Pomsky

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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Overview
The Pomsky is lively and eager to learn and get along well with other household pets. They make wonderful companions for families with older, well-behaved children and the elderly. Pomskies are a hybrid dog resulting in breeding (via artificial insemination) a Pomeranian male to a Siberian husky female. They resemble a small spitz-type dog with a thick double coat, erect ears, and typically the Siberian mask-and-cap pattern of white markings.

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Character
The Pomskies most distinctive characteristic that sets them apart from other hybrids is the small Siberian Husky appearance. This breed is extremely loyal, affectionate with family, and active.

Does your Pomsky bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Pomsky has an affectionate, gentle, excellent sense of humor and friendly disposition. They are alert, eager to please and highly intelligent. This versatile breed gets along very well with children and other dogs. The Pomsky thrives in a family environment, but does not become overly attached to one specific person. Siberians are very active, while Pomeranians are focused on their own familiar people. In general, Pomskies tend to be in the middle of the range for both these traits, but vary quite a bit.
Care
Dry shampoo or bathe when necessary. In addition to grooming, it is important for Pomskies to receive excellent dental care. Dry food is recommended to aid in keeping teeth and gums healthy. This breed has no known health issues.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
Double coat, has a well-furred appearance. Heavier fur is at the ruff of the neck and on the tail. They are average shedders and shed twice a year.
Training
The Pomsky is highly intelligent and quick to learn. They are easily trained in obedience. They require firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Pomsky puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Pomsky requires short walks and play time with other pets and family. They benefit from family interaction. They have the capability to learn tricks if done with patience and time. The Pomsky may become bored if they are not given enough to do. This breed is excellent for apartment living and homes with small yards. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
10-30 lbs
Height
12-17.5 inches
Color(s)
all colors and patterns permissible

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Pomsky Questions

Is it possible to have a large Pomsky?

Answer:
The Pomsky is a mixture between the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. Normally just mixed between those two separate breeds, but sometimes two mixes (Pomsky's) are used. This ensures that the person intentionally breeding this mix that the puppies stay closer to the adult Pomeranian size. Because of this, it is very unlikely you will find a larger sized dog of this mix. The entire reasoning behind this mix is to have an adult dog that looks like a puppy.

How do you know a breeder is reputable? For example, that they have tested the parents and puppies for genetic/Heath issues, guarantee to take back the pet for its lifetime if there is a problem or the owner becomes sick or dies? If a breeder trains the puppy, etc. There seem to be a lot of breeders listed on different sites but how can I ensure I have an honest one?

Answer:
The best thing to do is to contact a couple of breeders and ask for all the paper work. Ask for copies of the health clearances and then ask for previous puppy owner information. Contact the people that have bought a puppy from them in the past and ask how responsible and reputable those people thing their breeder is. If everything checks out, then you have a good breeder on your hands and can continue with purchasing a new puppy.

How much roughly for a Pomsky pup?

Answer:
In general, responsible breeders (those doing health testing, screening owners, and properly raising puppies with socialization and appropriate health care) will charge between $1250-3000, with some individual pets being higher or very occasionally lower. Be wary of scams- this crossbred is trending right now and in addition to the 'wire me money' scams, scammers have been passing off purebred Siberian puppies as older than they are (IE, claiing a 6 week old puppy is 10 weeks) and selling them as Pomskies.

Will the Pomsky puppies be spayed if I buy one? If I don't want her to be spayed will you leave her unspayed for me?

Answer:
Our pomskies are sold on a spay/neuter contract.

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