Dog breeds get mixed all the time, and shelters are full of total sweeties of mixed heritage that make you say "squee." But then sometimes there's a mix so to die for, that it deserves its own official name.
Enter the Poeranian husky, or Pomsky, a mix between a Pomeranian and a Siberian husky, which creates a small to medium sized fluff ball that we can't look away from. And beyond just their looks, Pomskies inherit their energy and fun-loving attitude from their two parent breeds, so you can expect a confident, happy little dog. And overall, Pomskies make good dogs for families with older children
Because it's a mix between a small dog and a larger dog, a Pomsky's size can vary greatly, from small to medium. But don't worry, no matter what the size of the pup, the Pomsky's charm can't help but win you over. These adorable dogs always win big adorableness points, and they are usually good around older children (6 and up).
Because they're such a new breed, the Pomsky's health and other features aren't as easily predictable. But some illnesses they might be prone to include heart disease, luxating patellas (dislocated knees), collapsing trachea, eye diseases, and skin problems. But overall, owners can expect a relatively healthy dog.
Currently, the Pomsky is still considered a hybrid breed, but the Pomsky Club of America is working to create a pure breed. Over the past 10-20 years, hybrids have become more and more popular, and the Pomsky is one of those. It will take years for the Pomsky to become a true breed, but until then, all can still enjoy the adorableness that is this hybrid.
Just looking at a Pomsky you know it's one of the cutest things you've ever seen, and it knows, too. Personalities vary among Pomskies because they're a hybrid, but they're typically pretty funny and proud of their cuteness. Also, be warned that Pomskies tend to be quite vocal. They might try to talk to you with moans, squeaks, and some high-pitched barks or even howls.
Pomskies can also make good family dogs, and they're good around children 6 years and older. Interestingly, Pomeranians tend to pick a favorite person in the family, and Pomskies are no different. Also, while many Pomskies get along with other family pets, they might inherit a Siberian husky's instinct to chase the family cat around.
As with any dog, early socialization is key for a Pomsky. But if they get started early, Pomskies can benefit a ton from a good training routine. And they typically do well in agility classes or other doggie sports.
We all know that what has been winning everyone ever is the Pomsky's totally huggable appearance. Their coat can come in a variety of colors including gray/white, brownish red, white, and blue merle. They have a fluffy double coat that is soft and silky. They have small, pointed ears and a tail that swishes over their back.
That adorable fluffiness means they need regular grooming. You'll need to brush your Pomsky with a bristle brush to remove tangles and distribute its skin oils. Pomskies also shed. A lot. So be prepared for the foam rolling that entails. Plus, twice a year, they "blow coat," which means they shed most of their hair at once, so new hair can grow in. When this is going on, they'll need daily brushing.
Pomeranian Husky essential facts:
- *Personality: *Lively, funny, smart
- Energy Level: Somewhat active
- *Barking Level: *Fairly vocal
- *Shedding: *Heavy
- *Grooming: *Weekly
- *Good with Children: *Yes, older children
- *Trainability: *Good
- Height: 10-15 inches
- Weight: 7-38 pounds
- *Life Expectancy: *12-15 years