POMSKY: The Pomsky is lively and eager to learn and get along well with other household pets. They make wonderful companions for families with older, well-behaved children and the elderly. Pomsky are a hybrid dog resulting in breeding (via artificial insemination) a Pomeranian male to a Siberian husky female. They resemble a small spitz-type dog with a thick double coat, erect ears, and typically the Siberian mask-and-cap pattern of white markings. Pomsky Temperment: The result of crossing these two breeds together should result in a puppy with tons of personality. While the Husky is a good family dog, it has an unquenchable prey drive. Mixing it with the Pomeranian, a mouthy little couch potato in the best way should curb the want to give chase to an extent. Your kids will do well with this breed as long as they respect and adore it, and they will love showing off their “Little Wolf” Pomsky Character: The Pomskys most distinctive characteristic that sets them apart from other hybrids is the small Siberian Husky appearance. This breed is extremely loyal, affectionate with family, and active. Pomsky Temperment: The Pomsky has an affectionate, gentle, excellent sense of humor and friendly disposition. They are alert, eager to please and highly intelligent. This versatile breed gets along very well with children and other dogs. The Pomsky thrives in a family environment, but does not become overly attached to one specific person. Siberians are very active, while Pomeranians are focused on their own familiar people. In general, Pomskys tend to be in the middle of the range for both these traits, but vary quite a bit. Pomsky Reason for Creating this Hybrid: The Husky is a very intelligent breed, but won’t win any obedience competitions because of its free spirit. The Pomeranian is a loyal but stubborn little trooper that will rarely leave your side, but is trainable with the correct approach, like all breeds. With proper training, the Pomsky make a a great companion breed. The result of crossing these two breeds together should result in a puppy with tons of personality. While the Husky is a good family dog, it has an unquenchable prey drive. Mixing it with the Pomeranian, a mouthy little couch potato in the best way should curb the want to give chase to an extent. Your kids will do well with this breed as long as they respect and adore it, and they will love showing off their “Little Wolf” Pomsky Training: The Pomsky is highly intelligent and quick to learn. They are easily trained in obedience. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down and stay, is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Pomsky puppy. Consider crate training, if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons. Care: Dry shampoo or bathe when necessary. In addition to grooming, it is important for Pomsky to receive excellent dental care. Dry food is recommended to aid in keeping teeth and gums healthy. This breed has no known health issues. Coat /Hair : Double coat, has a well-furred appearance. Heavier fur is at the ruff of the neck and on the tail. They are average shedders and shed twice a year. Pomskys being half Pomeranian they tend to go through hair loss just as a Pomeranian and a Husky. People who have raises Pomeranians before call it the "puppy uglies." I don't know if I would goes as far as to say they are ugly but their hair does thin down a lot, but no worries they will get their beautiful coat back. It happens during the puppy stage, hence the name. It will begin some time around 4 to 6 months. You will notice your Pomsky coming out of this around the 7-9 month mark. After that, the coat will continue to fill in up until 12 to 15 months old. The fur loss may be only on the legs, causing the dog to look a bit like a Poodle shaving gone awry. The Pom may lose fur just around the eyes, causing the dog to look like it got a bit too close to a flame that sizzled off their "eyebrows". It may fall off in clumps or it may be a full body thinning. It is suggested to take this phase for what it is and have a bit of humor. Your Pomeranian is not really ugly, he or she is an adorable little creature who is going through a very large change. Huskys also go through a coat change too at 3-4 months so seeing that both breeds do this, the Pomsky goes through this stage also. Summer makes both of these worse.