If you thought he was all inventing dog breeds from time to time, you will be surprised to know that there is a new cross that is causing a sensation in its country of origin. The Pomsky is a dog obtained from the crossing of a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian, hence many people know it as a Siberian Pomsky.
The new breed of Pomsky dog is not yet admitted by any official canine body, this means that for legal purposes at the moment it is not considered a breed, but a cross like any other mongrel dog. However, this type of dog has very peculiar characteristics that make it in high demand.
The Pomsky is a new breed of dog, but it is so new that it is actually a mongrel dog. That is, it is not yet recognized as a breed by any official pedigree issuing club, therefore its standards are not yet officially set, and pomskys do not yet have a pedigree.
Where did the pomskys come from? The Pomsky is a cross between two breeds of dog, the Siberian and Pomeranian husky and hence the name (POMerania + husKY). Normally the mother of the Pomsky dog is Husky and the father is Pomeranian that is so that a “big” mother gives birth to puppies smaller than her and thus avoid complications in childbirth.
Physical Characteristics of the Pomsky dog
This breed of full grown Pomsky weigh between 7 and 14 kilograms, being classified as a medium-sized breed. Within this range, two categories or types of Pomsky are distinguished:
On the one hand, there are those considered first generation, which are the specimens with a balanced genetic percentage between huskies and Pomeranians, that is, half and half, therefore they will weigh between 9 and 14 kilograms.
On the other hand, we have those of the second generation in which the presence of the Pomeranian is accentuated, so their size will be smaller, being between 7 and 9 kilograms.
The appearance of the Pomsky dog is reminiscent of a miniature husky, having inherited from it the wide repertoire of colors in its coat and its beautiful blue eyes. However, there are some characteristics that differentiate it from this one, such as its less slender body and its shorter legs, which give it that more childish appearance. The head of the Pomsky, as well as its body, is rounded, with a short muzzle and eyes close together like the Pomeranian. This gives him a cuddly appearance, more childish than a husky.
Necessary care for Pomsky dogs
Broadly speaking, the care is more or less similar to that of any other dog of its size, with some small peculiarities that we will comment on so that you always keep in mind.
Adequate nutrition: Remember that food is the basis of your dog’s health, if you choose to feed it with feed, remember to choose a good, high-quality feed (in Spain it is known how I think of pre-manufactured dog-food, in Mexico it is known how balanced). If you opt for a natural diet, look for info about the BARF Diet.
Veterinary checks and mandatory vaccinations: Remember that it is mandatory to give your Pomsky dog vaccinations when he is a puppy and also to give the reminder when he is an adult. You can get more information here: Mandatory vaccinations for puppies.
Mandatory brushing and baths: When you see a Pomsky dog in front of you, you will understand why brushing is so important in this breed. Their hair is very thick and fluffy, so it needs to be brushed daily to avoid knots, tangles, dirt and remnants of herbs, sticks and anything else they drag through the park. A couple of baths a month is highly recommended to keep them clean, especially when the Pomsky is adult as it is more active.
As you can see, there is not much difference with respect to other dog breeds, when it comes to care. We simply have to pay special attention to their hair, brush it often and not skip any veterinary check-ups.