The Mi-Ki is a relatively new pure breed, having been developed in the late twentieth century by crossbreeding various toy-sized dogs. Some basic Mi-Ki info: they are small-sized (8-10 inches at the shoulders in height, 6-10 pounds in weight), with either short and smooth or long and silky coats in a wide variety of colors. These dogs are very good-natured and affectionate, they require little care or maintenance, and they are extremely versatile.
A Mi-Ki is also pretty bright, so training a dog of this breed will typically be easy. They are both willing to learn and eager to please, so they will respond well to any training, especially if the training is begun early in the dog's life. As with any toy breed, there is a slight chance a Mi-Ki will develop Small Dog Syndrome (fussy, selfish behavior) if not shown proper discipline.
These dogs are not overly "yappy"--and in fact, some are known to yodel or emit a curious "twittering" sound rather than a standard bark. Another fascinating quality of Mi-Kis is that they are often compared to cats: they love to lie in the sun, they will often pounce on or swat at toys, and they can be easily trained to use a litterbox!
Mi-Kis also are not as energetic or "hyper" as other toy breeds. While they enjoy a good romp or a long walk, they are not as active as comparable breeds like the Maltese or the Pomeranian.