FAQs

[Q.]
Are Mi-Kis good with children?

[A.]
Yes. They want to be loved by all members of their human family. They return that love 10-fold. Children that visit our home fall in love with our Mi-Ki’s and our dogs absolutely love the attention they receive from children

[Q.]
How do I know that you are a reputable breeder?

[A.]
As any reputable breeder will tell you, if you want to visit – please do! We’d love to meet with you, get to know you, and show you our Mi-Kis.

An important note: when you’re shopping for the best dog to meet your needs, and the breeder has qualms about inviting you into their home to see their dogs’ living conditions – beware!

[Q.]
May I come and visit Sky Mountain Mi-Kis?

[A.]
Absolutely! We welcome anyone who wants to see where and how we raise our Mi-Kis.

We want to get to know who will be purchasing our sweet little dogs. I’m sure you want to get to know me, as your dog’s breeder.

We would love visiting with you – as part of our new Sky Mountain Mi-Kis extended family!

[Q.]
After the puppies are born, when can I first visit them?

[A.]
Puppies don’t receive their first vaccinations until about 7–8 weeks after birth. So, we are careful not to introduce any negative exposures during their first weeks of life.

We keep our new puppies secluded until after that time. This precaution ensures that they’re healthy and ready for release to their new family. You are welcome to visit your mi-ki when they are 3 or 4 weeks old. You can look but not touch. However, we’re happy to send photos of their weekly progress!

We release our puppies to their new home around 10-12 weeks old. They are healthy, happy, and socialized puppies by then. We have them screened by a veterinarian, get their first set of puppy shots and are then microchipped before release.

[Q.]
Do Mi-Kis make good companion dogs?

[A.]
Yes! They are the best companions.  The ultimate travel and lap dog.

Many Mi-kis are used for therapy dogs. It’s really no wonder.  My dogs helped me get through some difficult health issues several years ago.  I don’t know what I would have done without their unconditional love.

[Q.]
Should I get a boy or a girl?

[A.]
That’s really a matter of personal preference. Both sexes are incredibly sweet and docile!

I’m sure you will find one that will tug at your heartstrings – as they all do with mine!

[Q.]
Are Mi-Kis hard to house train?

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Not at all. Because they are highly intelligent they catch on easily. You can train them to use newspaper, puppy pads, the outdoors, or even kitty litter.

My Mi-Kis primarily use puppy pads since we live in the desert, where coyotes, owls, and hawks are abundant. We go outside together so they can enjoy supervised playtime.

[Q.]
How well do Mi-Kis travel?

[A.]
If you travel often you’ll find that these dogs are great companions and very little trouble.

We offer FAA approved soft-sided travel bags for each dog. Since our dogs use puppy pads, we find a quiet place for a rest stop. I traveled to Singapore to bring two of my puppies to their new family.  No one knew we had two dogs under the seat because they were so well behaved, even after almost 24 hours of traveling.

[Q.]
Why are there so few Mi-Kis?

[A.]
Their numbers are limited because of careful breeding.  I think that Mi-Kis are the best-kept pet secret!

We breeders in the Mi-Ki Breeders U.S.A. registry home-raise our puppies.

Females go into season once or twice a year. I breed every other season on average to keep our females happy and healthy, although the males – not so happy. A litter typically consists of 1–3 puppies. With all these factors it will take time to produce a large population, so these dogs remain unique.