You may have seen pictures of impossibly cute dogs from a breed known as a Pomsky. These dogs are reported to be a cross between Pomeranians and Huskies, and just seem too good to be true. You may question whether or not these dogs are too cute to be real, and what the real story is about them. Let’s take a look at the breed and see.
Pomsky is a shortened version of the breed’s name of Pomeranian Husky. This type of dog is bred from the mating between a Pomeranian and a Husky. Generally, the mother of the puppies is a Husky, since a Pomeranian female may be too small to give birth to puppies of varying sizes that Pomskies can have.
You may not have heard of Pomskies, as they are a new breed of dogs. Actually, they’re technically not a breed, but a “mutt” or, more popularly, a “designer dog.” Since you can’t have a purebred dog that comes from two different breeds, a Pomsky does not meet the definition of purebred, regardless of what certain, less reputable breeders may tell you.
Pomskies can range in size from 15 to 30 pounds, and have varying appearances. They may appear more heavily influenced by their Pomeranian heritage, or their Husky backgrounds, or any combination in between. Along with their features, their markings can also vary wildly between dogs, even of the same litter. This genetic diversity makes it difficult to know what any given puppy will look like until it is born.
Are they Good Pets?
Families will appreciate a Pomeranian Husky for its socially-oriented personality. These dogs require a lot of interaction and play, so they are ideal for families with children, who also make good playmates for the dogs. For those who work a lot, or are gone from the house for long periods of time, a Pomsky may not be an ideal pet, as they can be easily bored and may become destructive in their boredom.
As with any dog, you need to do your research and know what it is that you’re buying. The temperament and energy level of the dog need to match the home life that you are giving it, and you need to be able to devote time to care and exercise your pet.
Buying a Pomsky puppy is the same as buying any other type of dog. Since you will be spending more money on a Pomsky, due to their popularity, it’s always wise to check out breeders in your area. Look for signs that the breeder is legitimate, such as references, the condition of the dogs’ living areas, and the breeder’s knowledge of the dogs themselves.
Pomeranean Huskies are cute dogs, and will make good additions to the right families. Knowing where your dog comes from is the first step in giving it and your family the life you want, and everyone will be happier for it in the end.