The Pom-Silk, also known as the Silky Pom, is a cross between a Silky Terrier and a Pomeranian. The Silky Terrier originated in Australia in the 19th century, but is descended from England’s Yorkshire Terrier. The other genetic branch of the Pom-Silk belongs to the Pomeranian, a breed that originated in Central and Eastern Europe. Popular with British royalty since the 18th century, the Pomeranian has enjoyed status as one of the most-loved breeds for years.
The Pom-Silk is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the International Designer Canine Registry.
The Pom-Silk is a small dog that can come in a plethora of colors including black, black and tan, blue, brindle, brown, cream, orange, sable, and white. As the name implies, its fur is long and silky; its appearance also heavily depends on the genetic makeup of its parents, and like any crossbred, the traits it may possess can vary.
The Pom-Silk is an effective watchdog and good with kids. They are playful and friendly and also described as being affectionate, cheerful, courageous, intelligent, and social. Their size ad outgoing personality make them perfect for a trip to the dog park.
The Pom-Silk has a life expectancy of 12-15 years, about average for a small dog. They need a great deal of exercise to stay healthy, so be sure someone is able to walk them dog every day. Health concerns are similar to most dog breeds and with regular exercise and moderate grooming no major health problems are likely to occur. Due to a dental condition common in Pomeranians, dry dog food is recommended.