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Pomsky

Pomsky is one of the designer crossbreed dogs gaining popularity with dog lovers, particularly because of their cute looks. The breeds that make up the Pomsky are the Pomeranian, the smallest of the spitz breeds, and the Siberian Husky. The result is a cute ball of fur that looks like a mini wolf, but less demanding than its parent, the Siberian Husky.

The Pomsky can be a first cross (with one Pomeranian and one Husky parent), they can be bred back to one of the original breeds or be two Pomskies bred together (although in-breeding can be an issue in this case). This means there are varieties in the shape, colours, coat types and behaviour of a Pomsky companion.

Height
The usual height of a Pomsky is usually midway between the Pomeranian and Husky, but can vary given the very different sizes of these two breeds.
Pomeranian – a breed categorised by weight and not height and should be between 1.8-2.5kgs. They are generally around 16-18cms high.
Siberian Husky - 51-60cms
Weight
The weight can vary widely depending on the size of the parents, from small starting at 5kg, to medium at 20kg.
Colours
The colours of a Pomsky vary as well depending on their parents
Pomeranian: All whole colours are permissible
Siberian Husky: All colours and markings including white, except merle
UK Kennel Club Groups
Toy and Working
The need-to-know
  • Dogs suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Generally healthy breed
  • Enjoys vigorous walks
  • Enjoys one to two hours of walking a day
  • Medium dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Could have issues with unknown dogs but gets along with known dogs
  • May need additional training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog
  • Needs a large garden
  • Can live in semi-rural areas
  • Cannot be left alone
Generally healthy breed

There is often a degree of variation in the health conditions and issues that crossbreeds are predisposed to. This is because some individuals retain more of the characteristics of one breed over the other.  
For more information on the health problems that may affect this crossbreed, visit the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky breed pages.

Personality

Like most crossbreeds, the personality of a Pomsky depends on the parents and how they have been bred and reared.

The Pomeranian is a surprisingly active little dog who can excel at training. They are sociable, friendly and outgoing. Sometimes they don’t realise they are tiny dogs at all!

The Siberian Husky is very much a working dog at heart. They are however friendly, gentle, and alert. They are not dogs who will ever shine in the obedience ring, as they are independent, scorn training and are selectively bred for one purpose. They are active and agile, and as such can be difficult to keep as a companion dog. They are quiet most of the time as they don’t bark, but they do howl which is a joy for most huskies (but not for their neighbours).

Considering two breeds that make up the Pomsky, there can be huge variations in personality and temperament. With the best of both breeds, you should get a sociable, friendly, although independent, dog who will enjoy a lot of exercise and be relatively trainable.

The personality of a Pomsky seems to be more consistent when they are first crosses (F1). As a line is successively bred, they can be either bred back to one of the original breeds (and so strengthen either the Pomeranian or the Husky personalities) or be bred to another Pomsky - in which case there is less predictability in temperament (and in-breeding becomes more of a potential issue).

Finding a responsible breeder of this cross is difficult as they are often bred for looks and not for health or behaviour.

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