Life span: 12-15 Years
Height: 10 – 16 inches
Weight: 20 – 35 lbs.
A truly adorable dog, the Pomsky is an unintentional crossbreed of the Pomeranian and the Husky. The Pomsky is known as a designer breed, and thus it is not recognized by the AKC. Pomskys are a lively breed that makes for a great pet for those with small apartments or houses. It is worth noting that the breed can be overwhelming at times, so owners must be aware of this fact.
This intelligent breed is stubborn and loud, but also loving. They adore being the center of attention and receiving love and praise from their owners. However, they do not usually get along well with children or other pets, given that they are not tolerant.
Their ears are small and remain erect, with a medium sized tail that curves over its back. The eyes can be blue, hazel, brown or light brown, with a black or brown nose. Their dense coat is straight and soft to the touch. Coat colors include black, grey, brown, light brown, cream colored and white. They can be bicolored, or tricolored.
Although its history is not clear, it is believed they originated in the United States in 2009. However, the first recorded litter appeared in 2012. They are the result of breeding a Siberian Husky with a Pomeranian, but due mostly to the height differences, it is usually done through artificial insemination. Its popularity quickly rose throughout Europe and North America, leading to it becoming one of the most-if not the most- popular designer breeds of 2017.
This loving breed is known to be quite stubborn and highly intelligent. They love being the center of attention and can be quite loud, especially if ignored. Usually, they bond deeper with one particular person within the household, but will get along with everyone. If not properly socialized, they may become very nervous dogs, especially around strangers, and even aggressive with other animals. They are not tolerant, but will get along well with children that know how to treat them. However, if feeling nervous they might nip at people’s feet. If socialized from a young age with other animals and children, it is more likely that they get along with them. Despite this, they might still chase smaller animals.
Although generally healthy, they may suffer from:
Allergies that produce the same symptoms you see in humans, and depending on the cause, different treatments can be used.
Collapsed Trachea, in which rapid intakes of air flatten the trachea, making it difficult for air to pass through.
Epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can produce seizures.
Hip dysplasia, a hereditary disease in which there is an abnormal formation in the hip socket, that may eventually cause painful arthritis. It may also be affected by the environment they reside in.
Patellar Luxation, a disease where their kneecaps are slightly out of place or even dislocated, although this disease is genetic, it can also happen through injuries.
They should have their coats brushed daily, and have their hair trimmed every three months. Their nails should be trimmed regularly, as well as their teeth brushed and ears checked for any dirt to prevent infections.They are highly energetic and must be exercised daily, preferably in the form of long walks. Training can be easy, as long as they receive treats, but even then they might be stubborn at times.