A Pomsky is a designer dog breed that is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. Because they are a mixed breed, Pomsky puppies can take on any combination of characteristics and traits from one or both of the parent breeds. Generally, Pomskies are small to medium dogs that love spending time with their families being active. Here are a few more facts about Pomskies:
1. Pomskies Tend to be Gentle and Playful
Although the temperament of a mixed or designer dog breed can be unpredictable, Pomsky puppies tend to be gentle, confident, and playful. Both Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians are playful, friendly, and affectionate towards their families, so you can expect Pomskies to be similar. For the most part, Pomsky puppies are great family dogs and companions, but they also tend to be wary or suspicious of strangers.
As with all dogs, socialization early and often can help your Pomsky pup grow into a well-rounded, confident dog. Although they tend to get along well with children, they are usually recommended for families with older children who understand how to properly interact with a dog. Small children can sometimes be rough on puppies, which can lead to aggressive reactions from stressed out and hurt dogs.
2. They are Fluffballs
Pomsky puppies tend to have a dense double coat. This helps keep them warm as temperatures drop, but they will also shed moderately throughout the year with heavier shedding sessions as the seasons change.
Generally, you’ll need to brush your Pomsky’s coat 3-5 times a week and increase to daily brushings or more during seasonal shedding. Not only will this help your Pomsky be more comfortable, but it will also help control shedding. After all, if most of the loose fur is collected on a brush, it means there is less of it that gets all over your house.
3. The Pomsky is Recognized by Official Organizations
Although the Pomsky is not recognized by the American Kennel Club because they are a mixed dog breed, they are still recognized by other official organizations. In addition to the DRA (Dog Registry of America), there are also two official organizations/clubs specifically for Pomskies – the IPA and the PCA.
These organizations are the Internal Pomsky Association and the Pomsky Club of America, respectively. Some of the benefits of these organizations are that it gives Pomsky owners some verifications of, and information about, their puppy’s origins and also provides certifications and registrations to reputable breeders.
4. Be Prepared to Start Training Your Pomsky Early
Both the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian tend to be more difficult to train as they both have independent and stubborn streaks. This means a Pomsky will also be likely to be independent with stubborn streaks that can make them difficult for first-time dog owners. A lack of proper training can quickly result in behavioral issues for any dog, so it’s important to start training your Pomsky early, often, and consistently.
Don’t be afraid to enroll in puppy training and obedience classes to make sure you and your pup are on the right track. Behavioral issues can also be caused by a bored dog or one who has not had enough exercise, so make sure you are also giving your Pomsky puppy plenty of activity in addition to training.
A Pomsky puppy can be the perfect addition to your family as long as you’re ready to give them the time, attention, and activity they need. These are just a few facts about Pomskies. If you think this designer dog breed might be the right one for you, learn more about them and check out the available Pomsky puppies!