Pomsky: Everything You Need to Know

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Cute, goofy, and perky, the Pomsky is one of those small dogs that love being under the spotlight. We’re serious—Pomskies are notorious for their constant need to be the center of attention. Most of the time, they get what they want just by flashing their adorable looks and colorful personalities. 

A crossbreed of the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky breeds, Pomskies have a huge reputation to live up to, and it’s something they constantly meet, especially in their cuteness factor. That’s likely the reason they’ve risen in popularity over the years. All a Pomsky has to do is charm a potential owner with their lively bark and adorable puppy eyes, and the rest is history! 

Now, along with their adorable appearance and charming personality, Pomskies also has an interesting background. There’s so much to learn about these beautiful dogs. Here are a few key facts that you should consider about this perky Pomsky dog. 

 

Size

When it comes to the Pomsky, many dog parents have the same question on their mind: how big do Pomskies get? Because of their status as a designer dog breed, Pomskies often vary between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky’s size. That means they can be anywhere from small to medium-sized. As for weight, Pomskies don’t typically weigh more than 38 pounds when they reach adulthood.

 

Appearance

The Pomsky inherits a thick double coat from its Siberian Husky parent. Their coat allows them to tolerate extremely cold temperatures. Their fur can come in a variety of beautiful colors and markings, often similar to their Siberian Husky parent. Pomskies possess a free playful, easygoing nature. This trait helps them be adaptable to different environments, including small living spaces. Of course, they also gain strong characteristics from their Pomeranian parent. For example, Pomskies can be highly vocal and will bark a lot if they aren’t trained. Like their Siberian Husky parent, they may be stubborn at following commands but with enough persistence, they will learn your rules. Pomskies love to play and make great companions for families with kids. 

 

Temperament

Pomskies are not just cute—they’re also very goofy, lively little dogs. They’re especially good at making their owners laugh at their antics. Like many other dog breeds, Pomskies enjoy the adoration of their owners. They’re also flexible with their living arrangements and can thrive in small homes as well big ones. Along with their gentle, charming temperament, they also have a few traits that can be a dealbreaker for many dog owners. For example, Pomskies inherit a tendency to bark and whine from their Pomeranian and Siberian Husky parents. So if you’re searching for a quiet dog, the Pomsky may not be the right fit for you. 

 

Exercise Level

Pomskies need moderate exercise to be happy and healthy dogs. Long daily walks around the neighborhood or dog park should be enough for this breed. Because Pomskies have tons of energy, it’s important to engage in play with them so they let off some steam. You can also plan out trips outside with your Pomsky dog. The breed’s naturally thick coat protects them from cold weather conditions so you can also venture out in the winter with your Pomsky. If you can’t go outside, make sure to entertain your Pomsky with puzzle games and Kong toys. Pomskies are very intelligent so they’ll need a toy or game that challenges them mentally. Otherwise, they’ll get bored quickly.

 

Grooming

Pomskies have a gorgeous, fluffy coat that’s thick and soft. To maintain their good looks, Pomskies need to be regularly brushed and groomed. Their coat also tends to shed a lot of fur so be prepared to have a lint roller and vacuum with you everywhere you go. Like their parents, the Pomsky’s coat colors vary, though they usually come in white, brown, blue, and grey colors. Along with hair grooming, you should also trim your fur-baby’s nails weekly and brush their teeth on a regular basis. This is especially important as these beautiful dogs are prone to dental issues.

 

Training

Training a Pomsky can take some effort. Some Pomskies are eager to learn and please their owners, making them a delight during training sessions. Other Pomskies are…harder to convince. These dogs inherit a stubborn, independent streak from their Siberian Husky lineage. Pomskies need to be coaxed into doing something you want to try positive reinforcement. With enough food and praise, your Pomsky will be able to follow your commands with ease. 

 

Other Things to Consider

While Pomskies are gentle around children, never leave your furry friend alone with the youngest members of your family. Pomskies can be high-strung and wary, especially due to their small size. They may nip or bite if they feel threatened or uncomfortable, which can lead to injuries for both your children and your Pomsky. Pomskies are also friendly towards other dogs and animals, but only if they’re socialized from puppyhood. Some Pomskies have a strong predatory instinct from their Husky parentage and will chase after other animals like cats or rabbits. When you socialize your Pomsky, you teach them to grow accustomed to other people, situations, and pets they’re not familiar with. 

 

It’s undeniable that Pomskies are adorable dogs that make fantastic home companions. As they mature into full-grown Pomsky dogs, your fur-baby will always be the little buddy you’ve always needed. Whether it’s to keep you company or make you laugh, Pomskies thrive off of companionship so if you’re there for them, we guarantee they’ll be there for you. Our staff and team at PuppyBuddy are ready to help you take that next step in finding a cute Pomsky puppy for you. If you’d like to bring home a Pomsky puppy, give us a call to meet your dream puppy today!