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The International Pomsky Association Describes Pomskies
Pomskies are a crossbred dog resulting in breeding (via artificial insemination) a Siberian Husky female to a Pomeranian male. They resemble a small spitz-type dog with a thick double coat, erect ears, and typically the siberian mask-and-cap pattern of white markings. IPA also recognizes breedings that include Siberian husky to the greater Pomeranian family, including American Eskimo Dogs and German Spitz.
Like most first generation crossbred dogs, there is a general look and ‘type’ to the resulting dogs, but still a great deal of variability. Some breeders plan to breed only first generation crosses, others hope to work towards multi-gen crosses and eventually a true ‘breed’. In general, Pomskies resemble the other breeds in the spitz family, are small to medium sized, and have thick, plush coats in a variety of colors and patterns.
F1 – a dog with purebred parents. (Generally 50% Siberian and 50% Pomeranian)
F1B – B stands for backcross- a purebred dog crossed with a regular F1 Pomsky (so 25% pomeranian and 75% husky or vice versa)
F2 – A dog with two F1 Pomsky parents. While this dog is, on paper, 50% pomernian and 50% Siberian, this generation is generally much more varied than F1s or F1Bs, but a necessary part of breeding towards dogs who will breed true.
F#X – An ‘outcross’ dog. (The # will tell you what generation from the initial crossbreeding this particular individual is). These are dogs with either one Pomsky parent and one non-Siberian or Pomeranian parent (ie, an American Eskimo or German Spitz) OR a breeding of Siberian Husky to American Eskimo or German Spitz.
Multigen – a dog with multiple generations of crossbreeding behind them. A multi-gen dog is a necessity if a breeder wants to pursue a dog that ‘breeds true’- ie, produces offspring that look mostly like itself, with size and other characteristics.
50/50 - 50% Siberian Husky and 50% Pomeranian.
25/75 - 25% Siberian Husky and 75% Pomeranian.
75/25 - 75% Siberian Husky and 25% Pomeranian.
37.5/62.5 - 37.5% Siberian Husky and 62.5% Pomeranian.
62.5/37.5 - 62.5% Siberian Husky and 37.5% Pomeranian.
In addition to the above, any outcross to American Eskimo or Spitz breed will have the additional suffix of "X".