The answer to this one is pretty easy, “Cuteness on four legs”, and “Super Dooper Cute". If you are the big fan of the cool looks of Husky as well as the adorable looks of Pomeranian, a Pomsky dog is the best choice for you.
But hey, what is all this fuzz about ‘Pomsky dogs’, and what is a Pomsky dog?
A Pomsky Dog – A Quick Definition
A Pomsky dog, a new designer hybrid breed of dog, is the result of crossbreeding between a male Pomeranian and a female Siberian Husky dog. The result is often a super cute, fluffy ball of fur.
Quick Facts about a Pomsky
- Dog size: Medium
- Height: Can be between 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 cm)
- Weight: Depends, but most often 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13.6 kg)
- Breed: Not recognized since Pomsky’s are regarded as hybrids, (dog with only 2 and not 3 different breed of dogs), as is recognized by world authorities.
- General Lifespan: 13-15 years
- Temperament: Friendly, Energetic, Loving, Very Playful
- Similar Breed Types: Siberian Husky, Keeshond, German Spitz, Alaskan Klee Kai, Pomeranian, Finnish Lapphund
Investigate and Explore in More Detail - What is a Pomsky Dog?
The Genetics in More Detail
As mentioned before, is a Pomsky a new hybrid designer dog with various characteristics, colors and coats similar to those of a Siberian Husky dog, but smaller in size.
In order to achieve this unique breed of dog, a Pomeranian Male dog is cross-bred with a Siberian Husky female. (It could be done the other way around, but a Pomerian female will have a very hard time giving birth if mated with a Siberian Husky male. Therefore, a female Siberian Husky is used instead.)
The result is a smallish or medium sized dog, that is well adapted to various environments, family life and climates.
Characteristics of a Pomsky Dog
Generally loving, highly energetic and friendly, Pomsky’s make the ideal friend to singles, seniors and even families.
They are also very intelligent, curious and love to explore, therefore can training these dogs be a breeze. (Well, that is if the Siberian Husky genes were dominant. If the Pomeranian’s stubbornness is dominant, might you have a harder time.)
Important Note: Just be mindful that most often which is the pre-dominant characteristics of Pomsky dogs is their high energy levels. You will need to pay a lot of attention to them and do regular walks or exercise. A bored Pomsky loves to chew anything around her.
Appearance of a Pomsky Dog
Pomsky’s are considered small to medium in size, weighs around 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13.6 kg) and will have similar colors (white, black, grey, soft brown) to that of the Husky female and some aspects from the Pomeranian male. Their coats feature soft and long fur, which needs regular grooming.
The Best Environments and Weather for a Pomsky Dog
This will depend greatly on the size of your Pomsky, but they are generally regarded as well adapted to houses with or without yards, in townhouse complexes and/or apartments.
Just be mindful that if you don’t have a yard, or your apartment is small, you will need to walk with your Pomsky regularly, or ensure that he has ways of getting rid of all that energy.
Cold and Warm Climates are both good. Since the Pomsky dog is generally fluffy, with long hair, might they be more well adapted to colder climates if they will be left mainly outside your house or in a yard.
Although, there are various Pomsky’s that have adapted well to warmer climates. You might just need to consider shaving your Pomsky during warm summer months to guard against heat exhaustion (or heat stroke) that can be caused by to warm climates.
Pomsky Pricing Guide
A Pomsky can be quite expensive. The estimated charge rate for a puppy is currently said to be around from $1,000, $1,446 and up to $1,949 (USD), but we suspect in some cases it can be much more.
Is a Pomsky The Right Dog For You?
We investigate by consulting several sources and found Pomsky’s are well adapted for singles, seniors, and family life with older children (Not really young children at this stage).
Although, the breed is to young to conclude this for sure, since not enough statistics are available yet. There are families who want to have Pomskies is said to be very considerate with small children.
We would love to hear about your experience with this new breed of dog. Is your dog different in any way to older breeds? What is unique about your Pomsky? Share your story with us on Nolongerwild.com in the comments below.