The Most Popular Puppy On The Planet
Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason. They are the most popular pet on the planet because of their profound loyalty and deep friendliness. The bond between a dog and his owner is one that lasts forever once it has been forged. Everyone has heard tales of unwavering devotion between pet and master. Many people have decided to keep a dog inside their home as a part of their family because of how deeply rewarding the experience can be.
There is a vast variety of dog breeds out there from which to choose. Anyone can find a breed that matches their needs and their lifestyle, as long as they’re willing to do a little research. People have strong preferences when it comes to what they look for in a pet, especially a dog. There are dogs that range in size from tiny poodles to giant wolfhounds, and everywhere in between. There are dogs with different activity levels, too. People need to consider carefully what they are looking for, exactly.
Hybrid Breeds – A New Option
There are now hybrid breeds out there that are growing in popularity amongst pet owners. A hybrid is a breed that is a combination of two other breeds. There are some pretty unique hybrids out there, and some of them look pretty cool, too. Hybrid breeds have characteristics of both original breeds of dogs. One of the most popular hybrid breeds out there is the Siberian Husky-Pomeranian mix. Yes, we all know that a true hybrid is different than a mix-breed, but let yourself stop hanging up on the “hybrid” name. These are still dogs, and still closely-enough related that the offspring are not born sterile. They are mixed breeds within the same genus and species, so not exactly the same thing as a hybrid born from the mix of a donkey and a horse (mule). In this sense, we’re talking about hybrids that are just a mix of characteristics, not making some new kind of dog that is a genetic mix between different species.
The Pomsky has characteristics from both the Pomeranian and the Husky breeds. Pomeranians are short, toy-sized dogs with a fluffy, double coat of fur. They are high energy and very friendly. Huskies are large work dogs that love activity and exercise. They too have a thick, double coat of fur. This is a winning combination when it comes to pets. Since both parents are inclined toward cold weather, pomskies are a good choice for people that want a smaller dog in climates that might get cold.
Pomsky puppies tend to be shorter like Pomeranians, but often have the coloring and characteristics of their Husky side. The result is a tiny, fluffy husky looking puppy. They inherit the Husky intelligence, and are generally very smart animals. A loyal pet to have, they are friendly and outgoing. This is an extremely high energy animal, and requires lots of playtime to keep it happy and healthy.
Not Every Hybrid Is The Same
There is something important to keep in mind when pursuing a hybrid puppy. Since they are hybrids, and a combination of their parent breeds, there is the opportunity for variation in how they look. There are also possible differences in temperament, such as their ability to cope well with small children. Not every Pomsky puppy looks alike, and it is important to keep that in mind. A common variation is their coat texture: some pups have a fluffy coat like a Pomeranian, while others have a coat that is sleeker and smoother like their Husky parent.
As well as having different coats, Pomsky pups can grow up to be more like one breed or the other. It all depends on how much of each parent’s genetic structure has passed on to the offspring. Traits like intelligence and loyalty are strong in both breeds, so they can generally be counted on to be present in the puppies. The mixture of two breeds that are so different opens up a wide window through which the inherited traits may manifest. No two puppies from the same litter will be exactly the same, so there is a lot of faith that goes into purchasing a Pomsky. You are looking at the mix between dogs that were bred to be working animals and dogs that were bred to be lap dogs, so you can realistically expect to find any mixture of those traits as your Pomsky ages into adulthood.
The long and short of it
Pomsky puppies are generally loyal, lovable friends to their owners. They tend to: be high energy, love to play, and enjoy adventure. It is a big decision to add a pet to your home and your life, but a Pomsky is an amazing pet with intelligence and personality. The traits that seem to be more dominant make these great little pets to have. Even if you end up with a Pomsky that takes after one parent more than the other, you will have a new member of your family that has its own personality and quirks. There is no reason that you should expect to pay more maintenance for this dog than any other its size, but you could end up with a spastic little guy or gal that finds its niche in your family. Regardless of how they handle specific things or how much they look like one breed or the other: Pomskies are amazingly cute little(ish) dogs that fit well into their role in many families.