What are Pomskies?
Pomsky dogs (also known as Arctic Spitz) are a designer dog that combines several Spitz breeds in attempt to maximize beneficial attributes of those breeds.
Our program is based on producing puppies with highly desirable attributes gained from purebred Siberian Husky, Pomeranian and Spitz lineages as guaranteed through DNA testing.
Our dogs carry mostly Siberian Husky and Pomeranian bloodlines, while some of our dogs also carry a very small amount of American Eskimo (part of the greater Pomeranian/Spitz family), which also produces a Pomsky. A third breed is crucial in the Pomsky breed’s requirements to becoming recognized by the AKC.
Kobe, one of our past puppies, and is an effective therapy animal: “I was in a car accident 3yrs ago cause my physical and mental disability. My doctors advise me that a support dog would be very helpful with my recovery. I am so happy for that advice and I wish, I had received it earlier. Kobe has been a blessing in my life. His loving and empathetic attitude help me get through my daily struggles. His active energy motivate me to complete my daily exercises. Kobe is a perfect fit for our family.”
The objective of the Pomsky breed is to standardize a multi-generational crossbreeding of Pomeranian, Siberian Husky, American Eskimo and German Spitz bloodlines into a smaller companion Spitz breed.
Pomskies are a joyful, affectionate dog with great sense of humour, excessive personality and character. They enjoy lots of daily activities and can be wonderful in all types of training and sport.
Adequate mental and daily physical exercise is crucial to a successful Pomsky family member. Having a dedicated play area for Pomskies to learn to self-entertain is also imperative to develop independence early on as Pomskies can become quite bonded with their pack and suffer from separation anxiety. Pomskies can be high energy dogs and enjoy multiple daily outings, but can also burn energy by engaging in mentally-stimulating play and by learning new tricks. Their energy level can be somewhat overwhelming when they are younger, but they typically become much more placid after a year of age. Some Pomskies can be wonderful to walk on a leash while others prefer to harness their inner sled dog. Pomskies are outgoing and social with people and other dogs but can sometimes require a little time to warm up to new dogs that might intimidate them.
Pomskies adore their people and are fantastic with children, other dogs, and can be great with cats if introduced at an early age.
Pomskies thrive in a pack that can consist of people, other dogs, cats, or other animals with which they can interact, but they may not be suitable in homes where they are left entirely alone for extended periods of time.
They are not overly stoic and would rather be a lover than a fighter. Pomskies do have strong opinions about certain things and are not shy about objecting to activities that displease them. However, they are highly intelligent and strongly treat/praise-motivated and enjoy learning new tricks. Their intelligence makes learning easy, but can also lead to mischief if they become bored. Exuberance should not be mistaken for aggression, but they can test their place in a pack and require firm but fair correction to ensure they understand what behaviours are acceptable. Pomskies are sensitive and because they try hard to please their families, they take discipline personally. Owners of Pomskies need to use more skilled levels of communication for their Pomskies to positively accept behaviour corrections.
Pomskies typically shed heavily twice per year. A trip to the groomer can help with blowing out their coat, which will significantly reduce the copious amount of hair that will be in your house. Never shave a Pomsky! Their double coat acts as an insulator and shaving them will affect their ability to thermoregulate and may lead to sunburn. They do not require daily grooming but may very much enjoy that routine once their adult coats have grown in. Pomskies come in three recognized coat lengths:
Some of our Pomskies very much enjoy water whereas others prefer to simply wade in a shallow pool. Pomskies should be bathed seasonally as excessive bathing can lead to more knotting/matting of their double coats and drying of their skin, but they can be washed if they become muddy or have salt in their paws from winter walks, etc.
Pomskies prefer to voice their excitement and can become quite boisterous at times. While they aren’t usually excessive barking dogs, they can really increase the noise decibels for extended periods of time when they are upset (such as being separated from their people).
Pomskies can vary in size due to the random genetic shuffle of both Pomeranian and Siberian Husky genes. The Standard Pomsky will likely be 14-18” tall at the shoulder, and between 20-35 pounds. Mini Pomskies are up to 14” at the shoulder, and between 12-20 pounds. Toy Pomskies are under 10” tall at the shoulder, and up to 15 pounds.
Our puppies and adults come in a variety of coat lengths (standard, plush and wooly) and colours:
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We uphold an ethical breeding program that provides the best possible standards of health and care for our dogs and puppies. Our dogs are members of our family who live with our children in our homes, and are well socialized with other dogs, cats, and visitors. We strive to ensure our clients receive a happy, healthy puppy for life. Click here for our AVAILABLE PUPPIES and UPCOMING LITTERS.
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In 2021, we began achieving OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) certification for hips, elbows and patella for our breeding dogs!
We are registered breeders with the International Pomsky Association and the Pomsky Owner’s Association, and we are a founding member of the American Pomsky Kennel Club (first approved International breeder!). We operate under the names Ontario Pomskies and Keurwood Pomskies depending on the breed club/association.
Did you know that our Pomskies are eligible for registration into the CKC Canine Companions to compete alongside purebred
dogs in some events? Learn more at https://www.ckc.ca/en/Events/Canine-Companion