Q: How big are pomskies?
A: The size of a pomsky depends mostly on the size of it's parents. People who have a 45lb husky dam and a 5lb pomeranian sire are not going to have 5 to 10lb puppies. Generally speaking the average size of a litter of pomskies will be the mothers weight+the fathers weight divided by 2. Makes sense, right? So in the above scenario the average puppy size would be 25lbs. Some may be as small as 20lbs and some as large as 30lbs but they will all end up around 25lbs. I have seen people starve pups so they are smaller when sold. The weight of the parents is the real factor here. Also, if you like the cute little stocky fluff balls like we do then you need to consider that all that fur and a thicker build adds weight. So the pomsky that weighs the least may not really be the pick of the litter. I have see the claim that there are 5lb pomskies all over the internet. There are not. If someone says they have pups that will be 5lbs at maturity they are conning you. As we continue to develope the breed we will get them smaller but currently it is looking like the smallest pomskies will be about 15 lbs at maturity. That is still 1/3 the size of your average husky. In 2013 we will have our 1st 2nd generation pomskies and are expecting them to be about 10lbs.
Q: What is the typical Pomsky's personality?
A: Our pomskies are extremely intelligent and eager to please. They are fast learners and can be trained to do just about anything if you take the time to teach them. They do have high energy levels but are small enough to get the necessary exercise playing in a decent sized yard or going for a daily walk. Pomskies tend to imprint on their families much like huskies. They will also howl on occasion like huskies do. They are very confident and outgoing with everyone they meet. They love children. I raised mine with my 2 year old and they are wonderful with him and too small to accidentally knock him over like a husky might.
Q: What do pomskies look like?
A: Traits for pomskies are not yet cemented in through generations of selective breeding so they can come in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes. While husky markings and coloring are preferable, pomskies can be any of the many colors and patterns that huskies and pomeranians come in. Red, black, gray, cream, blue, brown just to name a few. Markings can be parti, sable or solid and a husky mask is ideal but not necessary. Eye color can be brown, green, amber, hazel and the typical husky blue which is ideal. Bi eyed pomskies are common as well. The coat can vary drastically in length, texture and density. Ideally we want a pomsky to have a medium length coat. Shorter than a pom but longer than your typical husky and have a very full undercoat. The coat should be soft and fluffy. Pomskies should always have erect ears. Both huskies and pomeranians have erect ears so if parents are quality dogs the pups ears should usually stand with no issues. Floppy ears are a very serious fault on a pomsky.
Q: Can you register a pomsky?
A: None of the major kennels will register pomskies since they are not a proven breed yet. We hope to change that someday but these things take many years and careful record keeping. That is a big part of why we formed this club. Pomskies can be registered through the PCA so that we will have records of the different lines so that someday we can gain acceptance with some of the larger kennel clubs. Because there are so many people claiming to have pomskies and they clearly are something else, we require each puppy to be dna tested before it can be registered with the PCA. This is more than any other clubs require but we feel it is necessary to protect the integrity of the breed.
Q: How do I join the Pomsky Club of America?
A: If you purchase a pup from any of our recommended breeders it should come with PCA papers and a serial number connecting it to the dna results that both you and the PCA will have a copy of. If you lose these papers another dna test will be required as well as your serial number to get new paperwork. So be sure not to lose the serial number. If you are a breeder wanting to join the PCA and you do not have PCA registered dogs you need to first read through our code of ethics and make sure you can uphold all of them. If you are not willing to invest the time and money to operate up to our standards please do not contact us. Be prepared with records of breedings and dna results for any pomskies that you want to register. If you have not yet produced a litter of pomskies we will be more than happy to mentor you and share some of the things we have learned to ensure the best possible future for your lines.
Q: How much do pomskies cost?
A: For a quality PCA pomsky you should expect to pay about 1500 minimum. We require our breeders to do a lot of expensive testing to ensure the health of the breed as well to make it look like what everyone pictures when they think of a pomsky. Also, as you can imagine, breeding a husky to a toy pomeranian is no easy task. A lot of work goes into creating pomskies even after all the research has been done. They are priced according to size, eye color, markings and coat quality.
Q: How much do pomskies shed?
A: The 1st generation pomskies have coats similar to a husky. They are medium to low shedders and they blow their coats in the summer. With regular brushing shedding should not be an issue.
Q: Why do I see pomsky spelled differently in different places?
A: You will find all kinds of misinformation on pomskies online. There are scammers and then people who are just uneducated. I have seen it spelled pomski, pomskie and I have even come across pomskys. It is a mix of pom and husky so it is the first 3 letters of pom and the last 3 letters of husky. Pomsky. Plural of it is pomskies. It follows the standard rules of the english language. You would never say the singular of huskies is huskie or that the plural is huskys. I would not trust someone giving you information about pomskies if they cannot even spell their name correctly.
Q: Where can I go to find pomsky puppies for sale?
A: It is very difficult to find pomskies for sale anywhere right now so we get this question a lot. We can only recommend the breeders listed on our find a breeder page if you are looking to buy a pomsky puppy. We have no way of knowing if other breeders out there are scammers so please do not message us asking if there is a pomsky breeder in California or if there is a pomsky breeder in Canada. When we know of a trustworthy pomsky breeder we will add them to our pomsky breeders page. So check back every so often.
*This section is a work in progress if you have a question about pomskies that is not answered on our site feel free to email me your question and I will do my best to honestly answer it and possibly add it to our Q and A section.
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