Pom Pom is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. They are known for their love of attention and affection. Some pom poms have been bred with very high energy levels which makes them a little difficult to train. On the other hand, some pom poms tend to be quiet and reserved dogs. Their calm demeanor often makes them ideal companions for children.
The name “pom” comes from the word “pie”, which means ball. The term “puppy” refers to a young puppy, which is smaller than adult dogs.
The term “miniature” refers to small size of these puppies. A miniature pom pom is usually between 14 and 16 inches tall at the withers (breed standard). These puppies are called mini pom poms because they weigh less than an average weight adult dog. Miniature pom poms come in various colors including black, chocolate brown, grayish white, pink and red.
Miniature pom poms have a short coat that is curly or straight. They may be spotted or solid colored.
Most miniature puppies are born with no visible signs of hair loss until around six months old when their coats begin to thin out due to shedding.
When caring for a pom pom, you should make sure to give them a brush at least once a week. They should also have their nails clipped on a monthly basis.
Grooming your dog also helps them to get rid of extra fur that has fallen out of their coat.
The miniature pomsky is a hybrid between the Siberian husky and the pomeranian dog. The result is a small dog with a thick coat, pointed ears, and piercing blue eyes.
Some consider the pomsky to be a designer dog. It is a cross between two purebred dogs, which means that it may take on characteristics of either one (or sometimes both) of its parents.
In the case of the pomsky, it generally has the appearance of a Siberian husky with a teddy bear face similar to the pomeranian.
The temperament of a pomsky can vary. Some are very playful and friendly while others tend to be more aloof or shy.
This will depend largely on how they are trained and what kind of socialization they receive as a puppy.
The pomsky is considered to be a working dog and thrives in an atmosphere where they are active and busy. Miniature pomskies have been used successfully to hunt ducks, rabbits and even squirrels.
They also do very well in dog agility competitions and they love to play fetch for hours on end.
These dogs are bred from two working breeds and as such need a considerable amount of exercise in order to thrive. If they do not get enough exercise they may display behavior problems such as:
Destructiveness, Excessive barking, Hyperactivity and Inattention.
Pomskies are very intelligent and they quickly learn new commands and tricks if they are trained consistently. However, these dogs have a tendency to get bored if the same tricks are repeated over and over again.
Pomskies have an excellent memory which means that once they learn something they will not quickly forget it.
Due to their high energy level, these dogs do best in homes where there is someone at home during the day. If they are left alone for long periods of time, they may begin to bark out of boredom or anxiety.
Pomskies are not recommended for first time dog owners because of their high activity level. Also, these dogs do better in a home without young children.
The reason for this is because the pomsky has a lot of energy and is still growing until they are about three years old. This may lead them to knock over a toddler that accidentally pokes them in the eye or steps on their foot.
These dogs can adapt to apartment living if they are walked regularly and given plenty of play time. However, these dogs are bred from two working dogs and they do best when given a yard to play in.
These are very social dogs and will thrive if they are taken out in public and introduced to new people on a regular basis. In addition, they need a firm owner that has a dominant personality or else they may become destructive when left alone.
The pomsky is not a good dog for everyone. These dogs need an owner that can set out clear boundaries and stick to them.
They have great amounts of energy and if you fail to contain it, the dog will quickly get bored and find trouble to keep themselves occupied.
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