The Pomeranian Husky mix is a cross between a Purebred Husky and a Purebred Pomeranian also known as “Pomsky.” This Pomsky mix is small-sized with a height of 10 to 15 inches and weighs 15 to 30 pounds. He also comes in a variety of coat colors such as orange and red.
Pomsky is a fairly new crossbreed that is increasingly becoming popular among dog lovers. This can be mainly attributed to his cute looks.
These super cute dogs are also known for being aloof to strangers and can be challenging to house train.
But what does owning a Pomeranian Husky mix entail? We are going to cover that and much more in this Pomsky guide.
Let us get right into it.
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- About the Pomeranian husky mix
- The general appearance and characteristics of the Pomeranian Husky
- Temperament and personality of the Pomsky
- Frequently asked questions
- Husky and Pomeranian mix puppies
- How to care for a Pomsky mix
- Health problems of the Pomeranian Husky mix
About the Pomeranian husky mix
The Pomeranian Husky mix is a crossbreed between two smart and energetic breeds, the Siberian husky and the Pomeranian.
Pomeranians were once large dog breeds and have now become one of the smallest and cutest on the planet. This is also an active dog.
Meanwhile, the Siberian husky is a working dog that we can say is all rounded. He still has the good to him too although he can independent. It is hard not to see why these two dogs were bred together.
This mix has impressive coat colors and patterns and in some cases, striking blue eyes.
Besides being adorable, the Pomsky is known for being good with children and being a great companion for the whole family in general.
These are some of the traits and qualities that you can expect from this crossbreed.
Because Pomsky is a fairly new dog breed and not a purebred dog, he is not recognized by any of the major kennel clubs.
However, there are a few clubs that have registered this hybrid:
- The international Pomsky association.
- Pomsky Club of America
- The dog registry of America.
This mix also does not have breed standards and therefore, his looks and personality traits can vary.
Pros and cons
✓ Active and energetic.
✔ Intelligent and a quick learner.
✗ Aloof towards strangers.
✘ Can be stubborn.
✗ Is expensive.
✘ Has a loud bark and loves to howl.
6 Pomsky fun facts
- This mix can be affectionate referred to as the Husky Pom Pom Mix.
- Pomskies are great therapy dogs that can also be trained to be used as assistance dogs.
- They may be small but they are known to have a loud bark and howl and make excellent guard dogs.
- Some Pomeranian Husky mixes are known to change coat color as they age and a brown Pomeranian can change color to orange or from cream to white and brown.
- These dogs are known to inherit the Husky’s independent nature which makes them stubborn.
- In the breeding of a Pomsky, the Siberian Husky has to be the dam or mother while the Pomeranian has to be the sire or father.
The general appearance and characteristics of the Pomeranian Husky
|Pomeranian Husky mix summary table|
|Weight||15 to 30 pounds|
|Lifespan||13 to 15 years|
|Breed Type||mixes and more|
|Suitable For||Families and first-time dog owners|
|Grooming requirements||Moderate to high|
|Color Variations||white, black, brown, tan, orange, red, merle, cream, and blue|
|Health concerns||epilepsy, collapsed trachea, eye problems, allergies, hip dysplasia, and patellar luxation|
|Temperament||intelligent, eager-to-please, loyal, active, energetic, playful, trainable, affectionate, and confident|
How big does the Pomsky mix get?
The Pomsky is a small-sized dog that stands between 10 and 15 inches tall and can weigh between 15 and 30 pounds.
However, the dog’s size will mainly be dependent on the dominant parent. If the mix is huskier than he is Pomeranian he will be bigger than when the Pomeranian genes are dominant and vice versa.
There may be the exception of the teacup Pomeranian Husky mix which is much smaller. These teacup dogs have a height of 7 to 15 inches and could weigh anywhere from 6 to 18 pounds.
What does a Pomsky look like?
Pomskies look more like smaller and cuter wolf versions. This unique look is what is making people fall in love with this doggo.
Pomeranian Huskies have a range of different looks to them and have no breed standards. The variations can be found even in puppies of the same litter.
However, they often inherit the Husky’s facial feature with the stature of a Pomeranian.
Some Pomskies may inherit Husky’s long muzzle and head while others may inherit have a smaller muzzle with a pointy nose.
They are also known to have striking blue almond-shaped eyes and heterochromia in some instances where the eyes have different colors. These eyes can also be brown, amber, or green.
The tail is usually curved with pointy ears.
Coat appearance and shedding
Both the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky have double-coats which will be inherited by the Pomsky. This coat can vary in length from medium to long.
The outer coat may be fluffy like that of a pomeranian or smooth and silky like that of a Siberian Husky with a dense undercoat.
This mix sheds moderately throughout the year. Their coats are also best adapted for cold climate areas.
Just like the color of the eyes the coat color could also vary greatly. They also come in a variety of coat color and patterns that include the following;
|Orange||Black and Tan||Fawn|
Pomeranian Husky mix generations
When a Pomsky is bred from a purebred Siberian Husky and purebred you get a first-generation Husky Pomeranian.
This generation is also known as an F1 Pomsky. These Siberian Pomeranians are the most common. The F1 generation is said to have the most vigor which slowly decreases down the generations.
You can also have an F1b generation by breeding an F1 Pom Pom Husky with either a Husky or a purebred Pomeranian or a purebred Husky. This is usually done to strengthen some of the traits in the hybrid dog.
When F1 Pom-Huskies are crossed you get F2 Pomskies.
This can go on to an F2 backcross that is known as the F2b generation and is achieved by crossing F2 offsprings with a purebred Husky or a purebred Pomeranian and it goes on and on.
Temperament and personality of the Pomsky
The Pomeranian Husky mix makes up for what he lacks in size with his big personality and character.
This is a dog that thrives on the company and the attention of his owner and family in general. They are fun-loving and will happily follow you all over the house.
These dogs are known for their confidence similar to that of a Siberian Husky but they can also be stubborn.
They also have a strong sense of loyalty and will do anything to grab your attention including barking and howling. The bark is usually high-pitched.
So, if you live in an area where people might consider barking a nuisance then this might not be the dog for you.
They are also not afraid to defend their families despite being small in size.
However, the main drawback to this dog is being aloof to strangers but he is not known to be aggressive towards them but should be well-socialized from an early age.
They may also develop small dog syndrome if they are not well socialized.
Is Pomeranian Husky mixes good family pets?
The Pomeranian Husky mix is a great family dog that will give you nothing less than lots of love. They are also playful and super cuddly.
Pomskies get along well with children and other pets, especially if they have been brought up together.
However, interactions between this crossbreed and children should always be supervised.
They are very adaptable dogs that can thrive in both warm and cold weather but are better suited for cold climate areas.
Frequently asked questions
Does the Pomeranian Husky mix shed?
Pomeranian Husky mixes shed moderately throughout the year. They may have two major shedding seasons just like any other double-coated dog. However, Pomskies tend to shed more where the climate is warmer.
But you can deal with it to some level but using some of the tips that we have in out handy shedding guide.
What is the cost of buying a Pom-Husky?
The Husky and Pomeranian mix may be all cute and adorable but he has a big price tag that comes with him. If you are planning on buying a Pomsky you should be ready to cough anywhere from 1000 to 3000 US dollars. They are made expensive by how difficult it is to breed them.
Can you leave a Pomeranian Husky mix alone?
Well, it depends on how long you are going to leave them alone. They should not be left alone for long periods because they become bored, suffer from separation anxiety, and even destructive.
How long do Husky Pomeranians live?
Pomskies have an average lifespan of between 13 to 15 years for the standard size. Both the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky are relatively healthy dogs.
Husky and Pomeranian mix puppies
During the breeding of a Pomsky Puppy, it is common to see the Siberian Husky as the dam and the Pomeranian as a sire.
This is because it is much easier for the larger dog to carry a pup litter.
The litter size can vary from 5 to 7 puppies.
These puppies of the same litter may also vary from one puppy to another. And you should not be worried if you see any variations in a litter.
The look and size of the puppies mainly depend on the parents that they take more after.
Once you have your Pomeranian Husky mix puppy you can expect him to reach maturity within 12 months.
Pomsky puppies are expensive and can cost anywhere between $1000 and $3000 from a reputable breeder. This is because there is a lot of effort and care that is taken for the successful breeding of these dogs with a huge size difference.
You also have the option of adopting this dog if you are lucky enough to find one in a dog rescue shelter.
So, how do you find a reputable breeder?
Finding a responsible and reputable breeder
Considering how expensive the Pomeranian and Husky mix is you must make sure that you get your money’s worth. Getting a dog is a lifetime commitment and you sure do not want to use a lot of money for an unhealthy pup.
For this reason, you have to make sure that the mix you get is from a responsible and reputable breeder.
You should never buy a puppy from a breeder that is reluctant to share the pup’s parents’ medical information. The breeder has to show you the parent dogs’ paperwork upfront and health clearance.
If the breeder fails to provide these, walk away without a second thought.
He or she must also prove that they are qualified to do what they claim that they can do.
Get to know about the breeder’s history and experience breeding the same dog. Know how long he has been doing this for.
The breeder should be able to answer questions concerning the temperament of the parent breeds.
This same breeder should be able to follow up on the hybrid dog even after you have already taken the dog home.
Another great idea is to ask for referrals from your local vet and some other people that own the Husky and Pomeranian mix.
This can help you get to know the breeders that have been tried and proven to be good at what they do.
In case you see any red flags you should gladly and proudly walk away because you don’t want to be part of what promotes bad breeding practices.
Bad breeders red flags:
- Breeders using stock photos from the internet to promote and show their work.
- A breeder that uses fake photos of him/herself online.
- Breeders that do not offer traceable payment methods.
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How to care for a Pomsky mix
1. Grooming requirements
You may think that the coat of a Pomeranian and Husky mix is hard to maintain but you can keep it in the best condition by daily brushing.
This helps to remove dead hair and dander.
When the coat is well brushed you are not only able to remove tangles but also spread natural oils on the coat of the dog thus keeping it mos.
After brushing spray the dog with a leave-in spritz to conditioning the coat and to restore its sheen.
It has been proved that dogs shed more when the weather is hot so you should expect your furry friend to shed more during this season.
During this season you should brush your dog more to deal with the excessive shedding.
Bath the dog once every month.
You should beware that bathing your dog too much will strip the coat of essential oils and cause the skin to dry out. When you are bathing your Pomsky remember to use an appropriate shampoo that is formulated for small dogs.
Hygiene grooming care tips
You will need to check the are frequently for any signs of infections such as discharge, bumps, redness, or even bad odor. In case you see any of these signs, take the dog to a veterinarian.
The eyes will also need to be cleaned with cotton balls and an ears cleaning solution to remove dirt and earwax. Use upward motion and avoid going too deep when cleaning and this can cause injuries to him.
The fur around the ears will also need to be trimmed for better airflow.
Fur between the paw pads has been known to make the Pomsk slip as he walks.
It is for this reason that the fur between the paw pads should be kept short and debris between the paw pads remove for healthier paws.
The nails will also need to be clipped every time they start getting too long. Ensure that you do not cut the nails’ quick by cutting the nails away from the quick.
The quick is a region on the dog’s nails with blood vessels that nourish the nails.
For dental care, you will need to brush the teeth frequently using a dog toothbrush and toothpaste. Dental chews will also come in handy when cleaning and strengthening the Pomsky’s teeth.
Expressing anal glands is something that most dog owners tend to overlook although in most cases, the glands will express themselves.
Sometimes, the glands may fail to self-express and you will need to do it once a month.
You can express a Pomky’s anal glands by pushing them from the bottom as if you are scooping them from the body 2 to 3 times to clear all the secretions.
The anal glands will need to be expressed in a bathtub as the anal secretions may sput out.
Pom Husky mixes’ faces are known to get dirty due to tear stains and debris.
To keep the face clean and healthy, you will need to wipe tear stain using eye wipes daily. These eye wipes will also help to clean any food debris or any other stains that may be on the face.
2. Feeding your Pomeranian Husky mix
For your Pomsky to be healthy you will need to make sure that his dietary requirements are met.
By doing this you will also make him live for longer.
The best way to know how much you will need to feed your Pom-Husky is by using his weight as a guide.
So, how you go around this is by multiplying his weight in pounds by 30 calories. Taking the average weight of the Husky and Pomeranian mix, this will be around 600 calories of food a day.
|Pomsky Daily Food Consumption|
|Guide||500 to 900 calories|
|Cups of Kibble||1.5 to 3|
But remember several factors will affect how much food you give to him:
- Level of activity
Consider these factors when you are buying or preparing a meal for your doggo.
Younger puppies need to feed more as they grow. This is because their metabolism is much faster than that of older dogs.
A good diet should be high on proteins and especially meat proteins. It should also have enough fats, mineral salts, and vitamins.
Fats are essential in that they provide the dog with the energy to keep him running and cuddling all day.
A good source or vitamins are fruit and vegetables.
While you are doing all these you should avoid overfeeding or free feeding him as he could become obese in the process.
Also, do not forget to keep the dog hydrated all day especially if he is super active.
Consult your vet if have any questions or problems with what you are feeding your Pomsky. In case, you notice your doggo has any form of allergy do not hesitate to visit the vet.
3. Exercise requirements
The Pomeranian Husky mix might be an active hybrid dog but that does not mean that he needs vigorous exercises. This is mainly because of its small size.
30 minutes of walking or playing at the backyard a day will be enough for this mixed dog.
Another reason that you need to do this is to prevent the pooch from getting bored which could lead him to become destructive.
You sure do not want him to eat your kid’s homework and your expensive shoes.
Exercise also helps to keep the dog’s weight in check preventing from becoming obese. It is also a good time for you to strongly bond with your cute doggo.
When you are walking this dog remember to use a leash with a harness and not a collar. Collars may exert too much pressure on the dog that could lead to tracheal collapse.
You will need to do this because the Husky mix has a strong prey drive and could run away from you at the slightest chance.
|Number of walks||2 (15 minutes each)|
|Exercise needs||30 to 45 minutes|
4. Training a Pom-Husky
The Husky and Pomeranian cross is a brilliant and smart that will easily learn new tricks and commands. He is a pooch that is eager to please and will be happy to learn new tricks in the process.
But you have to keep in mind that he can be stubborn and independent and it is the reason that training should start when he is still a pup.
You also need to have a strong and patience to deal with the stubbornness and by the end, you will have a well-balanced dog.
The best way to go around training is through positive reinforcement and reward-based training.
When you are training the Pom-Husky you should avoid doing anything that might distract him. Avoiding any forms of distractions will help you train this dog much faster.
Socialization is also an important part of the training. You should accomplish this by introducing the dog to new environments, other people, and animals.
By doing this he will learn not to be wary when he encounters new people and things.
Health problems of the Pomeranian Husky mix
Mixed dogs are generally healthier than purebred dogs because of the larger gene pool.
However, there is a chance that this dog may inherit some of the health issues that are suffered by the parent.
Smalls dogs are most affected by this condition.
This is a condition where the trachea or windpipe collapses and it is chronic and irreversible.
When the trachea collapses the airway is obstructed and breathing becomes more difficult for the dog.
This is a heart condition that affects dogs.
It is an issue that quickly progresses and causing coughing, breathing problems, and even loss of appetite.
Summary of this hybrid dog
We have seen that the Pomeranian and Husky mix are perfect for first-time dog owners and families.
It is now up to you to decide if this dog will fit into your lifestyle.
If you live in an apartment you will not have any issues with this dog but just make sure he gets his daily dose of training and exercise.
They love nothing but spending time with the owner and love nothing more than you affection and love.
How have you liked this dog? Would you be willing to commit to him?
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There you go WOOF!!!
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