|Life expectancy||Between 12 and 14 years old|
|Colors||Black and white, chocolate, gray and white, red and white, blue-black, agouti…|
|Hair||Medium length, silky|
|Height||Between 40 and 50 cm|
|Weight||Between 7 and 10 kg|
|Temperament||Balanced, intelligent, playful, active|
|Needs||Beware of overweight, daily brushing|
|Perfect for||Small/medium spaces with activity, children|
Origin and history of the Pomsky
The Pomsky is one of the most recent breeds in the dog world. They appeared in 2012 in the United States, although it is not known specifically in which area. They are a mix between Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. Normally, they are of Husky mother and Pomeranian father. Their popularity starts to grow in 2014. Since then, these adorable animals have spread all over the world.
The Pomsky has not yet been catalogued by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, as it has not yet had time to consolidate as a breed. Due to such a rapid expansion, Pomsky lovers are asking for DNA tests to be included in the litters, in order to avoid scams. Apparently, some people have passed off Siberian Husky pups as Pomsky.
Types of Pomsky
Being a breed that has not yet stabilized, we can find many types of Pomsky depending on their genetic variation. The most popular ones are the smallest ones, which look like Huskies de Furry even in their adult stage.
We can group Pomsky dogs in two categories, depending on their genes:
- First generation: their genetic percentage is 50/50, obtaining a balanced Pomsky. They weigh between 9 and 14 kg.
- Second generation: they are those that have a higher percentage of Pomeranian than Husky, varying between 7 and 9 kg in weight.
Second generation Pomskys are the most sought after, as they look like puppies regardless of their age. They are the closest to the Pomsky Toy (“miniature” dogs), so they tend to be very popular.
The colors of the Pomsky are very similar to those of its progenitor, the Siberian Husky, so there are a lot of possible combinations. It is normal to find white Pomsky dogs, black, with combinations, reddish, chocolate, gray, cinnamon… They tend to inherit the facial “mask” of the Husky, with one color in the T-zone and another in the rest of the face.
The coat of Pomsky dogs is of medium length, approaching long. It stands out for its abundance and softness. It combines the density of the Husky coat with the elegance of the Pomeranian coat, resulting in a silky and fluffy coat. Although this is the most common combination, the fact that the breed has not yet been standardized means that the coat of the Pomsky can vary considerably between the two breeds.
Pomsky puppy dog
Baby Pomskys are quite unpredictable little animals. Until they become adult dogs, it is not possible to know what characteristics predominate in puppies. This stage of the Pomsky’s life is perfect for introducing them to other animals if we want them to share space with other dogs or cats. Pomsky puppies are very active, so a house with space for physical activity is ideal for them.
Character of the Pomsky breed
The lack of standardization of the breed also means that we cannot know exactly what character the adult Pomsky will have. Their character may vary between the vivacity of the Pomeranian and the gentleness of the Husky, depending on the genetic load inherited from each breed.
The Pomeranian tends to establish a close bond with a reference person, while the Husky is used to establishing bonds with several people. While the Pomeranian is calmer and more playful, the Husky tends to hunt small animals and to escape. We do not know which characteristics each Pomsky adopts.
What is certain is that it is a very intelligent, affectionate and close animal with its adopters and with other animals, as these are characteristics that both breeds have in common. A Pomsky dog is, by definition, extroverted, sociable, cheerful and very active; normally, they love to play with children.
Pomsky Dog Health
Adult Pomskys tend to inherit the problems of both breeds. The size difference between Huskies and Pomeranians results in dogs that are not very robust, with too much weight on their joints. This can be made worse if the Husky parent already had joint disease, to which they are prone.
Pomskys inherit from their parents the possibility of having eye, hair or skin problems. allergies. Neither breed does well with high temperatures, so heat can significantly damage the health of their skin. This dog breed can also develop dental plaque easily.
Typical care of the breed
Because of the Pomsky’s high likelihood of developing joint problems, a routine of exercise and a good nutrition are essential to their well-being. A veterinarian may also decide that the use of chondroprotectors is beneficial to prevent possible joint chondroprotectors to prevent possible joint conditions.
Having an abundant coat, a daily brushing is essential for the health of your Pomsky’s hair. health hair ‘s Pomsky. In this way, we avoid the appearance of tangles and remove excess hair, so that his coat remains soft and pleasant to the touch. Since the coat is so fluffy, brushing will also help to remove any traces of dirt that may get caught in the coat.
A bath every 15 days is recommended to keep these dogs in a good state of skin health. Pomsky’s skin can suffer considerably during the summer. Keeping them away from high temperatures is highly recommended, as the excess heat quickly accumulates on their skin and can cause problems such as eczema, hair loss…
Pomsky dogs are not made for the heat, so try to take them out for walks during the cooler summer hours. They should always have shade to get close to and water to keep them hydrated. Visits to the veterinarian are mandatory to check their eye and joint health. We should also take into account the care of their ears and nails periodically.
What is the best food for a Pomsky?
Proper nutrition is especially important for the Pomsky breed of dog. Being a breed with a tendency to develop joint problems, they should be fed a diet that meets their nutritional and energy needs and takes care of their weight at the same time.
Baby Pomsky are very active little animals. Their diet should cover a high energy intake and promote their growth. The development of their joints is especially beneficial for the health of the Pomsky, as they must maintain the high activity of this animal throughout its life.
The activity of the adult Pomsky has nothing to envy to that of puppies. They are very active dogs playful. They are very active dogs, so a diet based on proteins and with a balanced percentage of carbohydrates is the most advisable for them. We must take care, also, that they consume a food rich in vitamins and minerals, that takes care of their joints, their capillary health, and prevents the appearance of other pathologies.
The needs of each Pomsky in their senior stage vary depending on the pathologies they have developed throughout their life (or lack thereof). The care of their weight is equally important as dogs tend to gain weight at this stage of their life. Depending on their state of health, we may need a diet that protects their joints, their eye health, their teeth…
Adoption of a Pomsky Dog
Active, affectionate, playful… this is the Pomsky, perfect as a companion animal for those who are looking for a very active and affectionate dog. However, it is necessary to take into account that its character and even its size are quite unpredictable, so if you are considering adopting a Pomsky you should be prepared for these variations.