The Toy Mi-Ki stands about 10 inches at the withers.
Whether the Mi-Ki has one coat type or two varies with the different groups. One states that the Original Mi-Ki standard has only one coat type, long, straight silky hair with little to no shedding.
Another group states that the Mi-Ki comes in two coat varieties. The long-coated variety does not shed. Any hair that comes out of the dog is retained by the long coat. It is suggested that a fine toothed "wire hound comb" be used to remove the dead hair. The short-coated Mi-Ki does shed but moderately. Neither coat type is preferred over the other. Both coat types are shown in the same ring together; they are not separated into varieties. The Mi-Ki comes in all colors.
There are two ear types, the folded ear and the prick ear, which means that the ear stands straight up. Both types of ears are acceptable in the breed standard. When the Mi-Ki becomes excited, his ears "wing", meaning that the folded ear can becoming erect, "winging" out to the side of the dog's head, giving the appearance that the dog is flying.
The eyes are large, dark, and expressive. Mi-Kis are smaller than the average house cat, and are easily trained to a cat litter box.
The Mi-Ki is a NEW BREED that was started in the late 1980's by Maureen Westberg.
Various clubs have formed, with different ideas about the breed's status, appearance, and requirements. Some breeders, still viewing the Mi-Ki as a type rather than a breed because there is not sufficient breeding stock to work from and insufficient generations of breeding-true lines, have added additional breeds to the Mi-Ki, including the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih Tzu, among others.
The Mi-Ki is not currently recognized by any of the major international kennel clubs.
It is a small, devoted companion, who is outgoing, fun loving, and intelligent.