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20-26 lbs
United States
Husky Pom, Pom Husky

The Pomsky is a super popular designer dog that was developed by crossing a Siberian Husky with a Pomeranian. These dogs are very intelligent, playful, and stubborn. They have a tendency to have a prey drive, and need early socialization to prevent aggressiveness when fully grown. They are small to medium size, weighing from 20 to 30 pounds, and standing up to 15 inches tall. They have a beautiful, silky, medium-length coat that is usually a combination of two colors. Their eyes can be brown, hazel, blue, or green, and they can even have different colored eyes. 

Date of Origin
Pomeranian, Husky

Pomsky Health

Average Size
Male Pomsky size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 24-30 lbs
Female Pomsky size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 20-26 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Allergies
  • Eye Problems
  • Dental Problems
Minor Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Collapsed Trachea
  • Skin Conditions
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Dental and Oral Examinations

Pomsky Breed History

The Pomsky is believed to have originated around 2009, in the United States and the first record of a Pomsky litter born in the U.S. was in 2012. This hybrid was developed from crossing a Siberian Husky with a Pomeranian, and it is mainly bred through artificial insemination to avoid complications. This designer dog became rapidly popular around Europe and North America, and it’s thought to be the most popular designer dog of the 2017. The Siberian Husky is believed to come from the Siberian nomad tribe, the Chukchi. There’s little known about their history, but DNA tests show that the breed is ancient. The Chukchi had Huskies as family dogs that helped them with transportation. It is known that Huskies would sleep with the children, providing them with a comfortable and warm bed. In 1908 the breed was taken to Alaska and used as sled dogs during the gold rush. The Huskies participated in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, a 408-mile race, and they continue doing so in the present. In 1930, the last Siberian Husky was exported from Siberia, due to the closing of the borders. The breed has somewhat changed in America, but they still share many of their qualities with the Chukchi Sled Dog. The Siberian Husky was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930. Pomeranians, on the other hand, originated in the province of Pomerania (hence the name), and they descend from the Spitz breeds. They are closely related to the German Spitz, the American Eskimo Dog, the Samoyed, and other Spitz dogs. At first, Pomeranians were significantly bigger, they would weigh up to 30 pounds, and they were very popular. It is known that distinguished people like Michelangelo (whose Pomeranian would sit on a pillow and watch him paint the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling), Martin Luther, Isaac Newton, and Mozart (who dedicated an aria to his Pom), had Pomeranians as beloved pets. In England, the Pomeranian furor also arrived in 1761, when Sophie Charlotte, from a province near to Pomerania, married the soon-to-be King George III, and brought with her two 20-pound Poms. Queen Victoria was also very fond of the breed, especially the smaller ones. This motivated English fanciers to breed smaller Pomeranians. From 1900 to the 1930s, the breed was standardized. They became their current size, and the variety of colors became more varied. The American Kennel Club registered the first Pomeranian in 1888. 

Pomsky Breed Appearance

Pomskies are small to medium dogs, depending on what parent breed they take more after. They can measure from 10 to 15 inches tall, and weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. These dogs have a dense, double-coated, silky fur. Their hair can be black, gray, cream, white, fawn, or brown, but mostly, it is a combination of two of these colors. Their eyes are rounded and can be brown, blue, hazel, or amber, and it is not rare for a Pomsky to have different colored eyes. Their body is muscular and well proportioned, with strong legs and wide shoulders. Their tail is furry and curls over their back. They have a wedge-shaped head, with a tapered muzzle and a rounded black or brown nose. Their ears are pointy and erect, and full of hair. 

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Pomsky eyes
hazel Pomsky eyes
brown Pomsky eyes
amber Pomsky eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pomsky nose
brown Pomsky nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Pomsky coat
pied Pomsky coat
gray Pomsky coat
black Pomsky coat
brown Pomsky coat
cream Pomsky coat
white Pomsky coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pomsky straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pomsky Breed Maintenance

Your Pomsky is a high shedder, especially if she’s got more Pomeranian DNA. You should brush your Pomsky daily, using a wire pin brush to remove dead hair and a slicker brush to eliminate mats and tangles. Remember to always remove tangles before bathing. Bathe her occasionally, when she gets dirty, to avoid drying up her skin. You should also take your dog to the groomer every three months to trim her hair, this will make things easier for you. It is recommended to clean her ears weekly, to prevent infection, excess moisture or wax build up. Also, it is very important to brush her teeth daily, since these dogs are prone to dental problems.

Brushes for Pomsky
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pomsky requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pomsky Temperament

The Pomsky is a funny, intelligent, and stubborn dog. This hybrid is known for being quite vocal like both of its parent breeds, so you should probably take this into account, especially if living in a condo or apartment. They love getting attention and being praised. They often create a deeper bond with one person, although they will be loving with the whole family. It is essential to socialize your Pomsky from puppyhood, because they can become nervous around strangers and aggressive towards other animals. They don’t do well with children, and they will nip if they feel uncomfortable. However, she can get along with kids and other pets if you get her used to them when a puppy and if the children know how to treat the dog properly and with respect. These dogs have a high prey drive, so be careful when smaller animals are around. They are tough to train because of their stubborn character, but perseverance and lots of praising and treats will eventually show results. 

Pomsky Activity Requirements

Pomskies are active dogs that require a fair amount of physical activity to expend their energy and stay healthy. A daily 30 minute walk is highly recommended. Also, she may require time to play or run in a park or yard, to fully drain her energy. Generally, these dogs also enjoy swimming, but you should never leave her alone when doing so. This intelligent dog also requires mental stimulation, so toys or activities that challenge their intellect are well received. You can get her a treat dispensing toy or a puzzle, and play a treasure hunting game. These are good apartment dogs that enjoy stretching their legs in a nice walk outside, and are suitable for cold weather as long as they are dressed for the elements when extreme. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pomsky Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Pomsky Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pomsky size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Pomsky size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 15 lbs
12 Months
Male Pomsky size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Pomsky size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 21 lbs
18 Months
Male Pomsky size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 27 lbs
Female Pomsky size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 23 lbs

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