The Pomeranian Husky is often referred to as a pomsky, and it’s a relatively new – and very popular – designer dog. This is a relatively small dog that is created by breeding two different dog breeds in a very specific manner. Many people want to purchase a dog like this, but these are very expensive dogs. That means you want to know everything about this dog before you make the investment. Here is a comprehensive overview to every question you need to ask, every consideration you need to make and every piece of information you might need prior to adopting or purchasing one of these exceptionally expensive designer puppies; you won’t get your money back, after all.
It’s Not a Purebred
One of the biggest misconceptions many people have about the Pomeranian Husky is that it’s a purebred dog. It’s unknown precisely why so many people think this is true, but we expect that it’s due to the fact that the dog has a name. It seems that dogs called anything other than a “mutt” are considered purebred dogs. The Pomeranian husky is actually a “mutt,” but the term is now considered outdated. Now dogs that are not purebred are considered “designer” dogs because mutts are now designer dogs. Breeders are now working to intentionally breed dogs that are not of the same heritage so that they can create one-of-a-kind breeds that will sell for high prices to those who want a dog created just for them.
The Pomeranian husky is the cross between a Pomeranian and a husky, and it’s a fairly small dog. In fact, it’s a very cute dog, and it’s often referred to as a Pomsky. They don’t get very large, and they’re not all the same. In fact, this new ‘breed’ of dog is so new that it’s not one that can be classified in many different manners. For example, the dogs cannot be given exact personality traits, because many of these dogs don’t actually have the same personality traits as other dogs. Some have personality traits that are far different than others, and it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what to expect from this designer dog.
The Pomsky does not always look the same. One puppy can look completely different from another even if they are from the same litter, and we are not talking about just in coloring. These dogs can be very furry, or they can have a coat that’s a little less furry. They can resemble a husky dominantly, or they can resemble a Pomeranian dominantly. It all just depends on the heritage of the parents and the dominant genes. It also depends on the reputation of the breeder from which a puppy comes. Some breeders are a bit irresponsible in terms of their breeding practices and have been known to breed puppies that are not exactly as well-bred as they should be.
This is what’s going to get you; the average price for one of these puppies is anywhere upward of $1000. This is a designer dog, which means you’re not going to find one at the local animal shelter to adopt for a nominal fee. This is a dog that is bred specifically, and breeders ask a lot for these animals. Depending on the heritage of the parents that bear a Pomsky litter, you might even pay as much as $3000 for one of these adorable pups. Unfortunately, they’re so cute that you often won’t be able to find it in your heart to say no to purchasing an animal of this nature.
It’s also a bit difficult to breed these dogs since the size of the parents is so vast. The average Pomeranian weighs around 7 or 8 pounds while the average husky is more like 30 to 50 pounds. It’s difficult to successfully breed dogs with this much of a size difference, which is another reason breeders ask so much money for these dogs.
Because these puppies are often a mixture of both parents, they can be virtually any size. Some end up being small around 15 pounds while others are much large somewhere over 30. The average weight is between 20 and 30 pounds, however.
When breeders create these designer dogs, they often have the husky carry the babies and sire them with a male Pomeranian since it’s much easier for a larger dog to have an easier pregnancy with puppies that could be too large for a Pomeranian to carry and give birth to. What you will get in terms of size with a puppy like this could vary greatly, so it’s not the kind of dog you want to get if you are looking for a very specific size. You’d be better off looking for a hybrid that’s created between two like-sized dogs.
We discussed earlier that it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact personality trait in these hybrid puppies and that it all depends on the parentage of each pup. However, there are several very distinct personality traits the Pomeranian and the husky share, which makes it much easier to decide how these dogs are going to turn out. It is safe to say that most of these puppies are very playful and friendly given the fact that both sets of parents are typically the same way.
They are also very friendly dogs that get along well with people, including children. It’s not often you find a small dog that loves kids too much being that they are a little nervous about the way kids behave, but these are dogs that aren’t so small a child could easily hurt them by accident. In fact, these are dogs that are very calm around kids and will not provoke them into behavior that’s considered over-the-top. However, they can be considered very playful when they are happy and excited. Their type of playful behavior is going to be more loving than crazy. They will play fetch, run around outside and they love to be taken on a walk or a jog.
These dogs love attention. They are very friendly and they want to be pet, played with and interacted with, which is why so many people love them. It’s just another part of the reason that you have so many people looking to purchase these designer dogs, and it’s part of the reason so many of these designer dogs are so expensive.
They’re Family Dogs
One of the biggest considerations to make when purchasing a dog such as the Pomsky is the household in which you live. These are very active dogs that do not care to be ignored or left alone for long periods of time. When they are bored, which they are if no one interacts with them throughout the day, they will chew on your belongings. No amount of discipline is going to stop a dog of this nature from becoming too bored and chewing because they want to let you know that they are upset and in need of some interaction.
These are dogs that do much better in homes with kids and in homes in which someone is home more often than not. If you work long hours or travel a lot for work or play, this is not the dog for you. If you are home with your kids or you work from your home office and are home several hours throughout the day, this might be a much better option as far as a great family dog. They love to have a companion, and they’re known to befriend the children of the house so that they always have someone to play with to prevent them from becoming bored. They will need to be taken outside regularly throughout the day, and they do require exercise to keep them active and to prevent excess boredom. The Pomsky loves walks, runs and even time outside just running around the yard. A child to run with is even better for a dog of this nature, and it’s easy to see why they are such great family dogs in this situation.
They Do Shed
These are dogs that will require a bit of maintenance if you want to have one in your house. They are known to shed frequently, and this is often a problem for people who want to have a dog that doesn’t shed. They have hair that just doesn’t want to stay put, and it’s common in both breeds, so it’s only natural that it’s common in the hybrid version of this particular dog. What you can do to minimize shedding a bit is brush the dog daily. Not only will a Pomsky puppy love to be brushed on a daily basis, the act of brushing the dog will help to loosen a great deal of the loose fur into your brush rather than on your carpet. Furthermore, there is some medical proof that these dogs shed more when they are in the sun, so they are more prone to shedding during the summer months when days are longer and the sun is out for several more hours during the day.
Something to consider when adopting or purchasing a Pomsky is your children. If you have small babies that are often on the floor learning to crawl or walk, and who are in the process of learning to pick up toys and place them in their mouths, you might want to consider a different breed of dog. You don’t want all this dog hair on the floor when you are raising a small baby. The fact is that it will get on everything if you’re not careful, and it’s not good for your small baby. Of course, if you do not let the dog into the child’s play area or room, you can minimize the amount of hair found in those places, which can be a good thing.
Finding a Reputable Breeder
This is a very expensive dog, which means you must do your due diligence when it comes to finding a reputable breeder for your animal. Do not purchase a pomsky from a breeder not willing to share medical information about a pup or its parents. In fact, it’s a good idea to ask to see the paperwork up front and if it is a request that is denied, walk away before you lose your money to a breeder that clearly does not do business in the correct manner. You’ll want to see all licenses and registration, or you will walk away.
You can even ask for referrals. It’s a good idea to call and speak with a Pomsky owner who purchased their pup from the same breeder. This can give you a bit of information regarding how well the breeder does business, raises dogs and deals with customers. Red flags will appear in this conversation if there are any, which makes it simple to walk away.
There are a few red flags you should look out for when choosing a breeder for your Pomsky. Does the breeder use real photos online? Or does the breeder use stock photos found easily on the internet? Does the breeder even use photos? Additionally, you will want to see photos of the babies with their parents to ensure that you’re getting a dog that has the parentage of both a husky and a Pomeranian. You’ll also want to avoid any breeders who do not allow you to write a check or use your credit card for payment. It’s a very big red flag when a breeder wants you to use a form of payment that is not easily traceable, as it implies they do not want a paper trail lying around when something goes wrong. This is an expensive purchase, and you want to be sure there is a paper trail that has information regarding the breeder, the dog, the purchase and everything in between. If a breeder says they accept only payments made with cash or a cashier’s check, do not do business with that breeder.
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