The Nursery

Our black and white Eden was paired with our red sable and white Baron. They have produced both smooth-face and long-coat puppies.

Our Lucky Bunch – born Friday the 13th! DOB 3/13/2020

Eden is a happy new Mi-Ki mom!

We’ve just received the results of our puppies’ DNA labs so we know what coat types they are.

Long-coat Mi-Kis have hair that grows indefinitely and therefore requires regular grooming. They are considered to the best choice for those who suffer from pet allergies.

Smooth-face Mi-Kis do not grow the typical beard and mustache. They have a demi-long coat that stays the same length once they reach adulthood. Like a Papillon or a long-haired Chihuahua, they have an easy coat to maintain that resists dirt and doesn’t have to be trimmed. “Smoothies,” as they are often called, do shed lightly and may not be the best choice for people with dog allergies.

F2 Long-coat Mi-Kis are sometimes called “Tweeners.” They typically have a more sparse beard and mustache with lighter fringe on their ears. This coat is not prone to matting and may shed very lightly. This coat type is usually a good choice for people with dog allergies but results may vary.

Lucky “Chance” – Smooth-Face black & white male – three weeks old

Chance had only a 25% chance of being a smooth-face Mi-Ki and he is! He has beautiful markings and a short muzzle. He seems very laid back already. At three weeks of age, Chance weighs 1 pound, 4.2 ounces and is charting at 6.75 pounds, but our guess is that he could be larger than that at maturity. You can tell he likes his mamma’s milk!

Lucky “Charmer” – Sable & white male – F2 Long Coat – three weeks old

Our second-born boy truly is a charmer. He has fun asymmetrical markings including a little charming heart on his head. Even though Charmer looks black and white, you can see some brown and lighter tones coming through so he is a red sable. He will have a beautiful multi-color coat at maturity. At three weeks of age, Charmer weighs 1 pound, 0.4 ounces and is charting at 5.5 pounds. Charmer is a long coat Mi-Ki but has the F2 gene which means his furnishings (beard/mustache, ear fringe) will be less pronounced. Sometimes these Mi-Kis are called “Tweeners” and they are typically very easy to groom with very little matting.

Lucky “Penny” – Smooth-face Black & White female – three weeks old – On Hold

We love Penny’s pretty little face. At three weeks of age, Penny weighs 1 pound 0.5 ounces and is currently charting at 5.5 pounds. In addition to being a smooth-face Mi-Ki, Penny also carries chocolate. She’s a lucky girl indeed! We’re considering her for show/breeding either for ourselves or another approved breeder, but she may become available.

“Lucky” Streak – Long-Coat sable and white male – three weeks old

We love the symmetrical markings of this pretty boy and the streak down his face. He is showing signs of lightening under his dark coat so he is a sable. As a long-coat Mi-Ki, Lucky could lighten up to a dark golden red at maturity. At three weeks of age, Lucky weighs 1 pound, 0.7 ounces an is charting at 5.5 pounds currently.

The Treasured Litter – DOB 3/16/2020

Our cream & white Brighton was paired with our solid black Sinbad. All of their offspring are long-coat puppies.

Treasured Tiana – Three Weeks Old – Light Cream long-coat Mi-Ki Female – Reserved

Tiana means “princess” and that’s exactly what she is! She just opened her eyes today, and goodness, it’s bright! This beautiful long-coat Mi-Ki looks very much like her mother Brighton. Tiana is being considered by our clients with deposits. At three weeks, Tiana weighs 13.2 ounces and is currently charting at 4.5 pounds.

Treasured Theodore “Teddy” – Three Weeks Old – Long Coat Sable Male

Theodore is a sable male with front white socks, a white chest, and a tiny blaze on his forehead. He’s currently the smallest of all the puppies but is working hard to catch up to everyone. He’s active, healthy, and vigorous. We like how his coat changes colors depending on the light. He will lighten to a golden blonde with dark fringe as an adult. At three weeks, Teddy weighs 12.0 ounces and is currently charting at 4.25 pounds.

Treasured Thomas – Three Weeks Old – Parti Sable Long-Coat Male Mi-Ki

We named Treasured Thomas to honor our veterinarian, Thom Atkins, at Dusty Plains Veterinary Services. We like the looks of this little puppy already, even at a young age, and he seems pretty relaxed! Tommy will lighten up to a light golden blonde. At three weeks of age, he weighs 15.4 ounces and is currently charting at 5.25 pounds.

Treasured Teagan – Three Weeks Old – Cream Long-coat Female Mi-Ki

Teagan is a pretty Irish girl’s name. It means “beautiful,” “fair,” and “poet.” We think Teagan is truly lovely. She a shade darker than her sister Tiana and is the biggest in the litter as of right now. She was a little to sleepy to worry about modeling this week. At three weeks of age, Teagan weighs 1 pound, 1.2 ounces and is currently charting at 6.0 pounds. Looking at her bone structure, we think she’ll likely weigh more than that at maturity.

Treasured Trinity – Three Weeks Old – Black Long-coat Female Mi-Ki

Trinity reminds of her daddy Sinbad. As the third girl in the litter, we think the name Trinity suits her. She is a glossy black with a white chest. Unlike most black Mi-Kis, Trinity will likely retain her black color instead of going gray as she is a granddaughter of the famed “Henry” who is well known, in part, for his glorious, tangle-free glossy black coat. Actually, all of the puppies in both of these litters are descendants of the Henry lines. At three weeks of age, Trinity weighs 14.0 ounces and is currently charting at 5 pounds, but we’ve noticed her paws are good sized so she might be larger. Perhaps her laid-back personality keeps her from being overly food motivated.

How we estimate adult weights

The two resources we use to track our Mi-Kis’ growth are the Yorkie Weight Chart from as well as using the Maltese or Shih Tzu as a reference once they weigh a pound.

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Please note that the first week’s estimate of size is just a baseline for growth. Week 2 and week 8 are considered to be more accurate for judging eventual size at maturity. Again, these are just estimates and each puppy may float up or down the chart as their genetics begin to kick in. What we’re looking for are trends.

Another tip for estimating a Mi-Ki puppy’s size at maturity is to triple their weight at 8 weeks or double their weight at 12 weeks of age. But the growth charts offer another helpful tool for estimating how large your Mi-Ki might be along the way. It’s always good to take in consideration the parents’ size as well as the history of the pedigree.

Since the Mi-Ki has such a wide range of contributing DNA, predicting mature size becomes even more of a challenge. For instance, even though our mom Evie is 8 pounds, when paired with our 5.5-pound Moses, they consistently produce healthy puppies that end up being barely 4 pounds. But they also have produced 8-10 pound adults as well. Even Mi-Kis on the larger end of the spectrum are still much smaller than the average Shih Tzu or other Toy Breeds. This makes them wonderful travel mates!

Some people tell us they are looking for “runts,” meaning they are looking for a tiny Mi-Ki. Most of our tiniest Mi-Kis are healthy and just happen to be on the lower end of the natural range of Mi-Ki size as opposed to a true “runt” with possible health issues. Should we have a very tiny Mi-Ki with health concerns, they likely will not be offered for sale without further testing.

Interested in a puppy?

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Feel free to look through our Previous Puppies page to get an idea of what our current or future puppies might look like as they mature. You may also choose to fill out the adoption questionnaire so we can get to know you and your needs.

The Adoption Process

Royal T Mi-Kis makes every effort to ensure our puppies are matched with the right family for a lifetime of mutual enjoyment. The first step towards adopting a Mi-Ki is to fill out our adoption questionnaire (see below) which will help us understand what you are looking for in a Mi-Ki.

We’ll exchange emails and chat on the phone to get to know each other. Next, a $500 deposit will hold a puppy for you. Some people opt to put down a deposit before a litter is born to ensure that a puppy will be reserved for them. Further information regarding our puppy deposit policy is available on our adoption questionnaire.

Your Mi-Ki puppy will have a veterinary examination, first shots, a microchip, dewormings, dewclaw removal, and an airline-approved carrier. We also throw in a bunch of puppy supplies to help your young Mi-Ki get off to a great start! Our Mi-Ki puppies are started on puppy pad training as well as outdoor training, weather permitting.

Puppies will be released to their new homes at around 10 weeks of age or 2 pounds. We can coordinate a puppy nanny to fly puppies to your nearest airport or puppies may be picked up by their new owners from our home or from Denver International Airport.

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white Mi-Ki puppy wearing black shirt

Royal T’s Brilliant Brighton as a puppy in 2017.  She’s now a UKC Champion and has had her first litter!