Anyone who does a Google search for a Pomsky will find pages of pictures of tiny puppies with the identical looks of a Husky. It’s almost too good to be true!
The fact is that almost all these photos are either of Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute Samoyed puppies at six weeks old. Please do not run to the next best breeder claiming to have the ideal Pomsky pup. Instead find a reputable breeder with a record of selective, honest breeding, where you can see the parents and previous litters with references and photos.
So what is a Pomsky?
A Pomsky is a new mixed-breed between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian, usually consisting of a female Husky and a male Pomeranian. This is to avoid any complications that may occur if the smaller Pomeranian were to carry puppies sired by the much larger Siberian Husky male.
Pomskies have a relatively long life expectancy of 13 – 15 years.
Size and Appearance
The Pomsky’s size is one of the key characteristics that makes them so popular. The size of a fully grown Pomsky can be estimated by the sizes of the Siberian husky mother and the Pomeranian father. The ideal height of a Pomsky is between 25 and 38 cm, weighing 8 – 13 kg, however the size cannot be guaranteed.
We are confident that our level one generation will obtain an average of the sire and dam in size and weight. Level two and three will be based on the same calculation.
The Pomsky puppy seems to take on the physical appearance of the Husky, with a soft, silk-like coat with a mix of colours and some with crystal-blue eyes.
Temperament and Nature
Pomskies are usually very playful and have a great deal of energy. They are very loving and gentle and make great family and companion dogs. They become protective of their families and have good watchdog capabilities.
Just like Huskies and Pomeranians, Pomskies are very intelligent dogs, responding well to reward-based training. They are quick to learn and love to play. They require calm and assertive leadership, in order to prevent “small dog syndrome” and other behavioural problems.
A Pomsky puppy should be trained from an early age.
Pomskies are active and love to play! It is imperative that your Pomsky gets plenty of exercise walks and that he is played with daily. Stimulation is a must for Pomskies, as they are very intelligent. It is advised that Pomskies are kept entertained through activities as well as toys and accessories, to avoid them becoming bored, as bored dogs have been known to act up.
A Pomsky has a beautiful coat, generally in similar colours to the mother, father or a combination of both, needing regular brushing from an early age. Like any dog, Pomskies shed fur.
Think twice about getting a Pomsky if:
– You work long hours and cannot spend enough time with your dog. Boredom will result in chewed up shoes and irrigation pipes.
– You live in a small apartment or house where your dog cannot run or play.
– You have a small yard or garden with little space for your dog to burn energy.