11 Astonishing Facts About the Pomsky (Siberian Husky Pomeranian Mix)

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What do you get when you mix my two favorite dog breeds? A Pomsky! You get the Siberian Husky Pomeranian mix. Otherwise known as the cutest dog ever!

The Pomsky looks like a fake dog when you see pictures of him. He looks photoshopped and unreal. But, and I will blow your mind now, he is 100 percent real!

He is probably the best dog ever: a crossbreed between two of the cutest dogs ever to grace the earth.

Both purebred parents are known for their silly and stubborn attitudes. All social media platforms have hundreds of pages, channels, and accounts dedicated to the craziness of the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky.

The Pomsky is still gaining popularity. Unless you actually pet the dog, you will always doubt that he actually exists. “He is way too cute to be real,” you might say to yourself. “This dog can’t exist.”

Oh, he sure does! And we’re going to learn all about him in the article below.

But first, let’s have a look at his pawrents.

Pomsky’s Parents

Actually, the Pomsky’s parents are so famous they barely need any introductions. Still, as they are my favorite dog breeds, I will take this time to say a few things I love about them, which are factually accurate.

The Pomeranian

brown pomeranian posing for the picture

That’s a happy pooch if I have ever seen one.

Those googly eyes look into your soul. The Pom, as most of the world calls him, is a tiny spitz dog. He is the smallest one of them all, but he has just as big a personality as any of the larger spitzes.

He is both stubborn and loving. He wants to protect you, but he won’t really follow your commands all the time. The Pom decides for himself what he wants to do and when to do it. His small size is not his weakness as much as it is his weapon.

Most of the time, you’ll find a Pomeranian scaring bigger dogs and even bullying them. He has no sense of how 7 pounds of dog compare to 50 or 100. All he ever cares about is making sure you understand he may be fluffy and cuddly, but he is the dog.

As you probably have guessed, the Pom is an independent dog. He does not want to be cuddled all the time; he can manage by himself.

More about the Pomeranian dog here.

The Siberian Husky

a siberian husky hiding behind a tree

Someone’s playing hide and seek.

Where do I start with this one? The Siberian Husky is considered the best dog ever. Ask me about it.

He is also a Spitz dog, with love for snow that makes him go crazy as soon as he sees it. The Husky is a stubborn dog with an independent personality. He has an iconic appearance that you can spot miles away.

He loves to sing and talk, or bark as your neighbors call it. He is ready to shower you with love and fun times, just not as much ready to follow your commands.

Training a Husky is generally not easy, as he loves to do what he likes, and it is not necessarily what you want. He is not considered a good watchdog. He loves humans, especially those who have treats in their hands.

Learn all about the Siberian Husky here.

Who Is the Pomsky?

brown and tan pomsky husky pomeranian mix puppy

These puppies are unreal!

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The furbaby of a female Siberian Husky and a male Pomeranian is referred as the Pomsky. The obvious question that you may ask is “how is it even possible?”. And you’re right to ask that question.

The Pomsky is not natural. Because of the size difference between the two purebred parents, it is unsafe to breed them together. However, many breeders were successful with artificial insemination. More on that below.

In 2017, the Pomsky gained huge popularity. The dog’s looks and smarts instantly make him a favorite in the dog world. It is still difficult to find one near you, though.

But that won’t stop us from telling you all there is to know about this crossbreed.

List of Facts about the Pomsky

The fact remains that the temperament of your dog may be different than what will be stated below. This list is based on research about the crossbreed in general. Training, environment, and genes play a big role in how your dog turns out.

The Pomsky’s case is even more problematic. Due to their relative novelty, our description of the dog may slightly vary than what you might read about them elsewhere.

1 - Pomskies Are the Result of Artificial Insemination

The Siberian Husky is way bigger than a Pomeranian, and mating the two is not feasible. That is why breeders have started using a technique that was mostly used on cattle: artificial insemination (AI).

The simple explanation of the process is that the breeders take the semen from a male dog, inspect it to make sure it has enough active sperm, and inject it into the female dog’s vagina. This process is slowly becoming normal in dog breeding.

While some may consider it inhumane, artificial insemination, to our knowledge, is not harmful to the dogs involved as it is done officially by experienced vets and breeders. It is important to know everything about AI before deciding on whether the Pomsky is a dog you’d like to have. This article does a great job explaining it.

2 - Smaller than a Husky, Bigger than Pomeranian

pomsky posing next to flowers

I’ll take the Pomsky and the flower. Thank you!

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Most available pictures of a Pomsky show a fluffy little guy jumping around. You may think they can’t grow a lot bigger than that. As a matter of fact, there is no way to know how big exactly your Pomsky will be.

They can grow to be 15 inches tall and 30 pounds, which qualifies them to be considered medium size dogs. However, that’s the maximum known size for a full grown Pomsky. Others have 10 pounds Pomskies running around the house.

As is the case with many crossbreed dogs, there is no telling the exact size of your Pomsky. The genetics of the parents play a big role in determining the full size of your dog. All Pomskies fit in your palm when they first born, but as they grow, their size may not be what you were looking for.

Protip: adopting an adult Pomsky allows you to have a clear idea of how big the dog you’re taking home. You’ll be looking at his full size before you take him.

3 - No One Is Sure How the Pomsky Looks

As a new dog tha has been gaining popularity only during recent times, there is not much information about how he looks like. Usually, crossbreed dogs take one or many of the markings of their parents. In the case of the Pomsky, his parents have many different coat colors (Pom vs. Husky)that make difficult to say which one is most prevalent.

There is still no standard appearance for this breed. Your dog is basically unique no matter how it looks and behaves.

One way of determining the future looks of your puppy Pomsky is by looking at the purebred parents. He is most likely to take the color of one of them or mix both colors.

Even then, it is not sure 100 percent. Many genes can change the look of the puppy, and one litter can have as many variations as possible.

However, you may want to consider a professional dog hairstylist. Sometimes, your Pomsky has enough hair to make him a potential dog model.

4 - Grooming Is a Daily Task

Huskies are known to shed a lot, and Pomeranians do have that same tendency too. The Pomsky is more likely to inherit this hair-repletion problem from his parents.

We may not know the color of his coat, but we’re almost certain a Pomsky requires daily brushing. Not only that, but you’ll be tasked with vacuuming around the house every once in a while.

You will also need to brush his teeth regularly (more than once a week) as both his parents are known to have dental problems. Dry kibble and healthy chew toys can also help you keep his teeth strong.

Bathing your dog is also important, although not as a frequent as many other breeds. We have an article about that here.

5 - The Pomsky Is A Stubborn Dog

When you’re getting a Pomsky, you’re basically getting a very stubborn Siberian Husky but in a smaller size. That means the density of the stubbornness is more condensed. His temperament is best described as a kid who wants to go outside every now and then.

The Pomsky will defy almost all of your commands as he starts to grow up. Nothing you will say matter, and he won't care about what you think is right or wrong. The one way you can subdue his tendency to challenge your lead is by early training.

If you are looking for a dog that will roll over whenever you tell him to and without a lot of hassle, you really need to look for another dog. Spitzes aren’t the best at doing as you say, not until you lose your mind saying it over and over again.

6 - Training a Pomsky Is Hard, (really hard)

The stubborn mind of a Pomsky can be seen in practice when you watch someone trying to teach this dog to sit and stay still. For those who don't own a Pomeranian or a Husky, it will be fun to watch as they probably can’t relate to the struggle.

If you are a first-time dog owner, we don’t recommend a Pomsky. Or at least, we don’t recommend you train him yourself. There are professional dog trainers that can help you control your dog behavior from an early age.

You should start training your dog as early as you can. The sooner you teach your dog to respect your command, the lesser he will defy them in the future. That is the best preventive measure you can take.

A common training mistake that happens is that dog owners reward their dog’s mischievous behavior with more attention. It is, indeed, cute and funny that your dog just sits there when you want him to run with you, but it isn’t cute when he is chasing a cat, and you can’t make him stop.

7 - Pomskies, Children, and Other Pets

The Pomsky has a tendency to be a little yappy, much like his father, the Pom. They both tend to use their teeth when they play, especially when the play gets rougher.

Usually, children and older pets trigger the Pomsky’s use of his sharp teeth. However, when the kids are trained to be careful around the dog, they do play just fine together. He may even help with the homework if he feels like it.

Here is a fun Pomsky playing with his ball.

The Pomsky can also have a prey drive which he inherits from his mother, the Husky. They can be tough on smaller pets and may chase your cat around the house every time he sees it. But who’s to say that the cat isn’t the one who started the fight?

With professional training and early socialization, both your Pomsky and his outside world can co-exist with each other. Still, you should not allow the Pomsky to be around children and pets without supervision.

8 - There Are A Few Health Concerns

Unfortunately, the Pomsky’s health is not immune to illnesses. We still don’t have a clear idea what the most common health problems you may face as your dog grows up.

There are those that he inherits from his parents and you have no control over. When you have an idea about the parents’ medical history, you can prepare yourself for those expenses. You may even consider paying insurance for more safety.

We can guess some of the issues that may arise as both Huskies and Pomeranians have a few that keep sneaking in. Some of these are food allergies, hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, eye problems, epilepsy, and skin problems among other issues.

9 - The Pomsky Needs Exercising

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This one looks like the perfect balanced dog!

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Because of his stubborn personality, the Pomsky will ask you to move a lot. Similar to his Husky parent, he needs a few hours of daily exercise to stay fit and healthy. There are no more dull moments at the house.

If you have a day job, you will need to wake up pretty early in the morning to walk your dog for about an hour. You also need to walk him as soon as you get back from work. He needs those daily hours to burn all the energy he keeps in while you’re away.

When you’re away, you can keep him busy by introducing a few difficult puzzles. That should keep his mind stimulated until you come back.

However, there is a problem of anxiety. The Pomsky can build a strong bond with his owner that makes it difficult for him to separate himself from you. You will need to work on that when you are training him too.

10 - The Jury Isn’t Out On the Best Food for a Pomsky

Since the size of the Pomsky is open to question, the best food for him has also not yet been proposed. Of course, the most important thing to remember when you’re shopping for your dog’s diet is his energy level.

If he is running all day long, then he needs food with more proteins so that he can burn all that without losing too much weight.

Considering that his parents are known to have many allergies and are very picky about their food, you will need to try a few brands before finding the best one. We have already written about food for Huskies, and maybe that would come in handy if you own a Pomsky.

11 - Owning a Pomsky

Last but not least, it is time to decide whether you want this dog or not. If you do, then you are far more likely to want a new puppy.

As I have mentioned above, the Pomsky is a rare dog and nature (probably) didn’t make any of them. Breeders rely heavily on artificial insemination to meet the demands of their clients. This means that the Pomsky is an expensive puppy to buy. He can cost anything from $1000 to $5000.

It is also important to have respected and trusted breeders perform the procedure. As the market demand for Pomskies increases, many breeders may ignore any health issues just so they can breed enough puppies to sell.

We always recommend vetting your breeder before buying any dog. And this is even more important for a Pomsky. Dog registries have the right to decline to register your dog if they doubt the parents or the litter was in an unsafe or unhealthy situation.

In case that price tag seems too much, you’ll be glad to know that you can adopt a Pomsky for almost nothing except the fees. Many dogs in shelters are waiting for you to give them a new home. If you check your local Husky and/or Pomeranian dog shelters, you can probably find a Husky Pomeranian mix looking for a new owner.

Conclusion

The Pomeranian and Siberian Husky mix is a dog that is almost unbelievable. He is a special dog in every sense of the word. He is born in special ways and should be treated in special ways as well.

The information about the Pomsky is still scarce, and research is constantly being carried out to find out as much as possible. Only a few clubs recognize this designer, but we hope to see it on more official lists in the upcoming years.

Let us know in the comment section what you think of this dog.

Do you own a Pomsky? Do you know someone who does? We’d love to hear from you!

About the Author Sam Cummings

Hey world! Sam here! I am a writer and a blogger, with keen interest in pets, dogs especially. Writing about those creatures make time melt like an ice cube in a desert! Dogs are just unbelievably amazing!

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