The Pomsky is a relatively new designer dog that is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian Husky. There is some controversy over the means by which this dog comes into existence (artificial insemination).
Dog rescues and shelters are overrun with dogs looking for forever homes, so it’s natural that people may be concerned about yet another designer dog on the market.
However, there are lots of reasons why a person can’t or shouldn’t adopt a dog. It’s always a good idea to do it if you can, but some people don’t want to risk making a commitment to a dog that could come with hidden issues.
Buying a Pomsky puppy is a big responsibility and, because they are in high demand, you need to be wary of scammers who only want your money.
This post will help you to understand the unique needs of a Pomsky puppy, how long they live, whether they shed, and much more.
How Big Do Pomskies Get?
The Pomsky could be considered a small to medium sized with adult Pomskies weighing anywhere from 20 to 30 pounds.
The full height of an adult Pomsky is around 15 inches.
This breed would make a good travel companion in a crate, but don’t expect to carry him or her in a purse.
Are Pomskies Good For…
Pomskies are perfect for apartments, condos, or home-owners. The only thing to consider here is their tendency to bark.
Pomskies can be overprotective of their owners and, as a result, may bark.
Pomskies make great family dogs although they’re not great for novice dog owners. These are smart dogs that tend to be stubborn.
They’re not recommended for families with small children; however, if you’ve trained dogs before and know how to handle a stubborn, somewhat over-protective dog, you should be fine.
Always watch children when they are with dogs. The kindest dog in the world can turn on a dime under certain circumstances.
Do Pomskies Shed?
When Pomskies are bred with the predominant traits of the Siberian Husky, he/she will shed. In fact, this dog needs a fair bit of grooming (brushing) especially during warm or changing seasons.
What Health Problems Do Pomskies Have?
Because Pomskies are a relatively new designer breed, no pattern of health problems has been identified. If you look at the more common health problems of its parent breed, however, you could expect things like eye disorders, allergies, and skin disorders.
How Much Do Pomskies Cost?
Pomskies are considered a designer breed and they are in high demand. You can expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $5000 depending on the pedigree.
Where Can I Find a Reputable Pomsky Breeder?
Pomskies are relatively expensive and it might be tempting to take up offers from people selling these puppies for much less than you would otherwise expect to pay.
Don’t do it. The high demand for this dog makes it easy for scammers to sell unhealthy substitutes for the real thing. These people only care about one thing…money. They do not care about the health of the dog.
In some cases, scammers don’t even have a dog to sell. They may tell you to pay for the dog upfront and that they will meet you somewhere to hand over the puppy.
You make your payment, but when the time comes the puppy does not arrive.
It happens more often than you might think.
How to Spot a Scammer
Bad breeders aren’t necessarily “scammers”, but they might be less interested in careful breeding selection.
A reputable breeder will want to meet with you, offer a contract that highlights their responsibilities going forward, and will welcome any questions you have.
There are many ways to find reputable breeders including:
Look For Websites
Do a search for Pomsky puppy breeders and check their websites.
A good website will introduce the breeders, show high-quality pictures of the parent breeds, offer information about the breed’s requirements, and publish a physical address and contact information.
Ask People You Trust
Whether it’s people you’ve met at the dog park or close acquaintances, put the word out that you are looking for Pomsky puppy breeders.
Dog lovers are not shy about telling you who you can trust, and who you can’t.
Contact the Breeder
Try to reach out to any breeder you find that seems reputable. They should be happy to answer questions from you like:
Do you microchip the puppies before they go to their new homes?
What age are Pomsky puppies safe to be removed from their mother?
Are Pomsky puppies checked for health conditions?
Do you offer any kind of guarantee?
Will the puppies be registered?
Can I see where the puppies have been housed?
Puppy shopping is serious business. You need to be able to handle the financial commitment of vaccines (unless the breeder takes care of those), booster shots, food, toys, flea and tick preventatives, deworming, veterinarian check-ups, crates, and anything else that arises.
Pomsky puppies are a designer breed with a lot of spunk and energy. These smart puppies can be stubborn but can be trained.
Pomsky puppies may not be the best choice for novice owners.
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