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Pomsky - the Lovable and Fluffy Miniature Husky from America

07.10.2022 - Reading time: 4 minutes

Ein Pomsky-Welpe spielt mit einem Ball

A small dog, fluffy like a Spitz and noble like a Husky: the Pomsky from the USA combines the look of two dog breeds in a compact format. Its attractive appearance and appealing nature have earned it the title "King of Toys" in the English-speaking world. In Germany, the Pomsky has been relatively unknown; however, in recent years, the popularity of the mixed breed has increased by leaps and bounds.

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Newsletter Pomsky

Breed
Pomsky
Origin
USA
Classification
No classification yet; comparable: companion and service dog
Size
about 30 centimetres, varies greatly
Weight
4 to 14 kilograms, varies greatly
Physique
two types, depending on the dominant phenotype - "large Spitz" or "small Husky"; short muzzle, curled tail.
Eyes
all eye colours (breeding target: steel blue); also different coloured eyes possible
Ears
small, triangular and tapering
Coat and colour
silky-fluffy; black, white, brown, grey with all typical husky markings
Special features
Hybrid between two dog breeds
Nature
lively, intelligent, loyal
Care
regular careful brushing and combing, possibly trimming
Health
due to a lack of data no statements on breed-specific risk disposition

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History of the Pomsky

The Pomsky is a really young breed of dog. It is a mix between a Pomeranian and a Husky – which is where the name comes from. If you ever hear someone talking about a “Huskarian”, this is this combination that is meant. Whilst the dog breed is so new that there is no breeding standard for it, in the USA, from whence it originates, the International Pomsky Association offers the first criteria for the desired breed standard. This association is also the place to go for comprehensive information about the breed. Important to know: Due to the natural size difference of the parents, Pomskies are bred via artificial insemination. The mother is always the Husky, in order to avoid birth problems caused by such large puppies.

Nature of the Pomsky

The Pomsky combines the characteristic strengths of its progenitors – it is as jolly and full of energy as a Spitz and at the same time as loyal and intelligent as a Husky. Pomskies have the reputation of being equally playful and strong-willed. The typical Pomsky also has a strong protective instinct and will reliably bark and alert its owner to visitors/anything unusual. Its liveliness is coupled with a certain tendency to impatience. It has to be noted that the preponderance of Husky or Spitz characteristics will differ on an individual basis from dog to dog.

Ein Pomsky Hund

Nature of the Pomsky

The Pomsky combines the characteristic strengths of its progenitors – it is as jolly and full of energy as a Spitz and at the same time as loyal and intelligent as a Husky. Pomskies have the reputation of being equally playful and strong-willed.

The typical Pomsky also has a strong protective instinct and will reliably bark and alert its owner to visitors/anything unusual. Its liveliness is coupled with a certain tendency to impatience.

It has to be noted that the preponderance of Husky or Spitz characteristics will differ on an individual basis from dog to dog.

Training, keeping and care of the Pomsky

Pomskies are companions for people who love exercise, and they like nothing better than to accompany their owners on long walks or when they are playing sport. Despite their small size, these animals have endurance and enjoy activities in the open air. Moreover, these dogs need to be challenged in order to be fully stretched, so they are ideal for households with families where there is always something happening.

If you compare the training of a Pomsky with that of a pure bred Husky, you will see that a Pomsky is much easier to train. This mixed breed is generally obedient and has a pronounced will to please. It definitely wants to make its owner happy.

Looking after the coat of a Pomsky is time consuming, since the silky coat and the thick undercoat need to be brushed on a daily basis. If you accustom your puppy to this procedure in a playful way, it soon becomes used to it.

Characteristics of the Pomsky

The Pomsky is seen as a fashion dog. The aim of creating this breed was to design a small format family dog that looked like a sled dog. Strictly speaking, these dogs are not a new breed, but a deliberately created mix, which is standard practice in the USA. The various forms that the different Pomskies take are correspondingly diverse and highly dependent on the generation of the breed. This means that first generation animals are still quite large (although inconsistently so); after two generations (whereby Pomskies are mated with each other), the body size vacillates between the ideal proportions sought. To what extent typical predispositions to disease may become established within these breeding lines has yet to be seen.

Up until now the Pomsky is not a dog breed that is recognised in Germany and accordingly the VDH (Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen [Germany Kennel Club]) has not issued a list of recognised breeders. If you are interested in owning a Pomsky, please ensure that you are buying from a reputable breeder.

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