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Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Katy Baker
What’s the first association when you hear ‘The Pomsky’? Yes, you are right, it’s Husky! The Teacup Pomsky is a designer breed of dog that is a hybrid of the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. Very adorable Pomsky puppies have attracted a lot of attention recently. That made them one of the most popular breeds of 2017! However, due to the size difference of the parent dogs, Pomskies are almost always bred by artificial insemination. Needless to say, natural breeding would be unsafe. Keep in mind that this is a very expensive process, which means that breeders charge a lot of money for Pomskies. If you can adopt, you should do it! Don’t buy!
You should be aware that the desire for Pomskies only encourages breeders to meet demand, leaving dogs in shelters without homes. Additionally, many people buy Pomskies because they are cute puppies, but they find themselves unprepared for the responsibility of owning a dog, especially one with the Pomsky’s specific needs. If you are unable to meet minimal requirements, please avoid having a dog. Also, backyard breeders also take advantage of the Teacup Pomsky mania by cranking out puppies and selling them cheaply to buyers without guaranteeing health or breed purity. Be aware of those offering cheap or free Pomsky puppies and consider adopting from a shelter or rescue instead. It’s always better to adopt.
It’s possible to find a pup to adopt since several Pomskies have ended up in shelters or with rescues. That’s because people give them up when they realize they aren’t ready to meet a Pomsky’s needs. At first it’s really sad how the puppies are given away, but on the other hand it’s an opportunity for you to get one and to provide him with a normal life.
Let’s jump back and see the Pomsky’s history. The history of the Teacup Pomsky dog breed isn’t a long one, mostly because the breed was recently designed and created through artificial insemination. Following available statistics, they became popular in the 90s. Since the breed is so new, most standards of how it should look or traits that it should have still haven’t been established.
Meanwhile, it will take several more years and generations of dogs before the breed is recognized and standards are formed. However, the Pomsky Club of America is one group that is working to get the breed officially recognized. Though dogs will have to be bred for specific, consistent traits before this can happen. At this time, Pomskies can vary greatly in looks and temperament, even within the same litter. So breed standards aren’t likely to come any time soon. To summarize, everything regarding to this breed is unknown, but this shouldn’t worry you.
So far by now, the Pomsky is known as a small to mid-sized dog that falls somewhere between the breed’s Pomeranian and Siberian Husky parents in size. The Teacup Pomsky is bred to be miniature, and most of them weigh less than 15 pounds.
As long as they are both Huskies, can you possibly guess their personality? The Teacup Pomsky is a bit of a comedian and tends to know that his cute antics will be met with plenty of adoration from human onlookers. They are highly adaptable to change, and their moderate exercise needs make them fairly suited to apartment living, so long as they get at least one long walk per day. This means that they are easy to maintain.
That said, they tend to inherit their Husky parents’ chatty howling and whining tendencies along with their Pomeranian parents’ penchant for yapping. This makes them very vocal dogs that may get on the neighbors’ nerves. But by preventing this at younger age, this can be avoided. Also, they shed a ton, so be prepared to find hair everywhere and have some lint rollers and a vacuum cleaner at the ready. If you don’t have a good vacuum cleaner, go get one.
You should be aware and not jealous of Pomskies tendencies to latch on to one favorite family member, though they may get along with all humans in the household. Socialization is very important, as are many other things such as training, and should begin at an early age. Pomskies can be nervous around strangers if they haven’t been properly socialized. Don’t leave your pup too much at home, let him socialize, it would be a win-win!
As with many other breeds, this one can develop some health issues. Following the previous sentence, Pomskies can develop the common health problems of both its Husky and Pomeranian parents. You should know that they are genetically predisposed to conditions like allergies, hip dysplasia, dislocated knees (luxating patellas), eye problems, epilepsy, heart disease, collapsing trachea, and skin problems among other issues. Also, they are especially prone to dental issues, so it is important to keep up with regular teeth cleanings. Below, we will show you how to take care of your pup, so keep reading!
As said already, Pomskies have moderate exercise needs that should be satisfied with at least one good walk per day. They can have high energy, and may need some extra play sessions before they relax. Also, it’s an opportunity for them to socialize.
Since they are both Huskies, Their thick coat makes Pomskies suitable for cold weather, so be prepared to bundle up and take them outdoors all year long. Also, they do well with toys that stimulate them mentally, as Pomskies are intelligent dogs that may become bored if they aren’t challenged. If you don’t have much time, avoid having a dog.
As mentioned in this article, Pomskies are high energy dogs and require a diet that will meet their needs. Because breed standards haven’t been established, it is difficult to say for sure what individual dogs will need to eat. It is best to ask your local veterinarian or a pet nutritionist about your specific dog’s nutritional requirements. Typically, they’ll need a diet suitable for a small to mid-sized dog. But, the vet should know the best, don’t feed them on your own.
Coat Color And Grooming
In the end, Pomskies have a soft, fluffy double coat that requires lots of brushing to maintain. We mentioned already that you’ll need a good vacuum cleaner. The thick coat keeps them very comfortable in cold temperatures – which is their strength. However, Pomskies tend to shed a lot, and although brushing helps, you can still expect to find hair around the home. Coat colors vary, much like the breed’s Pomeranian and Husky parents. They come in grey and white, brown or reddish brown, blue, pure white, and more. So many colors, huh?
Also, nails should be trimmed every few weeks and teeth should be brushed daily, as the breed is prone to dental problems. In general, this breed is a perfect one for any type of home, just don’t let them get bored, alone, let them socialize and you’ll have a lifetime buddy. They’ll be very thankful and would share huge amounts of love and joy. So, what are you waiting for, go get one!