Part fluff nugget, part Wolf, the Pomsky dog breed is known for its furry cuteness and cheerful personality. The only dog to become an internet sensation before it was even born. Such is the charisma of these four-legged furbabies that captivate hearts with their killer good looks and action-packed temperaments.
As we have been featuring the crossbred dogs on our blog, especially the Doodles, this time we have planned to feature a different breed, and the chosen breed is no other than Pomsky that is a cross between the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky.
This article contains a comprehensive guide about Pomskies and the topics covered are the history of Pomskies, an introduction to the parent breeds, health-related issues, pros and cons, grooming, maintenance, temperament, and everything else which you need to know before getting a new breed. Read Best Pomsky Breeders.
So, let’s start with the history of this hybrid breed.
History of Pomsky
Pomsky is a relatively new breed of hybrid designer dogs that is not much old as compared to some other designer breeds. The Poms first came to existence in 2012 through artificial insemination. However, the idea of this clever crossbreed came in 2011 when a BuzzFeed article, titled, “Pomskies – The Pomeranian + Siberian Husky Mix: the cutest designer dog breed ever?” went viral on the internet. While the actual article had featured images of a Finnish Lapphund puppy, the idea of what a Pomsky would potentially look like given the entire internet a cuteness rush.
People gushed over the idea of a Pomeranian + Siberian Husky cross and could not wait to get their hands on one, seeing which dog breeders picked up pace as well. So, that is how the first Pomsky was born.
The First-Ever Pomsky Litter
The dream turned to reality by two Arizonian friends Joline Phillips and Tressa Peterson in 2012 when they crossbred Dam, the Siberian Husky and Sire, the Pomeranian to produce the very first litter of cute and adorable Pomskies.
As soon as the Pomskies came into being, they instantly became a hotcake and many breeders started breeding them. Currently, Pomsky is among the most popular hybrid or designer dog breeds in the US and many other countries.
The Pomsky is silliest and cutest of all doggos having a heart of gold. Which is why it is so loved and sought after by dog owners around the world. Here are some of the most distinctive features of a Pomsky that are guaranteed to melt anyone’s heart.
- Miniature Wolf-like appearance with long Pomeranian like nose and upright ear.
- Cute almond-shaped eyes that may be bright-blue like the ocean or dark-black like the night sky.
- Soft and long double-layered coats that come in a multitude of colors from pure white, tangerine orange to an exotic khaki shade.
- Pomsky have short furry tails that animatedly swish over their backs as they prance around.
- The average Pomsky weighs about 20 to 30 pounds and grows from 12 to 15 inches.
- Similar to the Pomeranian, the Pomsky has tiny legs and furry paws.
A Pomsky is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get. A Pomsk’s personality and attitude rely significantly on its genetic makeup. For the most part, the Pomsky is a ferocious little trouble maker bursting with energy to play around and socialize. But we warn you not to be deceived by their small size and cute looks, for they are extremely loud dogs that both howl and bark to get their way with their human.
At the same time, Pomsk is also a naturally curious dog with playful antics that it loves to use to get attention and love but who can deny that, especially, when it is this adorable. The Pomsky is an extremely loyal and faithful pup that makes an excellent guard dog, helpful around children as well. So, don’t be afraid of adopting one on account of occasional stubborn behavior.
Living with a Pomsky
The Pomsky’s small size makes it a suitable dog for both apartments and larger homes. It is essential to train a Pomsky from an early age; otherwise, it becomes stubborn and chews away everything in its path. However, early socialization ensures that your Pomsky remain well mannered and well behaved without losing their natural perkiness.
Like most hybrids, Pomskies can develop several health complications. They are genetically prone to several allergies, eye problems, and even heart diseases. So, be sure to take extra good care of your puppies and schedule monthly vet appointments to be on the safe side.
If not bred well, the Pomskies may inherit the following diseases from their parent breeds. So, before getting a puppy from a breeder, make sure to ask for the health certificates of the parents. And ask the breeder to let you meet with both the parents.
Diseases Inherited from Pomeranian:
Apart from the fact that Pomeranian is a healthy breed, it is prone to the following diseases and a Pomsky may inherit anyone of them.
- Early tooth loss
- Intraocular pressure
- Luxating Patella
- Tracheal Collapse
- Black skin disease
Diseases Inherited from Siberian Husky:
Given below are some of the common diseases a Siberian Husky may get, likewise, the Pomsky may also inherit them from Huskies.
- Eye Cataract
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Hip Dysplasia
Pomskies are very energetic creatures that require walking at least once a day, provided the owners also play with them frequently. They like being challenged and love outdoor exploration due to their intelligent natures. So next time you plan a trip, be sure to pack your Pomskies.
Food and Diet
If you are wondering what Pomskies eat, look no further, for we have it all here. Ideally, Pomskies should be given a high-quality variety of dry kibble that can supplement all their dietary needs and keep them healthy and happy.
Pomskies are estimated to have a life span of 10 to 12 years, but since the breed is relatively new, these numbers are likely to change shortly with better breeding practices and health care facilities.
Pomsky Litter Size and Price
On average, a Pomsky litter may have around 5-6 puppies but you can never predict. Also, it is usually observed that most of the puppies in the same litter are different from each other.
There are several factors that are considered while finalizing the price of a Pomsky puppy such as color patterns on the coat, eye colors, quality, and size of the puppy. If getting from a reputable breeder, it may cost you between $1500 and $5000.
Wrapping it up
Pomsky puppies are simply adorable, and it’s hard to resist their charm. But it is not wise to adopt a pup purely based on looks. Dogs are a huge responsibility, and for first-time dog owners, it is not the best idea to adopt a Pomsk if they cannot look after it’s complicated grooming and training needs. So our advice to first-time dog owners would be to look a low-maintenance breed.