Pomsky, a cross between the proud Siberian Husky and the loud Pomeranian, is one of the most popular dog breeds nowadays.
It is probably the only dog breed that gained popularity even before its existence and when the first Pomeranian Husky litter arrived, it received an over-whelmed response.
Being a cross between two different-sized dog breeds, the size of Pomsky may vary when it is grown fully and it is nearly impossible to predict the exact traits, size, and coat colors.
If you are planning to get a Pomsky puppy and looking for a guide about full-grown Pomsky, you are in the right place. In this post, we are going to add everything about an adult Pomsky dog.
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So, let’s read more about a fully grown Pomsky dog but first some quick facts about a dog’s adulthood.
Facts about dog adulthood
At what age, a puppy becomes an adult dog? Every puppy is unique and you can’t predict when a puppy is going to be an adult dog. But one thing is for sure, the small-sized breeds are more likely to be adults earlier than the larger dog breeds.
Teenager Phase: Yes, they do have a teenage phase when they go through the adolescent phase and may show unwanted behaviors such as digging and rowdy jumping, etc. Most dogs go through their teenage phase during the age of 4 to 6 months.
Golden years: When the dogs grow old, they are more likely to have grey hair on their muzzles. Along with that, they slow down a bit and start preferring calm and slower activities.
Now, let’s find out the facts about a full-grown Pomsky dog.
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Things to Know About Full-Grown Pomsky
How big is a fully-grown Pomsky?
It is unpredictable but according to the stats, their length at shoulders may vary and they may stand between 10 to 15 inches. Still, we may witness a smaller or a larger Pomsky than the given size.
When it comes to the weight of a Pomsky, it may weigh between 20 to 30 pounds (9 to 13.5 kg).
Remember one thing, Pomsky is a relatively new designer dog and there are not many stats and figures available about the breed. So, we can expect to get more and more facts about Pomsky in near future.
How much time does a Pomsky take to grow fully?
A Pomsky may take around 1 year to reach adulthood and maturity. According to the Pomsky Owners Association, by the age of six months, the Pomsky is over halfway done growing and can grow fully within one year.
Is a Pomsky small or mid-sized dog?
According to the American Pomsky Kennel Club (APKC), this adorable breed comes in 3 sizes.
Standard Pomsky: Its height is 14-18 inches tall at the shoulder while it may weigh between 20 and 35 pounds.
Mini Pomsky: Its expected height is up to 14 inches tall at the shoulder while it may weigh between 12 and 20 pounds.
Micro/Toy Pomsky: Its height is up to 10 inches tall at the shoulder while it may weigh up to 15 pounds.
An expert Pomsky breeder should be able to predict a pup’s size when it is grown fully based on the parents’ size, past litters, and the current growth rate of the puppy.
Pro Tip: By multiplying a Pomsky puppy’s weight at the age of 8 weeks by 3-4 times will give an estimated adult size. But remember, it’s just an estimate and it may differ from the actual figures.
Do they shed?
Yes, they shed a lot, and in fact, their undercoat sheds ultimately, once a year. This means, that if you are allergic to dog hair, Pomsky is not your dog and you should consider getting a low-shedding breed such as Poodle, Shih Tzu, Bernedoodle, or Irish Doodle. If you’re worried about too much dog hair around, visit Petlovers.com for a solution to help keep your house clean.
How much does a fully grown Pomsky maintenance cost per year?
Pomsky’s grooming by a professional groomer may cost you between $30 to $90 depending on its coat. Along with that flea treatments, vet visits, and necessary pet supplies also cost you some bucks. Additionally, many breeders and vets may suggest specific food for your dog that costs you some more. So, you should be prepared to spend around $1500 a year to keep your Pomsky dog healthy, happy, and cool.
When should you expect more maintenance costs?
Well, if you get a Pomsky dog from an inexperienced breeder or a puppy mill, there are chances that the puppy will develop temperament and genetic issues with time. That means you may need to spend lots of money on vet visits. So, getting a puppy from a reputable Pomsky breeder will save you money in the future, the initial cost will be a bit higher though.
Can a breeder predict the size, coat color, and other important aspects of a Pomsky puppy when it is fully grown?
No, as we have already said that Pomsky is one of the most recent hybrid dog breeds and there is not much data available about them. We may expect to get some authentic and trustworthy figures and stats within the next couple of years or maybe more as the breed gets mature.
So, these were some important facts about the full-grown Pomsky that you must know as a future Pomsky parent. There may be some other facts too which are unknown and over time, we may explore them and will add them to this post for sure. In the meantime, you can check out US Service Animals’ page which further explores introducing a Pomsky to your family home.
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