Pomsky is a hybrid dog breed that was never supposed to exist. This hybrid or designer dog breed is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky.
While both parent dogs share some surprising historical similarities, they are very much different in terms of weight, height, and overall size.
As well, the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky have different coat types, different temperaments, and different training and exercise needs.
These similarities and differences can make choosing a Pomsky puppy a wild and exciting ride full of surprises. In this article, we go into depth about what to expect your Pomsky puppy to grow up to look like in size, height, and weight.
How Much Does a Full Grown Pomsky Weigh?
The answer to this question is “it depends.” This is because hybrid dog breeding is not like purebred dog breeding. With a hybrid breeding program, you are crossing two different purebred dog breeds to create a new potential dog breed.
This means each puppy will inherit a different genetic mix from the parent dogs.
Fully grown, a Pomsky typically weighs 20 to 30 pounds. However, a Pomsky dog could grow up to weigh as little as three pounds and as much as 60 pounds.
See a Full Grown Pomsky Dog
In this short video, you can meet Pomsky’s parents – a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred Siberian Husky.
You can also see the progression from puppyhood to fully grown Pomsky dog and learn a little more about this unique (and undeniably cute) hybrid dog breed.
Meet the Pomsky’s Parents: the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky
The best way to learn more about the potential adult weight, height, and size of your Pomsky puppy is to learn more about your puppy’s parents – in this case, the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky.
At its simplest, your puppy has the potential to grow up to be as small as the smallest Pomeranian and as big as the biggest Siberian Husky. So let’s learn what that range looks like for the Pomsky.
Pomeranian dog weight, height, and size
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Pomeranian is the 23rd most popular out of 196 registered purebred dog breeds in the United States.
This petite pup only weighs three to seven pounds when fully grown – and most of that is their famously fluffy coat!
The Pomeranian only stands six to seven inches tall from paw pads to shoulder girdles in adulthood.
Overall, this is one tiny dog that has enjoyed centuries of warming royal laps and entertaining celebrities, including the royal court of England’s Queen Victoria, who was an avid Pomeranian breeder and keeper.
Pomeranians are the smallest of the Arctic spitz sled dogs, which is why they still have the double layer thick coat of a working dog.
Siberian Husky dog weight, height, and size
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Siberian Husky is the 14th most popular out of 196 registered purebred dog breeds in the United States.
The Siberian Husky can weigh anywhere from 35 to 60 pounds in adulthood, with adult males averaging 10 pounds heavier than adult females.
Siberian Huskies typically stand anywhere from 20 to 23.5 inches tall from paw pads to shoulder girdles as adults. Here again, male adult dogs typically stand 1.5 inches taller than adult females.
Siberian Huskies are of Asian descent but are thought to also share a spitz heritage with the Pomeranian and others. They also have a thick double layer coat, although unlike the Pomeranian theirs is a short coat.
How Much Could a Pomsky Grow Up to Weigh?
So now you are starting to see where the uncertainty and excitement come into play when you are picking out your Pomsky puppy.
The two-parent dogs are very different in height, weight, and size!
This means your Pomsky puppy could stay very small and petite or could grow up to weigh 60 pounds and stand nearly two feet tall!
How can you possibly plan for your puppy’s future when you have no clear idea of the size of the dog you are adding to your family?
To answer this question, we will need to briefly explore the nature of hybrid dog breeding programs today and how to select the Pomsky breeder you get your puppy from.
The Genetic Uncertainty of Hybrid Dog Breeding Programs
Whenever you are considering adding a hybrid puppy like the Pomsky to your family, you will always be dealing with more questions than you would if you choose a registered purebred dog breed.
However, some of these uncertainties fade if you are rescuing a fully-grown adult Pomsky instead.
The uncertainties exist in puppyhood because the breeder has essentially thrown all sorts of different genes into a big soup pot and each puppy gets one ladle-full. But it is impossible to predict which genes from either parent dog will be in that ladle!
So one puppy might grow up to look more like the Siberian Husky parent – bigger, taller, heavier – but act more like the Pomeranian parent.
Another puppy from the same litter might grow up to look like the Pomeranian parent – pint-sized and petite – but act more like the Siberian Husky parent.
Any variable in between is also theoretically possible. However, there is one way to reduce the amount of genetic uncertainty and have more control over your Pomsky puppy’s adult weight, height, and size, as we will discuss next.
Choosing Your Pomsky Dog Breeder
Now that you realize your Pomsky puppy could potentially weigh anywhere from three pounds to 60 pounds and stand anywhere from six inches to 23.5 inches tall, you may wonder what choosing a Pomsky breeder has to do with predicting your Pomsky’s size.
This is a great question and it involves just a bit of discussion about how hybrid dog breeding programs today work.
There are several tiers, or levels, of hybrid dog breeding programs. A given breeder can choose to specialize in just one level or work on several levels at once. So let’s take a look at the different levels as outlined in Breeding Business.
F1 is the first level. At this level, the breeder is crossbreeding a purebred Pomeranian dog with a purebred Siberian Husky dog.
F1 breeding programs will create the greatest amount of genetic diversity and uncertainty in terms of what each puppy in a given litter will look and act like. This is where you will see two puppies grow up to be very different sizes.
F1b breeding programs have slightly less diversity. One parent dog is purebred and the other parent dog is a hybrid from an F1 litter.
F2 breeding programs have still less genetic diversity. This is because both parent dogs are F1b or F1 hybrid dogs.
F2b breeding programs are starting to show some degree of uniformity in puppy size, height, weight, personality, coat type, and other key factors.
Most Pomsky dogs from later hybrid breeding programs will weigh in the middle range between the two parent dogs: so between 20 and 40 pounds. Similarly, most adult Pomskies will stand between 10 and 15 inches tall (paw pads to shoulder girdles).
If you have strict limitations in terms of the adult size or weight or height of your Pomsky puppy, you want to look for an F2, F2b, or later Pomsky breeder.
This will give you the greatest degree of control over your puppy’s adult size and help you abide by any regulations or restrictions imposed by your housing or community.
How to Find a Good Pomsky Breeder
The Pomsky Club of America offers some great guidance for how to find a reputable, health-focused Pomsky breeder to buy your puppy from.
It is important to steer clear of so-called Pomskies sold by breeders who cannot provide you with proof of parentage pedigrees, results from pre-screening health tests, proof of vaccinations, and an initial guarantee of health.
Not only will you have to wait until your puppy grows up to find out how big and tall your dog is going to be, but there is a possibility that the dog you bought isn’t a true Pomsky at all.
This breed has become so popular so fast that not all breeders are breeding Pomskies for the right reasons, which is to create a healthy new dog breed with desirable traits and attributes.
By taking your time and doing your research, you can select a Pomsky breeder that will be able to work with you to meet your requirements for the size, height, and weight of the dog you commit to.
Choosing a reputable breeder can also prepare you for Pomsky ownership in other ways, by orienting you to this unique hybrid dog breed, helping you choose the right supplies and toys, and finding a dog training program your Pomsky will love.