Have you ever heard of the dog breed Pomsky? It is an adorable mix between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky -opposites attract? This unlikely match is an interesting one because the two breeds are just so different. What can we say, the crossbreed that resulted in the Pomsky is quite unique, like it’s nickname Pomeranian Husky.
The Pomsky breed is actually considered new. Dogs of this kind tend to be very fluffy and cuddly. Since the breed is relatively new, the variations within the breed are still somewhat inconsistent. This crossbreed can leave the pups with varying characteristics of their parents – you never know what you are going to get.
The Pomsky is usually bred from a Siberian Husky female and a Pomeranian male. Breeding’s are usually done through artificial insemination because of the size difference in the two breeds.
If you are interested in a Pomsky, make sure you find a reputable breeder.
A Pomsky typically lives between 13 and 15 years.
These dogs are very intelligent; however, they will inherit the temperament of their parents. This means that some Pomsky’s may be difficult to train. Pomsky’s are very smart and require regular play to avoid becoming bored. Bored Pomsky’s have been known to act up by chewing.
The size of a Pomsky can vary dramatically, from toy size to medium size. A typical Pomsky will weigh between 15-25 lbs.
Like their parent breeds, the dogs can come in many different patterns and colors, such as grey/white, brown red, blue merle, blonde and more.
Fur Coat and Grooming
A Pomsky typically has a soft, fluffy, silky coat, prick ears and a furry tail that swishes over the back.
Keep in mind that the Pomsky sheds a lot, and their thick coats require extensive grooming.
Family and Other Pets
Most breeders will say that the dog is a great choice for families, but there could be issues with small children. An ideal household would be that of single people or a house with older children. If you introduce the Pomsky to other pets at a young age, the Pomsky should be able to adapt and get along just fine. The Pomsky is known to be a great watch dog, but this comes with the frequent bark every time someone new approaches.
To purchase a Pomsky you should expect to spend at least $1,000. Some Pomsky’s go for almost $5,000 depending on the caliber of their parents.
According to the American Kennel Club, the average cost of the first year of having a medium-sized dog is around $2,889. The good news is in the following years you’re going to pay a little less than $2,000 per year:
- $432 for toys and other accessories;
- $435 for food;
- $389 for preventative medication;
- $650 in veterinary bills.
Pomsky’s aren’t known to have a significant hereditary history of issues, but the breed is so new that a lot is still unknown.
Is A Pomsky Right for You?
Before making the decision to introduce a Pomsky into your home, consider the following:
- The dog can have an unpredictable temperament;
- It could grow into a medium-sized dog;
- You might need a trainer for housebreaking;
- It will shed a lot, especially during warm seasons;
- You can’t know for sure how your dog’s health will evolve;
- You’ll have to put yourself on a long waiting list to get a puppy that will cost you at least $1,000.
Overall, pomskies can make a loving and extremely rewarding pet – especially if you already have experience with dogs and patience when it comes to training.