Last Updated on August 30, 2021 by Fumipets
It should come as no surprise that a dignified Siberian Husky and a delicate Pomeranian produce absolutely beautiful pups with attractive characteristics from both parent breeds.
This newcomer to the canine world, the Pomsky, is rising in popularity, thanks in part to adorable images flooding social media.
People are increasingly realising that they can own a dog that looks like a Siberian Husky but is tiny enough to live in flats and homes with small yards.
How Big Do Pomskies Get?
Pomsky dogs typically weigh 20 to 30 pounds and stand 10 to 15 inches tall, but smaller and bigger dogs can exist. Looking at the size of their parents is an excellent method to predict how large a Pomsky will be when fully grown.
If you’re thinking of getting one of these cuties, it’s essential to know the facts about Pomskies and not make your choice based on pretty images floating around the internet.
Knowing the facts about the adult size and the variables that affect it can help you know what to look for when buying a puppy and what to anticipate as your dog develops.
How Big Will A Pomsky Get?
When evaluating this issue, keep in mind that this “designed breed” is still in its early stages of development and is still years away from being recognised by major organisations like the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Yes, Pomskies will weigh between 20 and 30 pounds, stand between 10 and 15 inches tall at the shoulder, and measure between 12 and 17 inches long from chest to rump, although significant variances are conceivable at this stage.
What Factors Influence the Size of a Pomsky?
Pomsky’s mature size is greatly affected by his parents’ and even grandparents’ sizes. Pomskies should always be created with the mother being bigger than the father for safety reasons during pregnancy and whelping.
As a result, female Siberian Huskies are artificially inseminated with male Pomeranians (small Pomeranian males can’t reach a larger Husky to get the job done).
Female Siberian Huskys weigh 35 to 50 pounds, whereas male Pomeranians weigh 3 to 7 pounds. You may anticipate their pups to be on the upper end of the spectrum if their parents are near to the maximum breed weight.
Smaller parents, on the other hand, will spawn smaller Pomskies. However, genetics may be fickle, and a puppy may look more like one of his grandparents than either of his parents at times.
When estimating the size of a Pomsky puppy, his generation should be taken into consideration. If you’re unfamiliar with dog generations, here’s a rundown of the most frequently used terminology and definitions:
F1 Generation – A purebred Siberian Husky crossed with a purebred Pomeranian. The Pomsky puppies are half Siberian Husky and half Pomeranian.
F1B Generation – The offspring of a purebred parent and an F1 generation Pomsky. Puppies produced by mating a Pomeranian man to an F1 Pomsky mother would be 75 percent Pomeranian and 25% Siberian Husky. Puppies born to a Siberian Husky mother and an F1 Pomeranian male would be 75 percent Siberian Husky and 25 percent Pomeranian.
F2 Generation – The offspring of two F1 generation Pomskies bred together. Although the pups are officially 50 percent Siberian Husky and 50 percent Pomeranian, this generation tends to produce a litter with uneven characteristics.
F2B Generation – The offspring of an F2 generation bred to one of the parent breeds. A Pomsky female, for example, may be bred to a genuine Pomeranian male.
F3 Generation and Beyond – A F3 generation Pomskie is the outcome of breeding two F2 generation Pomskies. These puppies may be mated to an original parent breed to generate F3B puppies in the future. Multi-generational, or multigens, is a term used to describe F3 generations and beyond.
We understand that all of that generation jargon may be perplexing. The key takeaways are as follows:
- The more the Siberian Husky in a Pomsky’s family tree, the bigger the puppy will be.
- The more Pomeranian in a Pomsky’s bloodline, the smaller the dog will be.
Variations in Pomsky size will continue to occur until several generations of Pomskies consistently breed true (puppies will appear almost similar to the parents) and a big enough gene pool is established to provide stable, predictable characteristics.
Though the typical height, weight, and length of a Pomsky puppy will give you a decent indication of what to anticipate.
What Age Are They Fully Grown?
By the time they reach their first birthday, most Pomskies will have completed their skeletal development. This indicates that the dog’s bones have grown to their full length and that he has achieved his entire height.
Many Pomskies will continue to add fat and muscle to their body until they are around 18 months old, leading them to bulk out and gain weight.
Despite the fact that their Pomsky puppy is still developing, sexual maturity is typically achieved long before the dog’s first birthday. Between the ages of 6 and 9 months, both male and female Pomskies will begin to exhibit symptoms of sexual maturity.
As the new hormones begin to take effect, be prepared to cope with some behavioural changes. Spaying or neutering your dog is strongly advised if you do not want to reproduce or exhibit your dog.
Don’t anticipate your Pomsky’s lively attitude to vanish as he approaches his first birthday. That is just not the case.
Both of his parent breeds are known for being sociable, curious, energetic, and a little naughty, so you can be sure he’ll keep his lively, fun-loving personality as he gets older.
When do Pomskies reach the end of their growth cycle?
Most Pomskies will have finished developing and will be physically, sexually, and intellectually mature by the age of 18 months.
Are There Different Sizes?
Although the numbers may fluctuate, a teacup dog is defined as a dog that weighs less than 5 pounds. Toy-size items weigh less than ten pounds, whereas miniatures weigh between ten and eighteen pounds.
Though some smaller Pomskies are technically miniatures, teacup or toy sizes are extremely improbable and most likely just a marketing gimmick. If you see a small dog branded as a Pomsky, chances are it has a lot of “Pom” and very little, if any, “sky.”
The overwhelming majority of Pomskies will fall within the 20-30 pound weight bracket and will be deemed standard size.
How Long Does It Take A Pomsky To Grow Up?
Though many consider any dog over the age of a year to be an adult, it may take up to two years before your little Pomsky is cognitively mature and ready to behave like an adult, much to the pleasure of some owners (and the dismay of those with especially boisterous pups).
Every dog develops intellectually at his or her own rate. Puppy behaviour, on the other hand, usually begins to wane after the first year before completely vanishing.
Try to enjoy every minute of puppyhood (even if it means finding yet another pair of chewed-up slippers), since your little one will be all grown up and ready to take on the world before you know it.
What Is The Expected Lifespan Of A Pomsky?
Pomskies live for 13 to 15 years on average. Purchasing a dog from a respected breeder increases the likelihood of your dog being free of debilitating health issues.
Your Pomsky will live to be a ripe old age with regular checkups, appropriate diet, frequent vaccines, and daily exercise.