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Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi" Compare Pomsky and Pomeranian. Which is better: Pomsky or Pomeranian or Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
Name Pomsky Pomeranian Pembroke Welsh Corgi
OriginsUnited States Germany Poland Wales
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity Rank5572215
Reviews021
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Other Names Pomeranian + Siberian Husky Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers Pembroke, PWC, Pem, Corgi
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Pomsky Club of America American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $2500-$3500 $600-$800 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Size Small Medium Small Small
Weight 7-38 pounds (3-17 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) Male: 24-31 pounds (10-14 kg), Female: 24-28 pounds (11-13 kg)
Avg. Weight 21.5 pounds (10 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg) Male: 27.5 pounds (12 kg), Female: 26 pounds (12 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) Male: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm), Female: 10-11 inches (25-28 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm) Male: 11 inches (27.5 cm), Female: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Coat Soft Fluffy Double Fluffy Fluffy
Colors Grey & White Brown or Reddish Brown Blue Pure white Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black Black & Tan Fawn Red Sable
Grooming
Advanced: The Pomsky requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pomskys shed above average.
Pomeranians shed moderately.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Temperament Active Friendly Intelligent Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful Attentive Docile Trainable Affectionate Friendly Lively Playful Cheerful Intelligent Going
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pomsky's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Pomskys are easy to train.
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pomsky is a playful breed.
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Pomskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Pomskys are a social breed.
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Pomsky is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
High: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Pomskys are not the best watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Pomskys are average defenders.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Pomsky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pomskys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pomeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pomskys tend to escape less than other breeds.
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Pomskys have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Pomskys are apartment-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pomskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pomskys do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Stranger Friendly
Pomskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Pomskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pomskys are average friendly towards cats.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Pomskys are dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pomsky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pomskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pomskys are generally with other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pomskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pomeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Pomsky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Health Issues
The Pomsky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies Hip Dysplasia Luxating Patella Eye Problems Epilepsy Heart Problems Collapsed Trachea Skin Diseases Dental Problems Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures Cataracts Cystinuria Degenerative Myelopathy Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosis Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-16 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pomskys have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pomskys have an average exercise need.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Pomskys sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pembroke Welsh Corgis are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomsky can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Pomsky has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pomsky is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-6 puppies 2-5 puppies 6-7 puppies

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