Like its physical appearance, the temperament of a Pomsky can be hard to predict and largely depends on its genetic makeup. However, most Pomskies often inherit the desirable traits of both its parents – intelligent, affectionate, lively and confident. Pomskies are also highly protective and fearless, a trait which they inherited from the Pomeranian. Most Pomskies are moderately active and highly adaptable to change, so they are suitable apartment dwellers.
These dogs are often vocal especially coming from two parent breeds with barking / howling tendencies, which makes them great watchdogs but awful neighbours. Also, unlike most breeds, Pomskies tend to cling to one favourite family member though they get along with the rest of the human household. Socialisation at an early age is crucial so they won't become either nervous or aggressive around strangers. The Pomsky inherited both of its parents' intelligence and unfortunately their stubborn streaks as well. With this said, Pomskies are a bit of a challenge to train especially when owners start out spoiling them because of their cuteness.
Pomskies thrive in a family environment and gets on well with children. However, they often become too protective and territorial and may not like having the neighbours' children or dogs to come over and play. In any case, any interaction between the Pomsky, the children and other dogs must be strictly supervised. Do not worry, it is generally sociable and gets on well with other dogs or cats they meet especially when they have grown up together. On the other hand, care should be taken when it is around smaller animals.