What is a Pomsky?
The Pomsky is a cross between a Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. By crossing these two breeds people are able to enjoy the many desirable traits of both the Husky and the Pomeranian. So if you like energetic, smart, balls of fluff the Pomsky might be right up your ally!
Appearance and Breeding
Those of you looking for a that certain look don’t get down. Even though Pomskies can have a diverse appearance this is often times a predictable scenario. Let look at this breeding thing a little deeper…
If the puppy has half or more Siberian Husky DNA you will typically get a larger Pomsky. In turn if the Pomeranian makes up more of the DNA you’ll most likely have a smaller dog. Most of the time when you think of these little guys the desired traits are the look of the Husky and the size of the Pomeranian. That’s what makes this breed so great. Pet lovers can get the best of both worlds!
Traits and Features
The Pomeranian Husky isn’t recognized as a breed of its own. While this may change in time their official descriptions and temperament are not down to a science. Like all other breeds that started out the Pomsky will take time to pave its own way and have “traits” and “characteristics” that are more concrete. At the moment we have the chance to enjoy the wonder and excitement of the new breed. This Pomeranian Husky breed will no doubt become more popular and continue to warm our hearts.
How big does a Pomsky get?
Like most up and coming breeds the Pomsky is new which makes most of its traits “undefined”. The best rule of thumb is to take the total weight of the puppies parents and half it. This is the best way to estimate how big the puppy will get. So if you are looking at breeders and have a certain size in mind ask to see the dam and sire of the Pomeranian Husky you are interested in. Keep in mind this is an “estimate” and there are always exceptions.
Pomeranian Husky Grooming
Siberian Huskys and the Pomeranians have thick coats. The puppy you bring home may have fur more like either side or somewhere in between. Either way the double-layered coat of the Pomsky will require some upkeep.
To keep their coat maintained it will need to be brushed twice a week. This will cut down on the shedding and keep your puppy happy. You’ll also want to bath your puppy once a month. This will help keep you Pomeranian Husky clean and remove the excess hair brushing may have missed. Filing their nails will prevent infections and scratching. This is good to do with any breed.
The parent breeds are very similar in nature. They both are full of energy, smart, and affectionate. The Siberian Husky love to run and can have a stubborn side. Most Pomeranians are ready to have a good time but also tend to not do well with small children cause of their size. Most Pomskies tend to display the more favorable traits of their parents and do well in most households.
Health and Diet
Most smaller dogs have issues with plaque buildup but other than that there hasn’t been any known issues. Keep in mind like any new breed defects won’t be apparent until the breed has been around longer.
Being a “smart” breed doesn’t automatically mean your dog will be easy to train. Both breeds are smart but both have shown stubborn streaks that may become more apparent when you attempt to train them. Most dog breeds with enough patience can be trained and Pomskies are no exception.
How much exercise do they need?
From the moment these little guys wake up till bedtime its “off to the races”. The Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian both are very active. They will need a way to exert this energy to avoid behavioral issues. If you have an apartment be sure to give your puppy/dog daily walks. If you have a house make sure they get plenty of outside playtime. Teaching tricks with rewards is excellent mental stimulation. Its not always about just physical exercise. Build trust and keep your puppy busy with these techniques.
If it gets hot where you live keeping your puppy outside could result in them overheating. There parents both have double-layered coats that are meant for keeping them warm. Colder climates are not an issue with this breed or their parents. Their coats are made for these conditions. On a side note I always prefer to keep my pets inside but its more of a preference.
Making a Pomeranian Husky
The Pomeranian and Husky are both very energetic and loving breeds. The Pomsky brings these two together which might just be the right amount of perfect.
How much are they?
Since the Pomskies is a relatively new breed it is considered “trendy” and “rare”. As with anything the rarer it is the more valuable. Their looks are in high demand and offer a chance for people to have the look of the Husky with the size of a Pomeranian. This allows people that have always wanted a Husky without the room the chance. Pomeranian Husky pricing is generally in the neighborhood of $1,500 to $5,000. Breeders in the past have tried to get away with selling puppies that resemble Pomskies but are in fact not. Be mindful of which breeders you go to. We will soon be adding reputable breeders to the site to help you weed out the scammers.
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