A cross between the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian, the Pomsky is cute and confident. They are the perfect size for apartment life, though their shedding might drive you a little crazy. They also tend to howl, but fortunately they are clever and can be trained, if you are persistent and work past their stubbornness.
Pomsky breed attributes
About Pomsky breed
Created by crossing a Pomeranian father with a Husky mother (using Artificial Insemination), the Pomsky is a fairly new crossbreed in the doggy world. The Pomsky is a small to medium sized dog. As the breed is still fairly new, Pomskies do not yet have a standard appearance, but the preferred look is that of a miniature Husky. Even puppies from the same litter will vary in appearance, with some looking like large Pomeranians, and others resembling the Husky parent.
The Pomsky resembles a fuzzy little wolf, with a thick double coat that comes in many colours. They often have the typical Husky colouring, with a white underside and a darker colour on top. Common colours include black, grey, red, blue, and brown. Pomsky can also have typical Pomeranian colours such as pure black, tan, or pure white.
The Pomsky’s luxurious coat needs some brushing to prevent tangles. They shed moderately, so be prepared to spend time vacuuming or brushing out loose fur. Their thick coat means that they do well in the cold, but won’t be so happy in the heat.
The Pomsky can suffer from one or more of the following health issues:
- Hip dysplasia
- Dental problems
- Eye conditions
- Collapsing trachea
- Patellar luxation
- Heart disease
- Allergies and skin problems
At Newdoggy.com, we recommend that you buy your dog from reputable breeders, who use genetic testing and good breeding practices to remove genetic conditions from their breeding lines.
Both Pomeranians and Siberian Huskies are intelligent breeds, and their hybrid has inherited this quality. Unfortunately, both breeds have a reputation for being quite wilful and stubborn, which the Pomsky can be too. For this reason, the Pomsky is not the best dog for inexperienced owners.
The good news is that the Pomsky often does well with positive reinforcement training. Start training as early as you can, be consistent, and be patient. You will be amazed at how clever this little dog is. They are very athletic, doing well at scent work and other canine sports.
Pomskies have quite a sense of humour, and love to be the centre of attention. This breed is generally friendly and sweet, though their temperament depends a lot on their parents’ personalities.
If properly socialised, the Pomsky is an affectionate family dog, though they tend to have a favourite person. They can be a little protective, but with good socialisation you will be able to avoid unwanted behaviour or aggression.
The Pomsky is a very adaptable dog. Their small size means they are perfectly content to live in apartments. They are not as energetic as their Husky parent, but are still sporty and should be walked two or three times a day. You can also give them puzzle toys to exercise their brains, as these clever dogs can become bored and may try to invent their own entertainment (sometimes with disastrous results for your house and furniture!). They do well with children, though younger children may play too roughly with the Pomsky. Pomskies can get on well with other cats, but their high prey drives means that they may try to chase other pets.
This breed can be very vocal. Siberian Huskies are famous for their howls, and Pomeranians are notoriously yappy. Combine the two, and you get a dog that loves to howl and moan to you. If you live in an apartment with thin walls, this might not be the breed for you!