Breed Standard

Mi-Ki's of Sweden

... the new and rare dog breed...

Breed Standard




SKULL - The skull should be of medium width and rounded in front and between the ears. Faults: Flat, domed or apple forehead.


STOP - The stop, (the region where the muzzle joins the skull) should be well defined at a 90-degree angle. Faults: A sloping stop, more than 80-degree-angle.


MUZZLE -The muzzle should be wide and no longer than ¼ of the length of the head from the base of the skull to the stop. The shape of the muzzle should be square with no wrinkles. Faults: A muzzle longer than the formula in proportion to the size of the head. A fine muzzle, abruptly thinner than the head, tapering toward the nose. Wrinkled muzzle.


NOSE - The nose should be of medium size and flat on top. Black is preferred, but can be self-colored on brown or lighter coated dogs. Must be black on white-coated dogs. Faults: Pinched nostrils. Color of nose pink, incompletely pigmented or other than black on a white colored dog.


BITE - An even, tight scissor or slightly undershot bite is most desirable. Can have slightly misaligned front teeth. Faults: Overshot bite or an extremely undershot bite with teeth showing when mouth is closed. Severely misaligned teeth. More than two missing front teeth or retained baby teeth at maturity.


EYES - Large and round, set well apart. Dark is most desirable, blue only in blue coloring, brown or ruby only in brown colored coats. A self-colored eye rim is acceptable on brown and light colored dogs. Faults: Eyes and eye rim colored other than self colored or solid dark color on a dark or white colored dog. Incomplete pigmentation on eye rims.


EARS - Most preferred ears should be set slightly below the crown of the skull and carried at such an angle that they wing out from the head. The hair on the ears should be well fringed. A heavily fringed ear that measurably wings out when excited or alert is acceptable. Young dogs may have erect ears until they become fullycoated. Faults: Ears placed on top of the head, set too high. Scant amount of fringe on mature dogs.


BODY - The body should be slightly longer than the height. Square is acceptable. Backline level. Firm shoulders. Chest with well-sprung ribs. Faults: Exceedingly long, roached or sagging back. Wide or barreled chest.


NECK - The neck should elegant and medium in length, with a high carriage of the head. Faults: Extremely long or too thick neck.


TAIL - Set high, heavily plumed and gently curved over the back. Faults: Lowset tail. Scant plumage. Straight tail.


FOREQUARTERS - Straight, fine boned, with elbows set close to the body. Feet straight to minutely set outward. Faults: Bowed forelimbs. Feet sharply angled outward.


HINDQUARTERS- Fine boned and parallel to slightly angled outward when viewed from behind, but not excessively angled. Feet straight to minutely set outward. Faults: Hind legs excessively turned in or out.


COAT - Long silky, non-shed coat. May be slightly wavy, covering the entire body. Faults: Undercoat of any type, curly, wiry or wooly, and any coat other than silky and slightly wavy.


COLOR - All colors and markings are permissible.


WEIGHT - Maximum of ten (10) pounds at maturity. However, type and breed characteristics are of greater importance. Fault: Over ten (10) pounds.


HEIGHT - At no time to exceed ten (10) inches at the shoulder. However, type and breed characteristics are of greater importance. Fault: Over ten (10) inches.


TEMPERAMENT - The Mi-Kiis are adaptable, intelligent, sweet natured dog, whose only purpose is to serveman as a faithful companion. Faults: Aggressiveness or excessive shyness or nervousness.


GAIT - Light, smooth, free flowing action, and when viewed from the front and rear is straight and true. Faults: Any departure from the Standard is considered a fault.


SHOW CUT - The entire front of the head (excluding the ears) must be shaven from the base of the skull to the front of the neck, no lower than the base of the throat. The hair on the feet and the leg to pastern (ankle) must be shaved and hair on the bottom of the pads and between the toes should be removed. A #10 blade is recommended. Head should look smooth and neatly groomed, but not so short as to look surgically shaved.


STATEMENT ON FAULTS - The seriousness, with which the fault should be regarded, should be in exact proportion to the degree of the fault under consideration.


Revised 2007/April