Husky Pomeranian Mix

What can you expect from a Husky Pomeranian mix? In some cases, an extremely cute little dog that looks like a miniature Husky. Whenever you cross two breeds, the puppies are going to take on some of the characteristics of each of its parent’s breeds. Often, one breed will tend to dominate. In this case, at least from some of the images that have been floating across the Internet, and on YouTube, the head and muzzle of a typical Husky Pomeranian mix, or “Pomsky”, seems to be mostly Husky, the size tends to be more like that of a Pomeranian, and the coat can vary. The curved tail belongs to both breeds, so the fact that most of the puppies have such a curved tail should be no surprise. Since its ancestors on both sides of the family come from Arctic breeds, a Pomsky’s coat is also well suited for frigid weather. It is a thick double coat, and a coat that requires an occasional good brushing.

The Pomsky is the latest of the so-called “Designer” breeds, and it is without a doubt one of the cutest. Some of these dogs do look like miniature Huskies. Some even look like little stuffed toy Huskies. It’s almost a wonder that it took so long to come up with this hybrid, since Husky puppies can be so darn cute. Those Pomskies that lean more towards the Pomeranian in appearance are no less cute however.

What A Pomsky Puppy Can Cost

A dog that is a Husky Pomeranian mix isn’t necessarily a very small dog, like a Pomeranian, but is generally much smaller than a Husky, and usually will be somewhere between 5 and 20 pounds, in other words, a small to medium-sized dog. This new hybrid is already much in demand, which is reflected in the cost. There may not be enough of them around at present to find one in a shelter, although there are always plenty of other lovable dogs in shelters who are in need of a home. The cost of a Pomsky typically runs somewhere between $1,000 and $1,200 – definitely a designer dog price tag.

If you put your name in for a puppy that is yet to be born, it can sometimes be a gamble as to what you will get when purchasing a hybrid breed. This particular hybrid is almost certain to be an attractive little dog, no matter which of its parents it takes most after. More difficult to predict may be its   temperament, which often can vary from puppy to puppy in the same litter. In this respect, it would be helpful to know a bit about both the Husky and Pomeranian breeds, so you’ll be better prepared for the care and training tasks that lie ahead.

Characteristics Of The Husky

The Husky is a sled dog, and probably always will be. It is a working dog, and tends to be somewhat strong willed. It’s therefore very important that you, the owner, be strong willed as well, or your Husky will be quick to take advantage of you. Huskies can be a bit mischievous at times, and being working dogs, will tend to become easily bored if there is nothing to do. When you have a Husky as a pet, you have a dog that needs plenty of exercise. They will get along fine with other dogs, and with people, but should learn to socialize with both at a young age. That said, the Husky can be an affectionate, friendly, and loyal companion.

Characteristics Of The Pomeranian

The Pomeranian has two speeds, fast and faster. It is a lively little dog, as well as being a very intelligent one. Like the Husky, it tends to be strong willed, so don’t be surprised if that characteristic surfaces in a Pomsky puppy. The Pomeranian occasionally suffers from what might be called a “Small Dog Syndrome”, and also can take on some of the characteristics of being a pack leader, so a rather strict hand is needed when raising a puppy, or there may be problems down the line. Like the Husky, the Pomerania is a breed that needs plenty of exercise, and if taken for daily walks will usually be a much better behaved dog. A Pomeranian isn’t always good to have around children, but can be a very good companion for elderly people.

Characteristics Of The Pomsky

The Husky does not do a great deal of barking, while the Pomeranian is known as a barker, so a dog that is a Husky Pomeranian mix will probably fall somewhere in the middle. The Pomsky also needs plenty of exercise, as it will generally be a lively little dog, but will not need as much exercise, on a daily basis, as would a Husky. A Pomsky will normally have inherited little in the way of bad traits, and should not be a problem dog. As is the case with most dogs, how it behaves once matured has a lot to do with how it is handled and trained as it grows up. For $1,200, you should at least take the trouble to teach your puppy to sit.


Caring for Husky Puppies

Proper caring for husky puppies usually results in affectionate and even-tempered adult dogs. While the Siberian Husky is a medium-to-large dog, typically weighing between 50 and 60 pounds, and is known to be a dog that seems to enjoy hard work, it also makes an excellent family dog. Huskies, when given the proper care and attention, are one of the gentlest of the dog breeds. Some breeds need to be kept separated from children, especially small children. The Siberian Husky seems to have a special attachment to children, it is not a pet to be feared or worried over when around little children.

These dogs tend to behave well around other dogs and around strangers as well. You can usually take a Husky for a walk without having to worry about your pet starting a fight or biting a fellow pedestrian. If a dog fight should happen, it’s apt to be started by the other dog, and a Husky can usually take care of itself.

A Smart Dog, But Also a Tease

This is a highly intelligent breed, and one that more than a few people feel is a little too intelligent for its own good at times. While it usually behaves well, a Husky can have a mind of its own. Huskies are known be a tease at times, and they can be a little stubborn at other times, but they are good-natured in both cases. Some describe the Husky as being headstrong, which is probably not too far off the mark.

The First Two Things You Will Learn

When caring for Husky puppies there are at least two things you have to be aware of. One is that they can be quite rambunctious. They love attention and company, they love to play, and they need exercise to burn off what sometimes appears to be an excess of energy. The other thing to be aware of is they will leave hair all over. Huskies shed twice a year, but nevertheless manage to leave some hair around most other times as well, and the puppies are no exception. Their thick coats keep them nice and warm in extremely frigid weather. What surprises some people is the way in which this breed can tolerate hot weather.

Housebreaking and Chewing Habits

When you first bring a Husky puppy home, it’s best to have a small crate for it to sleep in, but don’t leave the puppy in the crate any more than you have to during the day. Like any other puppy it will have to be housebroken. Take it outside after meals, and after it has awakened from a nap or from a night’s sleep. It will soon get the idea as to when and where it is supposed to go potty and where it is not.

Like any other puppy, a little Husky will tend to chew on anything that appears to be chewable. This habit can easily be broken if the puppy has a few toys to play with, which naturally should include a couple of good chew toys. If it starts to chew on a table leg, or on your pant leg, say ‘No’ and give it a toy to work with. It will usually get the idea as to what it is allowed to chew on pretty quickly. It will also test you from time to time.

Huskies Need Plenty of Exercise

It will usually be sufficient to walk a young puppy around the yard, and perhaps a little later around the block once a day, and spend some time playing with it as well. It won’t be too long however before the puppy will begin to need more exercise than simply a trip around the block. It would be wise to prepare yourself for a good 30-minute walk or jog every day to keep both your Husky and yourself in good shape. If you aren’t prepared to or willing to do this, you should probably consider another breed.

Other Care Tips

Caring for Husky puppies also means giving them a good brushing once a week. A Husky has a double coat, and regular brushing will not only keep it healthier, but it will also make life easier for the owner during those periods when the dog is shedding rather rapidly. A Husky needs a bath, but only infrequently. Its double coat can all too easily trap shampoo or detergents resulting in skin irritation. The ears of a Husky need to be checked on occasion, as they are floppy while the dog is still a puppy. These dogs need to have their nails trimmed on occasion, especially if they spend any time indoors. Nail trimming is best done by the vet or a professional groomer to prevent pan or bleeding.

Follow the vet’s advice as to what kind of food will be best. Dry food is preferable, and a puppy should be given food that is designed for a growing dog. It should go without saying that there should always be fresh water available. It should also go without saying that a puppy should have its shots, a practice which should continue into adulthood.


Pomeranian Poodle Mix

The Pomeranian poodle mix is a very popular cross breed. The “pomapoo” is an intentional mix between the Pomeranian breed and the poodle, although the resulting cross puppies cannot be considered purebred regardless of how expensive said puppies may be. Regardless of the fact that the Pomeranian poodle mix cannot be registered as a purebred dog, this mixed breed may possess a combination of physical and personality traits that makes it the ideal pet for some households. The following sections explain a few of the primary traits from both the Pomeranian and poodle breeds in an attempt to help potential pomapoo owners determine whether this might be the ideal breed for them.

Physical Traits

The Pomeranian poodle mix can have a variety of physical traits depending on the size and coloring of the parents and grandparents. The Pomeranian is a small breed with an average weight around three to seven pounds. These dogs rarely grow larger than one foot tall. On the other hand, the poodle comes in both miniature and standard sizes ranging from 11 inches to as much as 24 inches. The size of the poodle parent will have a huge impact on the mature height of any resulting puppies. In other words, one who is looking for a smaller lap dog would want to ensure that the puppy’s poodle lineage is primarily made of miniature poodles. As for fur types, the pomapoo may have the short, curly hair of the poodle breed, the long, fuzzy hair of the Pomeranian, or it may display a shaggy and/or wavy mixture of both.

Larger Pomeranian poodle mix dogs will require a fair amount of exercise each day. The poodle breed is naturally energetic and smart, often requiring a moderate-sized fenced yard in order to properly expend its energy. Pomeranians, on the other hand, are very small and while they are certainly filled-to-the-brim with energy, their small size enables them to meet their exercise needs through indoor play time and walking/running through the house. A pomapoo with a miniature poodle background could be expected to have relatively low exercise requirements in the sense that a short, brisk walk and a half-hour of play time each day would suffice. A pomapoo with standard poodle lineage would require a long walk each day or one half-hour of unleashed run/play time in an open area.


The Pomeranian poodle mix is destined to be clever. The poodle is regarded as one of the smartest breeds of dog in the world and the Pomeranian is undoubtedly bright and inquisitive. As with any other breed, the majority of a puppy’s personality will depend upon the personalities of its parents and grandparents. Pomeranians are well-known for having an independent personality. A Pomeranian left to his own devices will soon rule the roost and may display bully-like behavior to family members and other animals. It is very important to socialize the pomapoo early on in life and make sure that the dog encounters plenty of handling by people and exposure to other dogs (and cats, if there will be any living in the home). A Pomeranian that is well looked after is most likely to become very affectionate and prefer to be around family members. They are snugglers but also need to be encouraged to “do their own thing” to avoid developing separation anxiety.

As for the poodle side, this breed can be demanding and would not be suitable for individuals who live a fast-paced or busy lifestyle. This breed needs to be mentally stimulated to keep from becoming bored. It also needs a lot of physical interaction with its owner and other family members. Poodle owners often find themselves tasked with frequently having to create new ways to add excitement to their poodle’s everyday life. Alertness and watchfulness are other characteristics for which the poodle breed is well known.

A pomapoo can be any combination of these traits. In general, one could expect this mixed breed to be somewhat stubborn but easy to train if given the right incentive, watchful and quick to sound the alarm when a stranger approaches, and affectionate towards family members. As a general rule, this breed does not usually do well with young children who might be prone to tugging on the animal’s ears or tail or petting him/her too roughly. Both poodles and Pomeranians have been known to snap at children and strangers.

Grooming Needs

The grooming needs for pomapoos can range from minimal to intense depending on what fur type the individual displays. Long-haired Pomeranian poodle mix dogs will require daily brushing to prevent tangling and matting. The coat may also require clipping and thinning in the summer months to ensure that the animal does not overheat. If the individual has short, curly hair then it may simply be satisfied with a quick brushing every couple of days. If the pomapoo has large, open ears then it will also be necessary to periodically inspect the inside of each ear to check for redness, foul odor, or other signs of infection. Dogs with large, upright ears are at a much higher risk of developing ear infections and may also require help keeping the ears clean. This can be done by soaking a cotton ball in warm water, squeezing out the excess, and simply wiping down the inside of the ear (being very careful not to allow water inside the ear canal).

Ideal Lifestyle

The ideal lifestyle for a Pomeranian poodle mix is one that is upbeat and full of interesting little changes. The ideal owner would be one that can offer this dog a lot of affection and play time. It is imperative that the owner is also capable of enforcing disciplinary action to prevent the dog from ruling the roost. With such a high chance of the pomapoo becoming an independent bully, potential owners have to be comfortable keeping a reliable set of expectations and reinforcing basic commands and training. Overall, this can be an entertaining, affectionate, and clever pet that will certainly pledge its loyalty to a deserving owner/family. In return, the owner should be willing to prove him/herself a reliable and responsible provider.


Types of Pomeranians

There are fewer types of Pomeranians than many people have been led to believe. Suppose you intend   to enter your Pomeranian in the Westminster Dog Show. If your puppy meets the AKC Standard for the breed once it matures you may be able to do so. If does not, you cannot. These are what the two basic types of this breed are; standard and non-standard. People sometimes purchase one of these little puppies having been told it is a teacup Pomeranian, or a mini Pomeranian. Neither type exists, at least not according to the AKC Standard. A Pomeranian is a Pomeranian – period.

Not All Pomeranians Are Exactly the Same However

Pomeranian puppies can be heartbreaking cute. When you purchase one of these little fur balls, you might be doing so in the expectation that once it reaches its adult size it will still look the same, only it will be a little bit larger. Depending upon their blood lines, Pomeranians can take on some very different appearances and sizes as they grow older. Your puppy will probably grow up to be a very lovable small dog, but it may not be a particularly attractive one. Instead of becoming a big fur ball, your puppy could grow up to be quite a bit larger than one that meets the breed standard. It could have a longer muzzle and a longer back, and not look nearly like the compact little dog you were expecting. Its coat could be different in color, pattern, or texture as well. By that time you’ll probably have become quite attached to the little dog, so looks may not be all that important. It will still be a beautiful dog in your eyes. It just won’t be a show dog.

It’s Best to Buy From a Professional Breeder

While your puppy may cost a bit more, possibly quite a bit more, it can pay to purchase one from a registered Pomeranian breeder. This give you the best chance of purchasing a puppy that is going to end up looking like you expect it too. It will also most likely be a very healthy little dog. Professional breeders work hard to breed out any health issues they might encounter. When they purchase one or more of these dogs for breeding purposes they usually screen them for any genetic problems.

Dog shows are a good place to get acquainted with dog breeders. Quite often it can be an opportunity to meet the parents of a new litter, or of a litter that is about to be. In doing so, you’ll usually get a pretty good idea of what the pups are going to look like once they mature.

Different Types Means Different Coats

The Pomeranians of today were bred from much larger dogs. A century or so ago they were often the size of a beagle, weighing upwards to 30 pounds. Today most Pomeranians weight between 4 and 7 pounds. If you’re interested in various types of Pomeranians, don’t be looking for different sizes and shapes. Dogs that are not bred to match the Pomeranian standard may not be the healthiest dogs. If you want to consider different types of Pomeranians, your selection will actually be limited to the colors and markings of the coat. Almost any color or pattern is allowed within the AKC Standard if you want to show your dog. There are nearly two dozen different colors that are considered to be more or less standard, plus nine different types of markings, leaving you with a hefty number of possible combinations to choose among. Colors range from pure white to black and tan, blue and tan, cream, orange, chocolate, and tri-colored just to mention a few. As far a markings go, there’s brindle, mask, parti-colored, sable, tan markings, white markings, and a few others.

Where to Find Information About the Breed

Two excellent sources for finding out all you need to know about this breed is are the American Kennel Club web pages on Pomeranians, and the American Pomeranian Club’s website. A third source is the website. You can visit websites of various breeders as well. Breeder’s websites are often filled with photos of Pomeranians that are being bred, puppies that are up for sale, and puppies and adult dogs that have been sold. Some breeders simply show a few images and indicate the prices they expect. Others go into a great deal of detail about each of the different animals. Many breeders will list conditions under which they are willing to sell a puppy to you. Many will want to meet you in person before agreeing to sell you one of their puppies. This is by and large a good thing, as those involved in a puppy-mill operation usually don’t care who they sell to. Don’t forget about visiting dog shows if you have a chance. This is the best opportunity to meet the breeders and see the dogs without having to feel obligated to make a purchase. Just remember that the types of Pomeranians are determined largely by their colors and markings.


A Few Facts About The Pomeranian Chihuahua

As the name suggests, the Pomeranian Chihuahua is a cross-breed or hybrid dog, a cross between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. Both breeds are very small dogs, and as might be expected, the Pomeranian Chihuahua is also a very small dog, and a very cute little dog to be sure. When two breeds are crossed, and the resulting cross-breed is registered, it is usually given a name which reflects both breeds. As far as what that name should be, it’s often first come-first served, and the name usually, though not always, sticks.

Organizations That Register And List Cross-Breeds – Cross-breeds are never registered by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Only purebred dogs get that honor. The Pomeranian Chihuahua is listed and registered by several canine organizations however, namely:

  • Designer Breed Registry
  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • International Designer Canine Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club

Three of the four organizations have given the Pomeranian Chihuahua the designation “Chiranian”, the fourth, the International Designer Canine Registry, lists it as a “Pomchi”. Some breeders use one designated name, some use the other, a few call the cross-breed by its full name, and still others call it a “Chipom”. In this article, we’ll use the designation “Pomchi”.

Not All Pomchis Are 50%-50% – Regardless of its designation, this cute little dog takes on the characteristics of its ancestors. Not all Pomchis have had a purebred Pomeranian as one parent and a purebred Chihuahua as the other. Some Pomchis are multi-generational crosses, which means they are not necessarily 50% purebred and 50% purebred. They may be 75% -25%, or some other ratio. If you’re looking for a 50-50 hybrid you need to check with a breeder to make certain that breeder can provide you with one. Since these hybrids are usually registered with one of the above mentioned organizations, just as they would be if they were purebred dogs, a prospective owner can usually check out their papers to examine their ancestral bloodlines.

A Socially Friendly Dog – Being a small dog, the Pomchi might be expected to be a little high-strung. The Chihuahua certainly fits into that category, and there are some Chihuahuas who simply do not make very good pets for that reason, or at least are not good around children, or are not at home in a noisy household. The Pomeranian is almost the exact opposite of this. The Pomeranian may not have the calm, gentle disposition of a Golden Retriever, but it still has a relatively calm temperament for its size, and is most often a good dog to have around children. Unlike the Chihuahua, which often is a single-person dog, and a dog that does not always like other breeds, the Pomeranian is a socially friendly dog, friendly to both people and other dogs. The Pomchi has picked up this trait, and it is generally regarded as good-natured pet. The Pomchi is a very alert, and a very intelligent little dog. It is highly trainable, although it may find becoming housebroken a bit of a challenge.

Pomchi Characteristics – A typical Pomchi has a head that could best be described as having the shape of a rounded wedge, and takes on more of the characteristics of a Pomeranian’s head than that of a Chihuahua. Some would describe the head of a Pomchi as being a little like that of a fox, as it has a moderate to short, slightly pointed muzzle, which comes to a clearly defined stop. Its eyes are also more like those of its Pomeranian ancestors, and do not protrude, as is often the case with the eyes of the Chihuahua. The Pomchi is a sturdy and somewhat muscular little dog with a silky coat that is short to moderate in length. The coat on the chest and around the neck is usually fairly thick, and on the chest it is often a bit longer than on the rest of the body. The legs on many, but not all Pomchis, are feathered. The tail on a Pomchi is usually curved, with the tip nearly touching the back. It lays flatter on some members of the breed, but never is carried low to the ground or between the legs.

About the only time a Pomchi is apt to bite is if it’s being played with too roughly. It’s safe to have around smaller children as long as the children know enough to treat the dog with respect when they are playing with it. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye out when small children are with dogs, no matter how gentle the breed. Some dogs will run away if a child gets too rough, but others definitely will stand their ground. In any event, the Pomchi has become very popular as a pet, nearly as much so as one of its ancestral breeds, the Pomeranian.

Take good care of your Pomeranian Chihuahua, making sure it doesn’t get too cold if taken outside for a walk in the wintertime, and check its eyes from time to time to watch out for eye disease. It can be your friend and companion for anywhere from 12 to 18 years.