Breed standards are reserved for pure breed dogs. Therefore, much like questions about personality and temperament or the full grown size of a Pomsky at maturity, we cannot give you any hard and fast answers.
Once again we must give you a vague “it depends” answer that sounds like a cop out.
If you do not read any other page on this site, the most important think we want you to take away from your visit is the following:
The Pomsky does not have a breed standard and does not have any defined or typical characteristics or qualities.
Therefore, even honest, legitimate breeders cannot state with any certainty how the Pomsky puppies they are trying to sell you will look at birth or whether or not their appearance will change as they mature and enter adulthood.
If a breeder suggests otherwise to you, then run away because they are trying to scam you out of your money.
Reputable breeders are first and foremost concerned with ensuring that they place their puppy in a home that is suitable for it and its human owners – not making a sale at any cost, including lying to you and telling you what you want to hear.
Physical Looks & Appearance of the Pomsky
Rightly or wrongly, breeders respond to the market place. If nobody wanted a Pomsky, then breeders wouldn’t be breeding Pomeranians with Siberians to get this mix that is in such high demand.
Since the market is demanding this designer dog breed, more and more breeders are trying to breed Pomskies.
Similarly, if the market demands a certain trait in a dog breed, be it a mixed designer breed or a pure breed, you can bet that breeders will work towards achieving that goal.
Consequently, since Pomskies are so “new” there is a significant evolution under way and the results will not be fully felt or seen for some time. Since the Siberian Husky physical attributes demand a premium from buyers it is logical to assume that as the Pomsky “breed” evolves over the next couple of decades that the physical appearance of looks will increasingly resemble the Husky.
Mentioned elsewhere on this site, customers essentially want a miniature Siberian Husky and not really a mix between the Pomeranian and the Husky. Of course, there are some exceptions.
Color and Coat of a Siberian Husky
The color of a Siberian husky coat varies, exhibiting a spectacularly stunning pure white, blends of jet black and whites, agouti (hair is black at both ends with the middle area taking a yellow or beige hue), red or sable (a near black dark brown).
The husky is an incredibly robust animal capable of enduring extended sub-zero temperatures due to its thick and voluminous coat. The thick luxurious fur results in significant shedding of the undercoat in spring along with some year round shedding.
Siberians are probably most iconically recognized by their stunningly brilliant icy blue eyes.
However, their eye colors can be a dullish brown and copper that is less popular than the blue. Some of the more hypnotic specimens will possess two different color eyes. These huskies are called “bi-colors” with one eye almost always being blue.
Color and Coat of Pomeranians
Pomeranians are recognized by the American Kennel Club has having roughly two dozen acceptable colors and combinations. There are blues and brindles, multi-colored sables, and the traditional pure white, orange and black coloring.
In addition to the vast spectrum of colors, Poms can have nine different types of markings on their coats. Needless to say, the color and marking permutations for Pomeranians is almost endless.
This Pomeranian breed is double coated with a short, dense undercoat. A longer coat that has a harsher texture or feel grows through the undercoat and stands off the body. Females tend to have shorter coats with thinner strands of hair. Some Poms can take on a lion-like appearance with a ruff coat that surrounds their head. At the other end of their body, the breed is known to possess a “large plume of hair” that sprouts off the tail.
The Pomsky Appearance
Physical characteristics of any offspring are based in large part upon the immediate look or appearance of its respective parents.
As outlined above, the physical differentiation that exists within each breed comprising the maternal and paternal lines is seemingly infinite. It truly is impossible to say with any certainty how a specific litter will look. The same can be said for determining the prospective personality and temperament of the “breed.”
In fact, many litters have pups that look entirely different from one another. So much so, that you would never know they were from the same litter.
When most people think of Pomskies, they are thinking of images circulated around the internet that suggest they are mini-Siberian Huskies. The truth is that most Pomskies do not look like this and often have expressively Pomeranian dominant attributes.
Because of the potential for such a varied appearance, many breeders know that many customers will pay a premium to pick the first puppy from the litter. If you are desperately seeking a Siberian-esque Pomsky, then you might want to consider this route.
But, do not let your eagerness blind you from taking common step precautions to ensure you are dealing with quality people. Review breeders and check out their reputation before you ever give anyone your money.