The Pomsky is a new designer breed of dogs, seemingly on a mission to change the world with their cuteness. In this article, we share considerations for when you purchase a Pomsky.
Yes, they are super cute and are one of the most lovable and energetic hybrid dogs. They are the result of a cross breed between male Pomeranian and female Siberian Husky dogs. As a result, their physical appearance and other traits are very unpredictable. Below are six things to be aware of if you are thinking of buying a pomsky for yourself.
1. Size and Appearance
There is a huge gap between the size of the Pomeranian and the Husky. While size may matter for some people, there really is no definite way to know what size you will get when you mix the two.
However, a fully grown Pomsky have been known to range from 10 to 15 inches and weigh about 17 to 30 pounds.
The Pomsky seem to take on the physical features of its Husky parent. It has a nicely polished coat that is soft, silk-like and gracefully designed with a mixed of colors (usually white, black and gray).
In fact, their head (mouth and nose included) resembles that of a fox and their ears are always erect and triangular. Do not underestimate them; Pomsky dogs, especially Pomsky puppies, are very, very cute.
2. Character and Traits
The Pomeranian and Siberian Husky have a lot of very similar characteristics that creates perfect synergy when the two are combined to produce the Pomsky.
In fact, because of their Pomeranian and Husky lineage; the Pomsky is a free spirited dog and a whole lot of fun; it is a seemingly proud and naturally energetic (very exciting) dog; always alert and passionately inquisitive.
That means they will not be as problematic as ‘Dennis The Menace’, but they will get into trouble more often than you want them to, especially when idle.
What also makes them an awesome choice for the family (especially with kids) is the fact that they are naturally docile and affectionate.
Because of that, they are eager to learn and easy to groom and/or train the way you want.
While the Pomsky may not be able to detect cocaine nor other harmful or illegal substances, nor can they promptly open doors or even call the police in case of emergency, they are nonetheless very intelligent (roll over, fetch and potty training are a breeze).
The Pomsky require a lot of attention, but almost all breeders and families that have them agrees the trade-off is worth it.
3. The Politics of Pure Breeds
The facts is, mixing the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky gives you a living, breathing mammal, capable of every normal function just as any other.
Unfortunately, the Pomsky do not really have a valid ‘Breed ID’. In other words, they are not recognized or even considered as an actual breed of dogs, not by the world authorities on breed dogs anyways.
According to those authorities, to be recognized as a new breed, the Pomsky must be a descendant of 3 different breeds of dogs. However, the Pomsky is a hybrid, but a combination of only two breeds.
If you are a hardcore pure breeder and lover of dogs, this is probably something to keep in mind.
4. Hair Shedding
Pomsky seem to shed a lot of hair, in fact, for about 3 months and twice a year. I know what you are thinking, but do not worry about whether they will go completely bald all over or if they will look patchy.
The Pomsky naturally have a lot of hair, so in their shedding period, it may seem like too much are coming out but do not get alarmed.
You can imagine it will call for a bit of cleaning, but don’t let that discourage you from grooming or brushing. Plus, they are still pretty darn cute.
These little guys are packed full of energy and playfulness, which means they require a lot of careful attention.
You do not want to leave them idle. It’s like the saying goes, “the devil makes use of idle hands”. However, be wary not to overly ‘baby them’, so to speak, because they can definitely take your kindness for weakness.
Their Pomeranian parent usually fall victim to something called Small Dog Syndrome. This is where the dog believes that it is superior to its human owners.
Let’s be honest.
If you have a dog or any pet that is short and too cute for words, you treat them like royalty. You give them anything they want, you cater to their appetite and preferred foods and you pretty much pamper them more than yourself most times.
The problem with this is that these dogs are very proud, so do that fuels their egos and make them act out. The Pomsky is very likely to adapt this trait.
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6. Possible Health Issues
No creation is without fault. That universal fact holds true even with the Pomsky.
Both the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky have their fair share of issues, which are likely to be passed on to the Pomsky (though not necessarily definite).
From their Husky parent’s side, they may be susceptible to hip dysplasia, ectopy (displacement of the urethra), eye issues like cataracts, or even skin issues like zinc responsive dermatitis.
On the other hand, from their Pomeranian parent lineage, Pomskies may be prone to dislocated patella (kneecap), slipped stifle, heart problems, eye infections, skin irritations and tooth decay and early loss.
Another thing worth considering when looking at possible health issues is whether Pomsky breeders are doing Pomsky to Pomsky breeding. In that case, the Pomsky’s generation will matter.
It is recommended that Pomsky to Pomsky breeding only happen after multiple generations in because there is a real chance of a throwback puppy.
Basically, a throwback puppy could be husky sized and the birth would be too much for its Pomsky mother and therefore cause her to die.
So when considering them, it will do you a great deal of good to inquire if the breeder, if the parents used had any health issues. Researching is crucial because you never know what you will get and you do not want to waste your money and time.
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