What is a Pomsky?
A Pomsky is a designer mix breed dog created by breeding a female Siberian Husky to a male Pomeranian. The purpose of this combination is to take advantage of the best of both breeds to create a fun loving, family friendly and loyal companion. The Siberian Husky brings strength, athletic ability those beautiful blue eyes, while the Pomeranian brings trainability, more human bonding and smaller size to the table to perfectly complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses in creating the perfect Pomsky. The Siberian Husky has a “square” body type, while the Pomeranian has a “triangular” body type. The introduction of the American Eskimo into our lines has helped create a more stable body type, a silkier coat and increased intelligence. American Eskimo is the currently the only 3rd breed allowed in the composition of a Pomsky by the American Pomsky Kennel Club.
The Pomsky breed has only been around since 2012 and we are working toward getting AKC recognition. One of the requirements of the AKC is that the new breed be made up of at least three other AKC breeds. We are following the same steps as the Alaskan Klee Kai that started out as a mixed breed of Alaskan Husky, American Eskimo, Schipperke and other smaller Spitz breeds. The Alaskan Klee Kai became officially recognized by the AKC in 1997. Why make a Pomsky if there is already a miniature version of a Husky available? Due to the heavy use of Schipperke and Alaskan Husky used to create this breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai tends to have a difficult personality to be a good family pet. They are often aloof, skittish and can have aggressive tendencies. By contrast, Pomskies are great with kids and usually very social and outgoing.