If you are one of the many people that keep up with the latest trends in designer dog breeding, then you have no doubt hear about the Pomsky. These cute little buggers are the result of breeding a Pomeranian with a Siberian husky, and they are designer dogs high in the cute factor. The breed came about as people wanted a dog that had the look of a Siberian husky in a smaller package. Now, demand has made it so that these little dogs are one of the hardest dogs to find, and you might have some trouble when looking for a Pomeranian husky for sale.
What are they?
In the effort to make the Siberian husky small enough for easy handling and smaller living spaces, breeders have begun to mix the Pomeranian with the Siberian husky. The mix is usually made by breeding a Pomeranian sire with a husky bitch. It is generally regarded as the safer choice instead of a husky sire with a Pomeranian bitch. If there are any statistical outliers in the littler, the husky mother will handle the larger pups better than the Pomeranian mother would.
How is their temperament?
The attitude of the puppies can tend to take after either parent, but the attitude is generally good. These pups tend to be quite energetic, and can be energetic well into adulthood. One drawback to these dogs is that they tend to do better in homes that do not have small children, as the Pomeranian is naturally skittish with kids. It isn’t unheard-of for pomskies to do well with children, but it should be a match that is introduced when the dog is young so that the dog is raised in the presence of young children. When looking for a Pomeranian husky for sale, consider the age of the dog you are getting versus the age of children in the household.
If you have small children and want a Pomsky, don’t lose heart. As with any first generation breed mix, the dogs may lean closer or further from the tendency of one parent. Just because a pup has a Pomeranian sire does not mean that the pup inherited his traits primarily. With first generation mixes, the pups may vary greatly between themselves as far as temperament.
Is the Pomsky an AKC recognized breed?
The short answer is no. Pomskies are not purebred dogs, and as such are not recognized. The Pomsky Club of America is one organization that is working with the intended goal being the qualification and registration of the Pomsky as a separate breed. All dogs are descendants of wolves, remember. The Pomeranian husky is just remixing two breeds that were differentiated at one point in history. Dog breeding predates cattle domestication, and humans have made quite a few varieties of dog breeds. If you want to find a Pomeranian husky for sale, then look knowing that there isn’t a stringent protocol for what makes a Pomsky. Even if you work from purebred parentage, there is still only a 50/50 chance that the pups will take after their parents in any particular way. You are looking for a mixed-breed dog, and unless the breeders have re-bred back into the line, you are up for a 1:2 chance for any one factor to present more than another.
General facts about the Pomsky
The heavy-pelted parentage of the Pomsky means that they will be moderate shedders at least. Especially if the Pomsky takes after the Pomeranian sad of its lineage, the coat will need regular attention by brushing and grooming.
They do tend to be energetic little dogs, so owners should make sure that they are able to take the Pomsky on walks to keep the dog in good shape and from becoming a ball of nervous energy.
Pomsky owners are also reminded to be firm with their animals. The Pomsky is generally regarded as a highly intelligent animal, and that intelligence may work against owners that bend to their pup’s every whim by manifesting “small dog syndrome” in their Pomsky. A dog that is very intelligent and very cute is a double threat for small dog syndrome, because owners may find it difficult to shunt the whims of the dog because it is so cute; the dog learns from this that they are the one in control of the relationship.
These little dogs are great and loyal companions. They often do deliver the idea of being a small husky; just remember that when looking for a Pomeranian husky for sale, you are looking for a mix that may take more after one parent than the other in looks, stature, or attitude. They really are easier to handle than the husky, and their parentage does predispose them to loyal companionship that owners can expect to last for 12-15 years.