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Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux" Compare Pomsky and Pomeranian. Which is better: Pomsky or Pomeranian or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Name Pomsky Pomeranian Dogue de Bordeaux
OriginsUnited States Germany Poland France
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank5572267
Reviews021
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Other Names Pomeranian + Siberian Husky Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog
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 2008 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
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
No set
Price $2500-$3500 $600-$800 $1000-$1300

General Appearance - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Size Small
Medium
Small Large
Giant
Weight 7-38 pounds (3-17 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg) 120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Avg. Weight 21.5 pounds (10 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg) 132.5 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Height 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) 23-30 inches (58-75 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm) 26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Coat Soft
Fluffy
Double
Fluffy Fine
Colors Grey & White
Brown or Reddish Brown
Blue
Pure white
Blue
Gray
Red
Tan
Brown
Orange
White
Black
Fawn
Mahogany
Isabella
Red
Grooming
Advanced: The Pomsky requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pomskys shed above average.
Pomeranians shed moderately.
Dogue de Bordeauxs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Temperament Active
Friendly
Intelligent
Active
Friendly
Lively
Sociable
Extroverted
Intelligent
Playful
Attentive
Docile
Trainable
Companionable
Devoted
Loyal
Courageous
Outright
Tempered
Vigilant
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pomsky's has great intelligence.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Pomskys are easy to train.
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pomsky is a playful breed.
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the most playful dog 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Pomsky is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Dogue de Bordeaux rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Pomskys are not the best watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Pomskys are average defenders.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Dogue de Bordeauxs 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 Dogue de Bordeaux 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the biggest explorers.
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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Pomskys are apartment-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 Dogue de Bordeaux

Stranger Friendly
Pomskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pomskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pomskys are average friendly towards cats.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Pomskys are dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are dog-friendly 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
Dogue de Bordeaux 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pomskys are generally with other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually friendly towards other pets.
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
Dogue de Bordeauxs 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Dogue de Bordeaux 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.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux

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.
Very healthy dog breed.
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
No set
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-16 years 10-12 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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Pomskys have an average exercise need.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Dogue de Bordeauxs exercise need is minimal.
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.
Dogue de Bordeauxs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
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. 6 to 8 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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Pomsky has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Dogue de Bordeaux has an average 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 Dogue de Bordeaux is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Pomsky vs Pomeranian vs Dogue de Bordeaux

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 4-6 puppies

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