Given the increasing popularity of Siberian Huskies, it is no surprise to see experimentation with cross-breeding them with other dog breeds. The Pomeranian has proven a popular breeding choice with two new cross-breeds emerging nicknamed the Pomsky and Pomklee.
A Pomsky is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. The breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club and is unlikely to do so anytime soon, not until the breed establishes a presence and has consistency after generations of breeding. A Pomsky can be expected to grow to around 25 pounds, which in comparison to the Husky’s 35-60 pounds is quite small, but still larger than many toy dogs. There is a Pomsky Club of America that lists some approved breeders if you are interested in finding out more.
Whereas the Pomeranian has a loyal and playful toy dog temperament that bonds closely with his/her owner, the Husky’s temperament is more independent and demands leadership from his/her owner. So what will an offspring of the two be? Nobody knows. The Pomsky breed is still being established and it isn’t clear what kind of dog a Pomsky puppy will grow in to, no matter how careful the breeder has been in selecting parents.
It’s a reasonable chance that some of the traits of a Husky will come through, such as demanding direction and lots of play and exercise to keep it happy. Regular coat shedding is also very likely so grooming requirements can be higher than a purebred Pomeranian. It will take at least a few more years of breeding Pomksies to understand what a typical one will look like and behave.
Like the Pomsky, a Pomklee is a cross between a Pomeranian and an Alaskan Klee Kai. Since the Klee Kai is itself a mixture of breeds and more closely related to the Alaskan Husky, combined with a very limited breeding program, it is hard to pinpoint what a Pomklee should appear or behave like. In fact, if you saw Pomklees advertised you should feel skeptical about whether the breeder really knows what they are doing, or whether they are just labeling the animal as Pomklee to make a sale. Such puppy farms should be avoided at all costs! Follow our advice for selecting a Siberian Husky breeder to get what you pay for.
Pomsky and Pomklee prices for sale
Expect to pay $1500+ for a Pomsky, even up to $2500 or more. They are a niche breed with limited supply. You might not be able to buy a Pomsky in your country. For example there no known breeders of Pomksies in Australia so don’t even bother looking for a Pomsky puppy, unless you are prepared to purchase overseas and go through the hassle of importing a live animal.
The Pomklee? Let us know if you find a breeder who can verify the ancestry. Prices are likely to be similar to Pomsky, if not a little higher. But as we have alluded to, there is a little direction in breeding programs for the Pomklee so consider any advertised dog a mixed breed that doesn’t have the predictability of a pure breed.
Pomsky and Pomklee Breeders
Because of the niche nature of the Pomsky and Pomklee breed, breeders are few and far between. On the upside, this tends to mean that the breeders that do exist are dedicated to the breed and more likely to be reputable. Try this site in your search to find a specialist breeder: http://pomskypuppiesforsale.net/pomsky-breeders/
If you aren’t quite sure of whether a Pomsky or Pomklee is for you then you are better off sticking to a purebred Pomeranian or Siberian Husky. Go for the Pomeranian if you want a smaller dog that sits in your lap and will bond closely with you. On the other hand, if you are an active person, who wants a larger dog, and ready for the challenge of training, a Siberian Husky might better suit your lifestyle.