About Pomskies

What is a Pomsky?

Breed: Pomsky

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Pomeranians and huskies share a number of personality traits that usually get passed on to their hybrid offspring. These include intelligence, playfulness, confidence, and affectionate and loving nature. Both breeds also tend to be on the noisy side, with huskies being talkative and Pomeranians being prone to yipping. As a result, pomskies are typically vocal dogs who aren't a good fit for someone with a low tolerance for noise, or for an apartment with thin walls and easily annoyed neighbors.

Pomskies also tend to be protective, which can increase their tendency to bark, especially around strangers. They do, however, make excellent watchdogs. They have a fiercely loyal streak, which means they may latch onto one member of the household as their primary person, although they generally tend to get along well with everyone. 

Another trait that first-time owners aren't often prepared for is that they can be quite willful and stubborn, making them difficult to train in spite of their high intelligence. They require calm and assertive leadership and a whole lot of patience. Because of this, pomskies aren't a good fit for inexperienced dog owners, who may feel overwhelmed by and frustrated with the breed's strong personality.

Exercise Requirements: 1 hour/day

Energy Level: High

Longevity Range: 13-15 yrs.

Tendency to Drool: Low 

Tendency to Bark: High

Tendency to Dig: Low 

AKC Recognized:No
AKC Group:N/A
Weight:15-45 lbs
Height:10-25 in.
Coat:Double coat: Plush, Wooly
Grooming needs:Moderate, undercoat is shed 2x/year
Colors:Gray and white, black and white, red and white, blue and white, pure white, brown, tan, merle

Pomskies have a lot of energy and need about an hour of daily exercise and play to stay fit and avoid boredom. They're small enough that they can make good apartment dogs, provided they're walked two or three times a day or provided ample opportunities to burn off their energy at a dog park. Otherwise, being let out to play in a fenced-in yard or engaged in a game of fetch several times throughout the day can satisfy their exercise needs. Providing them with puzzle toys and indoor activities can also prevent boredom-induced behavior problems and help them stay calm.

They can be prone to shedding throughout the year, and usually, their coats will blow out 1-2x a year. They need to be brushed daily to keep up with the shedding, and living with one of these dogs will probably involve a lot of vacuuming or sweeping.

Pomskies share genetic predispositions to certain health issues with both of their parents. These include allergies and skin problems, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, collapsing trachea, epilepsy, and heart disease. They're also prone to dental problems and need regular teeth cleanings and daily tooth brushing.

About our Pomskies

The puppies we currently produce are F2b Pomskies. The chart below shows what a F2b pomsky heritage looks like.

Breed: Siberian Husky

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Bred initially in Northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog who is quick and light on their feet. Their moderately compact and well furred body, erect ears and brush tail suggest their Northern heritage. Huskies are very active and energetic and are known for being long distance sled dogs.

FUN FACT

In 1925 a team of Siberian Huskies saved Nome, Alaska by carrying the serum to cure diphtheria a considerable distance by sled. The run was done in the middle of a blizzard and in conditions below -23 degrees Fahrenheit. The run is remembered by the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Race, and Balto, the famous sled dog who led his team through the final leg.

The Siberian Husky originated from the extreme northeast of Siberia. They were initially domesticated by the Chukchi -an ancient population that thrived by herding reindeer and moving with each season to new grazing regions. They came to America in 1909 and found their place in the Alaskan wilderness. They love to be out in cold weather and are known to be the ideal sled dog. They have strong insulated paws that are perfect for traction in the snow. The Siberian Husky also has two layers in their coat that protect them from Arctic winters.

The graceful, medium-sized Siberian Husky’s almond-shaped eyes can be either brown or blue—and sometimes one of each—and convey a keen but amiable and even mischievous expression. Quick and nimble-footed, Siberians are known for their powerful but seemingly effortless gait. Tipping the scales at no more than 60 pounds, they are noticeably smaller and lighter than their burly cousin, the Alaskan Malamute. In fact, breeders and fanciers prefer the moniker Siberians over huskies, as the latter suggests a bigger, brawnier dog than what is the standard for the breed.

As born pack dogs, Siberians enjoy family life and get on well with other dogs; their innate friendliness render them indifferent watchdogs. This breed is also energetic and can’t resist chasing small animals, so a secure running room is a must. An attractive feature of the breed: Siberians are naturally clean, with little doggy odor.

AKC Recognized:1930
AKC Group:Working
FCI Group:Group 5, Section 1
Weight:Male: 45-60 lb Female: 35-50 lb
Height:Male: 21-24 in Female: 20-22 in
Common MT Haplotypes:A29a, A91/11
Common Y Haplotypes:Hc.1, Ha.4
Acceptable colors:Agouti And White; Black And White; Gray And White; Red And White; Sable And White; White; White And Liver
Lifespan 12-15 years

Breed: Pomeranian

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The Pomeranian combines a tiny body (no more than seven pounds) and a commanding big-dog demeanor. The abundant double coat, with its frill extending over the chest and shoulders, comes in almost two dozen colors, and various patterns and markings, but is most commonly seen in orange or red.

Alert and intelligent, Pomeranians are easily trained and make fine watchdogs and perky pets for families with children old enough to know the difference between a toy dog and a toy. Poms are active but can be exercised with indoor play and short walks, so they are content in both the city and suburbs. They will master tricks and games with ease, though their favorite activity is providing laughs and companionship to their special human.

FUN FACT

Pomeranians boast one of the widest variety of color options in one breed. The American Kennel Club lists 23 accepted colors

Cute, feisty and furry, Poms are intelligent and loyal to their families. Don't let their cuteness fool you, however. These independent, bold dogs have minds of their own. They are alert and curious about the world around them. Unfortunately, in their minds, they are much larger than they really are, which can sometimes lead them to harass and even attack much larger dogs. Luckily, if they are properly socialized with other dogs and animals, they generally get along quite well with them.

Poms take their name from the province of Pomerania, in Germany. They became especially popular when Queen Victoria allowed some of her Pomeranians to be shown in a conformation show, the first Pomeranians ever to be shown.

Pomeranians make excellent pets for older people and those who are busy, because they aren't an overly dependent breed. They are also good for apartment dwellers or homes that don't have a backyard. Because of their small size, they aren't recommended for families with small children who might injure them accidentally. While Poms are good with children, they are not a good choice for very young or highly active children because of their small size. Never let your small children and your Pom play without supervision.

Because they are so small, Poms can be perceived as prey by owls, eagles, hawks, coyotes, and other wild animals. Never leave them outside unattended, and be watchful if there are predatory birds in your location. If this is the case, stay close to your Pom to discourage birds from trying to carry them off!

AKC Recognized:1888
AKC Group:Toy
FCI Group:Group 5, Section 4
Weight:Male: 4-8 lb Female: 4-8 lb
Height:Male: 7-11 in Female: 7-11 in
Common MT Haplotypes:A247, A26a
Common Y Haplotypes:Ha.4
Acceptable colors:Beaver; Black; Black And Tan; Blue; Blue And Tan; Blue Merle; Blue Sable; Chocolate; Chocolate And Tan; Cream; Cream Sable; Orange; Orange Sable; Red; Red Sable; Tri-Color; White; Wolf Sable; Beaver Sable (Non-Standard); Black And Brindle (Non-Standard); Blue Brindle (Non-Standard); Chocolate Merle (Non-Standard); Chocolate Sable (Non-Standard)
Lifespan 12-18 years