A Pomsky is a cross between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian. The temperaments of these two breeds have few similarities.
Ultimately, the temperament of a Pomsky will vary for each dog. You never know which temperament – Husky or Pomeranian – is dominant until you meet the dog in person.
But there are some characteristics that a Pomsky will always have: it is bound to be an energetic, sociable and very affectionate family dog. Read on to find out more.
Typically, the Pomeranian is a headstrong, happy and friendly dog. Even though a lot of people think it is a ‘lapdog’ due to its disposition and its attachment to its ‘own people’, this is not necessarily the case. On the contrary: the Pomeranian is an attentive and inquisitive dog with a healthy dose of alertness and watchfulness, which is often expressed by barking.
Unlike the Pomeranian, the Husky is inclined to be more open to strangers because they were originally bred as sled dogs and they’re used to working with different people while living in a pack. The Husky is a highly energetic dog with great stamina. It is also a very affectionate, enthusiastic and friendly dog that needs lots and lots of exercise.
The Pomsky temperament
It is impossible to predict exactly which characteristics will be most prominent in a Pomsky. After all, this is different for every dog. Typically, the Pomsky tends to be an enthusiastic, curious, inquisitive and friendly dog. A dog that is very focused on the family in which it grows up. Pomskies are well aware that they can draw attention with crazy antics and clownish behaviour. You could say that your average Pomsky has a good sense of humour.
Pomskies are energetic dogs. This means that it doesn’t take much for them to respond enthusiastically to pretty much anything. Pomskies are easy to train thanks to their inquisitive behaviour and dedication to their owner, as long as the owner has the upper hand. If you follow a basic training course with your Pomsky in the first year and stick to clear and consistent rules at home, you will end up with a loyal and obedient dog.
Of one thing you can be sure: the Pomsky is a friendly, social dog towards adults, children and other animals, making it an ideal pet for families with children and other pets.
Housing a Pomsky
Pomskies are house dogs, so they should be kept inside the house. They are also great for apartment living. Do ensure that your dog gets enough exercise and that you take it out regularly or participate in activities such as dog training.