One of the cutest little dog breeds you’ll ever see is the Pomsky. I defy anyone to look at one without their heart melting! In fact, they’re so beautiful it’s enough to make you ask yourself are Pomskies real? While they may be unbelievably attractive dogs they are real, of course. And Pomsky dogs are fast gaining in popularity too, due in no small part to their irresistible cuteness.
But exactly what is a Pomsky and are they a suitable dog for you?
What is a Pomsky?
The Pomsky is quite a new, designer dog breed. It’s not a pure breed – as the name suggests, Pomsky dogs are a Pomeranian and Husky mix. The breeding is normally between a female Husky and a male Pomeranian.
As the breed is still relatively new, the looks can sometimes differ. Some Pomskies may be more Pomeranian than Husky and some the opposite.
How big do Pomskies get?
One question to consider before getting one of these beautiful dogs is how big do Pomskies get?
After all, if you live in a small apartment, you won’t want too big a dog.
Adult Pomskies are usually somewhere between 12 – 15 inches tall. Their weight will be in the range 20 – 30 pounds.
That said, the actual size and weight of an individual Pom Husky mix will depend on those of their parents.
Just as the appearance of the Pomsky dog can vary, so too can the Pomsky temperament. In general though, the Pomsky is a loving and clever dog that is confident and self-assured. They’re also playful little dogs that are full of energy. This does mean that they need lots of exercise and attention to keep them from getting bored.
Pomskies are also alert and make excellent guard dogs, as they’re very protective towards their owners. Their small size doesn’t stop them stepping in to protect you if they sense danger.
One thing to watch out for is that Pomskies can sometimes be stubborn (they inherit this trait from the Pomeranian). So you need to assert yourself as pack leader in order to avoid them developing small dog syndrome.
The typical Pomsky lifespan is somewhere between 13 – 15 years.
Pictures of Pomskies
Here are some beautiful pictures of Pomskies so you can see just how cute they are…
Because Pomsky puppies are so adorably cute, it can be tempting to spoil them and let them get away with more than other dog breeds. As a responsible dog owner though, it’s down to you to make sure you don’t do this and ensure they’re properly trained and socialized from an early age. If you don’t you’re likely to have problems with them as they grow up.
Do Pomskies shed?
An other important factor to consider is Pomsky shedding. Unfortunately, Pomskies shed a lot. In fact, they shed more than most other breeds. While you can take some steps to reduce the amount of shedding, if you suffer from allergies or are looking for a non shedding small dog, you will want to look elsewhere. Check out our list of small dog breeds.
Where to buy a Pomsky?
If you’re completely taken in by the adorable Pomsky (and who wouldn’t be!) and you’re thinking of buying one, then make sure you go to a reputable breeder. I recommend avoiding pet stores as they tend to use puppy mills which are cruel.
It’s true that it might be cheaper to buy a Pomsky from a pet store, but you’re likely to end up paying for it in the end. You’re much more likely to end up with a sickly dog.
There are many breeders listed online nowadays, but always do your own research before buying a Pomsky. Check out reviews online, and ask the breeder for references too.
How much does a Pomsky cost?
Pomskies are highly sought after dogs and as such they’re quite expensive. You can expect a Pomsky to cost you upwards of $1,000, maybe even up to $3000.
Be aware that buying from a reputable breeder is likely to cost you more as they have to cover the cost of properly raising the Pomskies. Like anything in life, if the price seems to be too good to be true then it probably is. You really do get what you pay for.
Pomsky dogs – a Pomeranian Husky mix – are one of the very cutest small dog breeds. They’re full of fun and energy and love to play. They’re also confident and brave little dogs. You do need to take care to make sure they don’t develop small dog syndrome.