Breed Information

Overview

The Pomsky is lively and eager to learn and get along well with other household pets. They make wonderful companions for families with older, well-behaved children and the elderly. Pomskies are a hybrid dog resulting in breeding (via artificial insemination) a Pomeranian male to a Siberian husky female.

They resemble a small spitz-type dog with a thick double coat, erect ears, and typically the Siberian mask-and-cap pattern of white markings.

Color(s)

all colors and patterns permissible

Character

The Pomskies most distinctive characteristic that sets them apart from other hybrids is the small Siberian Husky appearance. This breed is extremely loyal, affectionate with family, and active.

Does your Pomsky bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.

Care

Dry shampoo or bathe when necessary. In addition to grooming, it is important for Pomskies to receive excellent dental care. Dry food is recommended to aid in keeping teeth and gums healthy. This breed has no known health issues.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.

Training

The Pomsky is highly intelligent and quick to learn. They are easily trained in obedience. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Pomsky puppy.

Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.

Temperament

The Pomsky has an affectionate, gentle, excellent sense of humor and friendly disposition. They are alert, eager to please and highly intelligent. This versatile breed gets along very well with children and other dogs. The Pomsky thrives in a family environment, but does not become overly attached to one specific person.

Siberians are very active, while Pomeranians are focused on their own familiar people. In general, Pomskies tend to be in the middle of the range for both these traits, but vary quite a bit.

Weight

10-30 lbs

Coat

Double coat, has a well-furred appearance. Heavier fur is at the ruff of the neck and on the tail. They are average shedders and shed twice a year.

Activity

The Pomsky requires short walks and play time with other pets and family. They benefit from family interaction. They have the capability to learn tricks if done with patience and time. The Pomsky may become bored if they are not given enough to do. This breed is excellent for apartment living and homes with small yards.

Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.

Height

12-17.5 inches