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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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Pomsky
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Pomsky have? The dog breed also known as...
Pomeranian + Siberian Husky
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
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
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Pomsky price:
$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.

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.

Pomsky General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Pomsky size:
SmallMedium
Weight
How much does the Pomsky weigh? Pomsky weight:
7-38 pounds (3-17 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Pomsky? Pomsky average weight:
21.5 pounds (10 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pomsky? Pomsky height:
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Pomsky average height:
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Pomsky Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Pomsky have? What does this canine coat look like?
SoftFluffyDouble
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 bath is 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 Pomeranian + Siberian Husky? Pomsky shedding level:
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.

Pomsky Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pomsky have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveFriendlyIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pomsky? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Pomsky's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
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?
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 considered as a 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 Pomeranian + Siberian Husky 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? Why does my Pomeranian + Siberian Husky bark?
High: The Pomsky is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Pomsky good as a watchdog?
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.
Territorial
Do Pomsky dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
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 his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Pomsky bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Pomeranian + Siberian Husky? 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.)
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?
Pomskys are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
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
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Pomsky dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Pomsky Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Pomskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Pomsky dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pomsky and 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?
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? What is this canine temperament 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.
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 Pomeranian + Siberian Husky temperament with senior people? Are Pomsky dogs good for elderly owners?
Pomskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pomsky breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Pomskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pomsky be a service dog?
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?
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 to 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
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
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. The Pomsky is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Pomsky Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Pomsky dogs have health problems?
The Pomsky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Pomsky breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Pomsky breed? Health risks of Pomsky:
AllergiesHip DysplasiaLuxating PatellaEye ProblemsEpilepsyHeart ProblemsCollapsed TracheaSkin DiseasesDental Problems
Life Expectancy
How long do Pomsky dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Pomsky be?
12-15 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?
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.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog 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 this fido need?
Pomskys sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Pomsky need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold 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.
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 for 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 Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Pomsky have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Pomsky Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Pomsky's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Pomskys are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Pomskys are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Pomsky is a perfect example for 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.
  • 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pomskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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