Popular Puppy Question – Are Pomskies Real?
In recent years there has been a new hybrid dog that everyone is talking about. It is a smaller dog on average around 15-25 lbs. This breed is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. People often times ask “Are Pomskies Real?”. The Pomsky is a real dog that is not officially recognized as a breed. People at first were skeptical if this was a hoax or if these lovable balls of fur were actually real. Most chalked them up to being really small Siberian Huskies when in fact they weren’t. Below I’ll go over the history of both pure breeds and how the Pomsky made its furry way into the spotlight.
History of the Pomsky
Enter the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky
Both the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky have been around for quite some time. They are some of the most popular breeds out there. In past few years the Pomeranian as ranked 15th most popular breed. They are often desired for their playful nature and small size.
The Siberian Husky breed became famous in the early 1900’s when the Husky called “Balto” led a sled dog team carrying a diphtheria antitoxin that saved an Anchorage Alaskan town. The breed’s most memorable features are their fierce ice blue eyes and beautiful markings.
Did you know that the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky are closely related? They are both members of the German Spitz Family. This family also includes, American Eskimo, Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed, and the Chow Chow. The Pomeranian’s small size is also a relatively new part of the breeds traits.
If you went back 200 years you would see a much larger version of the breed. Queen Victoria had a smaller Pomeranian which made it popular. People then started breeding smaller Poms to get smaller pups. In time the results was a 50% decrease in the Pomeranian breed’s size.
The Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Malamute both descended from one of the oldest dog breeds known the Eskimo dog. The spawn of the Gold Rush in the early 1900’s required the use of sled dogs. They were transported to Alaska from Siberia. The Husky was officially recognized as the “Arctic Husky” in 1938 which was changed again in 1991 to “Siberian Husky”.
Both the Husky and the Pomeranian have many similar traits. Eventually people started cross breeding the two bringing out the best characteristics of them resulting in the Pomsky.
How do you breed a Pomsky?
These designer dogs are still new and fairly rare. With being rare comes a higher price tag. Pricing is typically $1,500 to $5,000. Breeding a Pomsky is usually done with a male Pomeranian and a female Siberian Husky. This is done to avoid problems of having the smaller Pomeranian breed large puppies.
Though not officially recognized as a breed the Pomsky is a real dog and their are reputable breeders where you can get one. There have been scams in the past with people trying to pass of a mixed breed that has similar appearances to the Pomsky. If you are interested in buying a Pomsky make sure you do your homework. Only go with reputable Pomsky breeders that have an online presence and great reviews. We have a list of reputable Pomsky breeders that I will link below. Be sure to ask the breeders plenty of questions and check back here for all your Pomsky information at Pomsky Pals. Thanks for reading.