The Pomsky is one of the newer "designer dogs" or cross breeds to appear on the scene.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Pomsky.
The Pomsky has only been around for twenty years or so, having first appeared on the scene in America and Canada with both countries having now established their own breed clubs. However, as yet the Pomsky is not recognised by official international breed clubs which includes The Kennel Club here in the UK. Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians are the parent breeds of the Pomsky and both boast being Spitz-type dogs. As such they share a common ancestry and this includes being similar in appearance and temperament, traits they have passed on to the Pomsky. Although Pomeranians are now considered more as lapdogs, their ancestors were larger working dogs first seen in the Arctic regions of the world.
A Pomsky is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. A crossing usually consists of a female Husky and a male Pomeranian. This is to avoid any complications that may occur if the smaller Pomeranian were to carry puppies sired by the much larger Siberian Husky male.
Like most of the newer cross breeds that have appeared on the scene over recent years, Pomskies come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours with some dogs looking more like a Husky whereas others inherit more of the Pomeranian's looks. As such, how a Pomsky turns out is a bit hit and miss at the present time. Puppies from the same litter can be so different in looks and temperament, but the one constant seems to be the fact they always inherit a good variety of Spitz-type traits which includes having pointy ears, a nice curly tail as well as a long muzzle and thick, luxurious coat.
Like Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians, Pomskies are highly energetic dogs and require a fair deal of exercise. They love to play and frolic and have seemingly infinite amounts of energy. Therefore it is important that Pomsky owners be able to cater to their pet’s exercise needs. When not provided with an outlet for its energy, Pomskies can turn destructive and develop various behavioral problems.
Pomskies are highly intelligent and respond well to reward based training methods. However, they can sometimes inherit the Pomeranian’s stubbornness and should therefore be handled with calm and assertive leadership. Failure to do so can result in “small dog syndrome” and other behavioral problems.
6) Family Pet
Pomskies love being in a family environment and revel in being included in everything that goes on around them. This includes playing lots of interactive games with the kids. However, because they can become a little over protective of their possessions which includes "their" children, care has to be taken when dogs play with them and more especially when the kids have friends over. As such any interaction between children and a dog should always be supervised by an adult to make sure playtime does not get too boisterous.
More often than not, Pomskies inherit the desirable traits from both Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians. That is to say that they are often highly intelligent, loving, playful and self-assured. Traits that both the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian possess. Like Pomeranians, Pomskies are highly protective of their owners and can make great guard dogs. They will often attempt to take on any adversary that they view as a threat to their family despite their small size.
Like any other dog breeds, the Pomeranian Husky has a thick fluffy double coat of hair that comes in several varieties of colors. You can expect red, spotted, brown, merle, white, brindle, black, tan, orange, cream, blue, sable and many other color combinations. Additionally, the parentage of the dog also determines what color it will have.
More often than not, a Pomsky has a fluffy, soft coat and they shed quite a lot which is especially true during the Spring time and then again during the Autumn. As such, they are quite high maintenance on the grooming front with more time needing to be spent on their coats when they shed the most. Ideally a daily brush removes all dead and loose hair and keeps a dog's skin in good condition. It’s important for puppies to be introduced to all the tools needed to keep their coats looking good and to make sure a grooming session is always a nice experience for them.
Pomeranians often suffer from dental issues resulting from a buildup of plaque. Pomskies too can suffer from similar dental conditions and should be taken for regular dental checkups.