Pom-Silks are a unique combination of the attractive Pomeranian and the equally stunning Silky Terrier. Though small, this breed comes with an energetic personality bound to keep any owner on their "paws." These adorable pups are known for their long, luxuriously soft fur as well as their small size. Though they're trainable and can be good with children if raised alongside them, these pups have a tendency to become entitled. This is why it's important to be mindful when treating them to activities such as the spa and movies. With too much attention, Pom-Silks may try to become domineering. A consistent and strong leader is best to help rear this pup into the loving companion they're meant to be.
The Pom-Silk inherits its unique temperament and traits from both parent breeds. Pomeranians are known for their bold personality, often characterized as rambunctious at times. Similar to the Pomeranian, the Silky Terrier is known for its busy personality and inquisitive nature. They love to roam, explore, and are always up for playtime. When these two breeds are combined, the resulting hybrid requires both mental stimulation as well as physical activities to keep them from mischief and boredom.
When it comes to Pom-Silks, there are endless "oppawtunities" to compete. Both parent breeds are commonly featured in dog showings and are fierce competitors in agility competitions. Depending on your Pom-Silk, you may decide to enroll in one form of activity over the other, or you may be interested in both!
Showings can be both serious and fun, and feature dogs being exhibited for their beauty and build. Showings are "pawpular" and occur regularly throughout the country and the world. Agility courses, on the other hand, are designed to test a dog’s endurance, strength, and speed. Designed with a variety of obstacles such as weave poles, A-frames, dog tracks, tunnels, and jumps -- to name a few -- these courses are meant to challenge.
To get started, either call or search online for options near you. Find a location where you can either begin classes or further your understanding of the activities. After training your pooch, and yourself as a handler, you'll be on your way to competing, if this is something that interests you and your pup.
Thinking of ways to treat your pooch with a new experience? Well, try taking your Pom-Silk for a dinner and movie date! If you don't think this is "pawssible," think again! Many drive-in movie theaters allow dogs to accompany their owners to the show.
That being said, your pooch is expected to follow the same rules as all guests. If your Pom-Silk is a talker, the movies may not be their go-to activity. If your pup has a calm temperament, feel free to take them to the show. Fortunately, the Pom-Silk is a relatively small companion, so a ride-along can be convenient and fun! All you need for the show are the essentials for comfort, such as pillows, blankets, and a dog bed, along with treats to chow down on!
A doggy spa day is another way to spend time with your Pom-Silk while treating them to a day of pampering. Spa dates are the "ultimutt" way to spoil Pom-Silks, as this breed is known for their elegance and beauty. Keeping in mind you don't want to over-pamper your Pom-Silk to avoid the onset of dominant and entitled behavior, so a spa date may be something they get as a rare treat.
If your pup is currently showing in competitions, spa days may be an activity you decide to take up more frequently. It all depends on your situation and intention. Dog spas are becoming more common and can be found in most major cities. Some spas are "home-visit" oriented, where the groomer actually comes right to you. Decide on the type of experience you want and explore your options before getting started.
Owning a Pom-Silk is a “woofderful” experience, as this dog breed can be a loving companion. With adequate exercise and mental stimulation, a Pom-Silk makes for the “pawfect” partner. Tiny in nature but bold in personality, this pup never goes unnoticed.
Find ways to enhance your experiences with your pooch by partaking in activities such as spa days or dinner and an outdoor movie. If you’re looking for an energy outlet, join a local club or agility facility for courses and training. Building your own course is a way to give your Pom-Silk unlimited access to obstacles, making it convenient and easy to exercise. You can also show off your Pom-Silk to colleagues at work or judges at official showing competitions. Overall, Pom-Silks are elegant and energetic, making for a busy but adorable pet in need of lots of activities to remain satisfied!