Pointy ears, fluffy coat, adorable curved tail… it’s no wonder people everywhere are going crazy for this new breed of designer dogs: Pomeranian Huskies, also known as Pomskies.
This mix between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky is popular amongst dog lovers because of their pleasing physical features as well as their friendly and playful temperament.
However, before you go to your nearest breeder and tell them to shut up and take your money, let’s go over some things you need to know about Pomskies in order to avoid buying a high maintenance dog you didn’t bargain for.
Pomeranian Husky Mix 101
Pomeranian Huskies are the result of mixing between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. Breeding is done through artificial insemination, a costly yet necessary process which allows breeders to monitor the health of the parents and the offspring.
With Pomeranian Husky mixes, the mother must always be a Husky and the father must always be a Pomeranian, due to the fact that having a small Pomeranian give birth to big puppies can cause health problems for the mother and her litter.
Pomskies can come in various shades of white, black, red, orange, grey, brown, tan, or a mix of these colors. Their eye color ranges from black, brown, blue-grey, and electric blue – the latter being the most sought-out color.
Nobody can really tell how Pomskies will turn out. While they may look like tiny Huskies during their puppy years, they might grow up looking more Pomeranian than Husky, or vice versa. Others end up looking like the perfect mix between the parents. Keep all this in mind before buying.
Pomskies enjoy a variety of foods, including fruits such as apples and blueberries. Meat and vegetable-based food should also be present in their diet.
Avoid feeding them grapes, chocolate, or low-quality kibble – as is smart for all small dog breeds.
The average lifespan of a Pomeranian Husky mix is 13 to 15 years. They end up weighing 20 to 30 pounds and average around 10 to 15 inches in height.
They have a great tolerance for cold climates due to their double layer coat.
Pomeranian Huskies are very playful, affectionate, and energetic. They make good companions but also require a lot of attention.
Due to their jealous nature, they don’t work well with small children unless they go through early socialization.
They tend to suffer from Small Dog Syndrome, a trait they inherit from their Pomeranian side. It means that they like to challenge others and think themselves to be the leader.
This attitude can be changed with training – otherwise, the Pomsky will be difficult to discipline. A badly trained Pomsky will howl, bark, and chew on your things often.
Husky Pomeranian Mix Care
One of the many things you have to keep in mind before getting a Pomsky is that they need a lot of care and attention in order to live long, healthy lives.
They are full of energy and are quite mischievous, a trait they get from their Husky side. Daily walks and constant company are a must for this breed, lest their behavior turns destructive.
People who live in houses with yards, as opposed to people without, will be at an advantage when it comes to exercising their pet, as Pomskies love the outdoors.
Although breeders have already encountered multiple health issues in Pomkies (such as epilepsy, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and collapsed trachea), not much is known about the health problems that mixing Pomeranians and Huskies can cause. Because of this, it is highly recommended that Pomsky owners be prepared to care for their pet much more than they would the average dog.
Besides the initial cost of simply owning a Pomsky, you should expect to pay over $1,000 dollars yearly to care for the dog.
Here’s a video showing what life is like with a Pomsky!
Buying a Pomsky
Doing your research before buying is an essential part of getting a Pomsky. There are certain steps you will have to take in order to protect yourself from fake Pomsky breeders who will try to sell you Teacup Pomeranian Huskies instead.
Although Teacup Pomskies are just as cute as regular Pomskies, they may not be what you’re looking for.
The first clue on whether you’re being scammed into buying a different breed is the price. Pomeranian Huskies range from $1,500 to $5,500 dollars. Be suspicious of anything lower or higher.
Another clue is whether the breeder will let you visit the kennel and meet the parents. Knowing the living conditions the parents and the puppy are in is essential to knowing how healthy the Pomsky will be.
If the parents lived in an unkept, high-stress environment during the pregnancy, it is possible the Pomsky pup might suffer from health conditions early on in life.
Make sure the breeder you will buy from lets you see the necessary medical papers of the parents before you buy.
Pomeranian Huskies in a Nutshell
Fun, energetic, and great company, Pomskies can really liven up your home and keep you occupied. They are great especially for families who like outdoor activities.
Despite their size, they will make you feel safe and loved with their protective attitude when a stranger is near you or your family.
Keeping in mind the huge responsibility that’s involved with being a Pomsky owner, having one is a unique experience you won’t regret.
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