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Well suited for apartment life due to its small stature, the Pomsky is a dog that can never get enough attention and returns all the love it receives. The Pomsky was created as a designer breed mix between a Siberian Husky and a Pomeranian and has earned much popularity with dog lovers. However, it is important to research the unique needs of the Pomsky before rushing out and purchasing one.
A recent entry into the canine world, Pomsky's have been bred purposely for less than ten years and are not currently recognized by the AKC. Pomsky's are fun-loving, quirky teacup-sized dogs that thrive in family environments and are great with kids and other animals.
Standing between 10-15 inches tall and weighing between 7-38 pounds, the Pomsky has the beautiful coat and eyes of a Siberian Husky while matching the stature of a Pomeranian. However, since the Pomsky is such a new breed, each litter produces puppies of somewhat unpredictable size and coat. Some come with a white coat, some come with blue eyes, and some with Heterochromia (two different colored eyes). If you're looking for a dog you know will stay below a certain weight or look a certain way, you may be better off looking to breeds that are more established and can be bred more consistently.
The Pomsky's thick coat makes it more tolerant of cold weather than most other kinds of lapdogs, which is an important item to consider depending on where you live. Pomskies are a trainable breed, but they may inherit some stubbornness from the Siberian Husky half of their DNA, so they are best suited for experienced dog owners or those willing to commit to obedience training. Those hoping for a naturally calm, mild-tempered small dog would be wise to consider a Shih Tzu or Japanese Chin.
How dog-friendly is Maryland?
We have good news for Maryland’s dog lovers – the state ranks fairly well overall for pet-friendliness. Maryland is especially strong when it comes to protective laws for animals, which we love to see.
In the study by Pawsafe, a great source for tracking pet safety, Maryland ranked as the 22nd most pet-friendly state. The state also ranked 6th in terms of pet services available. The ranking was determined by adding up boutiques and supplies, boarding and daycare facilities, pet sitters, and veterinarians. It was also 6th for dog trails per capita. Of the 988 parks in the state, 655 are dog-friendly. Maryland is clearly a great place for adventurous pups
Safewise conducted a similar study and ranked Maryland as the 15th most pet-friendly state. In the study, the state receives strong marks for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards. However, Safewise did find the state to have a very low amount of pet-friendly rentals, with just 27% of rentals accepting dogs and cats.
Is Baltimore a pet-friendly city?
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and the state’s economic center. A study by Wallethub found that Baltimore was the 13th least pet-friendly city. It ranked 53rd for outdoor pet-friendliness, 62nd for pet budget, and 87th for pet health and wellness.
A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study reviews the nation’s 100 largest cities to see which has the most dog parks. In the study, Baltimore is ranked 78th with 0.5 parks per 100,000 residents. There are three total dog parks in the city.
Of course, plenty of Baltimore residents have wonderful happy lives with their dogs. But a few of the perks you can find in other cities just aren’t there.
A few more statistics for Maryland’s dog lovers
Only 30% of Maryland residents own a dog. This is well below the national average of 40%.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Georgia are loving family breeds: Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers. In Baltimore, the most popular breeds are Jack Russell Terriers, Beagles, Pugs, Labradoodles, and Goldens.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in Maryland
Maryland saved 44,282 dogs and cats during 2020. This is 3,553 more animals than in 2019. Approximately 5,619 were killed in the past year. Out of 40 animal shelters, only 15 have a no-kill policy. The overall save rate for the state is 79.5%. This is one of the lowest rates in the country. We like to see Maryland moving in the right direction, but there’s quite a way to go yet.
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