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Mythic Kingdom Puppies

MI KI Q & A

We know you are very serious about bringing home the perfect puppy for your family. We are just as serious and passionate about breeding the best puppies for families who want the best, just like your family. The Q&As are very helpful in getting to know us. They cover just about every, from the very beginning of the adoption process to the years of support we provide to our families. In any particular section, you can follow the links to read in more detail. Are we different than other breeders? Yes, we are.

If you have questions or would like to discuss with us in further detail about anything after reading this page and our other pages, please write them down on the puppy adoption form. We are more than happy to answer your personal questions.

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ADOPTION PROCESS

ADOPTION PROCESS

Q: What is the adoption process?
A: We know there is a lot of information on our website. We love our puppies and we want you to read the breed information. After reviewing all the information on our website and after having called or visited other breeders, if you are ready to proceed with the possibility of bringing home a Mythic Kingdom puppy:
1. You have read the information on our website and educated yourself, including this page and the blogs in Mi Ki: Information
2. We receive your completed puppy adoption form.
3 We arrange a call to answer any questions you have for us and for us to clarify any points on the adoption form. This is a great way for each of us to get to know each other. Every family is interviewed by both Christina and Tim.
4. We will provide lots of information on the puppy/puppies you are thinking of adopting.
5. All qualified families are encourage and welcomed to come visit our puppies at our home. Families living within reasonable drive from us must come. Families have flown in to visit us as far away as California, Washington, South Dakota and Florida. This is a great way to gauge if the puppy and your family are a great fit.
6. If you are not within driving distance, then we can arrange a SKYPE call with the puppy/puppies you are interested in, if you like.
7. We will provide any additional information or answer any questions you may have.
8. If the puppy you have your heart set on is a puppy we feel is a great fit, then we will accept a deposit. Or if you know you want a puppy from us down the road, then you can put in a deposit. After receiving the deposit, “RESERVED” will be placed next to your puppy’s profile. We will start training your puppy if you have any particular needs outside of our list. “PENDING” will be placed next to your puppy’s profile after we receive partial payment. “ADOPTED” will be noted after we receive full payment.
9. Families with deposits in gets to choose a puppy, with Mythic Kingdom’s approval, in the order the deposits are accepted. The original adoption fee will be honored for families with deposits if the puppy is staying smaller than projected and the adoption fee goes up. Many families have adopted a super tiny puppy that way.
10. If you are not able to come to our home to pick up your baby, then we will start working with the Puppy Nanny to arrange for dates as it takes about 2 weeks to get a date. Puppy Nanny gets paid in cash directly by the family at the airport when they hand deliver your puppy. This fee ranges from $350-$400 to continental USA.  Alaska and international locations are more. We do not allow adoptions to countries that quarantine. It is too stressful for puppies. We do not “ship” our puppies out in cargo alone!
11. We will post updates and photos of your puppy bi monthly or monthly so you feel a part of your puppy’s growth. We are the only Mi Ki puppy breeders who take as many pictures to show puppy development.
12. 2 weeks before your puppy is coming home, Christina will email you to set up and order the food, supplements, treats and other items your puppy has been raised on. She will do it to make sure your puppy does not suffer from stomach issues due to new food. She will then email you so you have complete control over your accounts and have full control over what is delivered on future orders. Our puppy families have found this level of service to be amazing. Or you can order it yourself.
13. Christina can go over with you the other puppy supplies so you can feel confident everything is all ready for baby’s home coming.
14. You will schedule a wellness check up for your puppy with your Veterinarian within 48 hours of arrival to your home.
15. If you pick up your puppy, your puppies goes home with a signed contract, puppy vaccine record and cd with baby pictures (as of  late 2015, we are watermarking all our pictures with Mythic Kingdom on it as people are using our pictures to sell puppies they do not have. We are doing our best to prevent heartbreak when these unknowing and unquestioning families send in money and never get their puppy. To our puppy families, you will get a cd with all the puppy pictures without any watermarking so you can print them out or use them as you please).
If your puppy is flying with a puppy nanny, then we will email you a copy of the signed contact for you to counter sign and email back to us.
16. You will email, text or call us after you bring home your puppy. If the Puppy Nanny has hand delivered your puppy, you will email or text us when your puppy is in your arms.
17. You will email or mail us a copy of the puppy wellness check up with your Veterinarian. This is a part of the  8 year health guarantee which no other Mi Ki breeder offers.
18. We are here to answer your questions. All families should call, email or text Tim if they have any questions, no matter show small. Every family gets Tim’s email and cell phone number prior to or at the time of adoption. Of course, Christina is also available 24×7.
19. All Mythic Kingdom families email us their spay/neuter procedure paperwork (as stated in the pet puppy contract) on/or about 6 months of age for puppies or within 2 months of adopting a young adult or retiring adult. NO EXCEPTIONS!  This is a part of the 8 year health guarantee. We reserve the right to spay or neuter a puppy or dog prior to them leaving our home. The procedure will be payed by the family. SO if you want to have an accidental litter of puppies, please contact other breeders.
20. All Mythic Kingdom families must email us each year a picture and update on their puppy.
We also love to get pictures and update of your precious little Princess or Prince throughout the year!

ADOPTION FORM

Q: Why is your adoption form so detailed?
A: As you will see from everything on this site, we like details and are thorough. All the questions on our adoption form has evolved over the years. It is to help us get to know you and for you to ask us relevant questions. All this with a focus on placing your perfect puppy. We don’t just sell any puppy to the first person who comes along.

Q: How detailed should I be on the adoption form?
A: Fill it out in a way that is natural and feels right for you. We want the entire adoption process, from start to bringing home a puppy to be a good experience. We only use the information you provide to get to know you and for us to ask you questions with the goal of making the best puppy match, if we are a great breeder/family match.

Q: Where is the adoption form?
A: The link to the Mi Ki Adoption Form is provided below. Or you can copy the form, paste it onto an email and email it back to us. Or you can email us for the adoption form if you are not able to download it. It is the same exact form.

Q: I already have a Mi Ki or have had one in the past. Do I need to fill out the adoption form? Can we just do a phone interview?
A: All families are required to fill out the adoption form. It’s the first step to us getting to know you. We are serious about our puppies being adopted into the best families.

Q: We read everything on your website. Can we just do a phone interview?
A: If you would prefer, you can call us before you fill out the adoption form. It is better for us if we have your adoption form so we can ask you questions during the call. If our call goes well and you want to proceed, you will need to fill out the form. Then we will arrange a call with Tim.

Q: We filled out the adoption form, emailed it back to you but have not received a call or email from you. What should we do?
A: We get a lot of email inquiries for our puppies and do our best to get back to you within 24 – 48 hours. Sometimes we are backed up and interviewing each family as the forms come in. Sometimes, emails do not get into our box. If you do no hear back from us, please give us a call or text. If we have not called or emailed you back, that means we did not get your email.

POST ADOPTION

Q: What do I do if I have a question about the puppy after adoption?
A: You can reach us via phone, email or text anytime post adoption. Tim is always available to answer questions on training. Christina is available for all other questions. We can assist you on puppy supplies, training, grooming, socialization and anything else you may have questions about. We believe an informed puppy parent makes for a better puppy parent. We are a here to support all our puppy families.

Q: Can I email you pictures of my puppy?
A: Of course. We love it when families email us pictures and update on their babies. After all, we love them too. Email them to cmp@mythickingdom.com.

Q: I have questions about puppy care and other things after we bring our puppy home. Do you help with this?
A: Of course.  We have posted information on puppy care, bathing, grooming and so much more information on our website so our families can refer to it as they need. Sometimes, it’s good to go back and read up. As you can see, we are into educating and providing lots of information on our Mi Ki puppies.

Q: Do you have a Post Adoption Check List for your puppy parents to follow?
A: Of course. We do our best to empower our puppy parents. One of these ways is to provide a check list of what to do after you bring home your puppy. Go to the POST ADOPTION: INFORMATION PAGE for the list. Print it out or refer to it during the year.

Q: What if I have other questions not addressed in the POST ADOPTION INFORMATION BLOG?
A: You can call, email or text us with any questions you have. All families who have our puppy or puppies have our contact information, including Tim’s mobile number and email. Perhaps your question will be a future blog article to help other families. As we have said, questions are good. We’ll post new articles as we go.

POST ADOPTION: INFORMATION

ABOUT US

WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHY

Q: Who breeds and raises the puppies?
A: We breed and raise our puppies as a family. We are husband and wife with two younger children who love what we do. The puppy are played with everyday. Their areas are cleaned out several times a day. We raise them the way we would want a breeder to if we were adopting a puppy. Click on the links below to read more about Dante and Raiden, our two human children.

Q: Do you both work?
A: Timothy runs a finance company and works from home allowing him to take care of puppies all through the day, as needed. Christina worked in NYC as Manager of Business Development with a hedge fund firm.  After many years, Christina chose to pursue her passions: raise her human and pet children, make art and educate and support pet lovers. Even though we are very busy, breeding and raising puppies is a family passion. This is a passion and not a job. We feed only the best to our puppies and make sure they start off right. It takes a lots of time and dedication to things just right and go above and beyond what other breeders do but we love it. We love our Mi Kis.

Q: Who socializes the puppies?
A: Proper socialization from day one is very important to us at Mythic Kingdom. We all want puppies that are sweet, loving and confident. Timothy, Christina, Dante and Raiden play with each puppy everyday. We all have a different style of interaction with the puppies so the puppies get a wide range of handling and socialization. We play with each puppy one on one, as well as in a group. They are held while we work, watch a movie or are just relaxing as a family. When the puppies are old enough, we also take naps with them. After they get their first puppy vaccine, the puppies get to socialize with our adult dogs which is very important part of puppy socialization. We also invite friends and families over to help us socialize our puppies as well. When puppy families fly or drive in to visit us, they play with our puppies. They get to visit their puppy or puppies they are interested in, as well as all the other puppies. Everyone knows, when they visit us, it is puppy time. 

VISIT MYTHIC KINGDOM AND PUPPIES

Q: Where is Mythic Kingdom located?
A: We live very close to NYC in Blairstown, New Jersey. The house is in Blairstown but the mailing address is in Columbia, NJ.  In late 2014, we moved to a beautiful 11 wooded acres with a year round stream with micro waterfalls. Along with our loved pets, we have chickens, quails and pigeons. We look forward to expanding our “micro farm” with other smaller sized farm animals. Our two and four legged children are growing up enjoying the clean air and eating the organically grown food we raise. It has been a dream of ours to live simply and naturally, in harmony with nature. As it is a very short and easy drive to our home from most East Coast cities, families who fill out an adoption form and have been interviewed by Christina and Tim will be invited to visit us. Of course, families can continue to visit us by flying into the many airports in NYC, NJ and PA. It is a scenic day trip to visit us in North West New Jersey. Families who visit us can also ski and snowboard at Shawnee Mountain (26 mins)  or Camelback Mountain (35 mins). They can also enjoy white water rafting on the Delaware River, hiking in the numerous parks, visit wineries, farms and go antique shopping. You can read more about us, Mythic Kingdom and near by attractions in the GENERAL INFORMATION BLOG PAGE.

MYTHIC KINGDOM

5/6/17 Prince George’s parents drove up to visit him. They will come back to pick him up in a few more weeks.

Q: Can we come and see the puppies?
A: Of course! We want qualified families to come visit us at our home. After we receive your adoption form and both Christina and Tim have spoken with you, you will be invited to visit us. All families within driving distance are required to visit us prior to adopting a Mythic puppy. Families have flown to NJ to meet us and our puppies. We have 5 major airports near us. to see a list of airports – click here

Q: Can we visit our puppy more than once before we bring him home?
A: Yes, of course. You are welcome to visit your baby as often as you would like before he is ready to go home with you. We understand you are eager to hold your baby. We ask that you give us some notice so we can find dates/times that work for both you and us.

Q: What days and times can we visit?
A: Visits can be arranged after we get a completed adoption form and you have spoke with both Christina and Tim. Due to the many requests for visiting us by perspective puppy families and families who have already fallen in love with our puppies and are waiting to have them get big enough to come home, we have listed the visiting time slots. In the past, some families have stayed from 6-8 hours which really did not work for our family. We have two children and Tim has a business to run so these super long visits really did not work. We have found that the 2 hour slot is great for families meeting us and our puppies for the first time to families picking up their puppies. If you have already put down a deposit for a puppy, you are welcome to visit us on a weekly basis.
Our visiting hours are:
Mon-Fri 10am-12pm & 12:30pm-2;30pm both Christina and Tim are available; 3pm-5pm Tim is available only.
Sat-Sun 10am-12pm both Christina and Tim are available;  12pm-2pm; 3pm-5pm Tim is available only.
Sat-Sun 10am-12pm & 12pm-2pm both Christina and Tim are available. Tim is home all day for families visiting again or picking up their puppy.
Sun 10am-12pm & 12pm-2:30pm both Christina and Tim are available. Tim is available to be home for families picking up their puppy or puppies.
All visits are arranged by Christina.

Q: Can I bring a friend or relative when I come to visit?
A: Absolutely! We have had single parents come fly or drive in with a sibling, friend, parent or significant other to visit us and our puppies.

Q: May I bring my dog when we visit?
A: No. We used to let families come and visit us with their pet or pets but we no longer allow this. We had an incident of ear mites that was from an outside dog. Our entire pack had to be treated and it took several weeks to irradiate it from our home. With little puppies, we cannot take the chance of introducing germs and other communicable diseases into our home. We have had 2 families who asked and even after we told them of our visiting pet policy, they brought their pet anyway. They were ready to adopt but we did not allow it. If a family knowingly does not respect our very clear and common sense boundaries, then they are not the kind of parents we want for our puppy.

Q: Do you have hotels near you?
A: Yes, there are several nice hotels right around us. Some families stay in NYC for a vacation and drive out to visit us. To see the list of hotels, Bed&Breakfasts and Inns near us see the VISITING US page – click here

Q: Are there attractions or points of interest near you?
A: Yes. See our article with a list of activities, places to eat and things to do while you visit us.

Q: Will you show me how to groom my puppy?
A: Yes. During your visit, Tim would be more than happy to show you how to groom your little one. Tim will show you how to trim nails or anything else you want to learn.

Q: Can I see the Mom and Dad?
A: Yes. During your visit, we will show you the Mom. If the Dad is at our home, we will see him too. But if he lives with his forever family or we have used an outside stud, then we can show you pictures of the Daddy.

Q. We live far from you. How can we keep in touch with our puppy’s growth while we wait for our puppy to come home?
A. We know not everyone who adopts one of our beautiful puppy lives close to us or can fly in to visit more than once. So we do our best to take bi monthly pictures of the puppy’s growth and also note developmental progress. We also offer SKYPE sessions (virtual visit via the internet) for our families. We have found this to be a great way for our families to have puppy visits.

Airports, Driving Distance & Attrations near Mythic Kingdom

PARENTS' HEALTH TESTING

Q: Why is it better to get a puppy from a health tested line?
A: When you buy a Mi Ki puppy from a health tested line, you can know that the breeder has done everything possible to give your puppy the very best start in life. This means only the adults that pass the breed recommended health tests are used for breeding. As reputable breeders, we know from health tests which Dams and Sire can be mated together to produce healthy and stunning puppies. We love our Mi Kis. Mi Kis will live for 10 – 15+ years and those years should be filled with love and discovery, not constant visits to the vet or animal hospital. We want our families to enjoy and treasure their life with our puppies. We want you to know that we are committed to being the best breeders and that means spending the time and money to do health tests.

Q: If health testing is so important, then why don’t all breeders do the recommended health tests for their breed?
A: It costs money and time. For one parent, we can spend as much as $720 in just the tests which does not include the travel expense of getting them to the different specialists, fees to have them registered with the different health databases and postage paid. Often, a canine specialist for tests are far way so it takes time and money to see them. It is simply easier and cheaper not to test. But we believe it worth us spending the money and time to produce the healthiest puppies for our families.

Q: Other breeders say health tests mean nothing and that is why they do not do it. Are they correct?
A: Breeders have their reason for testing or not testing. Yes, when parents are health tested and their puppies’ health are kept track of, the likely hood of future puppies being healthy are so much higher. Is there any 100% guarantee? No. However, we would rather give our puppies the best shot at a healthy and long life than to risk it by not knowing. Without health tests and keeping tack of past puppies, it’s a gamble. We are not into gambling. We make decisions based on solid information.

Q: Why do you show your health tests when other breeders are not transparent or open?
A: We are proud of all the work we have put into producing the best Mi Kis. We also like to share with our families information on our breeding program so they understand and know how special their little puppies are.

Q: Are puppies from health tested lines more expensive?
A: Yes. The price difference can be very little to a lot depending on each puppy. Health testing is only one of many factors when pricing a puppy. The question for a family is what price is too much when you want a puppy to love for the next 10 – 15+ years? Do you want to skimp and buy the cheapest puppy now and have to possibly deal with medical issues down the road? Or is it more prudent to spend a little more on a stunning and well socialized puppy from a reputable breeder who love the breed and has invested time and money into doing the recommended breed tests? We believe an ounce of prevention saves pounds of cure.

Q: What health tests do you do for your Mi Kis?
A: Mi Kis are a very healthy breed but we choose to do the recommended breed tests: OFA eye test (before 2013 it was CERF eye test), OFA Cardiac (heart test) and OFA Patella (knee test).

5/6/17 Mythic Kingdom’s Mi Ki Sire, Cesar, during a Mi Ki puppy family visit.

REGISTRATION PAPER

Q: Are your Mi-Ki parents registered?
A: All our Mi Ki parents are registered with AMRA and/or CMA. These are the only Canine registries we work with as they are the most reputable Mi Ki registries.

Q: Why do you only use these registries?
A: Since Mi Kis are a new breed and not yet recognized by the AKC, we only use AMRA and CMA. In order to have our Mi Kis registered by these two Mi Ki registries, they must pass very strict standards. This insures that you are getting a real Mi Ki and not a mixed breed being sold as a Mi Ki. Some breeders will use a Shit Tzu and a Maltese and register these puppies with non reputable registries saying they are Mi Kis. These non reputable registries do not have any requirements to have the parents or puppies registered as Mi Kis.

Q: Are your puppies registered?
A: If we are planning on keeping a puppy for ourselves, then we will evaluate the puppy we are thinking of keeping. Since we are VERY SELECTIVE  and keep very few puppies for ourselves in our breeding program, most puppies bred and loved at Mythic Kingdom get adopted into loving and wonderful pet homes where a registry paperwork is not necessary. Most of our girls are too small to becomes Moms and we keep very few Dads. If we are keeping a puppy for ourselves, they do not get registration paperwork until they have passed their tests at 1 year of age.

Q: Can I get a copy of the puppy’s registration paperwork?
A: No. We used to pay for registration paper for all our puppies at our expense. This took a fair amount of time and money. However, we found over the years that families did not care about it or less than 5% of the families were registering the puppies. So we have stopped providing registration paper on Companion/Pet contracts. We can give you a pedigree paper which shows the puppies lineage.

REFERENCES

Q: Can we see references from families who already adopted a Mythic Kingdom puppy or puppies?
A: Absolutely! We have posted just a few to give a good example of families who have driven in to picked up their puppies, families who have flown in or had the Puppy Nanny or Puppy Chauffeur hand deliver their puppy. Some families visit us once as they flew in, others fly in to visit and then fly in again to bring their puppy home. Other families have visited us once a week as they were waiting for their puppy to get old enough to go home! We are so appreciative of all our puppy families who love our puppies. Without them, we would not be able to bring into the world these very sweet and beautiful puppies.

Q: Why are your referrals not the standard ones other breeders  show, if they show them at all?
A. We are not like other breeders. Yes our Puppy Families really love us! They truly appreciate the enormous amount of love we give to our puppies. They also recognize that we spend more time interviewing, educating and supporting our families. They come to our home to meet us and our Mi Ki puppies and see who much care and love we give to them. For the families who visited other Mi Ki breeders and then choose us, it’s clear why they want our puppy. After our families live with our puppies, they see we are special, just like our puppies. They are more than happy to provide such outstanding references.

Q: Do you have families who adopted more than 1 puppy from you?
A: Yes. Many of our puppies are adopted by families who already love our puppies. Once they adopt one of our puppies, they “will not go to any other breeder.” So they come back to us when they are ready to bring home their 2nd or 3rd Mythic Kingdom puppy. Of course it’s wonderful to know that our puppies are so loved and will have canine siblings.

Q: Can I speak to a family who has one of your puppy?
A: Yes. After we receive your completed adoption form, both Christina and Tim have spoken with you, we will provide the phone or email of a Mythic Kingdom Puppy Family. This way, you can verify their exceptional experience with us for yourself.

MI KI FAMILY REFERENCES

ABOUT MYTHIC KINGDOM PUPPIES

WHAT COMES WITH A MYTHIC KINGDOM PUPPY

Q: What does the puppy come with?
A: Each puppy bred and born at Mythic Kingdom comes home to you with the following:
♥ Bred from health tested Queens and Kings carefully chosen for their royal beauty, outstanding pedigree, size and coloring, as well as royal personalities.

♥ A signed pet puppy contract (families must email proof of spay/neutering).

♥ 8 year genetic health guarantee for genetic issues! We stand behind our puppies! Ask other breeders if they give 8 years!

♥ Socialized from birth around children, dogs, cats and everyday home life situations and noises.

♥ Each family with deposit or full payment will see updated pictures on the puppy’s baby photo gallery and updates of their little puppy prior to going home.

♥ Each family with a deposit or partial/full payment can come visit their 4 legged baby each week if they would like.

♥ Each family with deposit or partial/full payment can do as many Skype sessions as they like with Tim and their puppy baby.

♥ Each family with deposit or partial/full payment may request a photo between formal photo sessions. Christina will text them from her phone.

♥ Up to date on de-wormings – at least 2 rounds prior to placement.

♥ Up to date on vaccinations – at least 1 set of shots at 8 weeks prior to placement.

♥ All the baby photos on a CD for you to print out and enjoy! These will not be watermarked.

♥ Started on pee pad training. Most of our puppies are fully potty trained by the time they go home! (If you are adopting a young adult or retiring adult, they are used to doing their business outside.)

♥ Freshly bathed, ears cleaned and nails trimmed.

♥ Groomed:
>Mi Ki puppies come with “natural puppy grooming” – all the hair is left as is since birth but they get a bath, sani trim and nails trimmed. If you want the Mi Ki show cut, let us know. Or if you want to have a Mi Ki show cut growing out, let us know. Sometimes, we will give a Mi Ki puppy a Mi Ki show cut which means the face, head, around the ears and feet will be groomed.
>All puppies will have their ears cleaned with a natural ear cleaner and ear dry.
Of course we are more than happy to show you how to groom your puppy if you want. We do this when you pick up your baby or via Skype.

♥ 2 individual meal size containers of pre soaked or dry kibble for the airplane or car ride home.

♥ Some kibble to last until your puppy food arrives to your home & some all natural treats for the ride home or the next few days.

♥ Life time of support from us – yes we really mean it. If you have a question or need advice, you can call, email or text anytime of the day or night.

♥ Pre loved with beauty and charm so natural to a Mythic Kingdom puppy.

♥ A lifetime of puppy kisses and hugs from your Mythic Kingdom Prince or Princess!

PUPPY HEALTH

Q: How many puppy vaccines do puppies have before going home?
A: All puppies have their shots up to date prior to going home. They will have at least 1 set of puppy vaccine. We will give you a vaccination record to give to your vet when you bring your puppy home. You will work with your vet to set up the completion of the puppy vaccinations.

Q: How can I know the puppy is healthy?
A: We never let any puppy go home with their family if we feel he or she isn’t ready for their new home. We care for each of our puppies on a daily basis and we know each of our puppies. If shipping or flight is needed, the puppy will have had a vet check up and a health certificate will be issued by our vet saying the puppy is healthy. We require all families to get their puppy checked by a vet within 48 hrs from the pick up date even if a puppy has had a check up from our vet. If for some reason the puppy has a life threatening disease you can return the puppy for a replacement puppy.

Q: Do you offer a health guarantee?
A: Yes all of our puppies come with a written health guarantee for life threatening congenital defects up to 8 year of age if they are feed the customized food and supplements they are started on and get proper and routine medical attention.  Please take the time to read more about the top quality food, treats and supplements used and why we love it so much. We only use the best of the best to produce best of the best. We believe in our puppies. We know they are from the healthiest tested bloodlines. We stand behind our puppies with this amazing health guarantee. As of 2015, we are the only Mi Ki breeders who offer  8 years. No other Mi Ki breeder does this. We do not cover hypoglycemia, worms or other causes that are not genetic. We do require all puppies to be taken to your vet within 48 hours of delivery.

PUPPY SKIN/HAIR COLORS

Q: I want a particular color puppy.
A: Puppies are born a certain color and DO CHANGE color as they grow. Some changes are slight while others will really change colors. We post many pictures of our puppies as the grow to show how their coloring change over time. We do our best to inform each family of the adult color but we do not guarantee color. Keep in mind that Mi Kis change hair and skin coloring through the years. The hair will get lighter and then around 2 years of age, the colors will darken and deepen again but not to the same puppy color. This is something that is wonderful about Mi Kis. If you MUST HAVE a particular color, then adopt an adult dog. That is the only way to know the final color of a Mi Ki. Or you can adopt a breed that only come in a certain color.

Q: Do Mi Kis shed their hair?
A: Our Mi Kis are the non shedding “long coat” versus the shedding “smooth coat.” This means their hair is like human hair. The smooth coats have fur and not hair so they do shed, just like  Papillons. The breeder who started the Mi Kis used Papillons at the beginning. The modern day breeders with Papillon lines will have the shedding Mi Kis. When they sit on your lap or you pet them, fur will be left on your clothes and hand. We don’t like that so we choose only to have the “long coats” which do not shed.

PUPPY SIZES

Q: How do I know what size the puppy will be as an adult?
A: We weigh each puppy from day one each day or weekly. This, along with the parents and grandparents sizes, their weekly growth patterns and past puppies from the same parents, will give us a very good indicator of their projected size as adults. It is only after 6 weeks when our puppies are starting on pre-soaked kibble with nursing that we will star to project their adult weights. Generally, most toy breed breeders will project based on tripling the weight at 8 weeks and doubling the weight at 12 weeks. Over the years, we have found this to be less accurate. Some puppies at a certain point slows down in their growth.

Q: How do I know what size the puppy will be as an adult?
A: We do our best to inform each family of the projected adult weight but as this is not a science, we do not guarantee the size. We also take pictures of the puppies next to a soda can, wine bottle, in Tim’s hand (he is 5 feet 8 inches), a flower or something else that is very standard to show families the size of our puppies. We never photo shop our puppy pictures so what you see is what you get.

Q: If we MUST HAVE/need/want a certain size, what should we do?
A: If you really want a certain size, we recommend that you buy an older puppy, 7 months and older, depending on the breed and breeder. If you MUST have a certain size, then buy an adult. That is the only way to be guaranteed the exact adult size. Yes, Mi Kis can be 10+ pounds! Yes, we like them smaller. 100% of our Mi Ki puppies, young adults and retiring adults bred at Mythic Kingdom can fly in cabin with their families. We understand few of our families need a certain size due to their lifestyle or medical/physical considerations. To guide you in choosing the perfect puppy for you, we will let you know what sized puppies each Mommy and Dad has produced. We do our best to project adult size and have done an outstanding job so far. That is why our puppy families are coming back for the 2nd and 3rd puppies from us. But we do not guarantee the final adult weight or size. Adopting an adult is the only way to be guaranteed the adult size. Even then, you could end up over feeding and not giving enough exercise which will increase weight. We have bred more puppies that ended up few pounds smaller than we projected. We have also produced a very few puppies that were a few pounds larger than projected but majority of them ended up well within the projection. We will work with you in finding your perfect little four legged baby.

Q: Why do you breed smaller sized Mi Ki puppies?
A: We are a small family. Tim is 5 feet 8 inches and Christina is 4 feet 10 inches. Smaller sized Mi Kis are better for our family. It is a logistical issue and most just esthetic. Yes, we happen to think smaller is cuter, as our Mi Ki families do too. So we breed for 4-6 pounds. Our average Mi Ki girls end up being 3-4 pounds, our boys 4-6 pounds.  Sometimes, we do get a puppy girl that is 6 pounds, and a boy who is 7-8 pounds. But we have never bred a puppy that is over the standard.

Q: What size Mi Ki can I get?
A: Mi Ki puppies come within a variety of sizes. The Mi Ki standard is between 4lbs to 10lbs.The ideal standard is 4lbs to 8lbs. Some Mi Kis are 12 plus pounds! Our Mi Kis are bred to be within the standard. Some families are looking for very small Mi Kis at around 4 pounds while others would prefer a larger sized puppy at 7-10 pounds. Most of our Mi Kis end up being 5 pounds but we have many Mi Ki girls that end up below 4 pounds and several below 3 pounds as adults.

Q: Are the smaller Mi Kis more?
A: Yes. We breed withing the ideal Mi Ki standard with an emphasis on smaller. That means an ideal of 4-6 pounds. So when we have a puppy that is projected to be around 4 pounds or less, a micro sized puppy, they are highly desired by our families. We price our puppies in par with other pure breed Mi Ki breeders. The very tiny ones are more as we have less puppies per litter than other breeders.  Keep in mind that we are the only Mi Ki breeders who give an 8 year genetic health guarantee!!!

MI KI PUPPIES ALREADY ADOPTED

PUPPY EYE COLORS

Q: What colored eyes do Mi Ki have?
A: Most Mi Kis have brown eyes. But once in while, we have green, hazel or amber colors. These are very rare and highly prized. Puppies with these colors will have close up of their eye colors in their puppy photo gallery. There is no guarantee that the eye coloring will not change as the puppy grows into adulthood. Coloring may deepen, lighten or may change all together. The only way to get a particular color is to adopt an adult.

Q: Do you have blue eyed Mi Kis for adoption?
A: No, not that this time.

Q: Can I start the adoption process if I want to wait for a unique eye colored puppy?
A: You may. Know that it’s a long wait but well worth it. We can use the time to get to know each other which is our goal.

GROOMING

Q: What are the grooming requirements for a Mi Ki?
A: Mi Kis do require regular brushing and baths. As we only have the non shedding long coat Mi Kis, if the puppy is brushed once a week or even daily, this will prevent any matting. We suggest you make it a regular habit of brushing your Mi Ki puppy as you brush your hair each day. Puppies can also be groomed in a puppy cut with the hair cut about an inch long all over the body. With this hair style, the puppy can be brushed once a week. But again, we suggest you take the time to brush your Mi Ki puppy everyday. This is a great way to keep your Mi Ki Princess or Prince looking like royalty, as well as spending quality time with your pup. Use a quality stainless steel comb or a pin brush. Always brush out any knots before bathing your puppy. We like our Mi Kis clean and they are bath bi weekly. Use good quality canine shampoo and conditioner. Use a hair dryer after towel drying. You can bring a picture of your freshly groomed puppy to your groomer as a guide for the look.

MI KI GROOMING STYLES

EARS

Q: Why are some Mi Ki’s ears up, out or down?
A: Most Mi Kis have down ears. Few are winged, half up and half down. Very few are up. Papillons, Japanese Chin and Maltese were used to create Mi Kis and over the years, Tsu Zuis were added along with a few other small breeds by breeders. So the down ears is the dominant trait while a few long coats will have up ears. Mythic Kingdom Mi Ki puppy ears are all natural and we never interfere with their development. Many will go up and then wing out as puppies. Whatever kind of ears they have, we love them all. If a family picks a puppy early on they want the ears to go up and stay up, then we an trim the ear hair so their is less weight on them. We can show you how to groom or speak with your groomer about this. Of course we can tell you if one of our puppy’s ears will be up, winged or down.

Mi Ki Blog Articles

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT

DEPOSIT FOR PUPPY

Q: I love a puppy and am ready to move forward. Can I send in a deposit?
A: The deposit will be only accepted after we have reviewed your puppy adoption form and both Tim and I have spoken with you.  We need to get to know you, your lifestyle, time line and what your dream puppy is like. Tim and I both must like you and your family since this is a long term relationship. If you are visiting us, you can bring a deposit then.

Q: Can we give you a deposit so we are in line to get a puppy from a future litter?
A: Yes. We love getting to know families really well. When puppies are born, we evaluate each puppy to see which puppy will do best with a particular family. The better we know you, the better we are at matching the perfect puppy with your family.

Q: Are deposits refundable?
A: The deposit you put down for a puppy will be used for a puppy you choose, with Christina and Tim’s approval. If you change your mind or if your situation changes, the deposit can be rolled over to another puppy one time. We do not refund the deposit so make sure you want to work with us when you send in your deposit.  We are known for never asking or pressuring for a deposit. We only accept it when everyone is on the same page. We work with families to add the perfect 4 legged babies to their home and we know sometimes this takes time. We have found this system to work very well for our puppy families and us.

Q: Why put down a deposit on a puppy not yet born?
A: As we specialized in breeding the best little Mi Ki puppies, we do have a waiting list. Often, we will get to know families before a litter is even bred. This time gives us a great opportunity to get to know each other. Our families know we are outstanding breeders of quality. They can see we go way beyond what other puppy breeders do for their puppies and puppy families. So they want  a puppy from us. As we place puppies to families on a first come first served basis based on deposits received, assuming the temperament and other factors are a perfect match, some families will put in a deposit very early. This way, they are first in line for a puppy of their dreams.

Q: Why put a deposit down early?
A: If you see an available puppy, young adult or adult that you like, we recommend you to put a deposit on the puppy. We have a lot of people that are interested in our puppies and we can’t promise you will get the puppy you want unless you place a hold on him/her with a deposit. The deposits work on first come first served basis as long as Christina and Tim believe it’s a great temperamental match. Also once a family “adopts” a puppy, the adoption fee will not change even if the puppy ends up being so much smaller than projected.

Q: How much do I need to put down if I want to reserve a puppy?
A: $1,000 is the standard deposit for Mythic Kingdom puppies.

Q: What do I get after making a deposit?
A: We will let you know when we receive it. Then we will email you a deposit receipt agreement, as posted on our website, for your records. We will also notify you of how your puppy is doing, if you have already chosen a puppy, or we will notify you of puppy(s) when they are born. We email you the partial payment receipt after we receive partial payments.

Q: If I am waiting for a puppy to be born and you have a litter or litters, do I have to pick my puppy then?
A: You can wait. You do not have to pick a puppy by a certain time as the deposit does not expire. We’re not going to pressure you to pick a puppy.

PUPPY PRICES

Q: How much are Mythic Mi Ki puppies?
Mi Kis are very rare with very few Mi Ki breeders. There are even less Mi Ki breeders who health test the parents to produce healthiest puppies or raise their puppies in a home environment with children. Because of these factors, Mi Ki puppies are not cheap. Our puppies are a great value for their outstanding quality and the enormous amount of time and energy we put into training and socializing our puppies. We are for families who want the best. This is a general guideline on our pricing. As each puppy is unique, the pricing may go up or down depending on the projected size and other factors. We are happy to provide to families with deposits the weekly weights of the puppy. We do our best to project the estimated adult weight by daily weighing the puppies. Unlike other breeders, we also take pictures of our puppies with standard objects everyone knows and have in their home, like soda can, water bottle or wine bottle or Tim who is 5′ 8″ tall. We have not seen any other breeders who take so many updated pictures of puppies to show their development as we do. We have been told by families that we are outstanding in our commitment to breed, raise and place the best puppies available. We are sure you have notice the difference between our puppies and our website in comparison to other breeders. At Mythic Kingdom we breed the best and our puppies are only for families who want the best. Our adoption fee is well within the breed standard for quality Mi Kis.
Boys start at $2,500 and go up
Girls start at $3,000 and go up
Micro sized puppies or rare color puppies start at $3,500 and go up
Mythic Kingdom reserves the right to change the pricing of a puppy depending on their growth or eye coloring at any time. The only exceptions are:
1. For the families who have a deposit in and have picked their puppy, if the puppy’s size is much smaller than first projected, we do not raise the adoption fee. 2. For families who have deposits in before puppies are born and chooses a puppy later even after the puppy’s price goes up because they end up being smaller, the original listed price is honored.
We have had many puppies projected to be 4-5 pounds and they ended up under 3 pounds!  Some families adopted a puppy at a much lower adoption fee because they had a deposit in and chose the puppy at a younger age. Unlike other breeders who want their puppies gone, our older puppies that are 6 months or older that end up being micro sized are not less. They are more because families want older puppies or young adults that have already been trained by us and are tiny sized. Many of our families already love Mi Kis and want a tiny sized. So when a puppy is older or is a young adult, they are more valuable because of the 99 – 100% accuracy of their adult size. Any puppy born at Mythic Kingdom will stay with us as long as they need until they find their perfect home. We never “get rid of a dog!”

Link below shows examples of already adopted Mi Ki puppies. Description and adoption prices are shown to give you an idea of the range of our puppies.

Examples of Puppies & Prices

FORMS OF PAYMENT

Q: What form of payment do you accept?
A: We accept the following payment options:
1. Personal checks for deposits and payments, as long as there is 7 business days to clear
2. Certified Bank Check
3. Cash. Please note, only cash is accepted if you are picking up your puppy and making final payment. We give you a signed contract at the time of pickup.
4. PayPal “friend to friend” using tpaulhus@mythickingdom.com. If you want us to send a payment request, then PayPal charges a fee which will be passed on to you.
5. Bank wire transfers

Q: What receipt do we get after we put down a deposit for a puppy? A: We will email you the deposit receipt, as posted on our website, for you file. If we know which puppy you are adopting, then we will make a note of the puppy’s name, as well putting “RESERVED” for by your puppy’s profile. Otherwise, we will put down “for a Chinese Crested puppy/dog.”

Q: What receipts do we get after making a partial payment on our puppy?
A: We will email you a partial payment receipt, as posted on our website, with a note of the payment, the balance due, your information, puppy’s information and the estimated date of pick up or delivery via Puppy Nanny or Puppy Chauffeur.

Q: What do we get after making full payment on our puppy?
A: We will email you a full payment receipt, as posted on our website, with a note of the payment in full, your information, puppy’s information and the estimated date of pick up or delivery via Puppy Nanny or Puppy Chauffeur if your puppy is being picked up or hand delivered at a a much later date.  If your puppy is being hand delivered within a few days of full payment, then we will email you a signed contract, as posted on our website. You will counter sign and date it and email it back to us. If you want, you can mail it back to us. (keep a copy for your records if you are mailing it). Or we will send 2 copies of the signed contract with the Puppy Nanny for you to sign one and send back with the Nanny. If you are picking p your puppy from our home or meeting us at Newark International Airport, then we will 2 signed contracts, 1 for you and 1 for you to counter sign for us.

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT RECEIPTS

PUPPY & RETIRING ADULT CONTRACT

MYTHIC KINGDOM PUPPY CONTRACT

Q: What does Pet Contract mean?
A: This means you are buying a well bred puppy from health tested parents. They have been super socialized to be a wonderful and loving family member. All puppies, young adults and retiring adults are placed on pet contracts and must be spayed or neutered. Proof of the procedure from your vet with a clear picture of the spay or neuter incision mark must be emailed or mailed to us. No exceptions. We reserve the right to contact your vet on the procedure. The health guarantee is included in a pet contract and you will have lifelong support from us.

Q: Can we see your pet contract?
A. Yes of course. We stand behind our puppies and provide an 8 YEAR genetic health guarantee!  We are the only Mi Ki breeder who offers 8 years. All other breeders offer 1-2 years, at most.

Q: Do you place puppies into show homes or breeder homes?
A: NO. All Mythic Kingdom Mi-Ki puppies are placed on a strict spay/neuter pet contract. NO EXCEPTION!

Mythic Kingdom Puppy Contract

MYTHIC KINGDOM RETIRING ADULT CONTRACT

Q: Do you place retiring adults as breeders?
A: NO! When our Moms and Dads are don giving us beautiful and healthy puppies, they either stay with us forever or we find loving homes where they spend the rest of their years living as loved pets. This means you are buying a well bred puppy from health tested parents. Retiring adults are placed on pet contracts and must be spayed or neutered. Proof of the procedure from your vet with a clear picture of the spay or neuter incision mark must be emailed or mailed to us. No exceptions. We reserve the right to contact your vet on the procedure.

Q: Can we see your retiring adult contract?
A. Yes of course. The link is attached below.

Mythic Kingdom Retiring Adult Contract

Our passion: Breeding the sweetest Mi Ki puppies in the world out of health tested parents. To go above and beyond what other breeders do by treating each puppy and our valued puppy families like royalty.

Our mission: Share the love of Mi Ki puppies with you.

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