Pomskies are smaller, fluffier Siberian huskies. And, like huskies, they need to keep their paws—and their big brains—moving. Because the Pomsky is one-half Pomeranian, it's essential to watch out for health concerns that can plague many small breeds: Dental trouble, ear infections, and skin problems could be an issue.
Pomskies can develop the common health problems of their Husky and Pomeranian parents. They are genetically predisposed to conditions like allergies, hip dysplasia, dislocated knees (luxating patellas), eye problems, epilepsy, heart disease, collapsing trachea, and skin problems among other issues.
They are, however, friendly, gentle, and alert. They are not dogs who will ever shine in the obedience ring, as they are independent, scorn training, and are selectively bred for one purpose. They are active and agile and, as such, can be challenging to keep as a companion dog.
Pomskies have a lot of energy and need about an hour of daily exercise and play to stay fit and avoid boredom. They're small enough to make good apartment dogs, provided they're walked two or three times a day or provided ample opportunities to burn off their energy at a dog park.
The Pomsky is believed to have originated around 2009 in the United States and the first record of a Pomsky litter born in the U.S. was in 2012. This hybrid was developed from crossing a Siberian Husky with a Pomeranian, and it is mainly bred through artificial insemination to avoid complications.