Pomsky for sale
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POMSKIES
The Pomeranian Husky is a new breed of dog classified as a “designer breed,” due to the fact that two dogs—in this case, Pomeranian and Husky breeds—are bred in a specific manner. What you get from this breeding is a relatively small, and extremely cute dog popularly known as a pomsky. A pomsky is expensive to buy, not a purebred, and do shed, but they make great family dogs.
So, if you have seen a Pomsky for sale and are considering purchasing one, what do you need to know? Where can you get a pomsky, and how much will it cost? Keep reading to find out these answers and more.[AWPCPLATESTLISTINGS]
Contrary to many people’s beliefs, a Pomeranian Husky is not a purebred dog. To breed a dog pure means mating two dogs of the same species, and the offspring of those animals will show the same traits as the parents. This would mean that a purebred husky would need to have a male and female husky parent.
Because the pomsky is bred from two separate breeds, it is technically a “mutt,” though they are known more favorably as a “designer dog.” This allows breeders to mate a male and female of two different breeds to gain the desired look, and create a one-off breed that will sell for more money and have the look the buyers are looking for.
- Looks: Pomskies do not all look the same. This applies to both markings on the dogs, as well as the type of fur they have. Some dogs’ coats can be more furry than others of the same breed, or even litter, and their features can range from resembling huskies, to Pomeranians, or any combination in between. The appearance of the animals is entirely up to the genetics of the parents and a roll of the genetic dice.
- Size: Size in the pomsky breed can vary as much as the appearance. On average, a pomsky weighs between 20 and 30 pounds, but can be as low as 15 or as high as 30 pounds. Typically, the mother dog is a husky, since it is easier for the larger of the breeds to carry a litter that may be too large for a Pomeranian to give birth. If you are looking for a specific size of dog, a pomsky may not be the breed you are looking for.
- Care: Some maintenance is required for the Pomsky breed. If you are considering owning one of these dogs, you need to know that they do shed frequently. Shedding is common in both Huskies and Pomeranians, so a mixture of the two breeds is going to exhibit that trait as well. Daily brushing is recommended to get rid of the loose hair, and keep it from ending up all over your home. They are prone to more shedding in the summer, so you should be prepared to be extra diligent with your brushing during that time of the year.
- Companionship: Having someone home more often than not is important if you are going to buy a Pomsky. They are a breed of dog that enjoys interaction with either children or adults. They tend to get bored easily and, if they do, they will start chewing on things to let you know they’re bored. Pomskies have been seen to adopt a child as their friend and playmate in order to prevent them from becoming bored. This means lots of exercise, such as walks runs, and even just playtime outside in the back yard. This is why a Pomsky is an ideal companion for a child. Both have lots of energy and will keep each other occupied.
Finding A Breeder
As with purchasing any other dog, you should always be careful of the breeder who sells Pomeranian Huskies. The high demand for Pomskies, coupled with a limited supply, means that the breed becomes expensive. This can also lead to unscrupulous breeders raising the price of the animals, or taking advantage of owners who want to add one of these impossibly cute animals to their family.
Puppy mills and poor breeding are always a concern for any type of dog, so you should do your homework before you buy Pomsky puppies. There are a number of ways to ensure that breeders are legitimate, and not simply running a puppy mill, where animals are abused and neglected, used only for breeding purposes.
Some of the things you should watch for in a good Pomsky breeder include the following:
- A good breeder will allow you to visit and show you all the areas where the dogs are living and being raised. These living areas should be clean and maintained well.
- Breeds only a limited number of breeds, and is highly knowledgeable about the requirements of those types of breeds.
- Treats the Pomskies in a way that you feel any other responsible person would. The animals’ living space should be clean, not crowded or dirty.
- Responsible breeders should meet both the physical AND psychological needs of the animals they breed. This means that they provide toys, companionship and exercise, as well as other things that will enrich the life of the dogs. This is particularly important for Pomskies, who enjoy companionship.
- A strong relationship with a veterinarian is desirable in a dog breeder. He or she will be able and willing to provide the health records of both the puppy you are buying and the parents of the puppy. A breeder will also be willing to explain any potential health or developmental problems your Pomsky may experience.
- References are strongly desirable from a breeder. If you are able to speak to people who have bought Pomskys from the same breeder, it will help put your mind at ease. Knowing that someone else’s dogs have turned out healthy means yours likely will as well.
Many breeders will have their own specific requirements from potential clients looking to buy Pomsky puppies. A proper breeder will care a great deal about the animals, and will want to know something about the people wishing to take an animal home with them.
- A reputable breeder may ask you to explain why you want a dog. They want to be sure it is going to a good home, and people who will care for the animal.
- Be prepared to explain who will be primarily responsible for the care of the animal when you get home. In addition, they may ask where the dog will spend its time and what rules you may have for the puppy—such as not being allowed on the couch.
- Responsible breeders will ask you to sign an agreement that you will return the dog in the event that you are unable to keep it in the future. You may also be asked to sign a contract agreeing to spay or neuter your Pomsky.
Whether or not you buy Pomsky puppies, or decide on another breed of dog, the above signs for reputable breeders still apply. If you’re still unsure, you can ask your local Humane Society or kennel clubs for guidance or references. In the event that you’re still uneasy, walk away. It would be better for you to wait longer to find a responsible dealer than to accidentally contribute to the running of a puppy mill for Pomskies.
You are likely to find a number of resources online for putting you in touch with someone selling Pomeranian Huskies. If you are able to find one in your area, be sure to take the time to research the breeder and their customers. Never buy a Pomskie or any other animal sight unseen from a breeder, since you could be contributing to animal abuse. Take the time to get to know the breeder and be aware of any red flags you feel they are showing.
The Final Word
To buy Pomsky puppies is to adopt a family member for life. They are a great companion for anyone, and a wonderful playmate for children. Their size will generally mean that they are smaller than a husky, but still large enough to play with the kids. As long as you have the willingness to care for the dogs by brushing it and giving it the exercise and companionship they need, they can be a fun, and very welcome addition to your family.
Ultimately, it is up to you to do the research you need to make the decision on the type of dog that you want for your family. While Pomeranian Huskies have a great deal going for them, it is important to keep in mind that they are a new type of dog, and much is yet unknown about them. The above information will help you while looking to buy Pomsky dogs, it is also useful information to keep in mind should you decide to buy any other breed of dog.