• Activity Level: High
  • Grooming Level: High
  • Trainability: Moderate
  • Adaptability: High
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: Often
  • Prey Drive: Moderate
  • Watchdog: Very Alert
  • Average Size:Small
  • Average Lifespan:12-15 Years
  • Registered?:Other

The Pomsky, less commonly referred to as a Huskeranian, is a designer dog breed that is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. The goal of this designer breed was to get the beauty and personality of a Siberian Husky down to a more manageable size for people who loved them and needed a smaller dog. Responsible breeders will use artificial insemination with a Siberian Husky female for safety due to the size difference of the two parent breeds.

Although many people think of the Pomsky as a toy breed, this is not true, especially at the first generation level. An F1 (first generation) Pomsky should be somewhere between 17 and 30 pounds, which makes it a small dog breed, but not a toy-sized dog. Although the Pomsky is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, they are recognized by other official organizations like the Pomsky Club of America, International Pomsky Association, and more.

Pomskies are cute and adorable comedians. They are small, energetic dogs with big personalities and a zest for life. They tend to be sensitive, affectionate, and thrive on being the center of attention, which fits well with their silly and playful antics. They get along well with children, but tend to be a better fit for older children. Because a Pomsky is a small dog, they can be easily injured by the accidental falls or rough play that can happen with younger children.

They tend to make good watchdogs as they are alert and vocal. Both of their parent breeds are known to be quite vocal, so a Pomsky will let you know when they see something. Because they are so vocal, it’s important to start training early as they can easily become yappy and bark too much. Socialization early and often is important for any dog breed and can also help with this tendency in your Pomsky. Depending on the traits your Pomsky inherits, they could get the high prey drive and urge to chase and wander common to the Siberian Husky.

A Pomsky is a highly adaptable dog breed. Although they are energetic, their small size makes them a good fit for apartments as well as larger homes as long as they get enough exercise, mental stimulation, and attention. Should your Pomsky inherit their Siberian Husky parent’s high prey drive, they should only be let off-leash in securely fenced areas.

Pomskies also do well in most climates. Their thick coat makes them more tolerant of cold weather than many other dog breeds of a similar size. As with any dog breed, they are sensitive to heat and extreme cold. Because the Pomsky craves attention, they do not like to be left alone for long periods of time.

As with any mixed breed, a Pomsky can inherit the health conditions prevalent in one, both, or neither of the parent breeds. In the case of a Pomsky, the potential health conditions to be aware of include cataracts, Corneal Dystrophy, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and allergies. Asking the breeder about the genetic history of the parent breeds and to see any relevant health clearances or tests can help allay potential health concerns you may have.