Pomsky Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Pomsky so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Pomsky Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Pomsky puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Pomsky?
$2500-$3500
If you choose to purchase the Pomsky, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Pomsky for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pomsky gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Pomsky? How many Pomsky are there in the world?
Frequent: The Pomsky is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.

Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.

Pomsky Size

Size
Is a Pomsky small, medium or large dog?

How big do Pomsky get?

Small Medium
Weight
How much does the Pomsky weigh? How much should the Pomsky breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Pomsky?
7-38 pounds (3-17 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Pomsky?
21.5 pounds (10 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pomsky? Pomsky height:
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Pomsky?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Pomsky Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Pomsky have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FluffySoftDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pomsky's coat?
Grey & WhiteBrown or Reddish BrownBlue Pure white
Grooming
How to groom the Pomsky and how often?
Advanced: The Pomsky requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Pomsky a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Pomsky, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Pomsky dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Pomsky?
Pomskys shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Pomsky breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Pomsky need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Pomsky every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Pomsky Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pomsky have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveFriendlyIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pomsky? Is the Pomsky breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Pomsky's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Pomsky is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Pomsky dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Pomskys are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Pomsky is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Pomsky sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Pomskys don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Pomsky a good family dog?
High: Pomskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Pomsky need? Pomsky social needs:
Pomskys are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Pomsky dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Pomsky bark?
A lot: Pomsky is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Pomsky good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Pomskys are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Pomsky dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Pomskys are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Pomsky bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Pomsky? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pomsky? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Pomsky has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Pomsky has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Pomsky? How much bite force does a Pomsky have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Pomsky bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.

However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pomsky do?
Pomskys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pomskys need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pomsky to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pomsky roam?
Pomskys tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pomsky have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pomsky good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Pomsky breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pomskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Pomsky be 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.

Pomsky Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Pomsky temperament with other people:
Pomskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pomsky dogs get along with other pets? Are Pomsky dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pomskys are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Pomsky dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pomsky temperament with children:
Pomskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pomsky dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Pomsky breed live with a cat?
Pomskys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Pomsky good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pomsky dogs get along with other dogs?
Pomskys are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Pomsky can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pomsky breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Pomsky breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Pomskys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Pomskys good office dogs? Do Pomskys make good office friendly dogs? Can Pomskys be office dogs?
No
Pomsky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pomsky dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Pomsky temperament with senior people? Are Pomsky dogs good for elderly owners?
Pomskys are commonly okay with elderly people.

Pomsky Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Pomsky dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Pomsky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Pomsky breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pomsky breed? Most common health risks of Pomsky:
AllergiesHip DysplasiaLuxating PatellaEye ProblemsEpilepsyHeart ProblemsCollapsed TracheaSkin DiseasesDental Problems
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Pomsky breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Pomsky see the vet?
Average
The Pomsky should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Pomsky dogs live? How old can a Pomsky be? What is the age limit of the Pomsky? How many years can the oldest Pomsky live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Pomsky?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Pomsky: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pomsky breed hypoallergenic?
No
Pomskys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Pomsky have? What is the activity level of the Pomsky?
Pomskys have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Pomsky need? How much exercise do Pomsky dogs require per day?
Pomskys have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Pomsky breed need?
Pomskys sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Pomsky need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Pomsky breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Pomsky? How much food should I feed my Pomsky?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Pomsky risk for obesity:
Average: The Pomsky has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pomsky's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and 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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Pomsky has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Pomsky drool?
The Pomsky is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Pomsky could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Pomsky.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Pomsky As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pomsky be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Pomsky is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pomsky be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Pomsky be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Pomsky breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pomsky be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Pomsky is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pomsky be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Pomsky is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pomsky be a boat dog?

Not really

Pomsky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pomsky be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Pomsky is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Pomsky dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pomsky Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Pomsky pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Pomsky breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Pomsky: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Pomsky have in a litter? How many puppies can the Pomsky breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Pomsky have? How many puppies can a Pomsky give birth to?
2-6 puppies

Pomsky Recognition

AKC Group
Is Pomsky recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Pomsky recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Pomsky breed?
Pomsky Club of America

Pomsky Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Pomsky's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Pomskys are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Pomsky breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Pomsky is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Pomsky has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Pomskys tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Pomskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Dog Friendly: Pomskys are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pomskys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Pomskys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Pomsky requires a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Pomskys shed above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Pomskys are not the best watchdogs.
  • 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.
  • Office Friendly: Pomsky is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Pomsky History

As can be guessed from the name Pomsky is a mix of a Pomeranian and a Husky. Pomskies exist in the collective consciousness since 2012, but since then become one of the most popular breeds. But how is this possible? Their origin story is the most 21th century story you could imagine. The phenomenon is a combination of accidents and deceits fascinated by the power of the internet, resulting in an enthusiastic demand for the creation of this dog breed completely out of nowhere.

The earliest evidence of a Pomeranian/Husky mix could be seen on  December 17th, 2009, when a justanswer.com user named Tammy posted a question to the sites “Dog Health” section inquiring about the mental stability of a Pomeranian/Siberian Husky mixed dog because her family was considering to adopt from the local Humane Society. A veterinarian, Dr. Scott replied to the post claiming that this is a very unlikely mix and that the workers of the Humane Society might just be guessing. After seeing a picture of the dog, he confirmed that the Husky genetics were visible on the appearance of the animal the Pomeranian gens are doubtable. Even though it is not sure if that specific dog technically was one the idea of the Pomeranian Husky mix, aka the Pomsky, was born. The name “Pomsky” in and of itself, is quite catchy and memorable.  It’s cutesy sound sticks in your mind and certainly contributed to the initial attraction to the idea of the cross-breed.  A few days later thousands of pictures of different kinds of cute puppies and dogs appeared on the internet, claiming that the dog in the picture is Pomsky, most of them were a fraud. The breed becomes little more than an urban legend, or internet myth, with no actual documented litters anywhere in the world, and the demand for it increased. The idea of the Pomsky had grown so popular that it had become its own self-filling prophecy.  It was only a matter of time before a breeder would step up to attempt to breed the first “intentional” Pomsky litter.

Tressa Peterson was one of the first breeders, who recognized the need for this new mix.  A photo of the mislabeled photo of Tequila, the Finnish Lapphund(the photo of this dog was one of the most famous Pomsky fraud ) raised her attention to this demand. For 12 months she observed the genetic possibilities of the hybrid and worked out a program with her colleges. The results came out amazing so the breeding began and on March 5th, 2012, the first recorded American litter of Pomsky puppies was born. Of course, other breeders began to follow her path, and since then the popularity and number of the Pomsky are just increasing.

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