Meet The Teacup Pomsky
Everyone has their own favorite dog breed. But when it comes to popular designer dogs, there is none more in demand in the last 5 years than the Teacup Pomsky!
This small hybrid is a mix between a Pomeranian and Husky. Oftentimes, they look like a miniature version of a Husky puppy. In fact, their tiny size is what makes them so unique. Unlike the traditional Pomsky (which is a cross between a Husky and a Pomeranian) Teacup Pomskies are itty bitty.
Personality-wise, this breed is loyal, playful, intelligent, affectionate, energetic, and perhaps a smidge stubborn.
How did they come to be so desired?
Today, Doggie HQ answers that question, and also covers everything hopeful Teacup Pomsky owners need to know before bringing one of these little cuties home.
The Teacup Pomeranian Husky Mix Appearance
It’s easy to fall head over heels in love with a Teacup Pomsky.
Afterall, who doesn’t want a fluffy faced pup? In terms of appearance, the Teacup Pomeranian Husky Mix is one-of-a-kind. Their face will have a black, brown, white, or grey “mask” that is distinct to Huskies. In addition, the ears will stand up straight. Eye colors can range from electric blue and beautiful seaweed green to a warm amber or chocolatey brown. Occasionally, you will even find a Pomsky with two different colored eyes – rare indeed.
For fur color and patterns, the Teacup Pomsky inherits the best traits of both parents. Their hair is soft and thick. Coats come in cream, black, white, merle, lavender, red, and orange.
Typically, the tail is bushy and curled.
Overall, these are very attractive little dogs known for turning heads as they pitter-patter down the street.
How Big Does A Teacup Pomsky Get?
Looking for a small sized pooch with a giant heart?
Apartment and condo dwellers will be delighted to learn that the Teacup Pomsky stays incredibly small, even by Pomeranian standards. That’s because of how they are bred. Due to the size difference between a full-grown Husky and a Pomeranian, Teacup Pomskies are usually conceived through the process of artificial semination. Naturally small Pomeranians and Huskies are selected by breeders to encourage a litter of “pocket” sized puppies.
But just how tiny are we talking?
Well, the average Teacup Pomsky will weigh approximately 3 – 8 lbs. Height wise, they won’t surpass 10 inches…the same length as two soda cans stacked together!
How Long Do Teacup Pomskies Live?
Looking for a long-lived cuddle buddy? Consider a Teacup Pomsky.
Despite their fragile appearance, this hybrid breed can live for 10–15 years. The trick to having a happy and healthy dog is (as with any breed) finding an ethical breeder who is committed to bettering the breed’s lineage for the future.
Never get a Mini Pomsky from a backyard breeder or somebody who cannot provide health guarantees and home visits to meet the puppy’s parents.
Teacup Pomsky: Common Health Problems
According to PupVine, there are a few red flag health issues to watch for. These include:
- Bone fractures: Due to their petite bodies, Teacup Pomskies are susceptible to bone breaks and fractures. For example, accidentally stepping on their paws or dropping them from a height of several feet can be catastrophic.
Be very careful around a Teacup Pomsky! Also, never leave children alone unsupervised with them.
- Allergies: Itchy skin? Red rashes? It could be the case that your Mini Pomsky is allergic to something Pomeranian HQ explains that this breed is prone to both food and environmental allergies, as well as contact allergies (such as in shampoo or detergent).
As a half Pom, your pup could inherit similar skin problems.
- Collapsed trachea: This is a respiratory condition that occurs when the cartilage in dog’s windpipe collapses, often from a congenital disorder.
- Black skin disease: Poodle, Chow Chows, Alaskan Malamutes, and yes…you guessed it…Teacup Poms…all are more frequently diagnosed with black skin disease. Also known as Alopecia X, this results in baldness and hair loss.
- Dislocated kneecaps: Lastly, these sweet little pooches need extra joint care. Luxating patella, when the kneecap slips out of place, can happen to any dog, but small breeds are more at risk.
Due to the fact that Teacup Pomskies are usually bred via artificial insemination, they are prone to a fair number of health issues. Always do your research. Talk to breeders, ask lots of questions, and consult with your family veterinarian when thinking about adding a puppy to your pack.
Do Mini Pomskies Shed?
Oh my goodness…yes!
With a Teacup Pomsky, expect your vacuum to work overtime. Huskies, like the german shepherd, are heavy shedders who are notorious for “blowing their coat” twice a year in the spring and fall. Likewise, Pomeranians are moderate year-round shedders.
How to Groom a Pomsky
Grooming a Teacup Pomsky isn’t for the faint of heart. If you are somebody who either a) dislikes furballs around the house or b) cannot commit to regular doggy salon appointments, this is not the breed for you.
Brushing needs to happen at least 3x per week.
Since they have a double coat, these dogs should be brushed, bathed, and trimmed professionally. A two-level steel comb will keep matts and tangles down. For haircuts, a neat trim will do. Never shave a Pomsky – they need their fur to stay warm.
Additionally, it’s good practice to clean your dog’s teeth weekly, too. Small breeds tend to have dental issues, so stay on top of oral hygiene to keep those whites nice and pearly!
Pomsky Pricing, Breeders, and Puppies
How much does a Siberian Husky Pomeranian Mix cost?
It’s a question at the forefront of potential adopters’ minds. Generally speaking, $1,000 to $3,000 is the average price of a puppy. Dog Leash Pro shares this high price tag is because the hybrid breed is still quite rare. You are unlikely to find one at a rescue or shelter.
Luckily, the internet is a great place to find breeders.
The Pomsky Owners Association has an excellent catalogue available to members of their breeder portal. Lancaster Puppies also lists dogs for sale from time to time, however it’s always best to visit a litter in person whenever possible. The Pomsky Club of America is a fabulous resource for all Husky-Pomeranian related inquiries.
Can You Register a Siberian Husky Pomeranian Mix with the AKC?
Pomskies are not currently eligible for American Kennel Club recognition. Remember, these are hybrid dogs. Not purebreds.
But don’t let that stop you from catching the Pomsky fever! There are plenty of unofficial clubs who eagerly accept four-legged members of all backgrounds.
More Pomsky FAQs
Absolutely. That tiny puppy of your will grow to be an adult…just not a very large one. They never get bigger than a “teacup,” hence their name.
Pomskies are sweet natured dogs. They enjoy human company. When raised amongst family members, Pomskies are known to grow very attached to their humans. Designer Dog World shares that Pomskies are affectionate, though try to ensure they don’t become overly attached to only one family member.
Socialization is key.
A Pomsky’s skeleton will be completely developed by the age of one. By 18 months old, they are physically full grown. A Pomsky (not miniature) could weigh between 20 – 30 lbs.
Have you ever heard a Husky howl? It’s a bone chilling and wolfish sound. It may surprise you to learn that Pomskies howl as well. Why? Canine behaviorists believe this is an inherited tendency form their Siberian Husky ancestors who howled, yipped, whined, bark, and “sang” to communicate.
In summary, a Teacup Pomsky will love unconditionally.
These little fluffballs possess a unique genetic makeup which combines the playful energy and intelligence of the Husky with the loyalty and spunk of the Pomeranian. Being pocket-sized, they make lovely pets that conveniently suit those with a lifestyle that matches their small size, but big attitude!