Full Grown Pomsky
How big does a pomsky get?
One of the most common questions we receive is how big a pomsky puppy will get. The answer depends on both the puppy’s parents and its individual growth rate. While breeding two F2 pomskies typically results in smaller puppies, some may be just as big as their parents – or even bigger! Tracking weight as the puppies mature is the most effective way to predict their adult size. A full grown Pomsky typically falls within one of three different size ranges:
● Mico Size: Less than 10 pounds when full grown.
● Mini Size: Between 10 and 20 pounds when full grown.
● Standard Size: More than 20 pounds when full grown.
We ask all our prospective buyers to take into account that these ranges are just general estimates. Other breeders may use different weight ranges in their program, and these are just the numbers that we at JD Pomskies categorize our puppies by. This is because the Pomsky is a breed that is still under development. There are as of yet no set breed standards as you see in breeds recognized by the AKC and other dog registries. The American Pomsky Kennel Club is a great resource for people interested in learning more about the development of this new and exciting breed.
How Do You Determine How Big A Full Grown Pomsky Will Be?
The size of a full-grown Pomsky depends on many factors. The most important is what size the parents are, and what generation of Pomsky the dog is. The average female Siberian Husky weighs between 35 and 50 pounds; the average male Pomeranian weighs between 3 and 7 pounds. As you can see, there is quite a range between the sires and the dams! This is what makes predicting the adult size of a Pomsky a bit tricky. Subsequent generations are usually smaller, but occasionally small dams may have a puppy that is just as large, or even larger than she is. That is why we are not able to 100% guarantee the full-grown size of our puppies. However, we try our best to estimate their adult size based on their parents, generation, and their individual growth history during the early weeks of their lives. One of the goals of our breeding program is to produce micro and mini Pomskies, so we are always working toward perfecting our goals of consistent and predictable full-grown Pomsky sizes. However, it is a slow process as we care first and foremost about the lifetime health of our puppies.
The average female Siberian Husky ranges from 20 and 22 inches tall, and the average male Pomeranian ranges between 8 and 11 inches tall. A full grown Pomsky typically falls in between these two ranges, with an average height of 9 to 15 inches tall, from their shoulder to the floor. Micro Pomskies are generally under 10 inches tall, but we do not aim for sizes much smaller than 9 inches. Breeding only with the goal of micro Pomskies often leads to sacrifices in their overall health, including a higher risk of certain joint and eye disorders. Our primary goal is producing long-lived Pomskies that are free from chronic genetic diseases, saving owners from the expense, short lives, and heartache that poorly bred dogs can lead to.
Beware Of Pomsky Scams!
As Pomskies gain popularity across the US, so too does the risk of falling victim to a scam, or purchasing from an unethical Pomsky breeder. Unfortunately, there are already a number of scams associated with Pomskies. The most common are people who sell Siberian Huskies or large-breed Husky mixes while calling them Pomskies. This leaves buyers with a much larger dog than they were expecting, often with a much different temperament than a true Pomsky. Avoid this issue by researching a Pomsky breeder and insisting on either meeting the parents in person or seeing multiple pictures of both to ensure they are owned by the breeder.
You should also be suspicious of any breeder that uses the term “Mini Husky” or “Pomklee” to describe their puppies. These are often dogs that have been cross bred with Alaskan Klee Kai, and while they are smaller than a standard Siberian Husky, they do not have the same colorations or temperaments as true Pomskies.
The best thing that you can do to avoid Pomsky scams is to thoroughly research the breeder that you are considering purchasing a puppy from. A quality Pomsky breeder cares about the health and happiness of their foundation dogs and puppies and treats all of their dogs like members of the family instead of simply as a way to make money.
Here are some important requests and questions you can ask of a breeder:
● Do you DNA test your foundation dogs for genetic problems?
● Request a phone call to get to know the breeder and how they care for the puppies.
● Can you send me photos of the sire and dam?
● Request videos and photos of the puppy with their littermates.
● Ask for regular updates and photos of any puppy or litter that you put a deposit on.
● Where are they located? If you live in the area, request a home visit to meet the breeders, foundation dogs, and puppies.
● If you are having a puppy shipped, what shipping services do they work with? Research the shipping company to ensure it is a well-known and reputable option for transporting puppies.
A reputable Pomsky breeder will be well acquainted with helping their customers with these questions. If at any time you get excuses instead of answers, i.e. “The sire was my friend’s dog, and she can’t send photos”, or if you receive photos that are easily found on search engines, chances are the breeder is a scammer. Another common sign of scammers is that they won’t accept phone calls. A Pomsky breeder should love talking about their dogs to ensure buyers are well-informed about these wonderful dogs before they purchase one!