Why do POMSKIES cost so much?
This question is asked a lot. People even get angry because we are charging more for a ‘mixed breed’ than most do for purebreds. But please consider the following. We are buying purebreds and can spend up to 1000s not 100s of dollars on them. Not only do our dogs cost a lot but we also have to spend a large amount of time and money to get our dams pregnant. There is a reason why no one has Pomsky puppies and it is not for lack of trying. If you do not agree with our prices, you are more than welcome to buy a puppy elsewhere but please do not send rude emails or facebook comments as they will be ignored and you will be promptly banned from commenting. Thank you for all the people who understand what we have put into these dogs and continually stand up for our ethics and intentions.
How do I get on your list?
We will post on our Facebook page when we are accepting new applications. The application will be posted on our page for you to fill out and submit. Once applications are reviewed, chosen homes will be notified and required to pay a $515 NONREFUNDABLE deposit to hold their spot on our waiting list.
Can you ship a puppy to me?
We WILL NOT ship any of our puppies. We have listed under “Purchasing a Pomsky” the many options we do have other than shipping. We do offer delivery for about $450 depending on flight prices. We also do not sell anywhere out of the United States besides Canada.
Do you know of any breeders closer to me?
You can check pomskyclubofamerica.org every so often for new breeders. I will not refer you to any breeders not listed on this site.
How does your waiting list work?
When puppies are about 5 weeks old and we can tell their eye color we will post photos and videos and have people choose puppies in the order that full payments were received. For those who pay the full amount up front they will get first pick, in order of payment received. We do not “hold or guarantee” a puppy for you unless you make the full payment in advance. If you choose to put down a $515 deposit you will have to wait until those that have paid in full have picked their new puppy. I always reserve the right to keep puppies for my program and will take my pick or picks before the list begins choosing. *If you have placed a deposit but have not paid in full by 6 weeks of age you forfeit the puppy and will have to wait for the next litter. We need time to make arrangements to send them home at 8-9 weeks so we need to know for sure that the sale will go through at 6 weeks.
How long will I have to wait for a puppy?
We try to only take deposits that can be filled within 6 months. That being said, it is impossible to predict litter size or when a female will not get pregnant. We get a lot of pressure to take deposits because people want to be assured they will get a puppy. You will have to be patient though as we are a small home breeder and can only have so many pups per year.
How big do Pomskies get?
We cannot guarantee size. With pomskies there is always a chance of a throwback so we can have pups well under or over the expected weight range but from what we’ve seen you can expect a 50/50 to be about 15-25lbs.
Do Pomskies have any health problems?
So far we have not seen any health problems but this is a brand new hybrid and we still have a lot to learn. We do a 2 year health guarantee and ask for an update every 6 months for this 2 year period for all of our puppies so that if health issues do arise we will know about them and they can be addressed.
Where are you located?
We are located about 25 minutes south of Sun Valley, Idaho. We can meet you at the Boise Airport – BOI with the puppy if you want to fly in and then fly back home with the puppy under your seat. This is usually about 100 dollars in addition to the cost of your plane ticket. I know Southwest has a good program for it.
Do Pomskies shed?
Pomsky coats are typically somewhere between a husky coat and a Pomeranian coat. They are soft and fluffy but have a silky quality that most pom coats lack. Most the dead hairs will sit in the coat until you brush them out so shedding is not a big issue with regular brushing. They do blow coat in the Summer and for about a month they will shed like crazy, but again, this can be controlled with more frequent brushing.
What are Pomskies temperaments?
Pomsky personalities will vary but they all have some pom traits and some husky traits. They are very smart and easy to train. They typically will howl like huskies but only on occasion. They are much more focused on their human family and less independent than your typical husky but do not always have to be underfoot like a Pomeranian. They can be escape artists like huskies but do not wander to the same degree. You will want to be sure your yard is secure but it’s is unlikely they will jump high fences like huskies due to their small size. They are very active but can get a good workout in a decent sized yard. They make great running buddies. They are great with kids and other animals as they do not have the high prey drive as most Huskies.
How do you breed a husky with a Pomeranian?
All our breeding is done with a husky female and a Pomeranian male. We do not do natural breedings as they would be ineffective and dangerous. It is all done through artificial insemination.
What if we want to breed our Pomsky?
All puppies are sold with a strict spay/neuter agreement. We do not, under any circumstance, sell a puppy with breeding rights to anyone outside of the PCA. We do this because we appreciate the Code of Ethics and standard all PCA breeders are held to and only feel comfortable working with people that share the same views and values that we do. All puppies must be spayed/neutered by 10 months of age and several sources of proof will be required.