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How to care for a pomsky

How to care for a pomsky

All dogs need basic care from puppies to grow and develop physically and mentally. Even so, each breed is different and also requires specific care, so it is important to know them before making a decision about their adoption. A good example is the pomsky, also known as miniature husky or mini husky.

How to care for a pomsky

The dogs of the pomsky breed are adorable in terms of their physical appearance, since they look like stuffed animals of flesh and blood. Because of its beautiful appearance, many people want to adopt it at home, but if this is your case it is essential that you know its characteristics and the care it needs to know if you are prepared to take responsibility for a dog of this type. To find out how to care for a pomsky, in we recommend that you continue reading this article.

Origin and history of the pomsky

The pomsky breed is one of the most recent. It is the result of the mixture between two popular breeds of Nordic origin: the Pomeranian and the Siberian husky. In fact, its name is the combination of the names of these breeds in honor of their genes.

The mother of these dogs is a husky dog and the father is a Pomeranian dog. In this way, the mother is the largest breed to be able to give birth to puppies that are smaller than her, thus avoiding complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

The Pomskys are originally from the United States. Although they are not officially recognized as a race by the International Cynological Federation, they are highly desired both in the United States and in the rest of the planet. Currently, there are several clubs of this breed as is the case of the Pomsky Club of America.

We recommend you read these other posts about How to know if my Pomeranian is purebred, and how to know if my husky is pure.

Features of the pomsky

The pomsky has a number of characteristics to take into account in order to take care of it properly.

Physical characteristics of the pomsky

  • It is a medium-sized breed, weighing between 7 and 14 kilos.
  • He has a miniature husky appearance, inheriting from him his fur colors and blue eyes.
  • It has a body and a rounded head.
  • Unlike the Siberian husky, the pomsky has shorter legs and a less slender body.
  • Its height is approximately 30 cm.
  • It has eyes together and a short snout, more like the Pomeranian, thus giving it its peculiar teddy appearance.

Character of the pomsky

Generally, it is an active and playful dog that needs several hours a day of games and activities. With good socialization, proper education and the love it deserves, it is the perfect companion for any family.

Their character is influenced by the genetic percentage inherited by their parents, although then each individual has his personality. For example, if the Pomeranian prevails, they are more territorial dogs and very attached to their family. On the other hand, if the instincts of the husky are superior in them, the pomsky adapt easily to family life, although they also require a good education to improve coexistence and their relationships in general.

Pomsky Health

Normally, the pomsky is a healthy and strong dog. In any case, it needs periodic veterinary reviews because it is a dog somewhat prone to eye, heart and joint problems due to its strong complexion compared to its small size, a physique that overloads the joints.

In addition, it usually suffers from ease of accumulating dental plaque and tartar, a condition inherited from Pomeranian. To avoid it, it is advisable to use specific products and perform oral cleanings, when necessary, at the veterinarian. Here you can read about How to remove tartar from dogs.

Finally, the pomsky can suffer from respiratory problems, such as tracheal collapses, something more frequent in Pomeranians.

Pomsky feeding

The most suitable diet of a pomsky should be rich in meat and fish (animal protein), which is essential for its health. Therefore, meat and fish are the main foods that should be present both in your feed and in your wet or homemade food.

The recommended amount of feed by each manufacturer and by your trusted veterinarian is what you should provide to your pomsky. In addition, it is essential that you leave fresh water at your disposal at all times.

Physical activity of the pomsky

Daily walks are part of the physical activity that the pomsky needs to stay healthy, with a balanced weight. It also serves to channel the energy accumulated by your body, which affects your physical and mental health. The game sessions are also stimulating for the breed: tracking and intelligence games allow you to enhance the physical and mental abilities of your little furry.

It is important to take walks in cool hours, especially during the summer, since they are dogs that do not carry the heat very well. Therefore, on very hot days, choose to walk your pomsky early in the day and at night and always carry fresh water with you.

Pomsky hygiene

Basic hygiene of all dogs is also necessary in the pomsky. It is important not to confuse hygiene with bathing often, in fact, dogs do not need frequent baths with soap and water, only when they are really dirty (if they have wallowed in mud, for example). It is always better to clean only the dirty parts than the whole body with soap, for example, it is better to pass a damp cloth through its fur and legs after walks. You also have to clean, always with specific products, your ears, teeth and eyes, etc. periodically.

Being a breed of abundant and semi-long hair, it needs a thorough daily brushing to remove excess hair and avoid tangles. In this way, you can look lustrous, soft and pleasant to the touch.

Education and socialization of the pomsky

The pomsky is an intelligent and obedient dog, so its education is easier to carry out. You need to do a lot of exercise to prevent you from accumulating stress and excess energy and causing damage to the home, among many other problems that can be generated. If you fail to release the energy accumulated in your body, you may have behavioral problems due to anxiety.

To facilitate their socialization, complete and positive education is basic, as well as relating to other dogs, other animals and a variety of people from puppyhood.

Betting on positive canine education is the best option to properly educate your furry friend (and you and your family regarding living with dogs too), reinforcing their good behavior and motivating them to continue learning. Here you can read more about How to educate a Pomeranian.

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