The Pomksy is the epitome of cuteness. Its small size, its thick and fluffy fur, and the Husky face make dog lovers swoon with adoration. The Pomsky is classified as a designer dog breed, that which is a combination of two different purebreds. In this case, the combination of a purebred Pomeranian and Husky produces incredibly cute litters that resemble stuffed toy puppies, thus this breed is also known as Teddy Bear dogs.
Only a handful of breeders have successfully produced desirable Pomskies that are sired by Pomeranians with Huskies assuming the role of the dam. This combination is preferred by expert breeders in that the cross between a female Pomeranian and a male Husky most often than not results in physical and health complications for both puppies and the Pomeranian mother. This is due to the fact that a cross between these two purebreds commonly produces medium-sized puppies that are difficult to deliver by smaller Pomeranian females.
Pomskies that are in high demand are those that are generally small in size. Those that are sold up to $1500 or more are those that are born from male Pomeranians and female Huskies instead.
Physical Attributes of a Pomsky
The physical appearance and size of a Pomsky will depend on the inherent traits, characteristics, and qualities that are dominant from both parents. Since Pomsky is a rather new hybrid, breeders are still ongoing in their efforts Right now there is no firm or solid set of attributes that a Pomsky should exhibit, however since smaller Pomskies command a higher price in the market, most breeders are leaning towards producing teacup Pomerianian Huskies.
The ideal weight of a Pomsky is recognized as half the combined weight of a healthy Pomeranian and Husky. A full-grown Pomsky should weight between 20 and 30 pounds. In terms of height, a Pomsky should be a tad bit larger than a purebred Pomeranian, that which is 10 to 15 inches only. Since there are no breed standards yet, these numbers may still vary and may change until breeders and the Pomsky Club of America as well as the American Kennel Club release their criteria in the assessment and evaluation of Pomeranian Huskies.
There are teacup Pomerianian Huskies that are being sold. These cute and adorable dogs can weigh less than two pounds and can be as small as purebred teacup Pomeranians. Although they can be ridiculously cute and cuddly, they develop illness quite easily and are more vulnerable to attack of bacteria and parasites. Teacup Pomskies are usually the runts of the litter, thus extra care and attention are required to be provided to them by pet owners.
Pomeranian Huskies are generally healthy and desirable dogs as they carry all the desirable traits from both purebred parents. They are very smart, self-assured, loyal, and playful dogs that will definitely bring happiness to your home.
Care and Maintenance of Pomskies
Both Pomeranians and Huskies feature fluffly and medium-length coats. During summer time or under dry and humid weather conditions, they become heavy shedders. In normal conditions, both purebreds will shed their fur within a short span of time. Pomeranian Huskies that are mostly kept indoors will shed all year round. Those that enjoy outdoor walks and can roam freely in the backyard are known to shed less.
First-generation Pomskies are classified to be low to medium shedders like their Husky parents according to the Pomsky Club of America. For subsequent generations, they are known to be heavy shedders, thus it is important for pet parents to regularly brush their coats to minimize or control the shedding issues altogether.
Pomeranians are known to suffer from dental issues, a trait that is inherited by Pomsky offsprings. With this in mind, a crucial part of caring and maintaining optimum health in Pomskies is that of regular dental checkups. The buildup of plaque or the presence of dental caries exposes Pomskies to a host of serious conditions, one of which is tooth loss.
In order to prevent tooth loss, pet owners are advised to take their pets to the vet regularly for dental cleaning. This procedure is undeniably safer and more cost effective on the long haul when compared along tooth extraction, an expensive dental procedure and one that entails long recovery time for Pomskies.
Tips when Purchasing a Pomsky
Given that there is a high demand for the designer dog breed, Pomsky, unscrupulous breeders are taking advantage and producing substandard offspring in exchange for quick cash. There are also those who sell puppies of a totally different mix or breed. In order to avoid such issues when buying a Pomsky, it is best to follow these following tips:
- Reputable breeders welcome all types of questions and inquiries. They are clear with providing information about the puppy that you are to purchase from them. Breeders that are generally evasive when answering questions should raise a red flag. It is best to move on to the next breeder instead.
- It is recommended to prefer breeders who are referred by people you know personally. There are also online forums that provide recommended list of breeders from dog owners who have had success in purchasing healthy Pomsky from them.
- Breeders should not only provide descriptions of Pomsky puppies that are to be sold, but also clear photos of them too. A highly reputable breeder will take the time in sending you several photos of puppies on sale. It may be best to take your business elsewhere if they ignore your request of sending actual pictures. There are reputable breeders that are more than happy open their homes so you can see the puppies in the flesh.
- When making a Pomsky purchase, you may want proof of payment or demand a paper trail or full accounting of your purchase for security purposes.
- If you really desire on getting a hybrid Pomsky from purebred Pomeranian and Husky parents, it is best to request for a DNA confirmation test from the breeder. A reputable breeder will not have a hard time in providing this to serious takers.