The Mi-orkie is not a well-known hybrid as there is little documentation on one of the parent breeds. Hybrid dogs do not have standards and may lean toward either parent. Understanding how your hybrid will behave is not so easily predicted, but owners can prepare themselves for all possible outcomes by learning as much as they can about the parent breeds. The Yorkshire Terrier is a toy-sized Terrier that developed in Yorkshire, England when Scottish workers came south to work in coal mines and factories during the Industrial Revolution. The predecessors of the Yorkshire Terrier were slightly larger but were crossbred with smaller dogs to reduce the size to their current form. The Yorkie became a fast favorite and was soon imported to the United States where the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1885. The Mi-Ki parent's heritage is shrouded in mystery, given that this dog is a recent addition to the breed list. However, the Mi-Ki is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club. The breed first appeared in the United States in the 1980s and was believed to be of Asian descent. DNA testing revealed the dog shares close relationships with the Japanese Chin, the Maltese, and the Papillon. The resulting breed is an even-tempered, affectionate toy-sized companion that is an all-around friendly dog. Despite its lack of recognition with the AKC, the breed is registered with the United Kennel Clubs International, based in Germany and can compete in 16 countries.