The Pomsky is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Husky. Another variation of the spelling of Pomsky is Pomski. This is a relatively new ‘designer’ dog which also goes by the name of Huskeranian in some breeding circles. These dogs are bred by specialist breeders and care needs to be taken when purchasing these popular breeds as there are a few breeders who claim their puppies are Pomskies when they are not. Reputable and responsible breeders breed the male Pomeranian with the female Husky because there is a danger of health complications if done vice versa due to the smaller dog carrying the pups of a much larger dog. Additionally, the Pomsky is a much coveted designer dog because of its size and therefore this is another reason why a male Husky is not used as they are considerably larger than the female.
The Pomsky puppy can vary in appearance depending on the content of the Husky and Pomeranian. Most people who want to buy a Pomsky prefer it to have Husky markings. Colors of the Pomsky vary and they can be found in gray, red, black, brown and cream. These dogs can have different kinds of markings and they can typically be parti, sable or solid in color. Other than their coats, the eye color also varies and they can be brown, green, amber, husky blue or hazel. It is also not uncommon for the Pomsky to have two different colored eyes.
The Pomsky’s coat is of a medium length which has a full downy undercoat. The appearance of the Pomsky’s coat is soft and fluffy which is how it earned the nickname of a ‘teddy bear’ dog. Another distinct feature of the Pomsky is its erect ears which it inherits from the Husky parent.
The Pomeranian Husky mix is known for its diligence and good behavior. It is an intelligent dog which makes it relatively easy to train. Both the Pomeranian and the Siberian husky are loyal dogs and this trait is transferred to their offspring. These alert dogs are playful and outgoing and love to spend time playing with their owners which make them the perfect playmate for children.
Pomeranian Husky mix size:
The Pomeranian Husky mix is a medium sized dog and when full-grown they usually weigh between 15-20lbs (6.8-9kg). The Teacup version is much smaller and weighs approximately 2lbs (0.9kg).
Pomsky health problems:
The Pomsky has no known medical conditions however; they can inherit the Pomeranian’s dental problems which are usually caused by the buildup of plaque that can result in tooth loss. To avoid this Pomskies should have annual dental cleaning from the vet.
While the Teacup version of the Pomsky is sweet and even cuter than the full grown Pomsky they are usually more prone to illness due to them often being the runt of the litter.
If cared for properly, the average life expectancy of the Pomsky is 14 years and the litter size is usually between 5-7 pups.
It is acceptable to keep this dog indoors if you have a larger apartment or house, however, these dogs can be active and they do need to have time outdoors so really a backyard is ideal. They do not deal well with heat due to their heavier coats but they do not have any problem with the cold as the Husky is from cooler conditions and they are acclimatized to such conditions.
The Pomsky is an active dog with a lot of energy and it needs to be walked on a regular basis – ideally twice a day. They learn games quickly and they respond well to games like fetch. The Pomsky would also benefit from a basic obedience course so it can learn basic commands from the beginning.
This dog is a high shedding dog and it needs to be brushed on a daily basic with a soft bristle brush to get rid of the dead fur and ensure its coat remains shiny and fluffy.
The Pomsky is an ideal dog for families as it plays well with children and will often act as their protector keeping them safe. Because this is a high shedding dog it is not ideal for those people who suffer from allergies. It is also not an ideal dog for the elderly as it requires energy and if it cannot be walked or played with on a daily basis it can sometimes get destructive.