What does a Pomsky look like?

Nobody can provide a simple and concise answer to this question. The truth of the matter is that the Pomsky breed is very much in its infancy and there are many unknowns, factors that cannot be properly calculated and probability distributions that have yet to be sufficiently quantified with any degree of reasonable certainty. If any pomsky breeder attempts to convey to you any sense of assurance or guarantee when answering one of your questions, you need to view that as a warning sign that they are more interested in separating you from your money than answering your questions in a truthful manner.

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A breeder has an ethical responsibility to help a prospective owner of any breed, Pomsky or otherwise, to ascertain whether or not the individual and their expectations are an appropriate match.

The physical qualities of pomsky puppies have yet to reach any consistency or set standard. One cannot in any way refer to a picture and suggest that that is a reflection of a typical appearance. Moreover, since the market for this designer breed is in its infancy, one must consider the underlying and developing market characteristics exhibited by potential buyers and owners. If a disproportionate number of buyers are voting with their dollars and demanding a certain look or appearance out of the breed, breeders are going to attempt to meet that demand. And there is nothing wrong with that, per se, so long as breeders are behaving ethically and insuring that the health and well-being of their animals and offspring is of utmost concern.

We realize that this answer and others seem to be a little drawn out and subject to a lengthy introduction before the heart of the matter is discussed, but we believe that we have a moral obligation to educate and inform the people seeking information about this breed in an honest manner. We don’t claim to be experts nor do we claim to have all the answers, but we do believe that it is important to engage in sincere dialogue and refrain from hype, simplistic answers and outright distortions and misrepresentations.

Mixed breed dogs, like the Pomsky, may act and look any number of different ways. Depending on the traits of each parent and their level of purity, Pomskies may exhibit markings and traits that are husky dominant or Pomeranian dominant.

Personally, we prefer the husky dominant features, markings and coloring palettes found on these beautiful creatures. Truth be told, in a perfect world we would simply take a husky and shrink it down to our desired size. However, others may prefer the features that are typically associated with the Pomeranian.

Color and Coat of a Siberian Husky

The coat color of a Siberian husky is varied, manifesting itself in a spectacularly stunning pure white, a mix of jet black and white, agouti (hair is black at both ends with the middle area taking a yellow or beige hue), red or sable (a dark brown that sometimes appears to some as being black). The husky is an incredibly hardy canine capable of enduring extended sub-zero temperatures due to its thick and luxurious coat. The consequence of this voluminous fur is significant shedding of the undercoat in spring along with some year round shedding.

Siberians are probably most iconically recognized by their striking icy blue eyes. However, the eye color of huskies can be a less enchanting brown and copper. Some of the more riveting animals will possess different color eyes (also referred to as being “bi-color”) with one being blue and the other one something else.

Color and Coat of Pomeranians

The American Kennel Club lists nearly two dozen color code designations for Pomeranians spanning the entire color spectrum. From white to black, red to various types of sables, blues to brindles, the Pomeranian is also capable of possessing nine different types of markings. The Pomeranian can have an incredibly unique and varied appearance. Needless to say, mixing a Pomeranian with a Siberian husky can produce a diverse and distinctive looking Pomsky.

This breed is double coated with an undercoat that is short and dense and an outer layer longer and more harsh textured hair growing through and standing off the body. Females tend to have thinner and shorter coats. The Pomeranian coat will often form a collar of ruff encapsulating the head almost as if it were a lion. Some may even say it resembles some of the historic regalia fashioned by European monarchies. Another notable characteristic of the breed is a large plume of hair sprouting off the tail.

Physical Characteristics of Pomskies

The physical characteristics of a Pomsky are obviously dependent upon the genetics of its parents. With so many potential permutations and the relative infancy of this designer breed it is impossible to assign a probability to any potential outcome as there can be considerable differentiation within a litter. Just about the only thing that can be said with near absolute certain is that Pomskies should have erect ears. A puppy displaying a floppy ear is not a desirable trait.

As we alluded to earlier, we prefer the look of the husky. But, Pomskies can exhibit Pomeranian dominant characteristics. Thus, Pomskies can exhibit numerous coat colors, coat characteristics, eye colors, sizes and shapes.

Suffice to say, this was a very long way of saying: “It depends!” When looking for pomsky puppies for sale you will need to take this into consideration.