There is a new breed of dogs called Pomeranian Husky that is fast becoming a favorite pet companion among dog lovers. These dogs are designer breed dogs meaning they have been bred to produce a cute and lovely pet with specific traits for dog owners. But what is this dog? Below is some useful info for you to know what dog.
1. What is a Pomeranian Husky or Pomsky?
The Pomeranian Husky or Pomsky is the most recent mixed or designer dog breed. It has only been a few years since the appearance of this breed, but the attention and popularity of this dog are gaining traction.
This dog is the end results of breeding of a Pomeranian dog and a Siberian Husky dog. As you can see the dog beautifully merges the properties of both parent dogs, though it some cases it may favor one of its parents in looks and traits.
Because the dog breed is a newcomer to the mixed or designer dog breed stage, there is not much detailed info about it, but we do have some general details as you can see below. In time we will learn more about this new breed of pet dogs.
2. Physical characteristics of a Pomsky
The crossbreeding of a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky produces an amazing dog with the physical traits of both its parents. In appearance, the Pomeranian Husky dog resembles its Siberian Husky parent while it has the size of its Pomeranian parent. The dog’s tail has a curved shape, and it’s the standard form for this breed.
The appearance of the coat of this dog breed may vary from each dog. Also, the color may be a mix of colors or just one color. The eyes also differ in color as well. Ultimately the genetic percentage that the dog get from it, parents determine its looks. It the dog has more Siberian Husky genes then it will resemble then it will favor that side of its parentage. On the other hand, if the dog’s Pomeranian genes are more dominant, then the dog will look more like a Pomeranian.
Simply speaking, a Husky Pomeranian dog looks like a Siberian Husky dog with a cute and adorable small size body like a Pomeranian.
3. Size and weight of a Pomsky
Currently, there is no standard set for the size and weight of a Pomsky. A Pomeranian Husky full-grown will have the total weight of both its parents’ overall weight. At best the dog’s height is 10 to 15 inches tall while its weight is 15 to 30 lbs or 20 to 30 pounds.
If a Pomeranian Husky has a parentage that consists of a 50% Siberian Husky and a half Pomeranian dog, then it is highly possible that the dog will be a large-size animal. However, if the Pomsky puppy is 75% Pomeranian, then it is also highly likely that it will be a small dog close to being 15 pounds in weight.
Overall the height and weight of the dog depend on the equality or surplus of both its parent’s gene.
4. Pomsky Colors
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.
5. Pomsky Temperament
The outcome of a Pomsky’s temperament is dependent on its parent’s heritage. The traits of each parent determine the puppy’s personality in a random way sometimes. Most of the time the Pomeranian Husky will inherit the favorable traits of a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky resulting in a playful, intelligent dog.
The dog needs attention and some exercise. Lack of these two things can lead to the dog developing destructive tendencies. The dog is also fond of barking which is high-pitched. The high-pitched barking is due to the dog breed’s protective and loving nature concerning its owner. However, if you are living in an apartment or any place with lots of people you may need to train your dog to at least moderate its loud bark.
As a Husky Pomeranian mix dog breed it is intelligent, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that training this dog breed is easy. The dog can be stubborn thanks to its Pomeranian heritage and will often exhibit the “Small Dog Syndrome” trait. This attribute turns the dog into a rowdy animal and gives false assumption that it (the dog) is the head of your household. Still, training and some good disciplining actions will mitigate that negative trait. That said do not use any harsh or hurtful methods in training. Your dog might get physically hurt, and you could worsen it bad behavior instead of improving it.
6. Grooming tips for Pomskys
The mixed breeding of a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky produces a Pomsky dog that has an excellent coat that has double-layers. The Pomeranian Husky’s outer layer may look sleek and very smooth like a Siberian Husky, or it will be like a fluffy coat similar that of a Pomeranian.
Grooming the dog’s coat is not a hard chore to do. In fact, the dog’s fur is easier and has less hassle when it comes to grooming unlike other dog breeds with long coat hairs. Here are some general tips to groom your pet:
- Do a little brushing on the coat daily to remove tangles and dead hair. Just remember to be thorough in your brushing.
- Give the dog a bath once or twice a month. Clean water and some safe doggie shampoo are all you need.
- Pay attention to the dog’s nails. These nails tend to grow sharp and unruly if you neglect them. File the dog’s nail to prevent such an occurrence as well as stop any potential nail infections.
7. Suitable Environment for Pomsky
The beautiful thing about a Pomeranian Husky dog is that it can adapt to any home environment. If your home is in an apartment, the dog can be a good indoor pet. On the other hand, if you have a home with backyard your dog will love it as well.
When it comes to weather climate conditions, the dog will thrive in a cold climate thanks to its double coat courtesy of its Siberian Husky heritage. However, if you’re in a warm or hot climate, you will need to cool then down is a cool area or air conditioning. The Siberian Husky dog is an animal adapt to cold temperatures and area, so it’s only reasonable and logical that this dog adjusts with no problem is such an environment.
Regardless of your home environment just remember to give your pet enough exercise to keep it healthy and fit. Lack of exercise will cause your Pomsky to have behavioral problems. For dog owners with a backyard, it will be a good place to play fetch, run, etc. Daily walks (with a leash on the dog) will do nicely if the dog owner is living in an apartment or home with no backyard.
8. Pomsky Price
Pomeranian Husky puppies cost about $1000 to $3000 per puppy. In fact, the price of Pomsky puppy can go up to $1500 to $3000 in some cases. Since the demand for this dog is currently small, it is a given fact that their prices are high. In time as the demand grows the price will eventually lessen. The reason that the demands for this dog are small is due to its newcomer status as a mixed dog breed. So far there is a steady rise in the knowledge and familiarity about this breed among dog lovers.
Be very wary of Teacup Pomeranian Husky puppies or dogs that have a $300 to $500 price tag. While getting a cheap dog may be an enticing due to its easy to reach price range the dog itself may not be of high quality. There is a chance that the puppy is from a puppy mill.
Puppy mills tend to produce puppies quickly and efficiently to satisfy the demand for this dog breed. In the process, however, they neglect the well-being of the puppy leading to a dog that has serious health issues. So if you’re going to buy a puppy, make sure to inquire everything subject about the puppy like it parentage and how the breeder cares for it. Make sure that the breeder is trustworthy, reliable and has plenty of experience when it comes to this dog breed.
9. Healthy Foods for Pomeranian Husky Mix
An excellent source of vitamins and protein is essential to a Pomeranian Husky dog due to its active and playful nature. It also grants the dog a long lifespan and healthy existence. Food is one of the sources that you get vitamins and minerals. Here is some advice on what to feed your dog:
- Make sure that the food you’re feeding you dog is of good quality. Food of poor as well as of dubious quality can make your dog sick, and you do not want that happen to your precious pet.
- Select kibbles that have fewer carbohydrates yet rich in protein. Along with exercise premium-quality, kibble will do wonders in managing the dog’s weight.
- Meat, vegetables, and whole grains should be in your dog’s diet. Meat provides energy along with protein, while fiber comes from vegetables and whole grains are rich in essential vitamins.
- Avoid feeding your dog chocolate, grapes and onions. These foods can harm your pet’s health. Some of these foods can be lethal.
- If you’re going dog all-natural treats, make sure that your meat treat contains no soy and wheat since they are nothing more than fillers. Make sure that the ingredients are of top-quality.
- Fresh fruits are also good for your dog. Your Pomsky will love apples, carrots and blueberries as treats. Make sure that you cut them into manageable slices first.
Like any small dog breed, this dog needs to eat only what enough for it. Overfeeding will result in an obese pet with lots of chronic health problems. Try also avoiding the opposite which is underfeeding since the insufficient amount of proteins and vitamins is also not good for the dog’s well-being.
10. Various Pomsky Clubs
To date, there are only two major dog clubs that centers on the Pomeranian Husky dog. The first dog club is the Pomsky Club of America or PCOA and the second is the International Pomsky Association or IPA. For now, these two dog clubs are the only ones of their kind available. However as the dog breed gains more popularity, we will certainly be seeing more dog clubs like the PCA and the IPA. Both the PCA and IPA handle the ethics code, information, registration offer, tracking and breeder education of the dog breed.
For now, the dog has no registration entry and acknowledgment from the American Kennel Club or AKC. Maybe in the future, the Pomsky will have the AKC registration entry and recognition, but for now, there is none available.
Now you know what kind of a dog the Pomeranian Husky is all about. This dog breed is still relatively new on the designer dogs’ scene, but already they are proving to be popular pets due to their nature. Regardless of what kind of the Pomsky is all, it needs from its owner are love, care, and a good home.
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