By now, you must be aware of how cute the Pomsky is. No wonder they’re trending in the designer dog world. The combination of Pomeranian and Siberian Husky is new to the designer dog world.
The ideal height of a Pomsky is between 10 inches and 15 inches. With their ideal weight being between 20 to 30 pounds. But, since the breed is still so new, the size of a Pomsky is hard to guarantee. There is quite a size difference between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian.
I’m sure you’re curious. How do Pomsky breeders determine the ideal height and weight of this designer breed? Especially if we’re already aware that the size isn’t guaranteed. The breeder divides the height and weight on the Siberian Husky. This is how breeders determine an ideal size for a Pomsky.
As a rule, breeders of the breed generally mate a female Siberian Husky with a male Pomeranian. This ensures safety for the mother if the puppies are larger than expected. Can you imagine a female Pomeranian carrying Siberian Husky puppies? That would be quite the load for such a petite dog.
Pomsky Size: The Siberian Husky Side
We can’t resist a Siberian Husky. Their athletic build. Plus, you will melt in those crystal blue eyes. But, we also can’t deny the size. Most of us would suspect a Pomsky to be on the smaller size. But, as most of us know, Siberian Huskies are not small dogs. So, if you’re blessed with a larger Pomsky puppy, what should you expect?
While your puppy may not be as large as a Siberian Husky, they may be close. Male Siberian Huskies tend to be larger than the female. But, none the less, it’s a close competition when it comes to size comparison.
Female Siberian Husky Ideal Size
Weight: 35 – 51 pounds (16 – 21 kilograms)
Height: 20 – 22 inches (50 – 56 centimeters)
Male Siberian Husky Ideal Size
Weight: 44 – 60 pounds (20 – 27 kilograms)
Height: 21 – 24 inches (54 – 60 centimeters)
There is a small difference between the ideal size of a female and of a male Siberian Husky. The ideal male may weigh 9 to 25 pounds more than the ideal female. But, the height of the ideal male Siberian Husky is no more than 4 inches from the ideal height of a female. So, the males may be a bit more “stockier” than the females. But, as far as height wise, there isn’t much of a difference.
Pomsky Size: The Pomeranian Side
I know when most people think of a Pomsky, they think of the Pomeranian size. But, of course with the added cuteness of a Siberian Husky. As with the Siberian Husky, male Pomeranian’s are a bit stockier than the females.
Female Pomeranian Ideal Size
Weight: 3 – 6 pounds (1.36 – 2.72 kilograms)
Height: 8 – 11 inches (20.32 – 27.94 centimeters)
Male Pomeranian Ideal Size
Weight: 4 – 7 pounds (1.81 – 3.17 kilograms)
Height: 8 – 11 inches (20.32 – 27.94 centimeters)
The ideal size standards above for the Pomeranian come from the American Kennel Club. But, different organizations have different size standards for the popular breed. The Canadian Kennel Club has the same size requirements as the AKC.
But, the ideal size for a Pomeranian varies just a bit for the England side of the Kennel Club. Their ideal weight for females is 4 – 5.5 pounds (2 – 2.5 kilograms). For males the ideal weight is 4 – 4.5 pounds (1.8 – 2 kilograms). So, The England Kennel Club requires male Pomeranian’s to be smaller than females.
Another organization that recognizes the Pomeranian is the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). But, the FCI doesn’t call the breed a “Pomeranian.” They classify the breed as a Toy Spitz. They also don’t have an ideal weight for the breed. They base the ideal size on height.
According to the FCI the ideal height is 7.1 – 8.67 inches (18 – 22 centimeters). But, sometimes a Pomeranian (or “Toy Spitz”) is larger than this. The FCI then classifies them as a “Miniature Spitz.”
Some Pomeranian’s may not reach 3 pounds by adulthood. If this is the case, some may call this a “Toy” or “Teacup” Pomeranian. But, in reality, the terms “toy” and “teacup” are not recognized terms. Plus, quite often, Pomeranian’s on the smaller size may suffer from many health problems.
Pomsky Breeders: How They Estimate Size
Like we said before, Pomsky breeders are still tweaking the breed to perfection. So, it’s hard to guarantee an exact size for these gorgeous designer dogs. But with the ideal size, you’ll get the just a little above the petite size of the Pomeranian.
The Pomsky is a 50/50 mix of the stout Pomeranian and beautiful Siberian Husky. So, of course the ideal size would be somewhere in the middle. Female Siberian Huskies stand about 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) taller than female Pomeranian’s. They are also about 32 pounds (10.43 kilograms) more than a female Pomeranian.
Male Siberian Huskies are also a bit larger than a male Pomeranian as well. A male Siberian Husky weighs about 41 pounds more than a male Pomeranian. Their about 13 inches (33.02 centimeters) taller than the 8 inch male Pomeranian.
Pomsky breeders will divide the ideal Siberian Husky size. This will give the breeder the ideal Pomsky size. To estimate a size of the puppies, a breeder will divide the Siberian Huskies height and weight.
We know that, in an ideal situation, a female Siberian Husky breeds with a male Pomeranian. So, let’s say the female is on the smaller size. With the female weighing about 35 pounds and her height being around 20 inches. Then we’ll keep the male on the smaller size, too. The male weighing about 4 pounds and his height about 8 inches.
So, in an ideal world, with an ideal breeder, we’d get the ideal weight by dividing the larger factors. You would divide the female Siberian Husky’s weight. This would mean the ideal weight for the Pomsky would be 17.5 pounds (3.97 kilograms). Although they may be larger.
The same goes for the ideal height for a Pomsky. We’d divide the females height. Then you’d have the ideal weight for your Pomsky. In the scenario above, the ideal weight of the Pomsky is around 10 inches. If the breeder breeds with the a Siberian Husky that is the ideal size you’ll have the ideal size of a Pomsky. With their weight being around 20 – 30 pounds. Their height being anywhere from 10 – 12 inches.