Artic Spitz - ( AKA Pomsky ) info.
The Pomsky, also referred to as the Arctic Spitz, is a cross between a purebred Husky and Pomeranian. With this breed, you can expect to get the beauty and personality of a husky in a much smaller size. This lovable and easy-to-train breed makes for a fun dog to have around the house.
How Big are Pomskies or Arctic Spitz Dogs?
Depending on the percentage of Pomeranian or Husky in the individual dog, Pomskies are a small to medium size dog that can come in a variety of different sizes. Their weight ranges between 7 and 38 pounds, and height between 10 and 15 inches.
Here at Huskies for homes we raise F1 Pomskies meaning our puppies have a purebred siberian husky mom and a purebred pomeranian dad. Puppies are a 50/50 cross. So one of our full-grown Pomskies usually top out below 30 lbs pounds. They look like a Siberian husky, but don't require the care of a large dog. ... Even so, Pomsky owners can still expect to find puppy hair everywhere, as this breed is definitely prone to shedding.
Pomsky Coat & Grooming
The Pomsky or Arctic Spitz comes in a variety of different colors, and has a double coat that is soft and fluffy. Their hair can be prone to tangles or mats, so they should be brushed at least once per week. Pomskies are also known to shed a lot, so brushing them regularly helps to remove loose hair that has been shed and lessens the amount that is spread to your clothing and furniture.
What is the Temperament/ Personality of Pomskies / Arctic Spitz?
Pomskies have great personalities and love to play and spend time with their owners. They enjoy attention and need a moderate level of activity, so daily walks and/or play time is recommended to keep them happy. Although they sometimes have too much fun playing with cats, Pomskies also generally socialize well with other pets, as well as strangers and children. Pomskies will often inherit the watchdog trait from their Pomeranian side, and the good-natured disposition of the Siberian Husky. Pomskies are also very intelligent, trainable, fiercely loyal, easy-going with most other dogs and humans, and a loving, cuddly breed. It's pretty clear that they can make a great pet.
Why Are Pomsky So Expensive?
Breeding pomskies is a very selective time consuming process for the breeder. Each parent is hand selected, and careful bred to ensure the safety of both dogs involved, in many cases AI is necessary and that is a very costly procedure. Pomskies are also vary popular dogs and there is high demand for them, so the cost of buying one from a breeder is usually expensive.There are also few breeders, so the chances of finding a Pomsky for sale are slim in comparison to other dogs.
Are Pomsky Puppies easy to train?
Pomskies are intelligent dogs that respond well to reinforcement training techniques such as rewarding them with praise or treats. By doing this, they quickly pick up on what you do or do not like, or what they should or should not do. However, as with any puppy breed, it is important to start training your puppy as soon as you bring him/her home. Even at a very young age, these intelligent dogs can absorb more information than you think. Any bad habits you don't want your puppy doing when they are big don't let them get away with it when they are small.
What is the Health of Pomskies?
Of course, all dog breeds have the potential to develop health issues over time. However, Pomskies are naturally rather healthy dogs and have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. At huskies for homes we offer a 1yr genetic Health Guarantee and adhere to an extremely high standard of health to ensure that all of our puppies go home with their new families healthy & happy.
Is a Pomsky or Arctic Spitz Puppy the Right Puppy for You?
If you are looking for a smart, playful, loving dog either for yourself or your family, a Pomsky or Arctic Spitz is absolutely the dog for you! Plus, you'll be able to brag to your friends about having the prettiest/cutest dog in the neighborhood!
Just keep in mind like their parents, the Pomsky breed can be headstrong and prideful. ... Overall the Pomsky is a great cross-breed and can make a great pet. However, most people who want a Pomsky only want one because of their cute looks. If you aren't prepared to meet all their needs then they can be a destructive, difficult pet.