History: Before the Mi-Ki received recognition (accepted as a pure bred dog ), by a known organization, the Mi-Ki breed was not allowed to publish in well known dog magazines, like Dog World, Dog Fancy, etc. These dog magazines have a policy that a " breed" of dog must be accepted, before they would allow a breeder or club to advertise. So until States Kennel Club accepted the Mi-Ki as a breed, through the Greater American Toy Mi-Ki Club in 19 _ _, no one knew the breed existed. States Kennel Club ( SKC ) required the Greater American Toy Mi-Ki Club to submit Stud Books to them.
REQUIREMENTS OF RECOGNITION: Stud Books first had to be compiled, and then had to be submitted to SKC for proof that the breed was a breed of pure bred dogs, with no other breed of dog, being introduced into the breeding program. Donna Hall founded the only known stud books in the history of the breed in 1992 when she purchased her first two Mi-Ki's named Flyers Sugar, and Flyers Boo-Boo.These were the first two Mi-Ki entered into the stud books. From that point the stud books grew. Next a Breed Standard has to be wrote.
The members of the Greater American Toy Mi-Ki Club encouraged their members to submit a breed standard. Only two were submitted. One by Maureen Westberg, and one by Donna Hall.
Donna Hall, submitted both breed standards to numerous U.K.C. licensed judges. All of the judges chose Donna Hall's breed standard, and all of the judges that responded made suggestions, and most were added to the standard. Thus the Mi-Ki was on it's way.
The Greater American Toy Mi-Ki Club held it's first dog show, and from that time forward, the breed has become very popular. The Greater American Mi-Ki Club became solvent, and the same day, a new club was formed known as the Mi-Ki Club of America. This new club was concerned with the popularity the breed was gaining, and set into place, breeders guide lines. That's when some of the novice breeders did not want any restrictions put on their breeding. Most novice breeders had no intension of doing any health certifications, as the club wanted to impliment, and that is where the CONFUSION came into play.
To put it in terms that can be mentioned in a polite and civil manner, GREED became the name of the game, by new comers to the breed. Persons who never bred a dog in their life became an automatic "expert" on the breed, with no formal training of any kind. They knew nothing about the meaning of a breed standard, the terms used in the breed standard, or structure or movement knowledge. They wanted to breed a Mi-Ki blindly, not thinking about what they might produce. Toy dogs of all breeds are known for certain probable inherited structure problems. The Mi-Ki Club of America, wanted to have novice breeders realize that healthy breeding stock was the most important factor to produce healthy puppies. Novice newcomers did not want to be mentored, so they broke away from the club, and started their own clubs. One club after another formed, but were lead by persons who were breeding exotic animals such as sugar gliders, monkeys,donkeys,etc. None had no idea on how to breed a pure bred dog. They were used to exotic animals, not dogs. If they only had the insite, to know how many breeds today could have been saved from health problems that would have been avoided IF and only IF, guide lines had been set up early in the early development of the their individual toy breed.
The Dog World, is a totally separate world, where a "code of conduct" was always used and always respected, yet these new comers to breeding dogs refused to learn this well respected code,or refused to respect it. This is where the CONFUSION SETS IN. There was no code of conduct for these new people entering the breed, or if there might have been one, when a new person wanted their own way, they made demands or left the club, and then started their own club.
CODE OF CONDUCT & SPORTSMANSHIP - ETHICS and HONOR
Dog Shows have taken place since the early 1800's and people lived by certain rules of personal conduct and good sportsmanship. Since novice people who have never shown dogs before, but who have entered into breeding the Mi-Ki's, do not know any of these terms, and believe me, it shows every time they show their Mi-Ki at a dog show.
Please, not all Mi-Ki breeders or dog show exhibitors show bad personal conduct or sportsmanship, most show total respect, but a few, who remain, actually make the honest, ethical exhibitors, very disappointed that a novice would act disrespectful to the "art of showing dogs", even after the novice has been notified that their conduct is NOT accaptable.
1. An exhibitor always loses with grace, always considers fair play, honesty, and shows all other exhibitors courtesy.
2. Anexhibitor will never use personal behavior for receiving advantages from a judge. Examples:
A. Hugging the judge while inside or outside the ring, when they have to show under this judge. (this gives other exhibitors the impression that the person showing, who is hugging the judge, is looking for "personal favors" more or less, asking the judge through body language, to give their dog the "Top Dog Award") Exhibitors who have not yet shown their dog under the judge immediately show distaste for the exhibitor and the judge, and immediately suspect foul play.
B. Act as a steward ( helping the judge in the ring ) when exhibiting under that same judge the same weekend (or in many cases the very same day), they steward for the judge.
C. Showing under a judge that you have sold a dog too.
D. Showing under a judge that you co-own a dog with.
E. Showing under a judge that you have placed a dog with, or have given a dog to.
E. Showing a dog under an organization that you have sold, given, or co-own a dog with, which includes the board of directors of a dog show corporation or their hired employees.
G. Showing a dog all over the USA, and promoting a dog on numberous internet sites, giving people who read your ad, the impression, that you bred the dog, when instead,you dishonestly promote the dog in a manner to deceive the public, giving the impression, that you are the breeder, when in fact, you never bred the dog, you never gave the breeder credit for breeding the dog, and you never published the sire and dam of the dog ( which you do not own, nor did you breed the sire or dam ). This is a very deceitful, dishonest, dishonorable, and unethical, It shows your total lack of sportsmanship. By the way this person IS NOT a Mi-Ki Club of America member.
H. Asking a dog organization ( IABCA) to change the accepted breed standard, by seperating the Mi-Ki into seperate "coat types", also known in the dog world as a Variety, for the sole purpose of having two Mi-Ki dogs represented, in the group ring instead of one. The Mi-Ki Club of America's breed standard, was accepted by the IABCA in 1999, when the first Mi-Ki was accepted to be shown under this organization, and which has been accepted all over the world, DOES NOT, and NEVER HAS seperated the Mi-Ki by coat types. In the "dog world" accepted breed standards can only be revised by the board of directors of the organization whose breed standard was founded. That organization is The Mi-Ki Club of America. These people who are not members of the Mi-Ki Club of America, using their personal influence, and their personal behavior, and take personal advantage over HONOR, ETHICS, SPORTSMANSHIP, by USING UNFAIR PERSONAL TATICS OF SELFISHNESS, to find a way to have two Mi-Ki represented in the group ring, are people who don't belong in the show ring, by ignoring to use any consideration of fair and equal rights of all breeds reprsented in the group ring.
I. A person who was exhititing a Mi-Ki in the show ring with Two Differently Colored Eyes, and when a judge questions if this is acceptable, the person showing the dog, tells the judge it is ACCEPTABLE, when it is a DISQUALIFICATION in the breed. Every exhibitor knows what to call this person, yet deceipt,dishonor,unethical actions by this person is beyond belief.
As you can see, this Mi-Ki has one eye that is almost white, and one brown eye. This is a DISQUALIFICATION in the breed. Both Eyes must be the same color per the breed standard. This person never belonged to the Mi-Ki Club of America, but rather to amother club.