When considering two of the most sought after dog breeds and the amazing hybrid they create together, there are many questions that you may have. The following is intended to answer any inquiry regarding Pomskies, Pomeranians, and Siberian Husky, and if you don’t find precisely what you’re looking for be sure to tell us about it in the comments below.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked regarding Pomskies:
Is a Pomsky a Recognized Dog Breed?
No, as of this time Pomskies are not a recognized dog breed.
What is the typical price for a Pomsky?
In short, you literally pay for what you get. Pomskies have a wide range of price which is typically between $1000 – $3000, but have been seen as low as $500 and as high as $5000. Any price lower than $1000 should set off red flags, and any price higher than $3000 should mean the highest quality.
Why are the Price of Pomskies So Much?
Hybrid dogs in general cost much more than your typical dog breed, and this is definitely the case with Pomskies. A lot goes into breeding hybrid Huskies and Pomeranians including research, artificial insemination, vet visits, expensive bloodline, vaccinations, and of course the demand.
There are many breeders who have attempted to breed Pomskies, but the ratios of successful breeders are really low. This is because of the time, money, dedication, experience, and expertise that go into Pomsky breeding due to the extensive process. This equates to the laws of supply and demand also as the amount of available Pomskies is far less than the amount of prospective owners.
Can Breeders Ship Pomskies When Adopting?
While shipping a Pomsky isn’t exactly the most recommended form of getting your new best friend, it can happen. There are numerous high quality breeders throughout North America who will offer shipping for an added expense which can range between $250 – $500. Canadian and US breeders shipping throughout their respective countries will typically cost you closer to $250, and those shipping outside will cost you closer to $500.
Most US breeders will ship anywhere within the continental 48 states which may exclude Alaska and Hawaii. For international sales, many US and Canadian breeders will ship to the closest airport to you that is still within their respective country. In these instances, it would be up to you to make arrangements to the airport to pick up your Pomsky and arrange shipping to your own respective country.
Where is the Best Place to Buy a Pomsky?
Plain and simple, breeders are the best place to find a Pomsky, but make sure you do homework first. There are many breeders out there, or at least people that claim they’re breeders, but they’re everything but. There are numerous Pomsky mills out there that introduce low-quality, and most times falsely advertised Pomskies with questionable bloodlines.
Are Pomskies Good Family Dogs and Good Around Children?
The simple answer is yes and yes if your children are looking for a loyal, playful, and energetic dog. Pomskies require a great deal of attention and keeping them confined indoors for a substantiative period of time is not the best idea. They need room to run > a fenced yard is adequate, and even better, they need someone to love, play, and give them plenty of attention.
What are the qualities and/or temperaments of Pomskies?
Pomskies get their qualities, temperaments from their parents, and both Pomeranians and Siberian Huskies have the best of all worlds. Overall, their qualities will vary as breeding hybrids comes with a little bit of uncertainty, but some of the most consistent qualities include: loyal, energetic, lovable, playful, curious, and much more.
Difference between 25/75 and 50/50 Pomskies
The ratio means the ratio of the parents being used to be breed. 25/75 typically means 25% Siberian Husky and 75% Pomeranian while 50/50 means 50% Husky and 50% Pomeranian. The best breeders breed only 50/50 Pomskies.
What is the Average Size of a Pomsky?
The are many factors that contribute to the size of a Pomsky including the size of the litter, male/female, generation, and size of the parents. On the average, full grown they can weigh anywhere from 10-25 pounds with some Pomsky breeders looking to breed smaller Pomskies under 10 pounds.
Is it a Good Idea to Consider Spayed or Neutering?
Simply put, yes. Having your new Pomsky spayed or neutered has many health and behavioral benefits, and most breeders take care of this before adoption.
How Intelligent are Pomskies; Are they Easy to Train?
Pomskies are highly intelligent getting this from both of their parents. One of the best characteristics is the easy of training such as potty training, learning new tricks, and interpreting commands. The only requirement is time, dedication, and patience from the new owner, and most breeders start the education/training process shortly after they’re born.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked regarding Pomeranians:
How Much Does a Pomeranian Cost?
The average cost of a Pomeranian is typically between $500 – $1500. We’ve seen them go as high as $4000 for show quality Poms
What is the Size of a Pomeranian?
There definitely on the smaller end of the spectrum when comparing them with other dogs as the average size comes in between 5-7 pounds. Teacup Poms can be even smaller coming in under 4 pounds, even full-grown.
Are there Any Health Issues Relating to Pomeranians?
For the most part, with the right diet and exercise Pomeranians are very healthy. They are more prone to having dental issues in the long-term, but with trips a dentition and routine oral and dental hygiene many of these issues can be avoided. Displacement or dislocation of the knee-cap, or patella can become quite common.
What are Some of the Colors of a Pomeranian?
Pomeranians comes in a wide array of colors including multi-color and solid colors. Some of the most popular include orange, white, black, blue, brown, sable, and tan.
What is the Temperament of a Pomeranian?
Pomeranians have very impressionable and energetic personalities. They are very active, alert, curious, playful, and have a keen sense of awareness. They make very good watch dogs so to speak, but more times than not their bark is much louder than their bite.
Siberian Husky FAQ’s
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we’re asked regarding Siberian Huskies:
How Much Does a Siberian Husky Cost?
For a good, quality Siberian Husky you can expect to shell out anywhere from $700 – $2000. Any price below $500 should make you question the validity, health, and breeding tactics of the breeder themselves. On the other side, we’ve seen the price as high as $4000 for high quality Huskies, and as it the case with many instances of life you pay for what you get.
Be sure to do your due diligence when adopting a Husky while taking into consideration the history of the breeder including experience, expertise, and breeder tactics.
What is the Average Size and Life Span of a Siberian Husky?
Female Huskies can range between 20-22 inches and weighs anywhere from 35-50 pounds while males come in around 21-24 inches while weighing 45-60 pounds. Their lifespan ranges between 12-14 years.
Are there any Health Issues Relating to Siberian Huskies?
Some of the most common health issues which are seen with Siberian Huskies include hip dysplasia, cataracts, and deafness. One of the most prevelant health related concerns is cataracts which typically effects around 10%, starts as early as 6 months, and can lead to eventual blindness as early as 2-3 years old.
What are the Distinguishing Characteristics of a Siberian Husky?
It’s not uncommon to find a Husky with two distinct eye colors, two of the same, or two absolutely beautiful blue eyes.
Are Siberian Huskies Intelligent and Easy to Train?
Huskies are one of the most intelligent breeds of dogs which makes it very easy to house train, potty train, and teach commands. All breeders will tell you it’s highly recommended for crate training, and while some people will believe this is cruel it’s everything but.
Is Crate Training a Good Idea?
Crate training has many benefits as Huskies don’t like to mess where they lay so to speak, when bedtime is, and doesn’t give them a chance of becoming bored and destructive with free reign of the house.
What is the Temperament of a Siberian Husky?
Some of the most notable qualities include intelligence, loyal, alert, eager, adaptable, and they are very affectionate, but not over the top. They’re nature allows them to be very good with children, but as is the case with most dogs it ultimately is up to the child itself.