If you were to combine two purebreds- the Alaskan Malamute and a Pomeranian, you’d have a mixed-breed named the Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian (or Alaskan Pom). Although they currently don’t exist, they’d certainly fit into the category of being a “desirable designer dog”.
An Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix (Alaskan Pom) would share the best traits inherited from his parents. Such traits include intelligence, loyalty, friendliness, and playful nature.
To continue learning everything you may need to know about an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix, keep reading. This article covers potential physical characteristics, temperament, grooming needs, and much more!
Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian Mix
When you look at the mixed breeds associated with an Alaskan Malamute or Pomeranian, the closest you’d get to an Alaskan Pom is what’s called a “Pomsky”. A Pomsky is short for a Pomeranian Husky, which a husky is very similar to an Alaskan Malamute. And although an Alaskan Pom mixed breed does not exist, they’d likely share similar habits as a Pomsky.
The next thing to note about a future Alaskan Pom is the characteristics they’d inherit. If you examine an Alaskan Malamute and Pomeranian pooch, they share similar traits as one another (despite their comparison of size).
Here is a list of things an Alaskan Pom would share the same as his parents:
- Protective nature
- Easy ability to be trained
- Playful tendencies
- Active energy
- Intolerance to heat
- Low health risks
Although it’s undetermined exactly what an Alaskan Pom would look, act, or behave like- it’s likely they’d have the majority of things listed above.
I’ve also listed below a list of differences an Alaskan Pom would likely share compared to his parents:
- The difference in size and weight
- The texture of their coat
- Barking differences
- Desire to wander or roam
- Prey drive
Overall, owning an Alaskan Pom would be an amazing experience that would not only serve as a great addition to the family but a life-long companion.
Physical Characteristics (Size and Physical Look)
An Alaskan Pom would be a medium-sized dog, weighing no more than 39lbs and reaching a height of 12 – 15inches.
His overall appearance would resemble much of his parents. Find below an overview of what an Alaskan Pom may look like:
Triangular, pointed, and erect.
Black, Brown, Red, and Golden in color.
Long and fluffy with a possibility of it curling upwards.
His eyes would be almond-shaped and dark-colored. His nose would be black and have an undetermined muzzle structure.
The average lifespan for an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix would be between 12 – 15 years. Depending on their health, they have a chance to live up to 16 years.
If your Alaskan Pom (Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian) is anything like his parents, he’ll be a fairly-moderate shedding pooch. This will require you, as an owner, to maintain a stable routine to accommodate his grooming needs.
When it comes to their coat, be sure to brush your Alaskan Pom at least once to twice a week to prevent bundles of unwanted fur from sticking to your furniture.
Here are some additional things to consider adding into in your Alaskan Pom’s grooming routine:
- Brushing of teeth
- Cleaning ears to prevent moisture buildup
- Bathing every-so-often
- Clipping of nails
- Trimming of the coat (if necessary)
- Removing eye-tear stains (if necessary)
If you combine two purebreds, their mixed-breed will inevitably inherit similar or near-identical traits. So when it comes to an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix, assessing which parent he inherits the majority of his traits from will dictate their overall temperament.
You can expect an Alaskan Pom’s (Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian) temperament to be sociable, friendly, and playful. They’re an active hybrid that gets on with other dogs if socialized as a pup.
An Alaskan Pom is considered to be intelligent, attentive, and fairly obedient. With the right training from a suitable owner, your Alaskan Pom can thrive both physically and mentally.
When it comes to family, you can trust your Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix to be loyal and devoted. They can serve as sufficient family dogs, and work well when adapting to the presence of children.
Overall, an Alaskan Pom holds wonderful traits shared by his parents and is well-tempered when cared for by the right owner.
Exercise is no match for an Alaskan Pom, as they love to stay active! For them- outdoor play, walks, runs, or socializing with other animals aren’t considered to be “exercise”, but a daily requirement they crave to exert their energy.
For an owner of an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix, this requires dedicating 40 minutes every day in order to allow their dog the exercise they need.
Failing to provide adequate exercise for an Alaskan Pom can create excessive anxiety, stress, boredom, and sometimes depression (if prolonged).
If you have your eye on this particular designer breed in the future, be sure you can provide daily exercise of at least 40 minutes for your Alaskan Pom.
An Alaskan Pom would be considered a fairly healthy mixed-breed, with minor issues to worry about. The health risks associated with an Alaskan Pom’s parents- an Alaskan Malamute and Pomeranian are little to none.
However, it would be mindless to believe an Alaskan Pom would have NO health risks to consider. In fact, every dog (regardless of genetics), are prone to a few standard health risks.
Here is a list of some standard health risks your Alaskan Pom may become prone to:
- Basic Allergies
- Hip Dysplasia
- Heat Intolerance
In general, it’s recommended to consult with a trusted Veterinarian if you become concerned about the health or well-being of your pooch.
Feeding (What to Eat, When to Eat, How Much to Eat)
What to Eat
The best food to feed a dog is a diet containing the appropriate nutrition. Although dog biscuits prove to be adequate for the majority of household pets, they’re not the only thing you can provide to a dog.
Find below other foods you may consider feeding an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix:
- Chicken or Turkey
- Tuna, Shrimp, or Most Fish
- Brown Rice, Quinoa, or Couscous
- Oatmeal (plain)
- Sweet Potato
- Most Raw Vegetables such as:
- Green Beans
- Plain Cheese
- Yogurt (in small quantities)
- Peanut Butter
A few of the foods listed above should be used as a treat (or on an irregular basis). Otherwise, the majority of the foods can serve as a basis for what you may feed your pooch.
When to Eat
The best time to feed an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix is based entirely on your routine and schedule.
As a basis, feeding twice a day at set (regular) schedules is the most appropriate.
For example, choosing 6 AM and 6 PM every day instead of 6 AM one day and 4:45 PM the next. The more consistent a routine, the easier it can be for them to get used to your feeding schedule.
How Much to Eat
Depending on the age of an Alaskan Pom can determine how much food they’ll require to eat.
As a guideline, for a pup to adolescent Alaskan Malamute, Pomeranian mixes- feed ½ cup of food, two-three times a day.
An Adult Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix can receive 1 cup – 1.5 cups of food, twice a day.
Remember: Avoid overfeeding your pooch to prevent the risk of dog obesity or other health issues.
Are Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian Mixes Protective?
Yes, an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix would be considered to be very protective.
His parents- an Alaskan Malamute and Pomeranian are both strongly protective breeds, causing slight difficulty for owners who haven’t socialized their dogs as puppies.
If one day you decide to purchase an Alaskan Pom, be sure you have the time and effort it takes to socialize your pup with strangers and other animals- to avoid future issues regarding their protective nature.
How Much Does an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian Mix Cost?
Although an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix does not exist in the current, it’s believed that purchasing a single pooch would cost between $1500 – USD 2000.
When observing the price to purchase an Alaskan Malamute and a Pomeranian, the combination of owning their mixed-breed would be significantly high considering the rarity it is of actually owning one.
If in the future, demand for an Alaskan Pom began to increase- it’s likely the average cost of one would vary between $800 – USD 1200.
Note: The price indicated does NOT include additional costs required for owning an Alaskan Pom.
Is an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian Mix Right for Me?
Despite the lack of this hybrid existing currently, it’s still a good idea to think if an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix would be right for you. Especially if you’re willing to wait years until you can get your hands on one!
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself in order to determine if an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix would be the right mix for you:
- Can I meet their need for providing daily exercise, at least 40 minutes per day?
- To maintain a healthy pooch, can I keep a watchful eye on any potential health risks?
- Am I willing to train and socialize my pooch to deter bad behavior and provide socialization skills?
- Will I maintain a friendly, secure, and loving upbringing to attend to their affectionate nature?
If you answered YES to the questions above, congratulations- an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix is right for you!
Best Climate for an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian Mix
Considering his parent’s history, it’s appropriate to say that the best climate for an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix is a cool climate.
Both an Alaskan Malamute and Pomeranian can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, however, they both prefer cold weather.
It’s believed their mixed-breed wouldn’t stray far from this preference, and would not thrive well in a warm climate.
The Attention an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian Mix Needs
An Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix would require no more attention than a regular breed.
The only thing to consider if purchasing an Alaskan Malamute Pomeranian mix in the future is their need for regular grooming and exercise requirements.
If you can attend to these needs, your Alaskan Pom mix will thrive!
Compatibility with Kids
It is believed the average Alaskan Pom would be compatible with kids.
They are a friendly mixed-breed that enjoys the companion of family and is fairly patient with young children.
Overall, if trained to adapt to the presence of children- an Alaskan Pom would prove to be compatible.
Compatibility with Other Animals
Much like the compatibility with kids, the average Alaskan Pom would be compatible with other animals also.
He is a friendly pooch that enjoys the company of playing and interacting with other dogs. If socialized as a puppy, there’s no reason why an Alaskan Pom can’t interact with other animals too.
Overall, if the handler spends time socializing their Alaskan Pom to other animals from an early age, there’s a chance of compatibility with other animals.