Designer dogs are becoming more and more popular despite remaining relatively rare. As the trends evolve, people have gotten more creative with their mixes and combinations like the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky have produced highly desirable dogs.
A cross between a Pomeranian and Siberian Husky, the Pomsky often combines the best of both worlds. The resulting offspring tend to be on the smaller side, making them more ideal for apartment life, but they retain the playfulness and energy of their Siberian Husky parent.
Keep reading to figure out if the Pomeranian, Siberian Husky, or their offspring may be a good match for you. When you are finished, you will have a better idea of each breed’s characteristics and personalities.
The Pomeranian, Pomsky, and Siberian Husky Comparison Table
|Height||6-7 inches||10-15 inches||20-23.5 inches|
|Weight||3-7 pounds||20-30 pounds||35-60 pounds|
|Life Expectancy||12-16 years||13-15 years||12-14 years|
|Colors||Black Black and tan Blue Blue and tan Brindle Chocolate Red White Beaver Tri-colored||Black Brown Blue Cream White Black and white Gray and white||Black and white Gray and white Red and white Sable and white White|
|Coat Type||Double coat with long length||Double coat with medium to long length||Double coat with medium length|
|Affection levels||Very loving||Very loving||Very loving|
|Shedding Level||Less shedding||Higher shedding||Higher shedding|
|Temperament||Average playfulness Pretty protective||Pretty playful Less protective||Very playful Not protective|
|Health Issues||Patellar luxation Hypothyroidism Collapsing tracheas Alopecia X Seizures Cardiac disorders||Eye diseases Hip dysplasia Patellar luxation Collapsing trachea||Eye diseases Hip dysplasia|
|Trainability||Average trainability||Average trainability||Average trainability|
|Exercise||Average amounts of exercise||High amounts of exercise||Very high amounts of exercise|
|Friendliness to People||Alright with strangers||Open to strangers||Very open to strangers|
|Friendliness to Dogs||Alright with other dogs||Alright with other dogs||Very good with other dogs|
|Drooling Levels||Little to no drooling||Little to no drooling||Little to no drooling|
|Mental Stimulation||Average mental stimulation required||Average mental stimulation required||Higher mental stimulation required|
|Barking Level||More barking||Lots of barking||Lots of barking|
The ideal companion for people from all walks of life, the Pomeranian is an active little dog despite its small size and relatively fragile body.
They love to play in short bursts throughout the day but will appreciate playmates that know how to handle them with care to avoid injuries for all parties involved.
A Pomeranian’s temperament and personality tend to revolve around pleasing their human family, especially their favorite person that they are bound to single out.
This makes training them straightforward and enjoyable with benefits like reduced barking for you and bonus mental stimulation for your Pomeranian.
The fluffy double coat of the Pomeranian is one of the most distinguishing features of the breed and although it may not shed as much as other breeds, consistent grooming and maintenance is a must to keep the dog’s skin and fur healthy.
Avoid getting your Pomeranian excessively wet or muddy when out on short walks and brush at least weekly to prevent matting of the fur.
If you feel you are not up to the task, it may be worth visiting a professional groomer every 4-6 weeks or considering a different breed to own.
About Siberian Huskies
Siberian Huskies are pack dogs that do well with other dogs as well as young children. They enjoy being part of a large family and feeling like they are part of the group.
Being a pack dog, however, means that they can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods and may turn to unsavory behaviors like excessive howling or destruction of property for entertainment. They don’t do well being separated from their family, whether that is people or other dogs.
When Siberian Huskies aren’t being their mischievous selves, they are beautifully sleek dogs with poofy coats and alert ears. Their sledding past is bred into their genes and so they will require large amounts of hard exercise to tire them out even a little.
If you are looking for a protective watchdog, the Siberian Husky is not for you. Their pack nature and incredible friendliness mean they are less than helpful about alerting you to strangers and intruders.
Since they have so much energy and a high prey drive, they also often escape artists that chase small animals that catch their eye in the great outdoors – not ideal for a dog that is supposed to protect a well-defined home.
About The Pomsky Dog Mix:
Thanks to the wonders of science and technology, the world celebrates many designer dog breeds that would not otherwise be possible such as the Pomsky.
Unlike some other hybrid mixes generated through artificial insemination, the Pomsky does seem to inherit more of a 50/50 balance from both of its parent breeds.
What do Pomskies look like?
Pomskies at maturity tend to measure anywhere between 10-15 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh from 20 to 30 pounds. This strikes a balance right between the diminutive Pomeranian and the much larger Siberian Husky.
There is always some variation since this hybrid could inherit their coloration or coat from either parent, but they often have the patterning and colors of the Siberian Husky with the poofy coat of the Pomeranian.
How much do Pomskies shed?
Pomskies will shed throughout the year like most dogs, and experience one major shedding season in the height of summer.
By brushing them on a consistent schedule, you can reduce how spread out the shedding is. If you live in an area with a hot climate, the Pomsky is prone to overheating and will shed more all year round in response.
Are Pomskies good watchdogs?
Although Siberian Huskies may not be particularly good watchdogs, their Pomsky offspring certainly are.
They will be protective and loyal to their family, especially to the primary person they bond with, which manifests as a wariness around strangers and a tendency to bark at anyone that may come too close to the family property.
How much exercise does a Pomsky need?
Both of the Pomsky’s parent breeds are active dogs so it makes sense that a Pomsky will need quite a bit of exercise.
Thanks to their smaller size, however, a Pomsky will not need as much exercise as a Siberian Husky and they will be able to burn some energy with indoor games.
At least one hour of exercise daily should keep a Pomsky happy and healthy. This can be in the form of taught games like fetch or through multiple short walks throughout the day.
A yard with a fence is not enough to exercise a Pomsky because they will need some mental stimulation to keep them active.
The combination of Pomeranian and Siberian Husky into one compact package produces the lively and loveable Pomsky.
Despite how short of a time Pomskies have been on the scene, they are generally healthy dogs with a life expectancy much like that of other small dogs, according to estimates from experts.
These fluffy companions are happy to cuddle with their favorite person after they’ve gotten their fair share of exercise for the day.