So, you've seen a Pomsky online, and now you're thinking about adding this pet to your family. But, having a variety of pets can be frustrating if they don't get along, so the question comes up. If I get a Pomsky, will it get along with my other pets? You're in luck! A Pomsky is a mixture of two amazing dog breeds, the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian. Like the husky dog breed, Pomskies are born with excellent leadership abilities making them want to lead or be led with a pack. Pomskies are a great fit for families with other pets. Their fun and energetic temperament works perfectly with all types of animals, especially other dogs.
What to do if you want your Pomsky to get along with your other pets
If your Pomsky is having a tough start and isn't doing well with the other pets in the home, it may have some jealousy issues. Make sure to always take time to spend with your Pomsky, such as taking it on walks, playing games like fetch and tug, and giving it the daily scratch it needs. It's also possible that your Pomsky might be having separation anxiety from missing its previous home. Make sure to try to make your Pomsky feel at home as much as possible, by giving it its own space for its food and bed. A spot that only belongs to them.
Are Pomskies Good Pets?
If you are still uncertain whether to add this designer dog to your family, you are probably wondering if a Pomsky will be a good pet. But, like with other decisions in life, it depends. I feel that different breeds work better with certain personalities. For example, if you like to relax and sit back after a long day at work, then finding a dog that wants the same will work best with your personality and lifestyle. Pomskies temperament is energetic, loving, bold, and intelligent. If you are active and love playing around, this dog is perfect for you. It's also an excellent fit for a family with kids because their energy usually matches well with each other.
Important things to consider
Training is essential
If you are going to be adding this breed to your amazing family, it is essential that it is trained. Especially if you will be around other dogs or pets. Because of their hyper and energetic personalities, Pomskies can get hard to handle without the right training in hand.
They have a lot of energy
Pomskies love to play and be involved in family activities. You may want to consider having a pet that can match that and be an enjoyment for your Pomsky. If not, you will want to match that energy level yourself to help your Pomsky feel fulfilled in its activities and lifestyle.
If you are looking to add an adorable Pomsky puppy into your home, Brookside Pomskies is the place to go. We have an amazing variety of available Pomskies for you to choose from and you also have the option to have your Pomsky trained by us before you add the new addition into your family. Visit our Pomsky puppies for sale or submit an adoption application to get started.
How does Pomsky compare to the Pomeranian and Husky breeds?
Pomeranian dogs are purebred, while, Pomskies are a mixed breed between a Pomeranian and Siberian Husky. To be a purebred Pomeranian, it's ancestry would have to be completely Pomeranian and have no other type of dog blood inside of them.
The Pomeranian breed has been around for more than 2,000 years. They are said to have descended from the German Spitz. Resources suppose that they got their name from a place called Pomerania which is placed in northern Poland and Germany.
Temperament and Characteristics: Pomeranians are very active, friendly, talkative, super lively, very playful, sensitive, and smart. They also like to bark a lot so keeping them on a schedule will help with the noise. Because of their intelligence, they are very easy to train. Pomeranians dog breeds have a lot of social needs and never like to be left out of activities. One of the great things about this breed is they also have a low tolerance to nipping, chewing, and biting.
Coat Colors: White, Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Blue, Tan, or Orange.
Life Expectancy: Pomeranians are known to live anywhere from 12 to 16 years.
Sleeping needs: Pomeranians sleep anywhere from 12-14 hours daily.
Average Litter Amount: The Pomeranian breed has an average of 2-5 puppies per litter. (They can usually have a litter at least once per year. )
Here's a few pictures of some Pomeranian dogs. Enjoy :)
The Pomsky breed is believed to be founded in 2009 and is principally bred by artificial insemination to avoid any complications. In 2017 it was known as the most popular designer dog.
Temperament and Characteristics: very intelligent, easy to train, sensitive, loyal, protective, playful, very social, average tendency for nipping and chewing, and doesn't like to be left alone.
Coat Colors: Grey & White, Brown or Reddish Brown, Blue, Black and White, or Pure White
Life Expectancy: Pomskies are known to live anywhere from 12-15 years of age.
Sleeping needs: Pomskies sleep on average between 12-14 hours daily.
Average Litter Amount: A Pomsky has around 2-6 puppies per litter, and can conceive once a year.
Here are a few pictures of some Pomskies, enjoy :)
The Siberian breed is known to have been bred in Northeastern Asia. These amazing dogs were used as family dogs for protection and companionship. They were also used as sled dogs for the Chukchi people.
Fun fact: The Siberian Husky became very popular after a team of Siberian Huskies went on a serum run after a horrible disease spread throughout Alaska. These dogs were able to sled a lifesaving serum from 658 miles in only five and a half days, which saved the lives of many people in Alaska.
Temperament and Characteristics: The Siberian Husky is easy to train, very playful, sensitive, super loyal, loving, affectionate, very social, loves to bark, defensive, super adaptive to new lifestyles, and they do not like to be left alone.
Coat Colors: White, Agouti, Sable, Red, Gray, or Black ( They are usually a mix of two of these colors)
Life Expectancy: Huskies are known to live anywhere from 12-14 years of age.
Sleeping needs: Huskies do not need very much sleep during the day.
Average Litter Amount: A Husky has around 4-8 puppies per litter, and can conceive once a year.
Here are a few pictures of some Huskies, enjoy :)
Differences in Coat (Pomsky vs. Husky vs. Pomeranian)
A Pomeranian dog has a double coat that consists of an undercoat and a topcoat. They come in a broad assortment of colors. Some Pomeranian's will have a particular color of coat but shed it off after their puppy years and then have a new color of fur. Their coats are usually long and thick.
Pomskies can inherit their fur type from either the Pomeranian or Siberian Husky. Their furs length, type, and color will depend on what gene becomes more prominent.
The Siberian Husky has a double coat, an under coat and an overcoat. This helps it when the weather starts getting too cold or too hot. The Siberian Husky should be groomed at least once per day. This breed also sheds a lot and is even above average for dogs.
Size Difference (Pomsky vs. Husky vs. Pomeranian)
Pomeranian dogs are usually very small in size. They can reach 7 to 12 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 3 to 7 pounds.
Pomskies are average in size mainly, but the exact height is unknown. Both parents have different size comparisons, so it just depends on the gene they carry most. These dogs are known to grow up to 15 inches tall and can reach up to 40 lbs. The smallest Pomsky we've ever bred was 12 lbs and the biggest was 40 lbs.
Huskies are very large in stature and can grow anywhere from 20-24 inches. They can also weigh anywhere from 35-65 lbs.
Pomskies and Pomeranians are very similar in nature and can even look very close in appearance. They are both very great dogs to have around the house and often make great friends. On the other hand Pomskies and Huskies are usually the most similar as far as appearance rather than size. Both the Husky and Pomeranian breeds are very stunning and make an amazing Pomsky breed.
How does Pomsky compare to Siberian Husky?
Siberian Huskies come in a variety of colors, so many that it would be hard to name them all. They even have some patterns and strikes that most other breeds don’t. Their colors range anywhere in between black and white, including copper, red, and sable. Because most Siberian Huskies were raised in the cold weather which is why their coats are very thick. Their fur is very straight and smooth, and just like Pomeranians, they have a double coat.
Because the pomskies have double coats its recommended not to shave their coat or cut their undercoat. When you take your Pomsky to the groomer you should ask the groomer to only do a sanitary trim. An experienced groomer should know what this is. If this fur is shaved it can ruin their coat permanently. A pomskies double coat protects them from the sun as it does the cold weather.
Pomskies have a few different types of coats, smooth coat, plush coat, and a wooly coat.