Pomsky: This Pomeranian and Husky mix is snuggle-worthy
Southampton, UK - Nothing is impossible when it comes to crossing dogs, and the so-called Pomsky is proof.
The Pomsky is a daring mix between a Siberian husky and a Pomeranian. The "results" of these hybrids are strikingly different in terms of appearance.
The animals can grow from eight to 23 inches and have a correspondingly fluctuating weight. The fur of these four-legged friends can be diverse in terms of color, ranging from white to black and practically everything in between.
In some cases, Pomskies can look oddly similar to foxes – especially if they rock more of an auburn-colored coat.
Pomskies are a surprising package
Pomskies have not been around for very long. According to the American Pomsky Kennel Club, several breeders started mixing Huskies and Pomeranians around 2012.
But why are these dogs, which are very dissimilar in size, crossed at all? The reason is said to be the pretty appearance of the husky, which can be a difficult breed to keep. This is where the Pomeranian mix comes into play, which is known to bond closely with its owners.
Combining beauty and bonding ability makes the Pomsky quite a low-maintenance family dog on paper, but that's not always the case.
Pomskies often don't do well with children as they tend to avoid them. But as long as an effort is made and the mongrel is accustomed to the smallest in the family during its puppy years, this slight issue can be counteracted.
Nevertheless, Pomskies do not always fulfill the hopes of combining the advantages of Huskies and Pomeranians, so be prepared for many surprises with this mixed breed!
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