What you should know before adopting a Pomsky puppy
The Pomsky is one of the sweetest designer dog breeds created from the cross between a Pomeranian male and a Siberian Husky female. It is one of the most lovable and energetic breeds, with a cute appearance and an affectionate temperament.
Tips for buying a Pomsky
If you are looking for a Pomsky to enlarge your family, there are several aspects you should know.
- Because it is a hybrid breed, the Pomsky has an unpredictable physical appearance, size and behavior.
- Each Pomsky is unique as each one inherits various features from his parents. Hybrid breeds have strong characteristics inherited from their parents.
- The most common feature is the curved tail, which is present both in the Pomeranian and the Husky.
- The Pomsky has a strong resistance to freezing temperatures thanks to their double coat.
- Pomskies have narrow foxy faces, erect and triangular ears and a soft and silky coat, colored in a mix of white, black and gray.
- Pomskies shed a lot of hair twice a year, for about 90 days during each period.
- Pomskies are free-spirited, alert, inquisitive, docile and affectionate and they have plenty of energy. They are intelligent, easy to train and groom and eager to learn new things. They love rolling over and fetching, are agile and tend to bark despite their small sizes.
- Most of the Pomskies tend to be small-sized like Pomeranians. Fully grown, a Pomsky usually has between 10 to 15 inches and weighs about 17 to 30 pounds. One way to find out how much a puppy will weight at adulthood is to sum up the weights of his parents and divide it in half.
- Pomskies need to be exercised and walked daily to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
- During childhood, they need to be properly socialized to be friendly and sociable with adults and children.
- Pomskies may also inherit some faults or health issues from their parents. They are prone to the dislocated patella, slipped stifle, heart problems, eye infections, skin infections, skin irritations and tooth decay.
- The Pomsky is usually an expensive breed, so it is recommended to be cautious when searching for breeders.
- The price depends on the breeder, the average cost ranging from $2000 to $3000 or more. Since the price is so high, you may apply for a pet insurance.
- Don’t buy a Pomsky from someone without having all the medical information about the chosen pup.
- Try to find out some information about the pup’s parents and ask for some breeder’s referrals before purchasing a pup.
- It is also helpful to ask the breeder for pictures with the pup’s parents to make sure he is a mixed breed.
- Do not accept to purchase a puppy from someone who doesn’t accept other types of payments than cash.
After selecting the puppy that you want to adopt, prepare your house for the new member of your family. Hide all the objects that may hurt your pup. Pomskies are curious and they can destroy various objects in the house, especially breakable objects, rugs, chemicals and plants.
Leave your pup enough space to exercise and limit his access to certain areas of the house. Use baby gates or find other methods to limit his access throughout the house.
Arrange a comfortable place to sleep for your puppy, an appropriate bowl for food, as well as several toys. Also, look for a leash or a collar and ask your vet about how to use them effectively.
If you follow the steps from the above, all you must do is to enjoy the time spent with your amazing little pup. The Pomsky is a delightful companion that makes you smile every time you are around him.
Troy works as a Marketing Specialist for PremierPups.com. Premier Pups mindfully selects puppies from reputable breeders in USA and provides their customers the most adorable Pomsky puppies, Yorkie, Maltese, Morkie, French Bulldogs, Cavachon, Mini Goldendoodle, CavaPoo puppies for adoption. He looks forward to sharing his love for pets with you through the agency. Anyone who knows him, knows how much he loves his dog, who he rescued from a shelter a few years ago.