What is a Pomsky?
A Pomsky, known for their small wolf-like appearance, soft coat, and curled tail, is a designer breed of dog and is a mix between a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. Their small size and playful demeanor make them the perfect apartment and family dog. Unheard of before 2011 this adorable breed has now exploded in popularity and doesn’t show signs of slowing down.
History of Pomskies
Pomskies are a very new designer breed and although there may have been accidental pomsky litters, they were first intentionally bred in 2012. Before they were purposely bred, the term “pomsky” was coined when someone posted a question to the website justanswer.com asking about the mental stability of the cross breed which they were considering adopting from their local Humane Society. In his answer the veterinarian Dr. Scott suggested that the mix was "very, very unlikely” and that the Humane Society was probably just guessing on the breeds of the parents but also mentioned that anything is possible when a dog is in heat.
Pomsky was a catchy name and soon there were many more instances of people labeling their pups as a pomsky, but none of them were verified to have pomeranian or husky parents. While the term pomsky had been coined and the idea was growing there was a specific catalyst which launched the idea into massive popularity. Buzzfeed editor Peggy Wang wrote an article on the mix labeling them “the cutest designer breed ever”. With the publishing of her article on such a well known site, Peggy all but guaranteed that the adorable pomsky breed was here to stay.
As the popularity of pomskies continued to grow, a breeder named Teressa Peterson became interested in the breed and began to research how to breed the mix. Her interest only grew and she spent a year researching the genetics and possibilities of a pomsky. In time she was able to connect with Tabetha Ruhstorfer who owned a female Siberian Husky and wanted to breed her. The litter was bred through artificial insemination and in no time the first recorded litter of Pomskies was born. With the success of their litter and interest only growing, Teressa and Joline both began focusing on breeding Pomskies.
Every year pomskies have gotten more popular and we doubt that will change any time soon. Here at Brookside Pomskies we, like many others fell in love with the breed and wanted to make them a bigger part of our life. Like Teressa we did a lot of research on how to safely breed pomskies and we refuse to work with anyone with practices that don’t keep the health of the dogs as their highest priority. We plan on providing ethically bred Pomskies for loving families as long as there are caring people looking for them.
Pomskies are considered to be a medium/small dog and are usually between the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian breed sizes. Because the breed isn’t fully established there aren’t set standards for this mix, but they usually range from 10-15 inches in height.
The weight of a Pomsky is also in the medium/small range and generally ranges between 20-30 pounds.
Pomskies are a very healthy breed with a general life expectancy of 14-15 years. Because Siberian Huskies are at risk for hip dysplasia and Pomeranians may develop skin problems Pomskies may inherit these from traits.
Because they come from 2 breeds that are considered very smart you can also expect your Pomsky to be intelligent. You may notice watchdog tendencies that are from the Pomeranian side and patience from the Husky side. They are very energetic and will need lots of attention from their owners.
You will need to brush your Pomsky between 3-5 times per week to keep it’s double-coat looking sleek and clean.
Luckily Pomskies tend to be one of the easier breeds to train due to both Siberian Huskies and Pomeranians being very intelligent breeds. It is important to be consistent when training a Pomsky.