There is no question why the Pomsky is a popular designer dog. You’re combining a majestic Siberian Husky with a compact Pomeranian. You’re not just getting a gorgeous new companion. You’re also getting a fun, energetic ball of fur.
The Pomeranian Husky is still a new breed that we know little about. Every day Pomeranian Husky breeders are working to perfect the breed. The Pomsky is a mixed with two breeds that have been around for centuries. There is a lot of information available about the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian.
But will your expectations of the breed meet what you actually get? You might have a better chance if you understand the different Pomsky generations.
I’ll get to that, but first you should learn bit about the background.
Background of Pomsky
The Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky are not as different as they seem. They’re both from the Spitz dog type. There are many familiar breeds that fall into the Spitz category.
Believe it or not, the dogs below are part of the Spitz dog family. Including the two well known parents of the Pomeranian Husky Mix.
Spitz Dog Breeds
- Akita Inu
- Labrador Husky
- Alaskan Husky
- Siberian Husky
- Lapponian Herder
- Alaskan Klee Kai
- Mackenzie River Husky
- Alaskan Malamute
- American Akita
- Northern Inuit Dog
- American Eskimo Dog
- Norwegian Buhund
- Black Norwegian Elkhound
- Norwegian Elkhound
- Canaan Dog
- Norwegian Lundehund
- Cardigan Welsh Corgi
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- Chow Chow
- East Siberian Laika
- Russo-European Laika
- Finnish Lapphund
- Russian-European Laika
- Finnish Spitz
- German Spitz
- Greenland Dog
- Shiba Inu
- Icelandic Sheepdog
- Japanese Spitz
- Korean Jindo Dog
Each of these Spitz breeds have similar and different characteristics. The main difference you may see is the color and coat pattern. Some Spitz breeds are always black in color. While others are always white in color. Some breeds may even come in various colors and patterns.
The same color and pattern concept is true with the Pomsky breed. The Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian flaunt different accepted colors. Breeders are still perfecting the Pomsky breed so coat colors may vary.
Accepted Siberian Husky Coat Colors
- Black and White
- Wolf Grey
- Medium/Dark Grey
- Pure White
- Red and White
- Orange Copper
- Chocolate Copper / Chocolate Red
- Red Copper
Accepted Pomeranian Coat Colors
- Wolf Sable
Just as the color may vary in a Pomeranian Husky mix, the pattern may vary as well. Both the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian have different accepted coat patterns. Although we know the look of a Pomsky is unpredictable right now, there’s one thing that’s for sure. Regardless of a Pomskies color or pattern, they’re still so cute!
Siberian Husky Coat Patterns
- Dirty-Faced Siberians
Pomeranian Coat Patterns
- Tan Points
Another appearance factor that plays a part in the Pomsky generation are their eyes. Who doesn’t love the crystal blue eyes a Siberian Husky sports? But, did you know, their eyes may be a different color than that beautiful crystal blue?
Siberian Husky Eye Colors
- Parti-eye (Split Eye)
Of course, the gorgeous Siberian Husky eyes aren’t complete without an amazing mask. There’s one things their eyes and masks have in common. They can vary. There are different types of Siberian Husky masks as well.
Siberian Husky Masks
- Full Mask with Bars
- Full Mask. No bars, no eyebrows.
- Full Mask. No bars.
- Clover Mask (Goggles)
- Open Face, No Mask
- Dirty Faced Siberians
Just like the Siberian Husky, the Pomeranian may have different eye colors, too. The preferred eye color for the Pomeranian is dark brown. But, that doesn’t keep the occasional color mixture from coming in.
Pomeranian Eye Colors
- Light Brown
- Blue (Navy)
- Dark Brown
- Medium Brown
There’s another thing Siberian Huskies and Pomeranian’s have in common. The Pomeranian, like the Siberian Husky, may have a mask as well. Although their most common mask is a black mask.
Since the Pomsky is a new breed in the designer dog world, there isn’t a perfected standard for the breed. But, by combining your Siberian Husky and Pomeranian knowledge, you may get an idea. But, what if the Pomskies mother’s only breed isn’t a Siberian Husky? That’s where Pomsky generations come into play.
As of now, there are four known Pomsky generations. Depending on a Pomskies generation, there may be varying colors, patterns, and sizes. But, in reality, a Pomsky could turn out to be a compact ball of fur resembling a Pomeranian. But, due to how new this designer dog is, a Pomsky may end up with all the majestic Siberian Husky traits.
Somewhere out there is the perfect personality blend for the Pomsky. The blend that combines the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian personalities together. The Siberian Husky and Pomeranian breed already have personality qualities that are similar.
Similar Personality Traits of The Siberian Husky and Pomeranian
The size of the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian that we know today my seem to vary. The ideal size for a Siberian Husky is anywhere from 35 – 60 pounds (16 – 27 kilograms). In an ideal situation, a female is smaller than a male. The same goes for the Siberian Huskies height. Females should be smaller in height than the males. The ideal height may vary from 20 – 24 inches (50 – 60 centimeters).
The size difference between the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian is easy to see. The Pomeranian breed that we know today is often seen as “compact.” The ideal height of a Pomeranian is only one size. Their ideal height is 8 inches. That’s a bit of a difference from the 20 – 24 inches of the Siberian Husky. The Pomeranian weight also differs from the ideal Siberian Husky weight. The ideal Pomeranian weight varies from 4.2 – 7.7 pounds.
Even the best Pomsky breeder may not achieve the ideal size for a Pomsky. This is because the breed is still a work in progress. But, dedicated Pomsky breeders do have requirements they’re trying to achieve. The ideal height of a Pomsky would be 10 – 15 inches. Which is a bit larger than the compact Pomeranian. But, a good bit less than the elegant Siberian Husky. The ideal Pomsky weight is also a healthy mix of the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. The ideal Pomsky weight is anywhere between 20 – 30 pounds.
The fluffy compact breed we know as the Pomeranian wasn’t always so “compact.” In fact, the Pomeranian was more like its Spitz cousin, the Keeshond. The Keeshond is another adorable, fluffy member of the Spitz family. The Keeshond’s ideal height is anywhere between 17 – 18 inches. Their ideal weight varies from 31 – 40 pounds. There are similarities between the Keeshond’s ideal size and the Pomsky ideal size.
The first version of the Pomeranian, the Pomeraniana became familiar in the 18th century. Compact sized Pomeranian’s didn’t peek interest until Queen Victoria showed one off. One that was 50% smaller than the original Pomeranian size. That’s when Pomeranian breeders began experimenting with size. That’s another thing they have in common with the Siberian Husky. The Pomeranian hasn’t always came off as “compact.”
To better determine features of a Pomsky, it’s important to look at Pomsky generations. As of now, the cute Pomsky breed has five known generations. These Pomsky generations combine the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian breed in each parent. It’s important to know a Pomskies generation. This will give you a better understanding of what qualities you should expect.
(First Pomsky Generation)
- The Pomsky parents are only purebred.
- In an ideal situation, the mother is a Siberian Husky. In the F1 Generation she is 100% Siberian Husky.
- The Pomeranian would be the Pomsky father in an ideal situation. If the Pomsky is part of the F1 Pomsky Generation, the father is 100% Pomeranian.
- With the equal mixture of 100% Siberian Husky and 100% Pomeranian, you find the F1 Generation.
- A F1 Generation Pomsky must be 50% Siberian Husky and 50% Pomeranian.
(Backcross Pomsky Generation)
- The F1b Pomsky Generation is a First Backcross Pomsky Generation.
- The F1b Pomsky Generation is part of the F1 Pomsky Generation (First Pomsky Generation).
- This generation has different ways it’s composed.
- A F1b Generation Pomsky consists of a purebred Pomeranian or a purebred Siberian Husky.
- To create the generation a purebred Pomeranian or Siberian Husky mates with a Pomsky.
- The Pomsky the purebred breed mates with must be part of the First Pomsky Generation.
- A F1b Generation Pomsky will consist of 25% Pomeranian or 25% Siberian Husky.
- The other 75% of the F1b Generation Pomsky is Siberian Husky or Pomeranian.
- A Pomsky from a litter in this generation may produce a Pomsky that is 75% Siberian Husky and 25% Pomeranian.
- At the same time, you may expect a Pomsky that is 25% Siberian Husky and 75% Pomeranian.
(Second Pomsky Generation)
- The F2 Pomsky Generation has two parents that are the same.
- This generation consist of Pomsky parents that are both First Generation Pomskies.
- In an ideal situation, a F2 Generation Pomsky is 50% Pomeranian and 50% Siberian Husky.
- This generation does tend to vary more than the F1 or F1b Generation of the Pomsky breed.
(Second Backcross Pomsky Generation)
- This generation is a Backcross generation.
- The F2b Generation of Pomskies includes one purebred parent.
- One parent of a F2b Generation Pomsky must be either 100% Siberian Husky or 100% Pomeranian.
- A purebred parent mates with a Second Generation Pomsky to create this generation.
(Multiple Pomsky Generation)
- The Multigen Pomsky Generation is a large mix.
- The amount of Siberian Husky and/or Pomeranian will vary in each parent in a Multigen.
- A Multigen Pomsky will have a mixture that differs of the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian.
Knowing the Pomsky Generation is important. Especially if you’re looking for specific traits in your Pomsky. Knowing the generation will fill you in on what you may expect as far as Pomsky appearance goes. It also could also fill you in on size and personality traits.