What You Should Know About Pomskies and Their Breeders
If you’re not already familiar with this increasingly popular and in demand designer breed, Pomskies are a unique hybrid or descendant mix of Husky and Pomeranian. Both Huskies and Poms make great dogs, but many dog lovers are growing interested and falling in love with this new breed that gives you the attributes of both dogs in one.
All Pomskies that are bred by reputable and experienced breeders will be sired by Pomerianian with the Siberian Husky serving as the dam. This is due to health complications that may arise if the sexes were reversed, as well as the fact that smaller dogs command higher prices by dog lovers everywhere. It makes no sense to breed male huskies since they are considerably larger than their female counterparts.
Most Pomskies will retain the features of eye and fur coloring from the Husky, and retain the overall body size and thickness of fur from the Pomeranian. Generally, though since this is a new breed, dog lovers interested in purchasing a Pomsky should expect to find them in various sizes, colors, and shape.
Most people who are interested in purchasing a Pomsky puppy don’t realize that they need to go to expert specialty breeders to get one. And the entire process could be very long and difficult. Because the Pomsky breed is new, finding a great breeder who has a healthy and fine puppy available for adoption or for sale can be long and arduous task.
Doing a simple internet search will give you a list of dozens of breeders advertising puppies for sale, but like purchasing any other type of dog or pet, it’s generally a good idea to conduct your proper due diligence to ensure that the breeder is experienced, certified and, most important of all, isn’t fraudulently advertising Pomskies for sale but actually selling you a different type of breed.
There are no fast and easy rules to identifying a great breeder, but there are a few traits to look for that are generally helpful when you’re making your decision.
- Look for breeders that are generally receptive to all of your questions. Communication is key here and will generally indicate that a breeder takes his practice seriously.
- Check to see if the breeder has any recommendations or reviews from past customers. There is no better advertisement than that which is spread by word of mouth. Reputation is everything.
- Check to see if the breeder has pictures of the puppies and their parents. Beware of breeders who simply post stock images of the breed. Often times, this could be indicative of a fraudulent practice.
- Ask to see copies of any licenses and registrations. Check to see if the breeder is allowed to conduct business, and check to see if the puppies’ parents are registered with one of the major kennel clubs.
Pomskies are in very high demand and not readily available since there aren’t too many specialty breeders that have mastered the hybrid. Remember that because Pomskies are a fairly new breed and are gaining a lot of popularity by dog lovers everywhere, you can expect to pay a premium to buy this adorable small dog. Prices range anywhere from $1500 to $5000.
Some breeders will require you to get on a waiting list and submit a deposit before purchasing a Pomksy. And when buying any type of dog from a specialty breeder, it’s always a good idea to visit the breeder and verify any credentials and certifications before leaving a deposit or buying a dog.