Believe it or not, having furry friends to cuddle and care offers numerous benefits. In fact, there are studies proving that pets have therapeutic effects to their owners. Along with the rising popularity of dogs comes the demand for a breed known as the “Pomsky.”
A Pomsky is a cross-breed between a Pomeranian (pompom) and a Siberian Husky. They are extremely adorable and energetic, which is why it’s not surprising that many pet lovers fall for them. However, before you commit to having them as your pet, you need to learn some things about them first.
Their Behavior & Traits
In terms of traits and characteristics, Pomeranian and Siberian Husky are closely similar to each other. You can expect a Pomsky to be extremely active and free-spirited although there may be times they might cause troubles because of their mischievousness.
This is why you need to pay extra attention to them and train them, so they avoid getting into trouble. It is best to have your Pomsky puppies be trained as early as possible.
The Size & Appearance of a Pomsky
A fully grown Pomsky can be anywhere near 10 to 15 inches, which they likely get from their Pomeranian genes. A Pomeranian grows around 7 to 12 inches. Physically, however, they look more like a Husky, especially their fur, eyes, and other physical attributes. As they are also a cross-breed, their fur is much fluffier than a normal Husky.
Their Grooming & Hygiene
The fluffier their fur is, the more care and maintenance they need. Decide either to send your Pomsky to a pet salon or you do it your own. The latter, however, is more advisable since it helps strengthen your bond with your pet. They also require daily brushing to stimulate proper blood flow and maintain their coat in a soft and silky shape. Along with that, make it a practice to clip their nails and trim their hair to keep them clean and free of flea.
Their Shedding Schedule
It’s normal for your furry friends to shed a lot of hair. On an average, a Pomsky sheds about three months every two years. Although it may seem like they could go bald because of losing too much fur, it’s normal for them.
Don’t let those fur discourage you from brushing and combing your Pomsky’s coat every day. The process is like a therapy for them, this is why it is necessary to brush them regularly.
Be sure that you’re completely ready to become an owner of this cute furry friend. Other than what’s mentioned above, it is also important to raise them in a surrounding that allows them to move and play around freely. This will make them feel happier and more comfortable. As much as possible don’t spoil them too much and learn to discipline them whenever necessary.