We were recently asked the question, “what’s a Pomsky Mill and is a place we can trust?” The simple answer is this; if you’re looking for a high quality Pomsky, then no, you can’t trust them. Puppy mills are concerned with one thing, and one thing only, and it has nothing to do with breeding with the highest quality in mind.
Breeders are two distinct classifications in my mind as there are those who love to breed, and there are those who love to make money from breeding. Breeding Pomskies comes with a great deal of class, and there are only a handful of breeders out there who become successful in doing so. The one constant with successful breeders of any type of dog, especially hybrids is the care, love, and passion that goes into it, and this is what separates true Pomsky breeders from Pomsky mills.
The following are things to look for when considering a breeder that you can trust, and one that you can expect to find your new best friend.
Meeting the Pomsky Parents Doesn’t Happen
This is the first sign that you are dealing with a puppy mill versus a true Pomsky breeder. Many people will miss-represent Pomsky breeding with anything but as this all comes down to cashing in on what many view as a very lucrative business.
Breeding puppies is everything but a business, and if you are unable to meet the parents and check out the bloodlines for yourself then it’s time to look the other way. Pomsky breeders will want you to meet their parents, plain and simple.
Breeder Suggests Shipping or Meeting Elsewhere
This is another tell-tale sign that you are dealing with a puppy mill versus a true Pomsky breeder. Many people will buy a dog from elsewhere and sell he or she for a profit to prospective buyers just like you. For instances like this, arrange pickup of your new friend at the kennel itself and take a look around for yourself before actually purchasing.
This will also give you the peace of mind to know the kennel grounds itself does promote the environment of what a Pomsky needs, and deserves. Things to look out for are requests for shipping and/or meetings elsewhere other than the kennel itself.
If the Price is too Good, it’s Because it is
Pomskies will typically cost between $2000 and $4000 and have even been seen as high as $5000. If you’re out there looking, you will probably run into some Pomsky sales as low as $1000, but this is where your journey should stop. Anything less than $2000 should raise some red flags, and as we’re not saying a Pomsky being sold for $1900 is a farce, but it’s definitely something to be leery about.
We’ve all heard the old adage, “if it’s too good, it probably is”, which couldn’t be any further from the truth in many facts of life.
Quantity Versus Quality
We’ve all heard of this as high quality breeders truly believe in quality versus quantity. For those who believe in more is better than this is definitely something that should peak your curiosity. Pomsky mills and other puppy mills will advertise multiple litters at once with more on the way while true Pomsky breeders may have 2-3 liters each year, and definitely not 2-3 liters at a time.
Make Sure You Validate Vaccinations and Health Certificates
Most Pomsky breeders will show you proof of vaccination upon purchase, and puppy mills will definitely dance in the other direction. Vaccinations can be very costly, and for those who are bent on the bottom line this is often-overlooked.
Breeders will be more than happy to share with you’re the entire vaccination history to give you the added peace of mind during the purchase process. On the other hand, puppy mills will forego any vaccination as it cuts into their profit margins and may even offer you broken promises during the adoption process. Before making any deposit, check out the vaccination history of both parents as well as their litter.