Archive for February, 2012
Ever heard the phrase,“It’s a dog’s life?” Well, the Pomsky has proved yet again that it truly is a dog’s world if not a dog’s life. Apparently being a hybrid is not such a bad thing after all. In case you don’t know, the it is a mix of the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky. What’s more, it’s headed to be the cutest designer dog. Considering that its breed is a cross from the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky, one needn’t state that it is both adorably fluffy as well as compact. Plus, its name sounds way better than Labradoodle any day. And one look at this new arrival will tell you that it can beat the Chiuaua hollow any day, atleast as far as appearances go.
Pomsky puppies are not only irresistible fur balls though. Whether or not they are destined to be the next lap dog is difficult to say. Dog lovers would have a problem stomaching such a scenario. After all, they aren’t only for arm candy or accessorizing as some animal lovers have pointed out. Their gentle temperament have won over many people on their side. Their ancestors, the Pomeranians were called ‘toy’ dogs and bore the patronage of none other than Queen Victoria! They come in a variety of colours but generally have white, black and brown. Their coat which adds to their toy-dog appeal is dense coated, distinctly reminding one of a Siberian Husky though a more long haired and fluffier version.
Pomskies are spirited but docile. Don’t let their size fool you. They are more agile and active than they look. They mainly sport a foxlike head and small erect ears. The most attractive feature is its long coat which is especially full on the neck and chest. They look much closer to the Pomeranians than the Siberian Huskies. Still, the name Pomsky is a perfect blend of the two names suggesting their mixed breed – the “Pom” from Pomeranians and the “sky” from Husky.
Pomsky puppies are here to stay. Even if they do reach the status of the ‘handbag’ dogs, it would be wrong to judge them by their fur alone. For their distant relative, the poodle despite all the pampering its received over the decades is still considered to be one of the most intelligent domestic dogs. Well finally, it has real keen competition from these puppies who are big things coming in small packages.
You may want still need to bottle feed your pomsky puppies as it will provide great comfort and make that they are far less niggly. It will only be needed for a short time period as you would want to wean them of milk as soon as possible.
Make sure you have a special dog bed or puppy pen that they can call their own as your Pomsky puppy will spend most of their early takes sleeping and eating and would need a special place to rest their weary puppy heads.
Your pomsky puppy will feel right at home if you could line its bed or puppy den with his or her own dog blanket. Most times it will prevent them from wanting to lie in your bed. That is of course if you want it to be that way.
Once your Pomskies have reached four weeks, they will be ready for transition to solid food. You could make things easier by making the dog food into a mush to enable them to get used to the new way of eating.