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Getting to Know the Pomsky: The Pomeranian Husky

by PetCloud / Breed Search / 30 Jun 2020

Dazzling people with its bright blue eyes and adorable miniature Husky stature, the Pomsky is the ideal dog for anyone who is looking for a loving pet that that is beautifully unique. If you are interested in this new breed, read on to learn more about them.

Breed Snapshot

  • Size Medium dog (7-11kg)

  • Coat Soft and long coat that sheds. This dog needs to be brushed regularly

  • Energy High energy dog that should be walked daily for at least an hour

  • Lifespan 13 – 15 years

  • Country of origin United States

  • Breed type Cross breed of a Husky and Pomeranian, this dog has a fun-loving and energetic temperament that makes it ideal for families.

  • Other names No other names

  • Great breed for: Apartment Living or Home with yard, Families with kids

Meet the Pomsky

A new breed to the canine world, the Pomsky is a cross breed of the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian and it originated in the United States in 2009. This dog offers the best of both worlds that its parent breeds have to offer. Pomskies are small to medium size dogs that are bursting with energy and have a fun-loving personality.

Pomskies love people and will become a best friend to everyone in their family. This is a dog that will run around the yard and play all day and then snuggle on the couch with the family at night. These dogs are affectionate and gentle with everyone they meet. They do require a lot of attention and mental stimulation, so they do not get bored.

What do Pomskies Look Like?

Pomskies take on the best traits of their parents – the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. Pomskies are medium size dogs that weigh in at 7 – 11kg and come in a variety of different colours. Their chest and underbelly are white, and their back can be brown, black, grey, or tan. The face and snout of a Pomsky strongly resembles that of their Husky bloodline, but their fur is soft and puffy like that of a Pomeranian. Most Pomskies have vibrant blue eyes and pointed ears.

How Do I Groom a Pomsky?

Pomskies have a long coat of soft hair that should be brushed at least once a week to get out dirt and grime. You should bathe your dog at least once a week to move the oils around and keep their skin clean.

Provide your Pomsky with plenty of chew toys to stimulate their mind and clean their teeth; periodic teeth brushing is also recommended. You can clean their ears with an ear cleaning solution made for dogs as you should not swab them out. Also, grind down your Pomskies nails every couple of weeks so they do not snag on carpet and furnishings.

What Makes Pomskies Special?

Pomskies are gaining popularity because they are a new breed of dog that is different and unique. They are beautiful dogs that make loyal companions and are a highly intelligent breed. Since the Pomsky is such a new breed, they are not specifically identified to have any show dog or working status, but are more of a designer dog for someone who wants to have an adorable little canine friend in their life.

Breeding Pomskies

When Pomskies are bred, a female Siberian Husky is inseminated with male Pomeranian sperm, but the reverse can never happen as Pomeranian dogs are too small to carry these puppies. Currently, it is nearly impossible for a Pomsky to mate with another Pomsky. These dogs should only be bred by responsible breeders to ensure the health and safety of the dogs.

Providing Your Pomsky with Plenty of Exercise

Pomskies are energetic dogs that should be given plenty of exercise. Daily walking is required along with play time with other dogs and their human family. Pomskies need to stay busy to keep their mind occupied or they will get bored and become destructive – digging holes in the yard, tearing up furniture, and getting into mischief.

How Do I Train my Pomsky?

Pomskies are an intelligent breed that are easy to train as long as you know how to do it. These dogs react best to positive reinforcement training complete with plenty of treats. Provide your dog with small treats to limit their caloric intake. If you need help training your Pomsky, PetCloud will connect you with a professional trainer in your area.

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