With the popularity of Pomeranians growing almost every year, I’m starting to receive a lot of specific questions about whether a husky would get along with one.
So, as always, here’s the article, with my take on whether a husky can actually get along with a Pomeranian.
If both the husky and Pomeranian are raised together from being puppies, then it’s possible for the two to get along. But for practically all other scenarios, due to a husky’s prey drive, it’s highly unlikely that these two breeds can get along peacefully.
That’s an extremely brief overview, but everything will be made clear below.
Can a Husky Get on Well With a Pomeranian?
Let’s look at the two different scenarios of when a husky will get along well with a pomeranian and then when a husky won’t get along well with a pomeranian.
When a husky and a Pomeranian could get along ⭐
If you were to get both a husky and a Pomeranian at the same time as puppies, the chances of them developing a respectful bond for each other is likely. (never guaranteed, but likely)
Even though the husky would dramatically outgrow the Pomi within months, they still would have had plenty of time around each other when they were both small and treated equally. And that’s fundamental for the husky to view the Pomi as equal in the pack hierarchy.
This is the safest scenario, and when it’s the most likely that the two very different breeds, would get along with each other.
When the two would not get along ⭐
As you can imagine, there’s a lot more situations when these two breeds will not get along with each other.
First of all, at the dog park. Now, even though huskies are notoriously friendly (despite their looks), a Pomeranian is just too much like a fluffy cat, a rabbit, or any other smaller animal that a husky can’t help but consider prey. And even though huskies aren’t great hunters, this wouldn’t stop them from trying.
And this relationship is just as unlikely to pan out well if you are trying to bring in a Pomeranian into a home that has an existing adult husky. Or the other way around.
I would not say it’s impossible, however, as believe it or not, many owners have successfully nurtured a healthy relationship between a husky and a cat (even when one came after the other). But it takes extreme caution, training, and sometimes years of supervision before you can reach a trusting relationship.
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Why Huskies Don’t Suit Pomeranians
The ultimate reason why Siberian huskies are not destined to get on well with Pomeranians is due to their high prey drive.
After thousands of years of surviving with the Chucki tribe in eastern Siberia, huskies have developed a keen instinctual prey drive that they carry with them today. And this is something that cannot be turned off.
Pomeranians are very small, fluffy, and to a husky, basically a large rabbit. A husky will be instinctively triggered to chase, grab and perhaps even kill a small animal like this.
Of course, there are many huskies out there who wouldn’t actually dare do this. But that’s just not a risk that can be taken. This is why, in general, a husky will not get on well with a Pomeranian.
Could You Train a Husky and a Pomeranian To Get Along?
For those that desperately want a husky and a Pomeranian, you might be wondering if it’s actually possible to train them to get along?
Well, as I mentioned earlier, with extreme caution, training and time, it’s technically possible.
But in my honest opinion, the risks far outweigh the possible future reward of having a companion (as you could just get another more suitable breed for your husky from the beginning).
Even with extensive training and groundwork put in, you could never consciously leave the two together in the same room unsupervised, and after all, that’s the whole point of getting a second dog, for them to be buddies!
So Can Huskies Get Along With Any Small Breeds?
Even though huskies are not well-suited to Pomeranians, it doesn’t mean they can’t get along with other small breeds.
Everything needs to be taken into account, not only their looks and physical size, but their personality, and ability to hold their own.
Jack russells for example, are also very small, yet would likely end up bossing the husky around! This is because jack russells are strong working dogs that can really hold their own. (I know many husky/jack russell families and this is always the way!)
Beagles are another great example of a smaller breed (not as small as pomeranian) that get along well with huskies. Their playful nature and ability to put up with a husky’s antics all favor this relationship well, and again, I know many examples of where this has worked out perfectly (without much training at all).
In the case of Pomeranians, they are just too small, too fluffy, unable to protect themselves, and too much like prey for an easy relationship.
If you’ve got a husky and are interested in this topic, you might want to check out my other article that covers the top 10 most compatible breeds for a husky.
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