If you're fascinated by adult Pomskies and wondering if they're a good fit for your lifestyle, we'll provide you with all the information about their personality and physical characteristics.
First of all, it's important to know that there is a wide variety of Pomsky. Indeed, the Pomsky is a relatively new crossbreed between a Husky and a Pomeranian. Therefore, it is not yet a recognized breed, nor registered in the LOF (Livre des Origines Françaises), which is the French registry of pedigreed dogs.
The variety of Pomsky can be found in both size and morphology. It is therefore difficult to describe an adult Pomsky as they do not all look alike, as the crossbreeding is not yet stable.
Nevertheless, we will describe them based on our experience.
The temperament of adult Pomsky:
The goal of this crossbreeding was to reduce the size of the Husky and soften its character, and it has been successful. Our advanced generation Pomskies (F3, F4, F5) have exceptional temperaments. They are affectionate, cuddly, and gentle dogs that we can walk without a leash.
The sweet nature of our adult Pomskies comes from the selection of our bloodlines and the socialization we provide to our puppies.
Our Pomskies are raised in our home around our family, friends, and children. We place great importance on their health as well as their temperament, which is why we choose to raise the puppies in our home and not in a kennel.
Our Pomsky puppies for sale are extremely sociable and playful, and each one has its own unique personality - very loving, intelligent, and loyal. The Pomsky also gets along very well with children and can develop a beautiful bond with them. It is a gentle dog that approaches children with tact and delicacy.
The adult Pomsky is a clingy dog that does not like to be alone. It loves being close to its human and spending time with them. It is also a very intelligent dog that learns quickly. However, its intelligence can sometimes work against its owners when its needs are not met. In case of difficulties with a Pomsky, it is recommended to consult a dog behaviorist.
Our Pomskies are sociable with other animals. They get along well with each other and also with other breeds of dogs present in our breeding facility.
We also have cats and there are no issues or problems with their interactions.
Once again, not all Pomskies have the same temperament. We have observed on social media that some may suffer from wandering, housebreaking issues, and destructive behavior. Therefore, it is important to choose a Pomsky based not only on physical characteristics, but also on behavioral traits and to research the selected breeder thoroughly.
Here is a link to learn more about their temperament: Pomsky kennel in Ile de France | Royaume des Galopins
Is the Pomsky easy to train?
Yes, Pomskies are easy to train, especially with positive reinforcement. Pomskies love to learn new commands and are very intelligent dogs. They can start learning commands as early as 6-7 weeks old, such as sit, down, and especially recall, which should be taught from a young age.
Pomskies are eager to learn and impress their owners, so you can have fun and build a strong bond with your Pomsky through training.
Recall, in my opinion, is the first command to teach your Pomsky in order to have the freedom and safety to walk off-leash. An adult dog that does not have recall trained is at risk of getting lost or in danger, or it will constantly need to be walked on a leash or kept in a confined and enclosed area.
Teaching recall to your puppy as soon as it arrives in your home is the best way to protect it. Recall should always be learned first indoors, in the backyard, and then gradually in outdoor areas with a long leash. We recommend reading the following article if you want to learn more about recall: Teaching Recall to Your Dog (toutoupourlechien.com)
Housebreaking, like with all dogs, can vary in terms of speed. It depends on whether the breeder has already started housebreaking them or if it is still to be done. In any case, patience and kindness are key. A puppy may not necessarily understand what you expect from it and does not have the ability to hold its bladder until around 6 or 7 months of age!
In any case, we do not recommend the use of crates, as it can expedite housebreaking but at the expense of the puppy feeling constrained and forced.
How much exercise does an adult Pomsky require?
The Pomsky is not a difficult dog to train, nor does it typically have behavioral issues unless it is bored. Like any dog, it is important to meet its needs and provide a variety of activities.
Including both physical and mental exercises.
Below, we provide you with the pyramid of a dog's needs, which applies perfectly to the needs of our adult Pomskies.
According to me, social needs are highly developed in Pomskies. They are clingy dogs that may struggle with loneliness. I have seen many videos of Pomskies howling repeatedly when left alone. It is true that the Pomsky is a descendant of the Husky, which is a pack animal that enjoys living in a community and engaging in physical activities.
The Pomsky is a dynamic dog that needs to exert physical energy! You can engage in various activities with them, such as swimming, agility, obedience, biking, and running. Contrary to popular belief, Pomskies actually enjoy swimming. It is not uncommon to find them in the pool or their water basin! They are also thrilled to jump into a lake or a river!
As a Nordic dog, the Pomsky also enjoys winter sports and can easily accompany you on hikes or ski trips.
However, it is important to adapt the activities based on the age and size of your Pomsky. A 4kg Pomsky will have different needs and abilities compared to a 12kg Pomsky.
Remember that a well-stimulated and needs-respected dog is a happy dog that will be content in their paws.
Can adult Pomskies be walked off-leash?
It is true that the question of off-leash walks comes up frequently. It is much more enjoyable to be able to walk or bike with your dog off-leash while they still listen to your commands.
One of the challenges with Huskies is getting reliable recall, which means a dog that comes back to you when called.
To achieve reliable recall, it is important to start working on it from the early months of your Pomsky's life. Building a trusting relationship from a young age is also crucial. Your Pomsky should know that coming back to you results in something positive, such as a treat, a pat, or a reward.
If coming back brings something positive, you can be sure that your Pomsky will be more inclined to do it.
In our breeding program, our Pomskies have good recall. So, we can enjoy nice off-leash walks in the fields! It should be noted that our Pomskies inherit more of the clingy nature of the Pomeranian, which is a breed that follows its owner everywhere.
In any case, if you have doubts about your dog's recall, it is important to always walk them on a long leash and in safe areas. Recall ensures your dog's safety and prevents many accidents. Never let a dog off-leash unless you are certain they will come back when called. Many professional dog trainers can help you work on recall.
How do adult Pomskies get along with other dogs, cats, and children?
Pomskies are sociable dogs that love the company of humans and other dogs. They are gentle dogs that adapt quickly to new environments.
All our Pomskies are off-leash in our breeding program, and they adjust well to the presence of a new dog or a guest.
The Pomsky has a gentle approach which allows it to get along well with children. Its small size is not intimidating to a child, and its very affectionate nature often pleases children. Pomskies are also dogs that bark very little, which further enhances the confidence of younger children. Of course, it is important to monitor the relationship between a dog and a child in order to intervene quickly if either of them feels anxious.
Our Pomskies get along perfectly with many other dogs, both small and large breeds. Our Pomskies are open and have no issues when meeting other dogs outdoors. It is important to allow your Pomsky to interact with dogs of all sizes and breeds from a young age.
As for other species such as rabbits, cats, and chickens, we also have no particular issues as long as your Pomsky is exposed to these species from a young age. However, it is still important to monitor and supervise the relationship with a smaller and more fragile animal than your Pomsky.
Remember that the key to having a sociable and well-adjusted dog is to socialize them between 3 weeks and 3 months of age. All experiences should always be positive and compassionate. Nothing is ever lost, but early work greatly facilitates the learning and development of your Pomsky.
What is the lifespan of a Pomsky?
The Pomsky is a primitive dog breed resulting from the crossbreeding of two robust primitive dog breeds, the Spitz and the Husky. These two dog breeds have a lifespan of around 15 years. Since the Pomsky is a recent crossbreed, it is difficult to have precise data on the lifespan and health issues of the Pomsky.
However, since the Pomsky is a recent crossbreed, it has not yet been subject to over-selection and the emergence of health issues related to human selection. It is still important to ask your breeder for health tests, including the Embark test, to ensure that you have a healthy dog.
The Pomsky has an average lifespan of between 13 and 15 years, which is standard for a dog of its size.
Scams involving Pomskies?
It is true that there have been many reports of scams involving Pomskies. Since the Pomsky is a non-registered breed, each breeder sets their own standard and can call their puppies Pomskies. Therefore, it is important to visit the specific breeding facility, ask questions about the parents, and be cautious and well-informed before buying a Pomsky.
A Pomsky should only have the presence of two breeds in its DNA: the Husky and the Spitz. Increasingly, breeders in the United States allow the presence of a third breed, which helps to stabilize the Pomsky standard. In France, the presence of another breed is tolerated as long as it does not exceed 15%.
To find out which dog breeds are present in the DNA of your Pomsky, you can perform an Embark test, which can be purchased online.
In any case, it is important to research before making a purchase, as once you have made the commitment, it may be difficult to take legal action against a breeder who has sold you a dog resulting from a crossbreeding of 5 breeds. Indeed, the Pomsky is not a registered breed, and legal recourse can be complicated.
The eye color of an adult Pomsky:
The eye color of the Spitz is often brown, except for merle or phantom merle Spitz, which can have blue eyes.
The Husky, on the other hand, has a much wider range of eye colors, including blue, brown, green, heterochromatic (a mix of blue and brown in one eye).
The Pomsky offers a wide variation in coat color and eye color. Pomskies can have blue eyes, heterochromatic eyes (presence of blue and brown in the same eye), amber eyes, brown eyes, or green eyes.
Eye color remains one of the concerns and one of the main criteria for many prospective Pomsky adopters. The most desired color is blue.
The size of an adult Pomsky?
Since the Pomsky is a crossbreed between a Husky and a Spitz, there is a wide variation in size.
The size of a Pomsky can range from 4kg to 16kg, depending on the bloodlines and generations.
Each breeder is free to select the size they desire. Thus, depending on the size of the parents and the bloodline being worked on, the puppies may be smaller or larger.
According to us, a Pomsky should have a medium size, meaning smaller than a Husky and larger than a Spitz. This medium size allows for various sports activities with the dog, as well as a possible life in the city and in an apartment.
It is difficult to predict the size of Pomskies at birth unless one is familiar with the bloodlines. In any case, your breeder will be able to provide information and guidance based on your preferences.
Coat length in adult Pomskies?
Pomskies have a double coat with an undercoat and a topcoat. In terms of coat length, there are three types:
Short coat, also called standard.
Medium-length coat, also called fluffy.
Long coat, also called wooly.
Not all adopters necessarily want the same coat length. Some may prefer a very short coat to make their Pomsky resemble a mini Husky, while others may prefer a medium or long coat for a softer teddy bear-like appearance. Again, this depends on the preferences of each family, and it is possible to find both long and short coats in each generation.
Feel free to refer to our other blog article on Pomsky generations: Pomsky Generation F1, F2, F2B, can someone explain? (royaumedesgalopins.fr)
Do Pomskies shed their coats?
Pomskies are not dogs that shed a lot of fur. However, they do go through shedding cycles!
Seasonal shedding refers to a more significant loss of fur than usual in dogs, which allows them to renew their coat. Shedding in Pomskies can be quite impressive, as the dog may lose fur in handfuls and renew their entire coat within a few weeks.
Shedding generally occurs twice a year in Pomskies during the change of seasons. This phenomenon cannot be avoided, as it is a natural and healthy process. However, you can brush your Pomsky every day during this period to minimize the inconvenience for both of you.
Feel free to refer to the following article on shedding to learn more: Mue du chien: la comprendre et y faire face - Toutoupourlechien.com
The colors and patterns of the adult Pomsky?
As you may have noticed in our previous paragraphs, the Pomsky exhibits great variation in terms of size, temperament, eye color, and coat length, and that's not all! Indeed, this is also the case when it comes to morphology and coat color.
The coat colors of the Pomsky are very diverse: Black & White, Chocolate & White, Gray & White, Red, Wolf Gray, Pinto, and many exotic colors such as Blue, Silver, Lavender, and Merle.
Each breeder is free to work with the color palette that they prefer! However, it's worth mentioning that fewer and fewer clubs accept Merle color in the breed standard.
Within our breeding program, we have chosen to offer true mini Huskies! We primarily aim to have a fluffy coat, which is medium to long or woolly in texture, while reducing the size of the Husky and tempering its character.
We have a roadmap and a standard that we strive to follow. Our puppies mostly have a fleur-de-lis pattern, with colors commonly found in Huskies, such as Black & White, Gray & White, Cream & White, Sable & White, Chocolate & White, Agouti, Pure White, Red, and finally Blue as an exotic color.
We are providing you with a link to another article about adult Pomskies: Adult Pomsky : all you need to know about their size (lafermedesanimaux.com)
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or inquiries!
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