DNA Testing for Heritage Identification/Closed Registry
There is so much discussion on the Internet regarding DNA testing as a general term that have many breeders as well as prospective buyers totally confused and unable to wade through all of the research that is available.to them. We share the philosophy that Mi-Kis share an ancestry with the Maltese, Japanese Chin, and Papillon. Some breeders are determined to prove that there are a myriad of other breeds in their ancestry as well and there very well may be. However, as a member of Mi-Ki Breeders USA, which is a closed registry, Shenandoah Valley Mi-Kis is concerned that expanding the gene pool to include dogs that are not descendant from the original purebred M i-Kis, will and already has comprimised the integrity of this magnificent breed.