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 adore their people and are fantastic with children and other dogs. They are not overly stoic and would rather be a lover, not a fighter. Most of our Pomskies are also wonderful with cats. 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 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.
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 also very much enjoy their down time and relaxing in their family’s home. Some can be wonderful to walk on a leash while others prefer to harness their inner sled dog. Pomskies are outgoing, confident, and social with people and other dogs.
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. 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 can vary in size due to the random genetic shuffle of both Pomeranian and Siberian Husky genes; however, the Standard Pomsky will likely be 15-18 inches tall and generally between 15-25 pounds. Toy and Mini Pomskies that are under 15 pounds are becoming more common through selective breeding.
Our puppies and adults come in a variety of coat lengths (standard, plush and wooly) and colours:
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.
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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 Pomsky Puppies 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