat
FurYesYes
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Smooth CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
SilkyNoYes
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
White & BlackYesNo
White & TanYesNo
White, Black, & TanYesNo
White, Chocolate, & TanYesNo
BlackNoYes
BrindleNoYes
BrownNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
CreamNoYes
GrayNoYes
SableNoYes
WhiteNoYes