Pomsky

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Size

Small

Life span

15 Years

Weight

13.6 Kg

Group

Hybrid Dogs

Pomsky Overview

The Pomsky is a cross between a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. The height and weight of the Pomsky are never guaranteed and they normally weigh in the region of 20-30 pounds and measure between 10-15 inches in height.  They’re cute, silly and love a lot of attention.

This adorable dog breed loves playtime and likes to spend their time outdoors running around the local park and snuggle time on their owner's lap.

This dog breed is highly adaptable and easy to train. Obedient training and early socialisation are important when they’re young as this will prevent them from becoming too dominant in adult age. They’re very energetic and require lots of exercises and mental stimulation; so would suit an owner that equally loves the outdoors and vigorous exercise.

Their coat is fluffy and very soft and requires regular grooming to keep it in optimum condition. They vary in colour, everything from grey and white, blue, reddish-brown and pure white.

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Pomsky Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Pomsky is a relatively new "designer" dog breed and has gained popularity across the world for being adorable, cute and beautiful. This gorgeous cross-breed is a mix of a Pomeranian and Siberian Husky. The breeding process is delicate and responsible breeders use their expertise and well-bred breeding parents to produce a beautiful litter of Pomskys. 

When buying a Pomsky puppy, you must source the dog through a reputable breeder.

Pomsky Temperament

As with their physical characteristics, the Pomskys temperament is tough to predict and depends entirely on each individual puppies genetic makeup. Majority of the time, the Pomsky inherits the most desirable characteristics of both of its breeding parents, both being very intelligent, playful, loving and confident. 

Training

The Pomsky is known to be very intelligent and respond well to reward-based training. They can, however, be stubborn at times, so it will take some willingness and patience from the owner to train their Pomsky. Training must be approached in a calm manner and the owner must be assertive when giving training commands. Failure to train a Pomsky properly can result in "small dogs syndrome" and various other behavioural problems. 

The Pomsky is prone to resource guarding and this behaviour must be nipped in the bud straight away before it becomes a bigger problem in their adult life.

Grooming

The Pomsky's coat is rather fluffy, soft and prone to shedding quite a lot. Their coats can vary greatly both in length and quality. Once a year during the summer, this dog breed will shed considerable amounts and will require regular grooming and brushing. 

Both the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky have a curved tail and as a result, the Pomsky also has the same tail. This dog breed is better suited to colder climates because of their double-coat. Regular brushing of their coat will help keep their fur healthy and shiny.

Health

The Pomsky can suffer from dental conditions and should, therefore, have regular check-ups at the vets and receive regular brushing of their teeth at home. This dog breed is predisposed to various eyes conditions and hip dysplasia. 

All potential owners of Pomsky's should use a reputable breeder and check that all the relevant genic testing has been done to better understand the puppies genetic makeup and whether they are predisposed to health conditions that of their breeding parents. 

Exercise

Pomsky's are highly energetic like their breeding parents. They require lots of exercises. This dog breed loves nothing more than to play and run around the garden. You can't help but love a Pomsky and their delightful white coat, but this shouldn't put you off from taking them on long country walks (which they love the most) This dog breed needs to let off some steam and energy otherwise they're most likely to develop serious behavioural problems and can become very destructive around the home. 

Children and other pets

The Pomsky is very energetic and would, therefore, suit an active family but not with young children. This dog breed doesn't respond well to rough play and children need to be educated on how best to play with a dog and to respect their boundaries, as a result of this, this dog breed wouldn't suit a family with young children. 

This dog breed generally gets on very well with other pets providing they are socialised correctly from a young age.

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