The #1 question I get asked is what is the difference between F1, F2, F3, F1B, F1X?
F1 Pomsky - is when the Mother of the Pomsky is a Husky and the Father is a Pomeranian (This shouldn't ever be reversed , the mother should always be bigger)
F2 Pomsky - is when both parents mother and father are F1 Pomsky (The grandmother is a
Husky and the Grandfather is a Pomeranian )
F3 Pomsky - is when both parents mother and father are F2 Pomskies or if mother or father is F2 and the mother or father is an F4 or F5 then the puppy is still considered and F3 Pomsky (See picture below)
F1b Pomsky - B stands for backcross when a F1 Pomsky crosses with a purebred Pomeranian
or Siberian Husky (75% Pomeranian and 25% Siberian Husky or 25% Pomeranian and 75% Husky) Remember the mother should always be bigger for the dogs safety.
F1X is when a Pomsky is crossed with an American Eskimo dog and or German Spitz. You can have both breeds or just one breed crossed with a pomsky in order for it to be considered an f1x Pomsky
American Eskimo Dog and German Spitz are also known as a Pomsky, however we only have Siberian Husky and Pomeranian in our lines because we prefer that look and temperament, which make ours 50/50
I often get asked if an F2 or F3 Pomsky is smaller then an F1 Pomsky?
No, generation doesn't guarantee size. The size is generally based on the size of the parents, however you can get a large (when full grown) Pomsky puppy out of small Pomsky parents or a small Pomsky puppy out of large Pomsky parents. This is because we are breeding small (4-7 lbs) Pomeranian with a big (35-51) Siberian Husky. A good breeder wont guarantee size but they can tell you puppies expected adult weight based on current weight, past puppies, and experience. We've had two F2 puppies leave our home at 8 weeks old, both weighing 3 lbs. Their full grown weight was very different. One little boy weighing only 12 lbs and the other 22 lbs. Both dogs where completely healthy. I do believe this can be caused by over feeding or free feeding, however this was not the case with these two Pomskies.
Ive seen a 20lb F1B (75% Husky & 25% Pomeranian) Pomsky which is not very common but this is possible. I also own a couple F1 Pomskies that weigh about 15 lbs full grown and F1 pomskies that weigh 25-30 lbs. Pomskies come in a large variety of sizes.
This article was intended to help you get a better understanding of how to better understand the meanings of F1, F2, F1B, and F1X. If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.