Pomsky Dogs 101 The Adorable Pomeranian Husky Mix #pomsky
One of the more recent additions to the designer dog world, the Pomsky, a.k.a. the Pomeranian Husky is a result of crossing a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. And, he is gaining rapid popularity across North America and Europe. A Pomsky puppy is perhaps one of the most dangerous things a dog lover could ever lay eyes upon. Simply because of the fact they are so stinkin’ cute. This relatively new breed tends to be of the fluffy, cuddly variety, but there’s a lot of variation in these pups, as well.
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10. Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians, the parent breeds of the Pomsky, are both boast being Spitz-type dogs. As such they share a common ancestry, including being similar in appearance and temperament, traits they have passed on to the Pomsky. Although Pomeranians are now considered more as lapdogs, their ancestors were larger working dogs first seen in the Arctic regions of the world.
9. The Pomsky has only been around for twenty years or so, having first appeared on the scene in America and Canada with both countries having now established their own breed clubs. However, as yet the Pomsky is not recognized by official international breed clubs which includes The American Kennel Club. Pomsky breeders have formed the Pomsky Club of America, with the goal of achieving a recognized purebred dog. This can take many generations, however, and will likely not be accomplished anytime soon.
8. He is a great family dog. The Pomsky loves being with the family and wants to be included in everything. This includes playing lots of games with the kids. However, because he can become a little overprotective of his possessions which include “his” children. Like his physical characteristics, the Pomsky’s temperament can sometimes be hard to predict and will depend on his individual genetic makeup.
7. He is known to be a social dog and as such, the Pomsky usually gets along with other dogs. If he has grown up with the family cat, they generally get along well together. This is not to say a Pomsky would not take great delight in chasing off the neighbor’s cat, however. Since they have a fairly strong prey drive, care has to be taken when he is around smaller animals and pets.
6. Pomskies have inherited the intelligence of both their parent breeds. The Pomeranian is among the highest ranked breed when it comes to intelligence and the Husky is certainly no dumb dumb. However, as with most designer breeds, some Pomskies are smarter than others. Because he is so eager to please, this charming dog is quick to learn new things, but also quick to pick up bad behaviors. As such, early socialization and training are essential. Your puppy needs to be taught the “basics” from the moment he’s brought home.
5. Meet Norman, the Pomsky with over 77,000 Instagram followers. This pooch was adopted by his owners Rachel and Matt from the small home breeding program Northern California Pomskies Almost immediately after bringing their new addition home, the couple created an Instagram account for Norman, showing off his sweet fluffy face and cute features that include a set of dark rings surrounding his adorable eyes. All of his captions are written from the perspective of Norman. And fans just can’t get enough, with one writing: ‘I melt… cuteness overload’. A link to his Instagram account can be found in the description.
Pomsky Full Grown Size
4. He may not keep his “baby Husky” appearance. The Pomsky’s size is one of the key things that makes him so popular. Most images online show cute, fluffy puppies, and you rarely get to see an adult Pomsky. Pomskies can grow as much as 15 inches high and reach up to 30 lbs. Like all designer dogs, his size can vary wildly from dog to dog. The Teacup version is much smaller and weighs approximately 2lbs.
3. There’ll be no more relaxing on the couch right after work. The Pomsky is an active dog and loves to play, so you’ll have to make sure your pooch is getting plenty of exercise. Daily walks, maybe a short trip to the park and lots of playing is what your dog will be expecting from you every day, including weekends. When not provided with an outlet for his energy, he can turn destructive and develop various behavioral problems.
2. The Pomsky’s coat is soft and fluffy and is prone to a fair amount of shedding. A Pomsky has a wonderful coat, generally, in similar colors to his Husky mother’s, that needs consistent brushing starting at an early age. You should also take him to a professional groomer every now and then, for that “professional touch.” He sheds almost all year round, with higher intensity during warm seasons. Be prepared for dog hair everywhere, on your couch, on the floor, in your breakfast cereal…
Where Do Pomsky Puppies Come From?
1. The Pomsky is usually bred through artificial insemination, which should be obvious because of the size difference between the two dogs. The mother tends to be a Husky and the Pomeranian is the father.
Most of the footage seen in this video comes from BB Pomskies.