Pomsky Breed Information
Pomskies are spunky, enthusiastic, and friendly dogs. They are known to be highly affectionate, cheerful, and fiercely loyal dogs with big hearts and a positive energy about them. Like little rays of fluffy sunshine, Pomsky puppies are joyful and cuddly, they love to bounce around and play, and are quick to pick up on tricks. With an average weight between 20 and 30 pounds and an average height between 10 to 15 inches, pointy elfish ears and eyes that could melt an iron heart, the Pomsky is adorable beyond measure.
BREED TYPE / MIX Hybrid / Pomeranian crossed with a Husky ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Regularly TRAINING Determined TEMPERAMENT Spunky, Enthusiastic, Affectionate, Friendly ADULT WEIGHT 18-30 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 10-15 in LIFE SPAN 13-15 yrs
- Pomsky dogs and puppies are social and friendly – they get along well with other dogs, pets and children
- Vigilant, confident and protective, the Pomsky has the ideal temperament to be an efficient guard and alarm dog
- Pomsky puppies are easy to train, eager to learn and they love to impress
- Intelligent, joyous and fun, the Pomsky is best suited as a companion pet for families with or without children, singles and seniors. This breed makes one of the best family dogs
- Pomsky dogs live longer healthier lives due to hybrid vigor
- Joyful, cuddly with a sunny disposition, the Pomsky is a wonderful emotional support dog
- The Pomsky is an affectionate, fiercely loyal dog quick to form life-long bonds and known to love unconditionally
- Pomskies are highly adaptable pups – their small size and moderate energy levels allow them to live comfortably in both small city apartments and large country-side homes
- With their thick Pomsky coat, these pups are comfortable in cold climates and tolerate warm weather
Resembling a small wolf, the Pomsky is small to medium in stature with an average weight between 20 to 30 pounds and an average height between 10 to 15 inches. These fiercely adorable small dogs have a well-proportioned body, a medium-length muzzle, cute pointy elfish ears, a bushy tail worn curled over the back, and almond-shaped sparkly eyes.
The Pomsky can have light brown to light blue eyes or different colored eyes, with one blue and the other brown. The Pomsky sports a medium to long soft fluffy coat that can come in a variety of colors and color combinations such as: black and white; blue and white; gray and white; brown or reddish brown, blue, white, red or tan with various patterns and markings.
The breed's coat is thick, offering insolation during hot and cold weather. With a thick coat also comes some shedding, although they don't shed a lot, Pomskie dogs are seasonal shedders.
Highly devoted with a big personality and lots of love to give, the Pomsky is an ideal family companion pet as many dog owners can attest. Pomsky pups are just as adorable and cuddly as they are feisty and brave. They love to bounce around and play just as much as they love to cuddle and relax on the couch. Pomskies are fun, lively and full-of-surprises comedians who love to entertain and impress. They enjoy having all eyes on them and preferably audiences that will cheer, praise and applaud a well performed trick.
Pomskies are natural born explorers. They like to investigate every new territory they discover and they enjoy meeting new people. Pomsky dogs are moderately energetic, friendly and playful. They love to be active - especially if games of fetch, chases around the yard or hiking adventures are involved. Running and playing in the snow during winter and splashing in the water for a cool-off during summer are among the Pomsky’s favorite activities.
Clever, sporty and athletic, the Pomsky is known to enjoy and excel at canine sports such as: rally agility and obedience. Training Pomsky puppies requires determination as they are more on the enthusiastic side. Combining training with playtime and including lots of praises and yummy rewards will be most effective when training a Pomsky. The Pomsky dogs are not considered to be overly dependent. A long nap and a chew toy will keep them happy and content when they are alone.
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Pomskies are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. Their coats require a weekly brushing to keep them tangle free and avoid any matting. Pomskies love water and will jump at the chance to splash in every puddle or pool they find. That being said, they should not be bathed too frequently with dog shampoo. Pomskies have natural oils that protect their coats and skin. Bathing them too often can lead to dry skin and possibly rashes, so it is not recommended. Two or three baths every year will suffice.
It is recommended to clean their ears, clip their nails, and brush their teeth at least once every few months. Because they are a Husky and Pomeranian mix, these dogs may shed occasionally and should be brushed more frequently during shedding seasons.
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Pomskies are energetic dogs. They love to spend their energy running, playing canine games like chasing or fetching a ball, catching a Frisbee, swimming, and hiking. To keep Pomskies healthy, happy, and fit, it is recommended to walk them for an hour each day. It is also important to provide them with interactive toys, and plenty of active playtime indoors so that they don’t get bored.
Pomsky puppies are a designer crossbreed, hybrids of a Pomeranian crossed with a Siberian Husky. They can be prone to some of the common health issues that their parents suffer from, although they are known to enjoy better health and fewer problems thanks to hybrid vigor. Some of the issues that the Pomeranian and Husky are known to have include allergies, cataracts, hip dysplasia, luxating patella, skin problems, and dental problems. These are the same health issues that Pomskies might suffer from as well. To breed these healthy and happy puppies, a reputable breeder with artificially inseminate the dame.
13 to 15 years is the common life expectancy of a Pomsky dog, although it is not uncommon for them to live longer when they are properly raised and cared for. It is important that you schedule regular vet checks to keep up with their health and provide a well-balanced diet.
Pomskies are very smart dogs, but they can occasionally be stubborn when it comes to training. They are easily trained when their motivation requirements are met. They respond best to short and fun training sessions, and lots of treats and praise.
Leash training and socialization should be taken on early when Pomskies are still young puppies, as they tend to grow more stubborn later on and might not accept the leash so easily.
Pomskies are friendly dogs. They are open to meeting new people, and they make fast friends with other pets. Gradually introducing them to new places, people, and experiences, when they are puppies, will help them become well-rounded adults.
Pomskies are independent dogs. They are not generally prone to separation anxiety and can be left alone for up to eight hours.
The Pomsky, also referred to as the Pomeranian Husky or the Husky Pom, is a new, rare, and highly popular designer hybrid breed that originated in the United States in 2009. A cross between a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred Siberian Husky, the Pomsky attributes its worldwide popularity to its wolf-like appearance, affectionate nature and loyal personality. As a modern designer Breed, the Pomsky doesn’t have much history. We can take a look back at the history of the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky parent breeds in order to better understand the Pomsky designer breed.
The Pomeranian, also known as the Pom or Loulou de Pomeranie, is the smallest member of the ancient Spitz family. A sled dog from the Arctic region, the Spitz was a hardworking, strong, resilient and much bigger dog. The Pomeranian ancestor made its way from the Arctic to Pomerania (now part of Poland and Germany) where it was bred down in size and given a new name - Pomeranian. From Pomerania across Europe and the United States, the Pomeranian would know a life of luxury as a companion pet among aristocrats, nobles, and royal families. During her reign, Queen Victoria, a great fan of the breed, managed to breed the Pomeranian size down by half and is responsible for creating the tiny-sized adorable Pomeranian of today.
The Siberian Husky is believed to be one of the oldest dog breeds in the world – if not the oldest. A strong and resilient working dog from Siberia, the Siberian Husky was raised by the Chukchi tribe as a guard dog, a companion pet and a sled dog. The Siberian Huskies were brought to Alaska to participate in sled races and, winning race after race, they soon came into public attention. From Alaska the Huskies soon spread across the world as both loving companion pets and strong working dogs. Today, the Siberian Husky is the most popular breed in North America. You can catch them as famous stars in movies and television shows and remarkable champions in canine shows and sports.
Pomsky puppies are also bred through multiple generations such as F1, F1B, and F2. This is done for better control over size, coat colors, and physical features. F1 Pomsky puppies are the result of crossing a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky, while F1b Pomsky puppies are the result of backcrossing an F1 Pomsky with a Pomeranian. All Pomeranian husky mixes are equally as charming.