18 Frequently Asked Questions about Pomskies

Are Pomskies Real?

Yes, they most certainly are!

What is a Pomsky?

It is a newer designer breed of dog, and the fastest growing mix breed in the world!   A Pomsky is a mixed breed between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky.  Typically first generation pomskies are the result of breeding a Female Husky with a Male Pomeranian through artificial insemination.  The breed only started in 2012 and gained popularity so quickly because of the power of the internet.

How do a Pomeranian and Husky Breed?

Because of the size difference between the two, artificial insemination is needed.

How much does a Pomsky cost?

According to a 31 owner survey we ran in January, 2017 the average purchase price was $2617.  Prices ranged from $0 from a few people who got theirs from a friend, to $4,500.

How big do Pomskies get?

Breeders are still perfecting the process of breeding Pomskies so there will be a large variety of sizes. Most will be between 15 to 30 pounds.

What do Pomskies look like?

The look of Pomskies can vary drastically, both with color and size. Most people are searching for the smaller size of the Pomeranian and the markings of Huskies. Sometimes they look more like a Pomeranian or more like a Husky.

When can you predict how big a Pomsky will be?

Most experienced breeders can give you an accurate gauge by 8 weeks old. Adding the mothers weight plus the fathers weight and dividing by 2 is the most common formula we have seen.

How intelligent are Pomskies?

Pomeranian’s are ranked 23 on the intelligence list and Huskies are 45. Most Pomskies are of above average intelligence and should be quite trainable.

Do Pomskies shed?

Yes, they have major sheds twice a year and need consistent grooming in between their major blowouts!

Are they hypoallergenic?

No, Pomskies are not hypoallergenic. But, there are lots of other great dog breeds if this is a deal breaker for you.

How often does a Pomsky need to be groomed?

They do need to be brushed regularly, at least once a week and preferably twice a week.  Grooming increases to 4-5 times a week during their blowouts in the Spring and Fall.

How much exercise does a Pomsky need?

Both Poms and Huskies are active dogs so you can expect a Pomsky to be the same. They are best suited with active families who have large yards or can take them on daily walks.

What are their common health problems?

The breed is so new that the problems aren’t widely known yet. but they can have a combination of the common health problems of their parent breeds.

How long do Pomskies live?

A typical lifespan of a well-cared for Pomsky is 12-15 years.

What is a Pomskies personality and temperament like?

It really depends.  Pomeranian’s are friendly, intelligent and active. Huskies are gentle, alert and playful. So each Pomsky could fall anywhere on that spectrum.

Are Pomskies good with children?

Pomskies are generally very good with children. This isn’t a given though, so setting boundaries for the Pomsky and children can create a harmonious relationship.

What does F1, F1b, F2 mean?

These are genetic codes. F1 is a first generation Pomsky using a Pomeranian father and a Husky mother. Most Pomsky breeders are currently breeding these F1 dogs.

F1b is the result of a Pomsky being bred (usually) to a Pomeranian to achieve smaller sizes. (75% Pomeranian, 25% Husky) Looking for smaller size but still Husky qualities.

F2 is F1 Pomskies breeding with F1 Pomskies and this will be the standard once breeder’s achieve the results they want. This will make the breed much more predictable.

Are there Pomsky Rescues?

At this time there doesn’t appear to be any we could locate. There also are not any currently listed on petfinder.com.  However, that doesn’t mean their won’t be any available in the future, and in fact a rescued Pomsky named Alexander Hamilpup was was featured the Puppy Bowl XIII this year!

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