Huskies, Pomeranians, & Pomskies! What is the difference?
My name is Cyndi Peterson and I have been in love with Pomskies since my family became one of the first and foremost 10 Pomsky breeders in the World! Actually we call ourselves "Pomsky Pioneers". We have been on an intriguing quest to help this amazing breed develop and evolve since its beginning in 2013.
Our family will have the opportunity in this blog to share the many things that we have learned about Pomskies in this wonderful journey with our furbabies. The members of our Middle TN Pomsky family consist of myself; my husband (Mike Peterson); our daughter (Karen Smith); her husband (Adam Smith); and their two children (Campbell & Paisley Smith). Mike and I have a total of 5 children and 17 grandchildren (so far)!
Now that you have learned a little about us... Let's continue! Our Pomsky Furbabies are part of our family too... and Families -R- Furever! By working together our Pomskies are loved and well socialized to become great pets.
Many of our readers are probably wondering just what it is about Pomskies that caught the attention of people all over the World? Why are they such a unique and appealing breed of furbaby? Why breed a Siberian Husky to a Pomeranian?
Fact: Did you know that the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian have common ancestry? They are both originally from the Spitz breed. This has made them very compatible for breeding. They share common traits as well as unique characteristics. Bred together they have become a well rounded Designer Breed.
Siberian Huskies are intelligent and have a friendly eager disposition. They are gentle, but also alert and outgoing. They do not display the possessive qualities of a guard dog. Mature Huskies can be as playful as puppies yet still exhibit a measure of reserve and dignity. They are great family dogs as well as energetic working dogs. They are team dogs thus work confidently and compatibly with other dogs and their human families. We have found our Siberian Huskies to be fun, lovable, active members of our family. They are affectionate to our children as well as to the adults. Huskies are at times fun loving clowns! They make excellent companions, pets, family members, working sled dogs, walking partners, and show dogs. They tend to be escape artists; thus need a good sturdy fence to keep them from wandering off.
The Pomeranian is a gentle intelligent devoted friend. He is also lovable, loyal, energetic, and funny. He is much easier to train not to run away than the Husky. Poms are eager to please and make excellent family pets. Like the Siberian Husky; Poms can be trained to do a multitude of tricks. Some Pomeranians have a tendency to bark however most Huskies do not exhibit this behavior. In fact they "talk"!
Pomeranians and Huskies share another physical trait. They both have double coats. The coat acts as insulation from cold weather and hot weather. s with the Husky breed shedding consists of "blowing" their coats twice a year. Basically they have a winter coat as well as a summer coat. It is interesting that both breeds can have two colors of coats. The undercoat may be a different color. Therefore, when the top coat is shed; the dog may look completely different. Like having two dogs in one! We will talk more about types of coats available in a later blog episode.
The Pomeranian also makes a great show dog. The breed started out to be a much larger dog; but was eventually bred over time to become smaller and smaller. Poms make great lap dogs.
Now we have the Pomsky. A wonderful combination of both the Siberian Husky and the Pomeranian breeds. Many people who have dreamed of owning a Siberian Husky but don't have the space for a large dog have found that the Pomsky breed is a perfect compromise due to their manageable size and similar disposition. Many apartment dwellers have discovered Pomskies. They adapt well to small spaces, different climates, are extremely smart, and tend to be more quiet than the Pomeranians. Pomskies are fun loving, energetic, fun, and easy to train. Much easier to train to not run away than a Husky. This breed make great family dogs (they LOVE children) and do very well as running/walking companions. The Pomsky comes in a variety of coat and eye colors. This can make it tricky to choose your new furbaby!
As we continue our journey with out readers in our blog, we will explore many topics that will help you with your Pomsky as well as general topics such as training, bringing home your new puppy, safe transportation, traveling, and many more!