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.
All dog breeds have different levels of intellect. Some dog breeds; working dogs in particular, are very independent thinkers and have been evolved to be very intelligent. Typically, a highly intelligent dog does well in obedience training and other activities. A highly intelligent dog can be very demanding and do require lots of physical and mental stimulation. If you’re looking for a relatively laid-back dog, that doesn’t require lots of mental and physical stimulation, then you must fully understand the level of intelligence of your dog breed of choice.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, you must fully understand their intellect levels and their specific levels of energy. To keep your dog well-balanced and happy, their needs must be met and maintained.
All dog breeds have different needs when it comes to the level of exercise they require. For the high energy dogs; which are your typical working dogs, they have a lot of energy and require lots of daily exercise along with plenty of mental stimulation. A highly energetic dog breed would suit an individual or family that is equally as active and loves the outdoors. There are also breeds that have relatively low exercise needs, such as toy dog breeds. Although they require daily exercise and mental stimulation, they’re just as happy chilling at home with their loved ones. This type of dog breed would suit an individual or family that prefers the peace and quiet and relaxation.
Before deciding on your chosen dog breed, Mypetzilla recommends that you research the exercise needs and whether you’re well equipped before committing to buying or adopting a particular dog breed.
There are several dog breeds that are known and potentially predisposed to developing health related conditions. Sensible breeding can help prevent the onset of health related conditions and this should always be taken into condition when researching your dog breed of choice. Before committing to a dog, you should speak to the breeder about any health related conditions that may affect the dog you’re looking to buy or adopt. You can also request to see any test results from genetic testing.
There are many dog breeds that tolerate children really well and are not affected by the constant noise and need for play-time. However, there are some dog breeds that don’t do very well with children and can become frustrated and snappy. That being said, all children should be shown how to handle and care for a dog in their home and should always be supervised when playing. As much as a dog can become annoyed and snappy with a younger child, the child can also become less tolerant and misbehaved towards the dog.
Mypetzilla recommends that you always supervise play-time between your children and dog. Children need to respect the boundaries and feeding time for the dog and likewise for the child. We also strongly advise that play-time doesn’t get out of control and too rough which can cause injury to both child and dog.
There are lots of dog breeds that are well suited to living in an apartment. It’s worthwhile noting that you need to check that you’re allowed dogs in your building before committing to bringing one home. If you do decide to own a dog and are living in an apartment, then you must make sure that they have plenty of room to roam around and frequent walks outside to prevent them from becoming bored and depressed.
Mypetzilla recommends that you check as to whether you’re allowed dogs in your apartment building and to fully ensure your apartment is dog proof before committing fully to bringing a dog home.
All dog breeds shed to some extent, some more than others. With this, all potential dog owners should be aware of this, as it will be a matter of putting up with some hair or lots of hair being left around the house. Depending on the dog breed, there are certain times during the year where some dog breeds shed the most and this is typically around spring and autumn. However, there are some dog breeds that shed all year round.
If you’re very house-proud, they you may want to choose a dog breed that sheds very little. Mypetzilla strongly recommends that you fully research your dog breed of choice and their shedding levels before committing.
All dog breeds require different levels of grooming. Some dog breeds are easier to maintain than others and only require a weekly brush to help keep their coat in good condition. There are some dog breeds that require regular trips to the grooming parlour and this can come at a huge cost. Either way, all dog breeds require their coat and nails to be maintained and cared for.
Mypetzilla strongly advices that potential owners research the grooming needs and associated costs with their desired dog breed before fully committing.
Barking is a necessity for your dog to communicate. However, it can also be a nuisance to yourself and fellow neighbours if it’s not kept under control. If you live in an apartment, then you’re better off choosing a dog breed that doesn’t bark as much. If you live further out and far from civilisation, then it’s worthwhile looking into a dog breed that does bark and will bark to alert you of any other company on your property.
Mypetzilla advices that you research the behaviours of your dog breed of choice and whether this would work for you and your family. It’s worth noting that dogs can be trained to bark less and this will take a lot of effort and training from the owner.
Majority dog breeds form very close relationships with their owners and as a result can become very stressed when left alone for a period of time. If a dog is suffering with separation anxiety then they’re very likely to become destructive around the home as a way of dealing with their anxieties. Dog breeds that do form strong bonds with their owners are better accustomed to a household where one member of the family remains home, whilst the others are out, this is to help avoid further anxieties and destructive behaviours.
Mypetzilla recommends that all potential owners research their dog breed of choice on their bonding abilities and how well-adjusted they are to being left alone at home. It’s also worth noting that you should never leave your dog for longer than 4 hours alone at home.
There are certain dogs breeds that have very high intellect and therefore easier to train than other dog breeds. There is also a downside to this; as fast as they learn the new trick or command, they can easily pick up bad habits just as quick. Other dog breeds that don’t rank as high on the intellect scale require patience and plenty of reward treats from their owners during training.
Before committing to a certain dog breed, Mypetzilla advices you to fully research your dog breed of choice and their level of training needs.
All dog breeds have different energy levels. The working dog breed has one of the highest energy levels in comparison to the low-energy dog’s breeds such as the Toy dog breed group. To keep a dog truly happy, healthy and well-balanced, their energy levels must be met.
High-energy dog breeds need lots of exercise and mental stimulation. High energy dog breeds would suit an active family or person. Dog breeds that are considered as low-energy, love to spend the majority of their time relaxing and sleeping in their favourite, comfy spot. A low-energy dog breed would suit an individual that equally loves the quiet life and relaxing lifestyle. Of course, low-energy dogs still need their daily walks and mental stimulation, just not as much as a high-energy dog breed.
Mypetzilla recommends that potential owner research fully on the type of dog breed that would suit their existing lifestyle and to also take into consideration the dog breeds energy levels and exercise requirements.
Before you decide on what dog breed would be suitable for you and your family, you must consider whether they’re a friendly dog breed and if you already have other pets within the household. For homes that already have dogs and other domestic pets, then it’s wise to choose a dog breed that has a friendly personality and temperament.
There are some dog breeds that mix well with other dog breeds and there are others that don’t suit one another and this could potentially cause issues later on down the line.
Another important point to consider is whether the dog breed of choice is friendly towards people and children.
Mypetzilla recommends to research fully on the right dog breed for your family and to also consider their temperament and characteristics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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