Pomsky is small attention seekers who love to be in the center of attraction. These small cute dogs are blessed to have the adorable look.
They are a designer cross between the Siberian huskies and the Pomeranian. Both the dog breed reveal superb characteristics.
Are the looks and characteristics enough for the Pomsky puppies to acquire a small place in the hearts of people
Avg. Weight: 7 to 38 pounds
Avg. Height: 10 to 15 inches
Life Expectancy: 12 to 15 years
Dog Group: Mixed breed
AKC Rank Not recognized
At A Glance
Size: (2/5) – They are generally small in sizebut are very notorious.
Affection Level (5/5) – Just like Siberian huskies, they are also very affectionate.
Apartment Friendly (4/5) – They can well adapt to apartment lifestyles.
Cold Weather Tolerability (5/5) – They get thick coats which can protect from cold
Hot Weather Tolerability (3/5) – The same coat can cause a problem in hot weather
Barking Tendencies (5/5) – They have high tendencies to bark or howl.
Cat-Friendly (3/5) – They can more or less do well with cats but in limits.
Dog-Friendly (4/5)- They can enjoy a good time with dogs.
Exercise Needs (3/5) – They need an average amount of exercise to stay fit.
Grooming Needs (4/5) – The only that they need frequently.
Playfulness (4/5) – They are very playful as most of the dogs are.
Trainability (4/5) – They are pretty easy to train with very few commands.
Intelligence (4/5) – Unlike most of the dog, this breed is very intelligent.
Mouthiness (3/5) – Average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite.
Price Group (2/5) $2000 to $4000 – It is on the higher side because of the unique look.
Pomsky is a hybrid dog between the Pomeranian and the Siberian husky which have attracted too many people and convinced them to buy one of them.
Pomsky Puppies are very outgoing and socialized which makes them stand out. People often buy Pomsky puppies and feel the mistake of unpreparedness of their needs. The result, being sent to rescue groups.
Pomsky dog can be pretty expensive to maintain as it requires a lot of things to survive.
Breeders often sell out Pomsky for cheap rates or sometimes for free. Be aware of any such breeder and always try to purchase the dog from any particular rescue groups or trusted breeders
Where Pomsky Dogs Came From?
The history of Pomsky dog breeds does not go much far. Being the designer breed which has been bred recently, it received its popularity very soon. The dog is the offspring of Siberian Huskies and the Pomeranian.
The specific breed standard has not been established yet but in some years it can be assumed that the breed standards will be made soon.
The Pomsky Club of America is taking care of the formation of the breed standards. The reason for taking time information of such thing is because the attitude and temperament varies a lot from each Pomsky
If you are looking to adopt a Pomsky you can find a shelter near you or contact any rescue group.
Pomsky when are not much in size. Genetics of Pomsky comes mostly from Pomeranians and very less from Husky.
The height in them is not more than 10 to 15 inches and the weight can be close to 38 pounds
Pomsky dogs are very famous among children for the playfulness they possess. They entertain kids so well that kids can sit with them for hours without any problem.
Pomsky also possesses strong prey drives which means they can easily hurt someone. Giving them a good training is very important. No one would want a mishap…
To attain their attention you have to make the topic of interest or else they might go and sit somewhere else. They are an intelligent breed and understand boredom very well.
You can teach him commands like “come”, “sit” and “go”. This will help them learn things fast and effectively. Sometimes due to stubbornness, they might not listen to you. Try to lure them with treats and also when they are doing something well.
You must give them their time to understand or else they will break your patience. Yet another thing you need to train your puppy. The Pomsky adult puppy can be hard to train so it is advised to train them at an early age.
It is a must to give them obedience training because it will help in their behavior and overall appeal. Crate training can also be given to them which will ensure the safety of you and your furry member.
Colors & Grooming
Pomsky Puppies are very fluffy and cute which comes with a thick coat which helps them to adjust in harsh cold conditions. The coat requires a lot of grooming and frequent brushing.
Pomsky shedding is very high hence you might find hairs all over your place. They get coat colors like grey, blue, brown. The Pomsky black and the Pomsky white are the most chosen colors among all.
You should also check for the nails. If they are clicking it on the floor, they would need some nail trimming too. Check for ear wax too. You should clean their teeth to reduce tartar build-up.
Targeting The Bones
The knee joint slips out of the joint causing pain. In layman’s language the dislocation of the kneecap. It has been seen that many dogs live a fine life.
It is the improper formation of the thigh bone and hip joint. With this comes Arthritis along with the dog’s age.
Targeting the Skin
They are often exposed to certain allergies caused by bacteria. One has to keep a check on them to make sure they are staying Hygienic all the time.
Targeting the Eyes
A cataract is a common problem found among them. This can be cured by minor surgery and does not cause any such problem.
It can get hard for anyone to suggest the amount of food necessary for a Pomsky dog. They are new to the world which makes them more vulnerable to diseases. It is very important to understand that without the knowledge of feeding requirements and style, one should never attempt to feed them.
Having a food chart from the vet is always safe. One should never feed the Pomsky dog with more amount of food or else they tend to get obese very quickly. This can affect their activity level making them more lethargic.
Sometimes the food requirement may depend upon the growth and health. They might need a bit of extra at times. But be sure to address these questions to the vet. Changing the meals should be avoided or else they might face difficulties.
You have to be very cautious about the breed because of the unsureness of the standards and sustenance.
Vaccination and Care
Vaccinations in all the dogs are more or less the same. But the general vaccinations that can be given to the Pomsky dog are:
- Coronavirus injection
The adult cockapoo might need some more vaccines and checkups. Consulting the veterinarian can be a healthier option.
Often parents unknowingly give medicines to the dogs and the outcome turn out to be very bad. Pomsky puppies are very much in need of exercise but not extreme. Their requirement for exercise gets completed with a walk every day.
They are very good with the cold conditions as they get furs which helps them to protect them from harsh climatic conditions. They might get bored if do not get anything challenging.
You may find training a Pomsky dog tough as they are usually stubborn but with consistent patience and effort, you can make the training much more happening and enjoyable.
Monthly Expense Estimation
Being such a unique breed it deserves to have a price tag of $2000 to $4000. Additionally, you might need to spend some more money depending upon the amount of food they need which can be confirmed once the vet has told you about the food that can be given to the pet.
They need grooming frequently which can be pretty costly. Vaccinations and pet insurance does not cost much. Vaccines may take around $300 and if you have pet insurance you can ask the vet for a claim.
They would need to chew toys to play so make sure to get some of those so that they do bot chew your new shoes.
Children: They are very affectionate towards kids or any human being in general. They might take some time to get accustomed to new people. But their family is their priority.
Dogs: They can be really good friends with the dogs but then you have to supervise their activities. Pomsky’s extreme prey drives make him stand out of the league
Cats: Cats tend to disturb dogs. But doing the same with a Pomsky dog can be fatal for the cats. Pomsky will take no second thought in killing an animal that too an inferior one.
Pomsky dog breed is a newly made breed that has very little history. It has to go very long as there is very little information available about this breed. This breed has not been recognized by any clubs except the home club, the Pomsky Club of America which is also is helping the breed to get a full breed standard.
They get colors like Grey, black, white, brown. Their grooming drains too much of money. Because of their shedding, they need a lot of brushing so that the dead hairs do not stick to the body.
They should be checked with nail trimming and ear wax cleaning regularly.
When it comes to the training of a Pomsky puppy, one has to make sure the session is very interesting or else they might get bored and run away.
They also need to be trained gently and patiently. They are intelligent and can pick up the pace soon. But initially, you may lose your patience, which may result in shouting at the pups.
They should be trained with commands which are easy to understand.
Being a new breed the feeding information is unavailable with us. But asking the vet can help you get full information.
Feeding them with food that you are unaware of can be very dangerous for the pup. The Pomsky Club of America is trying the best to find out the breed standard through which it will be very easier for any individual to find a healthy breed.
They may need a good amount of exercise to stay fit. They might not be good watchdogs and may not be protective. But they are very cute and adorable. Which makes them a stress buster.
They tend to get a certain disease and prone to more. But all of these can be cured by minor surgery or medications too. Giving them the vaccines timely is very essential to eradicate the risk of any mishap with the health
The maintenance of this breed can be on the higher side as they are expensive dogs. Most of the owners do not realize the coming expenses and buy one of these Pomsky puppies and then fail to provide them the necessities. The result, ending in a shelter or a rescue home.
It is very important to check for the maintenance and cost before buying one such furry member.
Something Fun about Pomsky!
Pomsky gets a very pretty eye color which happens to be blue. The Pomsky White with blue eyes is very common.
A puppy named Norman from Los Angeles has gained popularity on Instagram with more than 11k followers.
They have not been recognized by any breed officials as of now and have no breed standards. It should be adopted soon
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Do they don’t get along with other pets or is it just a formed stereotype?
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