Mi-Ki Official Breed Standard

Head and Skull

The head should be “apple-domed” with a well-defined stop. The muzzle length varies from ½ inch in length, up to 1½ inch.


Level to slightly undershot.


Eyes are mostly dark, round, and prominent. Dark eye rims are preferred, but may be lighter and self-colored in dilute dogs.


The nostrils are wide and open, never pinched. Nose pigment is a black or self-colored in dilute dogs.


The Mi-Ki ears can be carried erect or dropped. Both ear types are capable of “winging” their ears when extremely excited. Both ears must be either erect or dropped. All ears must be feathered. Very mobile!! Both ear types are acceptable.


The neck is of medium length, and should never appear short or thick.


The body is slightly longer than the height measured at the shoulder. The back line is straight and level. The chest is of medium depth. The ribs are well sprung.


The well-developed shoulders are laid back to allow freedom of movement.


The forelegs are always straight and never bowed. Dewclaws on the forelegs may be removed. Feathering must be present.

Hind legs

The hind legs are parallel when viewed from behind. Any dewclaws present on the hind legs must be removed. Feathering must be present.


The feet are hare-like in shape, thin and elongated. When relaxed, the front feet may turn slightly outwards, but should never interfere with movement.


The height is never to exceed 11 inches at the shoulders.


Up to 10 pounds