Pomsky Puppy

Pomskies are a mixed breed made up of a Husky mother and a Pomeranian father. It’s common for people see pictures of Pomskies, and by the looks of their coat get a notion that they are hypoallergenic.

Allergies caused by dogs are actually from their dander. Dogs’ dead skin cells is what actually irritates folks’ skin and/or breathing. A hypoallergenic dog would require that they don’t shed, are frequently groomed, etc. When a dog sheds and licks themselves, these dead skin cells can be left around the house, floating like dust.

Both Huskies and Pomeranians have a double coat, and although they don’t shed constantly, they do blow their coat at least once a year. So, Pomskies (their offspring) also shed seasonally just the same.

When Pomskies shed, they shed minimally throughout the year as they grow in their under coat fully. The undercoat is a thick, compacted layer of fur that is right underneath their long coat (Which is the coat you see.) Once their coat is full, you’ll see they look very thick and fluffy. That is when they “blow” their coat. This means all that undercoat comes out within a matter of weeks or months, coming out in chunks. After that’s over, they begin growing it all back again, usually taking most of the year to grow that coat.

Because their undercoat is so compacted and near the skin, when brushing it out, dander comes with it! This is the part that would irritate a person that’s allergic to dogs the most. This process involves LOTS of brushing!

In conclusion, Pomskies are not hypoallergenic. They may be less irritating for most of the year while they are growing out their coat as they shed minimally. But, when its time to shed that undercoat, a person with allergies would most definitely not be very comfortable around them, especially during the grooming process.

A dog COULD be less allergenic if they are groomed often, but the risk is never gone. Here’s some articles that go in more detail what could help or not help a person struggling with allergies:

7 Tips to Combat Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies: Types, Symptoms, Treatment and FAQ’s

Living with Dogs Despite Your Pet Allergies

5 Ways to Get Rid of Pet Dander in Your Home


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