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Fluffy, adorable, and lovely. These are only a few words to describe the Pomsky. Many believe that this dog is a large breed. Some even fear their temperament. Little do they know how loving and affectionate they really are. Dog enthusiasts and breeders are clamoring all over this dog because of its intelligence. Aside from their beautiful looks, they can easily learn commands if you take the time to train them.
Famous as they are, these creatures are prone to having irresponsible owners. Because of their irresistible nature, millions of individuals want to have a Pomsky as a pet. However, they are far from ready to provide for their needs. This is why some dogs are left at the dog pound or in the streets. Small as they are, Pomskies are pretty high maintenance.
So, do you have what it takes to care for them?
According to breeders, the Pomsky has been around since 2009. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that the United States recorded the first litter of Pomskies. This designer breed is developed by crossing a Siberian husky and a Pomeranian, through artificial insemination.
Because of its cuteness and appeal, this designer dog has become popular in Europe and North America. The public even crowned them as the most popular designer dog of 2017.
Pomskies are rather new to the dog industry. This is why it hasn’t been assigned any nicknames yet. This doesn’t matter anyway because having a Pomsky is a dream come true. Plus, once they’re yours, you don’t get to call them by their designer dog name. You can finally name them based on the things and concepts you hold dear.
The size and weight of the Pomsky depend on their parents. Since they’re a cross between a Siberian husky and a Pomeranian, one could either inherit the size of the husky or the Pom. Generally, male Pomskies grow up to 12 to 15 inches and weigh up to 30 lbs. The females, on the other hand, can grow up to 13 inches and weigh up to 26 lbs. No matter how big they grow, you just can’t get enough of this dog. This is why countless individuals wish to have a Pomsky in their lives. The best part is, these dogs have a long lifespan that could reach up to 15 years.
Wouldn’t it be nice to live with this dog for this long?
The personality of a Pomsky depends on their predispositions and their environment. Since they are the outcome when two different breeds are crossed, they can either inherit the intelligent, outgoing, alert, and gentle personality of the Siberian husky or the sociable, playful, active, and friendly personality of the Pomeranian.
Whatever they inherit, there are traits that Pomskies have in general. These creatures are smart, loving, and enthusiastic. Plus, they are very energetic. They love to play, run, and walk. So, if you’re the type who loves engaging in daily activities, get a Pomsky for the best exercise companion.
Did you know that the Pomsky is one of the most devoted pets? Their bark may be high-pitched, but this is just their way to alert you whenever something’s wrong. Many owners get easily irritated and annoyed by their barking. Little do these fur parents know, that it’s just the way they express their thoughts and feelings.
If you look at the bright side, no one can come to your house unwarranted. You will always get informed when there are sudden changes in your environment. With that said, it’s safe to say that the Pomsky makes an ideal guard dog. As family members, not only are they loving, they’re also protective. That’s how outstanding these creatures are.
If you have children and you want to get a Pomsky, remember to instruct your kids never to pull the ears, hair, and tail of a dog, especially if they haven’t been socialized yet. If they make the mistake of irritating the Pomsky, the dog could retaliate and snap at the child. This happens when the dog is still stressed from the transition. It’s still overwhelmed by the changes in its environment.
If a child suddenly aggravates this anxiety, the Pomsky could display aggression. So, before you let them play with one another, give the dog time to get to know the child, adjust to the environment, and test the waters. After the bond is established, then you can have the assurance that your child and your dog will build a long-lasting relationship.
Pomskies don’t do well with other dogs and animals, especially without proper socialization. They don’t like it when other dogs become overly playful with them, to the point that they become rugged and rowdy. If you already have pets at home but you want to add a Pomsky, don’t leave them alone for the next few days. Give them time to get to know each other and socialize. This way, none of them are inclined to dominate the other.
According to expert handlers, Pomskies need proper training, handling, and socialization. These creatures need constant attention, or else they can spend their energy on destructive behaviors such as biting, digging, and chewing.
Furthermore, these dogs are also prone to small dog syndrome. This is a behavioral issue that arises when their handlers condone and commend negative behaviors. It also occurs when their parents casually give dogs treats. After a while, your Pomsky will feel like he or she is the boss in the household. They will start to become picky eaters, overly jealous partners, and obsessive barkers. The only time these dogs will suppress their negative behavior is when they get involved with more stable alpha dogs.
To prevent this from happening, it pays off to spend a relative amount of time with your Pomsky. Train them gently and let them know that they have their limits. Whenever they do something wrong, don’t be fooled by their irresistible eyes. It’s always best to discipline them for their own good, and yours as well.
Owning a Pomsky
Before you get this dog as an indoor pet, you should know that they shed a lot. So, if any of you are asthmatic, this dog may not be the perfect one for you. According to experts, these creatures can shed year-round. Therefore, you have to keep up with their coat maintenance every two to three months, or else it will become matted and tangled. Consider brushing your Pomsky’s coat every day with a thick brush to prevent any issues that could lead to skin allergies or irritation.
These designer breeds also need regular visits to the vet. Some of the major concerns that are associated with this dog include allergies, eye problems, and dental problems. Occasionally, they can also be diagnosed with epilepsy and heart disease. To prevent these, regular check-ups are necessary so the veterinarian can conduct an overall examination to keep their bodies healthy.
Because of their needs, you’re going to need more or less a thousand dollars for their food, shelter, clothing, checkups, and grooming needs. Other than that, the Pomsky makes an incredible pet. They are loving, devoted, and extremely intelligent. Do you b think you can cater to the maintenance needs of the Pomsky? If you can, why not get one and enjoy the company of a devoted partner?