The Mi-Ki’s average height is no more than 28 cm. Its weight reaches up to 4.5 kg. Because of its small stature, it was called the “pocket” pet. It has large round eyes on its slightly rounded head, with a black or self-coloured nose. Its winged ears, which are one of its most distinctive features, can be dropped or erect and has some feathering.
Its compact body size is proportionate to its overall frame and does not look stumpy or long-legged. It has a straight and level topline with a chest that is medium in depth. Its tail, called a “crowd pleaser” among owners, is set high and curls over its body.
The Mi-Ki’s coat can be 2 types: long or smooth. The long-coated variety has a single-length straight and silky hair. It also has a beard and a moustache on its face. The short-coated type has medium-length fur. Unlike the long-coated kind, the smooth coat variety has no beard or moustache.
The Mi-Ki coat comes in a wide variety of colours and combinations. It can be black, brown, chocolate, mahogany, beige, tan red, blue, apricot, sable, gold, brindle, fawn, silver, or white. Solid coloured Mi-Kis are rare.
Despite the coat being rather hairy, this breed’s fur is easy to maintain. Shedding is minimal, although occasional clipping is necessary. Combing out its hypoallergenic hair weekly helps to loosen tangles.