Do you want to surprise your kids with a beautiful puppy that pretty much stays a puppy forever? How does a mini Husky sound?
Imagine a miniature wolf-looking, a blue-eyed dog that is simply crazy about you and your family. The breed you are looking for is a combination of a Husky and a Pomeranian, and it is known as a Pomsky.
This adorable little dog is one of the breeds that comes with a long waiting risk, so expect a slight dent in your budget after buying a pup.
But, believe us, once you set your eyes on a Pomsky puppy, you will forget how much you are about to spend and just want to cuddle with it.
If this sounds like the dog of your dreams, you are in the right place. We are about to give you an extensive Pomsky guide, and you will get to know the breed much better.
By the end of the guide, you will know what to pay attention to, what to expect, how to find a reputable Pomsky breeder, and if this dog is meant to be your new companion in life.
Pomsky Puppies – Before You Buy…
We met many dog breeds so far, and one of the things that every puppy purchase has in common is that you need to get to know as much as you can about the breed you want to buy.
It is also important to find out what is the price you should expect? Are there any special things about a Pomsky puppy, you should be aware of?
And, the most important thing, how to find a reputable Pomsky breeder?
To help you out, we decided to give you answers to these questions.
What price are Pomsky puppies?
Since this is a breed that is designed, the Pomsky (short for Pomeranian Husky) comes with a very high price tag.
The Pomsky is a beautiful breed that is loved not only for the looks but for the playful nature as well.
If you’ve set your mind on this breed, you can expect to cash out from $1.5K up to even $5K! And, considering that this is an Ultra popular breed, don’t be surprised if the price goes over this range.
One thing is sure, you will not find a Pomsku puppy in a pet store for a low price.
Breeders, as well as pet shop owners, know that just by laying your eyes on a Pomsky puppy, the deal is sealed and you will pay the price because they are irresistibly cute.
But, if you are keen to find out why such a high price tag, here are some factors that explain the price:
- Huskies are almost three times the size of a Pomeranian and the breeding process itself is extremely complicated. Due to the high cost of the specific procedure, the breeders have to raise their prices for the puppies.
- How good genes both of the parents have, also determines the price. The better the heritage, the higher the price.
- Even though the demand for Pomsky puppies is unbelievable, the supply is extremely limited. The rarity of this breed, even as a factor on its own, rockets the price sky high.
- The color is also an important factor. People seem to be more interested in Pomskys that inherited their colors from their fathers (Husky is always the father). Therefore, such colored pups will always be more expensive than the ones with their Mother’s colors.
- Blue eyes also raise the price.
How to find reputable Pomsky breeders?
As a pet, Pomsky is really great. But, considering you will invest a small fortune when buying one, being cautious and doing your research is a smart thing to do.
There are a few DO’s and DON’Ts you should know when trying to find a reputable Pomsky breeder.
We believe that it’s wiser to start with the DON’Ts:
- Buy a Pomsky puppy from someone who doesn’t provide puppies, as well as its parents’, complete documented medical history.
- Buy a Pomsky from a breeder that only accepts cash in hands because they might want to be untraceable if something turns out not to be okay with the puppy he sold you.
- Ask the breeder for all paperwork regarding his licenses and the dog’s medical documents.
- Ask the breeder for contacts of people who he already sold Pomsky puppies too, and check how happy they are with their Pomskies and the overall experience with this breeder.
- Ask the breeder to show you pictures where you can see the pup you want to buy with its parents. You need to make sure you are getting a Pomski, not a just a Husky or a just a Pomeranian.
Also an important fact you should know, is that Pomskies are recognized by the DRA (Dog Registry of America), as well as by two official Pomsky promotional organizations, the PCA (the Pomsky Club of America) and the IPA (the International Pomsky Association).
By getting in touch with these organizations, your chances of buying a healthy Pomsky puppy, with no potential hidden medical or personality issues, increase drastically.
3 Little-known facts about Pomsky puppies
Here are some facts about Pomskies that are not that widespread and we think you should know about it.
- New Breed, New Rules
Since Pomsky pups come from two different breeds, they can inherit the traits of both worlds. But, it is difficult to determine which side dominates the genetic code, so it’s always a bit of a gamble.
- Small Dog Syndrome
Without proper training from the pup days, your Pomsky could develop the SDS (Small Dog Syndrome), which is not unfamiliar for this breed. This is one of the reasons why early training is a must.
- Great Guard Pups
As soon as your pup realizes he is a part of the family, even though still a pup, it can get overprotective when it comes to your family and you.
Be aware that without socialization, this can turn into annoying barking-at-everything situations.
Physical Traits of the Pomsky
This is the part of our guide where you get to know the physical traits that come with your Pomsky.
How big is a full-grown Pomsky?
In general, there isn’t a drastic difference in size between the Pomsky male and female dogs. On average, they go from 10 to 15 inches in height.
As for weight, you can expect your Pomsky to reach from 20 to 30 pounds when fully matured. However, there are some rare cases where Pomskies grew up to be big as Huskies.
What is the life expectancy of the Pomsky?
Even though this is a relatively new breed, their life expectancy period has been determined.
If you buy a Pomsky pup, you can expect its cute, happy little face to cheer you up every morning for the next 13 to 15 years. So yeah, plenty of room for a lot of happy memories.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Pomsky
The Pomsky’s mother, the Pomeranian, is one of the world’s most intelligent dogs. The father, the Husky, is also a breed known to be highly intelligent.
So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Pomsky, as a breed, gets high marks when it comes to their intelligence.
However, since they come from different breeds, they cannot all be smart as their mothers, so one pup might be smarter than the other.
But, you can rest assured that your Pomsky will be a real little clever clog and always ready to learn something new and to please you with its new learned skills.
Not to burst your bubble, but we also need to mention that besides their parents’ intelligence, pups can also inherit their stubborn sides too.
The older they get, the more stubborn they are, and if not trained from the start, you might find difficult to change their opinions once they are adult dogs.
Therefore, it is essential that you start basic training with your Pomsky pup as soon as possible (usually after they’ve had all their shots).
Another recommendation is to find puppy classes for your Pomsky so that it can learn to socialize and grow up to be a model-citizen dog.
Now a little bit of Pomsky’s temperament. Their temperament is a variable as much as their appearance. Both hugely depend on the parents’ traits.
Regardless of that, Pomskies are in the majority of cases playful, energetic, and friendly dogs.
They are confident and extroverts and their high energy levels mean that they need nice doses of exercise.
Without it, as well as without mental stimulation, Pomsky pups can grow up to be destructive and neurotic.
But, if you provide enough physical exercise and proper training, your Pomsky will become healthy and happy, especially if you get him used to socializing with other dogs and animals.
When it comes to parents’ personality traits, here is what you can expect from both sides.
- The Pomeranian side
Pomskies can inherit their Pomeranian mother’s protective and guarding instincts. Therefore, it is not a bad idea to “brush out” their instincts while they are still pups.
This will save you from having these problems when the pup grows up.
For example, you won’t have situations such as not being allowed to get anywhere near your Pomsky’s toys, or the food and water bowls, or even come close to your kids while the dog is around.
- The Husky side
In most cases, Huskies aren’t known as barkers.
On the other hand, Pomeranians are famous for that. So, knowing who the parents are, you can expect your Pomsky to be somewhere in the middle.
In general, Pomskies are not the best choice for apartments as they can get noisy and “howly” (the latter comes from the father) from time to time.
But, with early and proper training, that can be avoided and you could live comfortably with your Pomsky in an apartment.
The Pomsky Diet
Since Pomskies come with a playful nature and are energetic, their diet should be energy-packed with plenty of vitamins and proteins.
The essential thing when it comes to your Pomsky’s health and long life is a proper diet.
And, besides a proper diet, you should also keep an eye on your dog’s weight, which regular exercise is a must.
In order to provide your dog with fiber, vitamins, and the needed energy, the diet should include the following ingredients:
- Whole grains
But, the percentage of each depends on the age of your dog. So, here is what your Pomsky needs as a pup, as well as a full grown dog.
- The Pomsky Puppy Diet
When you do become a Pomsky owner, make sure you get the feeding schedule from the breeder and stick to it. A proper diet for a Pomsky pup will save both of you the trouble of an upset stomach.
Now, when it comes to what to feed the little pup with if you want it to grow up into a healthy dog, we recommend skipping the canned foods as they are additives rich.
Sure, you might need more time to plan everything out, but if you feed your Pomsky with eggs, meat, poultry necks, vegetable pulp, and so on, you are making its body and mind strong.
Natural diets are always ideal for a puppy.
- Adult Pomsky Diet
Just like we, as humans, need to change our diets according to our years, Pomskies need diet changes as they get older.
By making the right tweaks in your slowly-getting-old Pomsky’s diet, you are making sure that he or she has better chances of having a nice and healthy life.
The “senior special” diet for Pomskies needs to be much lower in calories because, let’s face it, even we start hating working out as we get older, the Pomsky is no different.
However, the rule of essential vitamins and nutrients still stands, if you want to keep your Pomsky healthy and vital.
How much Exercise does a Pomsky need?
On a daily basis, Pomskies need a minimum of 30 – 40 minutes of exercise.
This way, they will find a vent for their high-energy spirit, and also develop their social skills so that they don’t end up getting easily bored or not-so-well-with-others kind of players.
For a great start of the day, your Pomsky will appreciate a morning walk. Another, this time longer walk, should happen in the afternoon.
In the second walk, besides wearing your dog out, you should also give him some free time to explore the world.
It will be great if you have a backyard or an open garden, but you first need to make sure that all the fences are in one piece because your Pomsky can wander off and get into trouble.
Pomsky Health and Conditions
Being that the Pomsky is a new breed designed from two different breeds, the health problems puppies might come with are still not that explored.
But, knowing who the parents are, we can say for sure that your puppy might inherit the health issues of both Huskies and Pomeranians.
You should ask the breeder about any health issues history of both parents.
On the other hand, we are pretty sure about one issue that has been found as the most common one with Pomskies – Dental disease.
For this reason, you should make sure that you take your Pomsky to regular dental checkups.
My final thoughts on the Pomsky
With the health and conditions section, we have reached the end of our Pomsky guide. In the end, we found it hard to make a final opinion.
Sure Pomskies are adorable and you just want to play with them forever, but, finding a puppy that comes with hidden problems is hard, giving that their breed hasn’t been around long enough to form definite health issue patterns.
But, with regular training, a proper diet, and with plenty of love, we are positive that your Pomsky puppy will grow up to be a healthy, clever, and always willing to play and learn, type of a dog.
To ensure that, we recommend finding reputable breeders that can provide all the necessary documents and medical history of both your puppy and its parents.
So, we are looking forward to hearing more Pomsky stories from you. Do you own one or two?
Was spending that amount of money worth it? What are your experiences? Feel free to share it in the comments section.
Thanks for reading!
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
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- Pomsky Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Pomsky
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Pomsky
- The Pomsky Diet
- Pomsky Health and Conditions
- My final thoughts on the Pomsky