The adorable Pomeranian Husky mix, also known as Pomsky and Husky Pomeranian Mix is a designer dog breed that is a cross between the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky. This hybrid dog has gained much popularity among dog lovers in recent years.
This amazing Husky Pomeranian combines the traits of the energetic Siberian Husky and the lively Pomeranian. A Pomeranian Husky mix is an ideal family dog that is loving, playful, friendly, and energetic.
You might be wondering what this remarkable Husky Pomeranian mix has to offer?
Well, this post will guide you about everything you need to know about Pomeranian Husky.
Let's get started!
Pomeranian Husky Appearance
Pomeranian Husky is a small-to-medium-sized dog breed that falls somewhere between the breed's parents in size. Your Husky Pomeranian Mix will have the physical characteristics of both the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky.
Well, this sounds pretty interesting that their appearance can vary and is unpredictable. How a Husky Pomeranian Mix ends up looking depends on the genes they inherit from their parent breeds.
Since the designer breed is so new, most standards of how a Husky Pomeranian should look have still not been established. They have a soft, fluffy double coat. Coat colors vary, much like the breed's Pom and Husky parents. Their coat can be grey and white, brown or reddish brown, blue, pure white, and more. Eyes are rounded and can be blue, brown, hazel, or amber. A Pomeranian Husky may have different colored eyes, just like its Siberian Husky parent.
- Average height: 10 - 20 inches
- Average weight: 7 - 38 pounds
- Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
Husky Pomeranian Mix Puppies
A Pomsky litter is usually produced using a Siberian Husky mother and a Pomeranian father. In a Husky Pomeranian mix litter, you can expect the little fur babies to turn out with different physical and personality traits. With any designer hybrid dog, there are no formal rules as to what genes and traits it is going to inherit.
One puppy could have the body of a Pomeranian and the face of a Husky. Another puppy could have the body of a Pomeranian but the energy of a Husky. The opposite of these two scenarios is true as well.
Coat color and appearance can vary within a litter too. Some Pomeranian Husky puppies have a coat like the Pomeranian. Some puppies may inherit the coveted blue eyes from the Husky. So on and so forth.
Pomeranian Husky puppies start to develop their unique looks and personalities when they are about 8 to 9 weeks of age. But there is no telling how a Husky and Pomeranian mix will completely look until they are a bit grown. Healthy Pomeranian Husky puppies are curious and playful, willing to approach people and be held by them.
Pomeranian Husky Personality
Husky Pomeranian Mix’s personality can be varied depending on each parent’s genetic contribution. These hybrid dogs are intelligent, loving, playful, stubborn, cheerful, and devoted to their family. Husky and Pomeranian Mixes share the following personalities:
Pomeranian Husky is a loving and cuddly dog. They desire your attention and affection but offer unconditional love to their owners. Pomeranian Huskies enjoy cuddling up next to their owner.
- Great watchdogs
Pomeranian Huskies are alert and aware of their surroundings. They are highly protective of their family and make great watchdogs. They often inherit the watchdog trait from their Pom parent.
Husky Pomeranians are considered highly intelligent dogs. These little guys have a good memory, but do not make a good lap dog as they are very active dogs. Husky Pomeranians need mental stimulation to stay away from mischievous and destructive activities.
Husky and Pomeranian mixes are vocal dogs with high barking potential. They will bark every time someone approaches. You can train them to stop excessive barking and to avoid unpleasant situations.
Even though they are eager to please, Husky Pomeranian Mixes have the stubborn and independent nature of their Siberian Husky parent. This makes them an unsuitable breed for novice owners.
Pomeranian Husky Mixes are playful pups and love to spend time with their owners. Their playful antics often help them get the adoration they crave.
- Unfriendly with kids and pets
Pomeranian Huskies are often suspicious of small kids. They can get along with other dogs if socialized properly. However, they might like to chase smaller animals like cats due to the high prey drive they inherit from the Husky.
Many behavioral issues stem from a dog’s early upbringing. If socialized properly in puppyhood, Pomeranian Husky Mixes make an excellent family dog.
History of Pomeranian Husky
The Pomeranian Husky Mix is a new mixed breed designed by crossing a Pomeranian with a Siberian Husky. Due to the size difference of the parent breeds, Pomeranian Huskies are almost always bred by artificial insemination (ai). The Dam is always the Husky parent, and the Sire is always the Pomeranian parent. This helps to avoid complications during pregnancy and delivery time. This is an expensive process and for this reason, Pomeranian Husky Mixes are still fairly rare and expensive in the dog world.
Over the last few years, Pomeranian Husky Mixes are becoming increasingly popular. These dogs are recognized by the Dog Registry of America (DRA). The Pomsky Club of America (PCA) and the International Pomsky Association (IPA) are two groups that are working to get the breed officially recognized.
At this time, Pomeranian Husky Mixes can vary greatly in looks and temperament, even within the same litter. So, breed standards aren't likely to come any time soon. The American Kennel Club doesn't recognize Husky Pomeranian Mix as a true dog breed. However, Pomeranian Husky’s parents, the Siberian Husky and Pomeranian, are both recognized by the AKC.
Major Health Concerns of Pomeranian Husky
Pomeranian Huskies are moderately healthy but are prone to few health issues. There are some conditions that the Husky Pomeranian Mix inherits from either parent breed. The health issues that may affect these dogs are:
- Hip Dysplasia: This is a degenerative condition caused by deformity of the hip that occurs during Pomeranian Husky's growth. Pomeranian Husky Mixes with hip dysplasia show pain, lameness, and limping on one or both rear legs.
- Eye Problems: Eye defects in the Pomeranian Husky Mixes are serious and should not be understated or overlooked. Eye problems include cataracts, Corneal dystrophy, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
- Collapsing Trachea: Collapsing trachea is a genetic problem that happens when the trachea of Pomeranian Husky becomes narrow due to the softening of the cartilage that holds the windpipe.
- Luxating Patellas: Luxating Patellas is a degenerative problem in Pomeranian Huskies due to the looseness of the kneecap. This happens when the muscles and the tendons that hold the kneecap of the Pomeranian Husky in place become very weak. When the kneecap slips, it causes acute pain, lameness in the leg, or an abnormal gait in the Pomeranian Husky.
- Epilepsy: This disease refers to abnormal, uncontrolled bursts of electrical activity in your Pomeranian Husky's brain, causing seizures. An epilepsy treatment plan for Husky Pomeranians reduces seizure frequency and improves their quality of life.
- Heart disease: Heart disease is the abnormality of the heart of Pomeranian Husky. It includes congenital abnormalities and disorders of physical structure, function, or electrical activity.
- Dental problems: Pomeranian Huskies are prone to gum and teeth problems and early tooth loss. So, it's important to keep up with regular teeth cleanings.
- Allergies: Pomeranian Huskies are prone to a variety of allergies. These designer dogs may be allergic to pollens, molds, certain foods, and flea saliva.
How to Take Care of A Pomeranian Husky
Feeding your Pomeranian Husky:
The Pomeranian Husky is an active and energetic breed. Typically, they'll need a diet suitable for a small-to-medium-sized dog with high energy and exercise needs. It's best to ask your vet about your dog's specific nutritional requirements.
The amount of food that Pomeranian Husky should eat varies with age, gender, metabolism, and physical activity. Consider adding foods rich in protein as they will help to maintain muscle mass. Be mindful of caloric content in their diet.
The food requirements of a Pomeranian Husky puppy change as they grow up. Clean and fresh water should be available to Pomeranian Huskies at all times.
Training your Pomeranian Husky:
Husky Pomeranian Mixes are highly intelligent dogs. However, training can be tough, as some Pomeranian Huskies will inherit stubbornness and the independent streak of the Siberian Husky.
Patience, consistency, and reward-based training methods work best for Husky Pomeranian Mixes. Provide them with food motivators and plenty of praise. Being a sensitive breed, harsh treatment, punishments, and yelling will make them stubborn.
Here are some of the training that you need to do with your Husky Pomeranian Mix puppy:
Grooming needs of Pomeranian Husky:
The grooming needs of a Husky Pomeranian Mix depend on the coat and appearance it inherits from its parents. Generally, Pomeranian Huskies are high shedders and have a medium-length, soft, and fluffy double coat. You can still expect to find a lot of hair around the home.
Let's have a look at their grooming needs:
- Pomeranian Huskies require daily brushing. This will help to remove dead fur and avoid mats or tangles. The coats of Husky Pomeranian mixes will look shinier and cleaner just from brushing.
- They just need a few baths in a year, only when needed. Frequent bathing strips the coat of oils that keep it healthy. So, over-bathing is not recommended for these dogs. When bathing them, use a good quality canine shampoo and conditioner.
- Pomeranian Huskies are prone to dental problems. Brush their teeth at least two to three times a week to maintain good oral health. This will help to prevent dental problems and remove bacteria and tartar buildup. Use toothpaste that is designed for canines, as human toothpaste can be harmful to dogs.
- Pomeranian Huskies' nails should be trimmed every few weeks to avoid splitting and discomfort. If you let your Husky Pomeranian Mix run over rocks or concrete, its nails will be filed down naturally.
- Pomeranian Husky's ears should smell good with no unusual amount of wax. They should be cleaned every week to prevent the accumulation of bacteria.
- When you groom your Pomeranian Husky, look inside its mouth and ears for signs of allergies or infection.
Regular grooming of your dog will help you detect potential health problems early.
Exercise requirements of Pomeranian Husky:
How much exercise your Husky Pomeranian Mix needs varies and depends on which parent it takes after the most. You should expect to participate in daily exercise sessions with your Husky Pomeranian Mixes. They need regular physical and mental stimulation to stay healthy and comfortable.
By exercising your Husky Pomeranian Mix, you will prevent health risks and reduce behavioral problems through fun activities. Exercising your Pomeranian Husky should not be a burden for you or your dog. You can meet your Pomeranian Husky's exercise requirements by:
- Teaching new tricks
- Playing with puzzle toys
- Play tug of war
- Agility training
- Obedience training
- Give your Pomeranian Husky a safe area to play and run.
The Cost of a Husky Pomeranian Mix
The cost of a Husky Pomeranian Mix puppy from a breeder will start from around $1,500 and upwards. If you decide to buy a Pomeranian Husky, you must avoid unethical backyard breeders. An ethical and reputable breeder does not breed crossbreed dogs.
The price of Pomeranian Husky puppies can fluctuate widely depending on many factors. These factors include the breeder’s reputation, breeders' location, litter size, the dog’s age, size, color, and the unique traits it may inherit. Coat markings and bright blue eyes will also bump up the price even more.
Other Pomeranian Mixes
Mixing different breeds with the Pomeranian results in some pretty awesome and interesting combinations. Take a look at some of the most famous designer breeds you'll likely find:
- Pomapoo (Parents: Pomeranian and Poodle)
- Pom-a-Pug (Parents: Pomeranian and Pug)
- Jackaranian, also known as Jack Pom and Pom-A-Jack (Parents: Pomeranian and Jack Russell Terrier)
- Yoranian (Parents: Pomeranian and Yorkshire Terrier)
- Bichonaranian, also known as Pomachon or Pom Frise (Parents: Pomeranian and Bichon Frise
- Pomeagle (Parents: Pomeranian and Beagle)
- Peek-A-Poms (Parents: Pomeranian and Pekingese)
- Peek-A-Poms (Parents: Pomeranian and Pekingese)
- Chinaranian (Parents: Pomeranian and Chihuahua)
- Corkeranians is also known as Cocker-Poms (Parents: Pomeranian and Cocker Spaniel)
- Papipoms also known or Pomillon (Parents: Pomeranian and Papillon
- Pom-A-Nauze (Parents: Pomeranian and Miniature Schnauzer)
- Shiranian, also known as Pomshi, Shih-Pom (Parents: Pomeranian and Shih Tzu)
- Cavapom (Parents: Pomeranian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
- French Pomerdog (Parents: Pomeranian and French Bulldog)
Parting Shot on The Pomeranian Husky
Creating a Husky and Pomeranian mix does not help mitigate potentially harmful health defects that may happen commonly in purebred dogs. The puppies can inherit health defects from both breeds.
If you are thinking of getting a Pomeranian Husky, prepare to spend a lot of time with your fur buddy. These hybrid dogs need attention and plenty of exercise. You must take a look at your lifestyle and how accommodating it would be for the Pomeranian Husky.
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References and Further Reading:
 Official Standard of the Pomeranian (AKC). American Kennel Club, 2011.
 English Kennel Club Pomeranian Breed Standard, 2017.
 Denise Leo, The Pomeranian Handbook.
 Milo G. Denlinger "The Complete Pomeranian".
 Kimbering Pomeranians "1891-1991".
 William Taplin "The Sportsman’s Cabinet".
 E. Parker "The Popular Pomeranian".
 Lilla Ives "Show Pomeranians".