Pomeranian Husky: The Complete Dog Breed Overview and Guide

Pomeranian Husky Feature

The Pomeranian Husky, also known as a Pomsky, has a reputation as one of the designer dog breeds.

A cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky, they are a fairly new small dog breed, but are already becoming very popular as designer dogs due to their cute appearance.

Both parents have similar personality traits, which the Husky Pomeranian Mix will inherit: energy, intelligence, and playfulness.

One of the beauties of the Pomeranian x Husky designer breed is the number of colors and patterns they can come in.

Pomeranian Husky mixes are great with small children, pets and other animals so will happily slip into family life. Their small dog size also makes them ideal for apartment living.

Keep reading to find out what you need to know about what makes this Pomeranian husky mix such a great companion!

What Is A Pomeranian Husky?

Pomeranian Husky Mix

Even though this small dog is not recognized by the American Kennel Club they are still extremely popular.

The Pomeranian Husky has inherited its energetic personality traits from its historically working parent, the Husky, and its desire for love and attention from the Pomeranian.

This has resulted in an energetic, playful, and intelligent but also loving companion dog breed that is easy to fall in love with.

The Pomeranian husky mix quickly gained popularity amongst first-time dog owners because of their small manageable size and adorable Husky appearance, with striking blue eyes.

Their active and playful personality traits have made them excellent companion pets for families and seniors to get along with in apartments or houses.

Breed Origin

This small dog is a very recent designer dog breed and is most commonly found across Europe and America.

Their parents are very well-known family dogs who have a long history between them.

Huskies are historically known to be working dogs for the Chukchi people who were hunters and gatherers that lived in the extremely cold environment of Siberia.

Very early on they were used to pull sleds over long distances. They’re very intelligent, and resilient dogs and have lots of stamina.

The Pomeranian is a Spitz-type breed and was named after the Pomeranian region in Central Europe.

They are descendants of the large working Spitz breeds that eventually made their way to Europe. However, the smaller breed has primarily been bred to be a companion and lap dog.

Kennel Club Recognition

Because this is a very recent dog and is a mix of two purebred canines, the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize Pomeranian Husky as a purebred.

It is unlikely a Kennel Club ever will recognize it in these dog breeds’ current form, as there is no consistency with regards to personality traits, temperament, and appearance to set a breed standard.

There are however a few clubs that offer information about these dog breeds:

  • the Dog Registry of America
  • the Pomsky Club of America
  • the International Pomsky Association

Because of a lack of approved reputable breeder standards, which are typically set by Kennel Clubs, if you already have your eyes set on this beautiful Pomeranian Husky mix you will have to do your research to find a good breeder.

Pomeranian Husky Mix
Size 10-15 inches
Weight 15-30 pounds
Lifespan 13 – 15 years
Breed Type Mixes and more
Purpose Companion
Suitable For First Time Owners
Color White, Black, Tan, Cream, Orange, Blue, Merle, Red, and Brown
Temperament Playful, Intelligent, Loyal, Energetic, and Confident

Pomeranian Husky Puppies

Pomeranian Husky Puppy

The adorable Pomsky puppy is one of the most expensive designer breeds in the world.

Their expensive price tag (sometimes exceeding $3,000 USD per puppy) comes from the need to artificially inseminate the Pomeranian to create this mix.

The Pomeranian Husky puppy, or Pomsky puppy, is one of the most expensive small-sized dog breeds in the world, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 USD.

This is because of how difficult it is to breed these dogs which, in turn, makes this dog incredibly rare.

Teacup dogs are cheaper to purchase, but it is strongly advised not to purchase them unless you can make sure that they’re from a reputable dealer, as they often come from puppy mills and can inherit serious medical issues due to poor breeding.

It is more common to find the Husky as the dam (i.e. mother) because it is easier for the larger-sized dog breed to carry a litter. Litter sizes are generally between 5 to 7 puppies.

The weight and size of a Husky Pomeranian Mix can also vary depending on which parent they take after. However a Pomsky puppy usually reaches maturity by one year, so you can expect them to be full-grown by their first birthday.

Pomeranian Husky Temperament

Pomeranian x Husky Mix

This designer breed has inherited the strong loyalty gene from their Pomeranian parent. The Pomeranian Husky love attention and are likely to get it once they start barking.

Mixed with the Husky, their bark is not only loud but also very high-pitched. If you live in the city where excessive barking can be considered a nuisance this breed dog might not be for you.

A well-socialized and trained Pomeranian Husky should not show any signs of aggression. But, being family dogs the very loyal Pomeranian Husky mix are not afraid to defend their territory and family with all their might.

As a small dog breed, they are more likely to feel threatened in certain situations than bigger breeds.

Personality

Characteristic Rating
Friendliness
Confidence
Protectiveness
Prey Drive
Social Tendencies

First and foremost, these pets are companion animals. They are very friendly and love the company of their owners, happy to follow you around wherever you go.

The Pomeranian Husky has a fun-loving personality and is also up for a game in the back garden.

But don’t be fooled by their sweet and innocent look. What small dogs don’t have in size they make up for in character.

Being an independent and confident pet, if you slack off when it comes to per-day training they will take advantage and become stubborn.

Compatibility with Families

The Pomeranian Husky mix makes a great family pet; they love both relaxing and playing with their owners.

If not socialized from a young age this can develop into small dog syndrome, meaning a Pomeranian Husky will become overprotective and feisty with strangers.

Early socializing is key for this designer dog breed to get along with small children, dogs, and other animals. Especially if they grow up with children or other dogs, it is important they learn how to interact with each other.

A well-socialized Pomeranian Husky, particularly one from a reputable breeder will happily play with both children and dogs.

Pomeranian Husky Size & Appearance

Pomsky

The Pomeranian Husky mix can come in so many different colors and patterns.

Their size all depends on their parents. If they have more Husky they will be larger and heavier but more Pomeranian will result in a smaller and lighter pooch.

Usually, a Pomeranian Husky can measure somewhere between 10 and 15 inches and weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds.

There is the exception of the teacup Pomeranian Husky mix, which is 7 to 10 inches tall and weighs only 5 to 10 pounds.

Looking at the parent breeds will give you the best indication of how big your dog will be.

Appearance

The main reason the Pomeranian Husky is not recognized by any major Kennel is because of the range of different appearances they can have; making it difficult to set a breed standard.

No two dogs look alike but they sometimes have similar features.

A commonality of the Pomeranian Husky is that their facial features are more Husky whereas their stature is more Pomeranian. Essentially they look like extremely cute small fluffy wolves.

This dog also takes on shared characteristics from both parents, such as their thick double coat and a curved tail.

Color

Pomeranian Husky Dog

One of the wonderful qualities of the Pomeranian Pomsky Husky is the wide variety of patterns and colors they can come in:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brindle
  • Brown
  • Cream
  • Merle
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Tan
  • White

Both the coat and eye color can vary greatly between Pomsky puppies.

The Pomeranian Husky can either come in one color or a mix; merle is particularly favored. Their eyes can be blue (like a Husky), or brown (like the Pomeranian), or sometimes one of each color.

Coat

Just like its parents, you can expect some moderate shedding from their thick and fluffy double coat.

Their outer coat can be silky smooth like a Husky or fluffy like the Pomeranian.

Grooming

Their double coat may look difficult to maintain but daily brushing, to remove tangles, dead hair, and dander, will keep it in good condition.

Per-day brushing not only helps avoid matting but also spreads their natural oils throughout their coat keeping it well moisturized.

Bathing should be done once every few months, or whenever they get very dirty, with an appropriate shampoo. Try not to bathe them too much because it can cause the health problem of their skin drying out.

It’s a good idea to invest in a decent pair of nail clippers to trim their nails every now and then too.

However, you won’t need to invest in a pair of grooming scissors because you shouldn’t need to trim your Pomeranian Husky dog. Their double coat helps them to regulate their body temperature in the cold and heat, so don’t mess with it.

Pomeranian Husky Care Guide

Pomeranian Husky Portrait

Playing is a great way to exercise and bond with your Pomeranian Husky dog.

With a happy and playful personality, small size, and minimal grooming needs, this mix is suitable for families and apartment or house living.

Food and Dietary Requirements

Daily Food Consumption
Guide 600 calories
Cups of Kibble One Bowl of Kibble Required per Day

A high-quality food, specifically for small breeds, with plenty of animal protein, fat, and limited carbohydrates will ensure this active breed gets all the nutrition they need to live a healthy life.

Small dogs should only eat what they need and not in excess, otherwise, they can easily become obese and develop health problems such as hip dysplasia.

How much you feed them per day all depends on how much they weigh, their age, and their activity level.

Pomeranian Husky dogs that weigh between 20 to 30 pounds need 30 calories per pound of body weight. Smaller dogs have a faster metabolism so will need more per day, whilst bigger dogs are the opposite so they need less.

If your Pomeranian Husky weighs 20 pounds they will need 600 calories each day (20 * 30) which equates to 2.5 cups of food.

Exercise Requirements

Daily Exercise Requirements
Minutes 30 minutes
Activity Level This is a medium activity dog breed

Their Husky half was bred to work so even though the Pomeranian x Husky might look small; they still need exercising every day.

However, because of their small size, the Pomeranian Husky doesn’t need intense exercise like larger dogs. Just playing with them in the garden can be enough and will help strengthen your bond.

But like all dogs Pomeranian Husky dogs love to get out and about, discovering new sights and smells.

Try walking your Pomeranian Husky for 30 minutes per day and if they still seem a little too hyper add some fun play at the end of the day.

Training

With two intelligent parents, and being major show-offs, you shouldn’t have any trouble training your Pomeranian Husky pet.

However, they can have a stubborn streak, so this designer dog breed requires a strong-willed owner who is patient and can teach them how to be well-balanced dogs.

With lots of positive acknowledgment, they will be eager to please and are happy to learn new tricks as long as they get a treat along the way.

Early training and socializing is always the best way to get the most out of your Pomeranian Husky dog, start with basic house rules like no jumping up.

Husky Pomeranian Mix

Health Problems

Many people believe that crossbred dogs (i.e. designer dogs) are healthier than purebreds because of the larger gene pool.

However, if both parents are particularly prone to contracting specific health issues their puppies still have a high chance of inheriting them too.

Luckily both the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian are relatively healthy breeds. However, there are some health problems that this designer breed can develop and that you need to know:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common heart disease that affects dogs. It progresses quickly and will cause breathing problems, coughing, loss of appetite, and weakness.
  • Eye problems are another issue to look out for. Entropion is very common in Huskies; it’s a condition that causes their eyelids to start to roll inwards. This is hereditary and will get progressively worse if not treated.
  • Pomeranian Huskies are prone to dental issues and ear infections. These issues can be avoided with proper care and attention.
  • Also, hip dysplasia.
  • Finally, a collapsing trachea particularly affects small breeds. Symptoms include struggling for breath, coughing, and gray or blue gums.

With the correct care, a healthy diet and consistent exercise, a Pomeranian Husky’s lifespan is between 13 to 15 years old.

Summary

The Pomeranian Husky is a great first-time dog for families with small children or singletons living in houses and apartments.

This small but willful breed does well in any loving and committed home. Their small manageable size means they can live in apartments, whilst their playful characters make them suitable for families too.

These cheeky chappies are not to be underestimated; they have a lot of life in them and want to live it to the full.

Pomeranian Husky dogs are very affectionate and want nothing else than all your love and praise.

Even though they are small dogs they still need to work off their excess energy, so be sure to give them a minimum of half an hour of exercise a day. Pomeranian Huskies love showing off and can pick up new skills quickly so teaching your dog new tricks will help reinforce your bond.

Please share your experiences with this breed below.

Pomeranian Husky FAQ

Q. Does the Pomeranian Husky remain small?

A. The Pomeranian Husky mix stays a relatively small dog for its entire life span. However,

because a Pomsky puppy is often a mixture of both parents, they don’t always necessarily remain a small-sized dog. Some remain a small dog around 15 pounds, with others much larger somewhere over 30.

Q. How long does the Pomeranian Husky live?

A. The expected lifespan of a Pomeranian Husky is 12 – 15 years. This is based on the average age of the puppy’s parent breeds. But if you choose a healthy Pomsky puppy from a reputable breeder and make sure that it’s happy and healthy throughout its life, it could live longer.

Q. How big is a full-grown Pomeranian Husky?

A. A full-grown Pomeranian Husky is generally a medium-sized dog. Its size is inherited from its parents and so can be between the size of a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. The standard length of a fully-grown Pomeranian Husky is around 13 to 18 inches, weighing between 20 to 30 pounds.

About John Woods 278 Articles
John Woods is the founder of All Things Dogs, member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, graduate in Animal Behavior & Welfare and recognized author by the Dog Writers Association of America.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you! You information given was very clear, very readable, and realistic to follow. I currently have a rescued Pom I have had for 4 years now. She couldn’t snuggle, was VERY aggressive and did not want to be touched at all. We are now close friends and she plus, snuggles, listens (mostly) to simple commands and can socialize with other dogs most of the time with proper introduction. Anyway, I don’t usually write to authors but like I said I really enjoyed your article and will most likely seek more of your work!

  2. You did a great job describing the Pomsky breed. We had a Pomeranian who recently passed away from cardiac complications at the age of 12.5 years. He was bright loving and a lot of fun. We now have a 6 month old Pomsky. We have had him 2.5 months. He is also love-able and bright. He was easily crate and house trained within a few weeks. He learned sit, stay, give me your paw and down (briefly). He is learning to walk on a leash without pulling. He loves to play fetch. We miss our sweet Pom but have found another sweet pet in our Pomsky puppy. We are both retired and enjoy having a dog.

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