People seeking a Pomsky may be looking for any number of things. Some may be looking for a certain size or for certain traits. Some may search for a certain color, coat length, or age. People may be looking for a companion, a running buddy, a show dog, or a future breeding mate. Either way, it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for.
One resource for dog lovers world wide are dog registries. Dog registries are many and varied in their type and size, but commonly provide similar resources for dog owners, including microchip management, information about dog shows, breed standards, ask a vet, ask a trainer, and other services like pet insurance or pet sitting. One of the most valuable resources are access to breeders who have been researched and registered by the various registries.
Most often, the registries are breed specific and require a pedigree of some sort. For example, the American Kennel Club, or AKC, is one of the oldest registries and one of the most expensive to be registered with. The registry requires verification of pedigrees of purebred sires and dams. Buyers will often hear of dogs being “AKC registered.” They also typically sell for more money than non-registered dogs. These registries provide guarantees that the buyer is purchasing a purebred dog.
Other well-known registries include the American Canine Association (ACA), the Continental Kennel Club (CKC), and the United Kennel Club (UKC). There are hundreds of other registries and even a breed specific registry for Pomskys called the Pomsky Club of America (PCA). Pomksys require their own registry because despite their special breeding, they are considered a hybrid.
A hybrid is any combination of dogs that is planned but is not considered purebred. For example, Pomskys are crossed with a female Husky and a male Pomeranian. Even if the sire and dam are purebred, their puppies are not considered purebred. This results in the creation of hybrid dog registries like the one for Pomskys.
The PCA registry tracks pedigree just like the other registries, but features the adorably Pomsky. The PCA website features information about Pomskys, breed standards, information about registering, and also lists approved breeders of Pomskys. These breeders must commit to maintaining ethical breeding standards as laid out by the PCA.
The PCA is not satisfied with their hybrid status, however, and are making moves to be considered a recognized breed. The AKC lists standards to be named a recognized breed, allowing Pomskys to be considered amongst populars like Labs, Bulldogs, Dachshunds, Schnauzers, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Pomeranians, and Huskys. The Pomsky would no longer be considered a hybrid of the Husky and Pomeranian, but its own recognized purebred breed.
The Pomsky club has its work cut out for it. They must demonstrate a following and interest sufficient both in the breed and registering in the club to show a popularity in the breed. There must be a three generation pedigree, showing three successful breedings of the Pomsky. There must be a large geographical distribution and a recognized, established breed standard. Finally, the club must have established bylaws and a constitution.