Friday, May 18, 2012

Mi-Ki Mother, Mi-Ki puppies

Quinn and Patti, his mom

 I realize we're several days after Mother's Day, but I had the chance to get this great picture and wanted to share.
Mi-Ki mothers like Patti are amazing in the way they seem to understand how to deal with their puppies differing personalities. Quinn, who looks very much like his mother and inherited her spunky personality, can expect quick and efficient discipline from her when his puppy antics get out of hand. With Joy's more gentle, cautious temperament, she actually invites her to play and is careful not to be too harsh with her. She's helping both puppies have a balanced, positive role in our little 'pack'--at least until Joy finds her forever home!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Frost in motion
 With their social sense maturing and the second set of shots now completed, these pups are ready and raring to go.....
To the left is Frost, leaping for joy at his first trip to the great outdoors. He was having a fine time racing around the yard until we had to corral him to take some pictures.

Below, Joy and Beau are playing 'who's got  the leaf'.
Certainly there are other leaves well within Joy's reach, but it's just so much more fun to take Beau's away!  These puppies have been so much fun.
Joy and Beau

Beau's family will be coming down from Idaho to pick him up soon; as the 'clown prince' of the group, he's sure to keep them laughing at his antics for many years to come.

Frost, the smart and steady alpha boy, will be a loving friend willing to adapt to any kind of family, and sweet, sensitive Joy will try hard to please wherever she goes.
These pups have been raised according to the guidelines of the Continental Mi-Ki Association (CMA) which holds breeders to the highest standards in health checks, breeding and care of our Mi-Kis. We have registered the puppies with them. New owners receive a free one year membership and ongoing support from the club. Each pup also comes with DNA documentation of parentage from the United Kennel Club, a copy of all health checks, puppy care instructions, a kennel, small supply of food and a toy to remind them of their littermates. We also offer our help as you get your puppy settled and are always happy for updates and pictures as they grow. Contact us at or 801-382-8919.
So, from our home to yours--they are ready.......

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Something Rare and Wonderful

February 29 is a day you don't see every year, so it's worth taking notice when it comes along.....
I am dedicating my post today to something else in my life that's out of the ordinary--Mi-Kis!  I have always been an animal lover; 25 years ago I decided to begin raising and showing purebred dogs. I've admired many different breeds over the years, owned a few, been intrigued by the histories and personalities of each.....but none of them can compare with the Mi-Ki. They are smart, charming, playful, engaging--and have an almost elfin sense of humor.
I remember the first time I saw one, a little black and white dog; I was instantly captivated. I was breeding longcoat AKC Chihuahuas at the time and had a good hobby breeding program established--but I could not get the little Mi-Ki out of my mind. Eventually, I decided to make Mi-Kis my one and only breed of choice, and I've never regretted it! They are the ideal small dog, sweet, easy to train, with a wonderful non-shedding coat and an ability to adapt to almost any family and home situation. The families who have adopted my puppies tell me the same thing--that these are the best little dogs they've ever owned. So here's to the rare and wonderful Mi-Ki souls that have danced their way into my life; may they stay there forever!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

And Eight Weeks

Just taking a break--clockwise from front, Quinn, Tess, Beau and Joy

Frost--cute boy!

Quinn, Beau and Frost

Beau and Frost
I bet you thought all there was to being a puppy was to spend time hanging out with your sibs, playing and all--not so! The last two weeks have been very busy; they are all well on their way to being potty trained, have been wormed and to the vet for checkups and their first vaccinations (everyone did well at that!) They've had visitors to play with, too, and they're all wanting to be the first to be picked up and cuddled. Their DNA will be sent in this week to UKC to be profiled and recorded , so they'll all be DNA-VIP. That's a lot for a puppy to do; there's barely time for pictures!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Six Weeks!


Frost (Male)--available; contact

Joy (Female)--available;contact

Quinn--reserved for breeding

Tess--reserved for breeding
A lot has happened for the puppies in the past two weeks; they are now away from their mother and eating solid food, playing more and sleeping less. This is the time when we begin to see what they will be best suited for--most are best suited to be exclusively loved family pets, while a few have the qualities needed to also carry on the breed's bloodlines to create the next generation of Mi-Kis. (Of course, those puppies must mature for at least a year and pass the required health exams before we can be certain!) But we do have two available for select families. Contact us at to learn more about them!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Four weeks...





Happy New Year! The last week has brought a lot of progress; the babies are walking, playing and starting to eat solid foods as their puppy teeth emerge. They've been out on solo trips into the kitchen to interact with their human family and are all friendly and outgoing! This is a really cute age!