Beware of “Pomsky Puppies for Sale” Ads!

Whenever you see any ads listing “pomsky puppies for sale” you need to be on high alert for all the criminals, degenerates and lowlifes that plague the internet looking to make a fast buck by selling Pomskies for thousands of dollars.

It should go without saying that there are a whole host of scams perpetrated against unsuspecting and naïve people looking to purchase a new puppy. This includes sites like Craigslist.

I am not saying that every Pomsky breeder who posts an ad on Craigslist is trying to steal your money, but sometimes it feels like it.



Pomskies are the Hot Trend Right Now

Understand that Pomskies are the hot trend at the moment and there is a seemingly insatiable demand by those wishing to buy a new puppy. It doesn’t matter if the internet is littered with half-truths, mis-truths and lies about everything from how big a Pomsky will get to what type of personality and behavioral traits they will exhibit.

To meet his demand there are many fraudulent outfits looking to steal your money because they know that many unsuspecting customers will not do the due diligence required to protect themselves.

Caveat emptor. Buyer beware!



Pomsky Scams

I am not going to talk about any of the standard internet fraud that pertains to negotiating online purchases and exchanges. We are going to specifically discuss Pomsky purchases.

Pomskies are very expensive.

While you are holding your money, you have the control. Once you relinquish those funds and pay the breeder of your Pomsky, you no longer have the control in the transaction. That means you MUST do your proper research before you make a purchase.

Would you buy a car without being able to look under the hood or take it out for a test drive? Would you buy a diamond for several thousands of dollars in a Walmart parking lot?

So, why would you purchase a Pomsky for several thousands of dollars without even knowing for sure the dog you are actually purchasing was a Pomsky? Do you even know what a Pomsky looks like or how big it will get?

You can’t rely on a person posing as a breeder to tell you these things. They will tell you what you want to hear because they just want to close the sale and get your money.​

There are countless instances of people being defrauded out of their money, lied to, and cheated. They were told their dog was a Pomsky only to find out that it really wasn’t.



Reputable Breeders

The best way to know if you are dealing with a reputable breeder is to put yourself in the shoes of a breeder and ask yourself how you would act.

Let’s pretend for a second that you were a dog breeder and you were actively seeking to sell a litter of puppies. How would you act or behave? What information would you provide to your customers?

If you were actively engaged in dog breeding, do you think you would have more than just a phone number and an email address?

Hopefully, you would have some things that suggest you are a real business or at least a serious hobbyist or enthusiast, right? Maybe a website or Facebook page, perhaps.



Here are some warning signs you should be looking out for:

  •  Evasive or vague answers
  • You are not allowed to view facilities or breeding area
  • Lack of any online presence like a website or Facebook page (This is 2015)
  • Lack of any track record or customer referrals
  • No pictures of parents
  • Pictures of parents that look fake or stock imagery
  • No papers for the parents of your Pomsky puppy
  • Only forms of payment accepted are cash or cash equivalents like money orders or cashier’s checks
  • Breeder will not guarantee results with a DNA test



Let’s briefly take them one by one.

If you are asking questions and you are getting vague or evasive answers then you need to have some alarms bells going off in your head. Trusty your “spidey sense.” Your gut is going to tell you if something seems amiss.

If the breeder will not allow you to tour their facilities, what does that tell you? Don’t you want to know how they treat their animals, how the mother is treated and what sort of health she is in? Don’t you even want to know if the mother is really a Siberian husky?

It is 2015, a “breeder” without a website or Facebook page is simply not someone you should take seriously. Odds are they are a scam or they are too amateurish to even bother wasting your time. The only caveat to this would be someone who is old school and been around forever with a known reputation. But, they are going let you tour their facilities anyway, so it doesn’t matter if they do not have a website.

If you are going to buy a dog out of the back of someone’s car for $2,000 or more and you have no idea if they have any satisfied customers then you are being foolish.



Again, it is 2015. If they do not have pictures of the parents or the images look fake then you know something is wrong.

Is the breeder willing to present paperwork for the mother and father? Remember, you are buying a Pomsky. A Pomsky is a cross between a pure bred Pomeranian and a pure bred Siberian Husky. If you do not know if the mother and father are pure breeds, then how do you know you really have a Pomsky?

The breeder wants all cash or demands cash equivalent payments with money orders and cashier’s checks. You are a fool if you agree to this and deserve to have your money stolen from you.

Does the breeder guarantee your Pomsky with DNA test results? They should. More importantly, they should guarantee in writing and allow you to verify your puppy with our own DNA test.



Why Scams Happen!

Scams happen because we as humans behave emotionally and act irrationally. And few things make us act more emotionally and irrationally than a cute puppy.

So, people throw common sense out the window, ignore all the warning signs, and act impulsively. This is especially so in situations where a trendy good or service is in high demand and there isn’t that much supply.

That is why we see idiots getting into fights the day after Thanksgiving over $100 televisions and other such nonsense.

Don’t be afraid of missing out on getting your new puppy when you see ads listing Pomskies for sale. Be afraid of losing your hard earned money or getting cheated and sold something that is not a real Pomsky.



Do your research and read reviews of Pomsky breeders and search the internet for customer feedback. Read our “Pomsky-Pedia” section and take a look at frequently asked questions.

Last, but certainly not least, sign up for our email alerts where we will keep you up to date with the latest news and information surrounding the breed and its breeders.​

What is the Personality and Temperament of a Pomsky?

Many prospective Pomsky owners would like to know what kind of personality and temperament their new puppy will have in their home.

This is a very important question. After all, you are adding another living creature to your household and effectively making a 10-15 years commitment. It is important that you get this decision right.

Here is the straight up truth about what kind of behavior and personality a Pomeranian-husky mixed breed dog will have:

…nobody truly knows and if anyone, including a breeder of Pomskies, tell you otherwise they are lying.



Designer Dogs Breeds vs Pure Breeds

There is a fundamental point you must understand as you research whether or not the Pomsky is the right fit for your home and your budget.

Pure breed dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club and other reputable bodies have a standard for each breed that must be met by professional and trustworthy breeders. These standards include temperament and personality guidelines or tendencies.

After many decades of breeding within each breed, it is possible to characterize and describe the personality a certain breed of dog will have during its lifespan. If you are familiar with any specific dog breed you will know that that breed exhibits certain qualities or traits.

You might not have thought of it this way, but the reason you know how a certain breed will behave or how it will look when it is a full grown adult dog is due to the fact that there have been generations and generations of breeding over decades and centuries and thus there is a history to fall back on.



There is no such thing when it comes to the Pomsky.

You can’t simply say a Pomsky will have half the personality of a Pomeranian and half the personality of a Siberian Husky.

Similarly to how we discussed the full grown size, height and weight of Pomskies in other areas of this site, much of the same logic applies to temperament.

Because a Pomsky should have two pure breed parents with known personality and temperament profiles, we should be able to derive an expected range for their temperament. But, again…this is all just a crapshoot.

So, let’s discuss the personality and temperament of the Pomskies parental breeds.



Temperament of the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is highly valued not only for its exceptional physical beauty but for its wonderful personality traits and temperament as well. Possessing exceptional intelligence, ability to receive training from owners and handlers, canine fans have long prized their “loquaciousness, boundless energy, playful mischievousness.”

Unlike the yappy and often annoying Pomeranians, the Siberian Husky is known for its ability to interact with adults, children, strangers and other pets in households with minimal disruption.

Huskies are pack animals and require a strong, dominant owner. Weak owners incapable of setting a proper structure in the home will struggle to enjoy and appreciate their animal. Also, huskies require lots of energy from their handler as they need quite a bit of exercise and stimulation.

Owners who deny their husky opportunities to release this energy or get the mental stimulation they need often find themselves dealing with destructive, ill-mannered canines.



Temperament of the Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is an incredibly active and ambitious dog breed that is in many ways similar to the Siberian Husky.

They are energetic, curious, and extremely conscious of their surroundings and the people around them. Just like huskies, Pomeranians need dominant owners otherwise you will get the small dog Napoleon Complex that is so prevalent with these pooches.

Many people cannot stand Pomeranians and think they are annoying little rat dogs who run wild all over the house. This is primarily due to poor ownership practices. Owners often indulge their Pomeranians or fail to set the proper hierarchy and structure at home when they first get their Pom.

Once these negative tendencies are set at an early age, it is hard for the owner to fix it later.

Remember, the rules and structure you set in place when you bring your puppy home will shape how your pet will behave throughout the rest of their life.

Like the Husky, Pomeranians are very verbal. They have been described as being “chirpy” or “shrill” and that is on the polite end of the spectrum. On the internet and in personal conversations, you will hear a lot of people express disdain and annoyance for the breed due to some owners who allow their dog to bark unceasingly.

As mentioned above, you will need to have a dominant and strong manner about you if you want to keep huskies and Pomeranians in line.



One of the major differences with the Pomeranian is that it can be a ferociously protective guard dog despite its small stature. As every bit aware of their surroundings and environment as they are, Pomeranians are seemingly equally unaware of their diminutive size.

Poms are ferociously loyal to their owners and consequently enjoy the rapt attention and constant love and affection provided by their grateful and appreciative owners. Unfortunately, their loyalty and ferocity can create division in a household as the dogs may exhibit these characteristics to only one person in the home, not the entire family.

Ironically, huskies possess a much more aggressive looking appearance and the physical attributes that would suggest they would be great watch dogs. However, they are sweet-tempered and seemingly have never meet stranger they did not like or want to get to know. They feed off socialization and interaction with other humans and creatures.



Temperament of the Pomsky

Where does that leave us with Pomsky temperaments and personalities?

As we have said repeatedly throughout this site, nobody can definitively define or describe the characteristics of a Pomsky with any certainty. Please be very wary of anyone who professes to you with great confidence and certitude how a Pomsky will look or behave.

You can be reasonably confident that a Pomsky will possess a high level of intelligence, be energetic, and bond with their families, and adjust to their social environment with relative ease.

Unlike a purebred husky that requires significant levels of exercise, it would seem fair to anticipate a Pomsky needing a daily walk or the opportunity to run around the backyard.



Some Pomeranians and young children do not play very well with each other. Thus, it is reasonable to think that some Pomskies may get a little snippy or short with toddlers or children in and out of the home who are loud, make sudden movements near the animal.

With all that said, most Pomsky owners report that their puppies are fantastic additions to their household and tend to bring an exuberance and cuddly playfulness into the mix that is often lacking with other smaller and larger dog breeds.

Make sure you read our growing list of breeder reviews to see what others are saying about the quality of the pomsky puppies they have been selling.

What Does a Pomsky Puppy Look Like?

It is impossible to describe to you what a Pomsky looks like or how big they get when they are fully grown because the Pomsky is a new designer dog breed that does not have a breed standard.

Breed standards are reserved for pure breed dogs. Therefore, much like questions about personality and temperament or the full grown size of a Pomsky at maturity, we cannot give you any hard and fast answers.

Once again we must give you a vague “it depends” answer that sounds like a cop out.

If you do not read any other page on this site, the most important think we want you to take away from your visit is the following:



The Pomsky does not have a breed standard and does not have any defined or typical characteristics or qualities.

Therefore, even honest, legitimate breeders cannot state with any certainty how the Pomsky puppies they are trying to sell you will look at birth or whether or not their appearance will change as they mature and enter adulthood.

If a breeder suggests otherwise to you, then run away because they are trying to scam you out of your money.

Reputable breeders are first and foremost concerned with ensuring that they place their puppy in a home that is suitable for it and its human owners – not making a sale at any cost, including lying to you and telling you what you want to hear.



Physical Looks & Appearance of the Pomsky

Rightly or wrongly, breeders respond to the market place. If nobody wanted a Pomsky, then breeders wouldn’t be breeding Pomeranians with Siberians to get this mix that is in such high demand.

Since the market is demanding this designer dog breed, more and more breeders are trying to breed Pomskies.

Similarly, if the market demands a certain trait in a dog breed, be it a mixed designer breed or a pure breed, you can bet that breeders will work towards achieving that goal.

Consequently, since Pomskies are so “new” there is a significant evolution under way and the results will not be fully felt or seen for some time. Since the Siberian Husky physical attributes demand a premium from buyers it is logical to assume that as the Pomsky “breed” evolves over the next couple of decades that the physical appearance of looks will increasingly resemble the Husky.

Mentioned elsewhere on this site, customers essentially want a miniature Siberian Husky and not really a mix between the Pomeranian and the Husky. Of course, there are some exceptions.



Color and Coat of a Siberian Husky

The color of a Siberian husky coat varies, exhibiting a spectacularly stunning pure white, blends of jet black and whites, agouti (hair is black at both ends with the middle area taking a yellow or beige hue), red or sable (a near black dark brown).

The husky is an incredibly robust animal capable of enduring extended sub-zero temperatures due to its thick and voluminous coat. The thick luxurious fur results in significant shedding of the undercoat in spring along with some year round shedding.

Siberians are probably most iconically recognized by their stunningly brilliant icy blue eyes.

However, their eye colors can be a dullish brown and copper that is less popular than the blue. Some of the more hypnotic specimens will possess two different color eyes. These huskies are called “bi-colors” with one eye almost always being blue.



Color and Coat of Pomeranians

Pomeranians are recognized by the American Kennel Club has having roughly two dozen acceptable colors and combinations. There are blues and brindles, multi-colored sables, and the traditional pure white, orange and black coloring.

In addition to the vast spectrum of colors, Poms can have nine different types of markings on their coats. Needless to say, the color and marking permutations for Pomeranians is almost endless.

This Pomeranian breed is double coated with a short, dense undercoat. A longer coat that has a harsher texture or feel grows through the undercoat and stands off the body. Females tend to have shorter coats with thinner strands of hair. Some Poms can take on a lion-like appearance with a ruff coat that surrounds their head. At the other end of their body, the breed is known to possess a “large plume of hair” that sprouts off the tail.



The Pomsky Appearance

Physical characteristics of any offspring are based in large part upon the immediate look or appearance of its respective parents.

As outlined above, the physical differentiation that exists within each breed comprising the maternal and paternal lines is seemingly infinite. It truly is impossible to say with any certainty how a specific litter will look. The same can be said for determining the prospective personality and temperament of the “breed.”

In fact, many litters have pups that look entirely different from one another. So much so, that you would never know they were from the same litter.



When most people think of Pomskies, they are thinking of images circulated around the internet that suggest they are mini-Siberian Huskies. The truth is that most Pomskies do not look like this and often have expressively Pomeranian dominant attributes.

Because of the potential for such a varied appearance, many breeders know that many customers will pay a premium to pick the first puppy from the litter. If you are desperately seeking a Siberian-esque Pomsky, then you might want to consider this route.

But, do not let your eagerness blind you from taking common step precautions to ensure you are dealing with quality people. Review breeders and check out their reputation before you ever give anyone your money.

How Much Does a Pomsky Puppy Cost?

A Pomsky breeder is going to sell their Pomsky puppies from between $1,000 to $5,000. In fact, we have seen prices go above $5,000 in the past. But, if you think that is all you are going to have to pay buy a new puppy you are sadly mistaken.

The cost of purchasing Pomsky puppies goes much higher for the following reasons.



Factors that Influence Pricing: Supply & Demand

Pricing of Pomsky puppies is subject to the “free market” much the same way it influences the pricing of other goods and services. It is all about supply and demand.

Supply equals the number of breeders and puppies available for sale. The more breeders there are and the greater the number of puppies available for purchase, the more prices are going to be tamped down.

Supply also refers to the characteristics and qualities exhibited by the puppies available for sale. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Pomskies that look more like a Siberian Husky than a Pomeranian are going to fetch higher prices.



Demand refers to the number of people, like yourself, who might be in the market to purchase a puppy for their family. Demand also refers to the number or buyers who want specific characteristics or traits.

Additionally, you are going to have geographical supply and demand factors influencing prices. Many reputable breeders prefer not to ship their puppies long distances to potential customers and many customers do not want to pay the costs of shipping. Geography make allow you to get a better deal or cost you more. It all depends.



Other Factors that Influence Pricing: Physical Markings & Characteristics

As mentioned above a few moments ago, pomskies that exhibit physical traits and characteristics of Siberian Huskies tend to draw a premium price. Whether it is the luxuriously soft, furry coat, the color markings or those icy blue eyes that pierce the soul, customers prefer these qualities. Therefore, those puppies are more expensive.

Size is another pricing factor. People pay for cuteness and for many, small or tiny is synonymous with cute. The smaller Pomsky puppies in the litter are going to fetch premium prices because it likely means that the puppy will be smaller when it is full grown.



External Factors Impacting Pomsky Purchase Prices

If you have ever looked at a new home development tract that is in the beginning stages of being built by the developer you may be familiar with the concept of “lot premiums.” Basically, the developer sets a base price and then charges a premium or higher price for specific lots that have more desirable or preferable characteristics.

For example, a lot at the end of a cul-de-sac, along the waterfront of a lake or situated with better views will be more expensive. Larger lots are also more expensive as a general rule.

Similar concepts apply with Pomsky breeders and we already discussed some of them above. However, many charge a “pick of the litter” premium.

Demand is often so high that they can charge a customer an extra fee just to give them the right to pick the first puppy out of the litter. These fees can range from $100 to $500 or more.

As we discussed on our page about how big a Pomsky is when it is full grown, we know that there can be significant variance in the sizes of each puppy, even in the same litter. This premium gives an eager customer a chance to insure themselves against this risk, so to speak.



Keep Your Wallet Open – We’re Just Getting Started

Okay, so you are prepared to spend up to $5,000 or more for your new puppy. Don’t put that wallet away. We still have some things to discuss.

Spaying & Neutering

​Many breeders are going to charge you another $250-500 for spaying and neutering of the puppy.

Shipping & Handling

If you are unable to locate a reputable breeder near where you live, then you are going to have to include the costs associated with the shipping and handling of your new pup. Search our breeder directory and list of breeder reviews before purchasing your Pomsky.

Now, this cost might simply be a long distance car trip. For the sake of this example, we are assuming you will need to drive several hours each way. So, you need to factor in the cost of gas for your car, meals and lodging.



Let’s make the following assumptions:

  • 6 hour drive each way
  • You travel 70 miles per hour
  • You get 25 miles per gallon
  • Gas costs $4.00 per gallon

That would be total of 840 miles and cost you in the neighborhood of $135. Now throw in another $125 for hotel room and some other expenses for meals and you are talking about another $300 or more to the cost. We haven’t even factored in the wear and tear expense on your car.

The IRS allows businesses to expense vehicles at around .55 cents per mile. So, if you want to take out the gas cost and impute a mileage deduction then that would be total cost of roughly $460, plus the hotel room and meals.

Or, you might elect to pay a company to handle the shipping of your new puppy. That is going to run you $250-500 depending on the distance and carrier.

And we haven’t even factored in lost time at work due to traveling, if applicable, or due to taking time off to get the puppy acclimated to its new home and surroundings.



But Wait – There’s More!

We still aren’t done. Pomsky puppies are expensive.

You are going to have to spend another $500 or more just purchasing the various supplies you will need for your puppy. This includes crates, bedding, fencing, toys and a multitude of other things like food and flea and tick medication.

The list goes on and on.

All told you need to estimate $2-5,000 for the puppy, $250-500 for spaying and neutering, at least $300 for transportation costs, and another $500 for the housewarming. At a minimum, we are talking at least $3-4,000 investment plus ongoing monthly costs.

That is a lot of money to spend on a “dog breed” that does not have a set of standards or a known health and lifespan record. Is that a gamble you are ready to make?

If so, please read on. There is still much more to discuss.



Don’t Stop Reading!

I know you are excited and anxious to get your new Pomsky puppy…like yesterday. I get it. I really do.

But, paying up to $5,000 or more for a puppy is a lot of money!

Don’t you think you owe it to yourself to make sure you do your research and protect yourself from being scammed by criminals, scamsters, and unethical breeders?

It isn’t my place to lecture you about how to spend your money and ultimately it is your money to do with how you want. But, are you sure you really want to spend that much money on what is essentially a “mutt?”

Even more to the point. Are you sure you really want to spend that much money on what you think is a Pomsky, but aren’t even 100% sure it really is an authentic Pomsky?



There have been countless stories about crooked breeders passing off fake Pomskies to unsuspecting buyers. Are you sure you would even know how to tell if the Pomsky you bought really was a Pomsky?

For more information about how you can protect yourself and ensure you have the proper knowledge and understanding to converse with a person claiming to be a breeder, please visit our Pomsky breeder research portal and our “Pomsky-Pedia” section.

How Big is a Full Grown Pomsky?

Without a doubt, the most common question ever asked about the Pomsky designer dog breed is “how big does a Pomsky get when it is full grown?”

Bar none!

And the reason for that is rather simple.

Tens of thousands of people on the internet come across a picture of an adorable Pomsky puppy listed for sale or shared on Facebook and other social media sites and they fall in love with it.



They want that dog.

They want to bottle it up, hug it, never let it go and imagine themselves being a loving, doting doggy parent who whisks it around with them all day long. You can’t do that with a Siberian Husky, but oh boy, what if we could get a miniature husky!

Eyes light up and Googling commences.

We all love pictures of cute little puppies and the allure of the Pomsky “breed” is that we are lead to believe that we get all the awesomeness and majestic beauty of the Siberian Husky in a miniature form. After all, the only thing more awesome than an awesome dog for many people…is a smaller dose of awesomeness.



Reality Check: Pomskies are not Teacups

It is time for a little reality check.

If you think that you are simply going to call up a Pomsky breeder, place an order, and then be able to tote your little guy around in your purse a few months later a la Paris Hilton and her little teacup Pomeranian, you need to get rid of that notion.

Teacup Pomeranians are not a breed. They are simply runts of litters or the product of breeding two runt-ish poms to get a diminutive version of the breed.

When you introduce the Siberian Husky bloodline into the equation it will be impossible to get a “teacup” Pomsky!



Reality Check: Pomskies are not Mini-Huskies

It is being ultra-simplistic and rather delusional to suggest or believe that a Pomsky is “just” a min-husky.

Think about this for a second.

When bi-racial parents procreate, does the child simply become a miniature version of one of their parents? No. Of course not.

They will possess and exhibit traits from both parents. Now some traits of the mother or father may be more dominant or be more noticeable, but the child will not look just like one of the parents. It is impossible.

So, why then do you think so many people are deceived into thinking that a Pomsky is simply a shrunken version of the Siberian Husky? Because people believe what they want to believe independent of what the facts say.



Reality Check: Don’t Be a Sucker!

Please do not fall for the tricks and lies many supposed Pomsky breeders will use to play on your emotions and separate you from your wad of cash. If you see any breeder suggesting or implying that your future Pomsky will be a teacup or have the same exact size and appearance of a Siberian Husky you need to understand that they are being unethical and trying to cheat you.

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. Except in this instance you really need to replace “usually” with “always.” Don’t be a sucker!



General Rules on Full Grown Pomsky Sizes

Full grown pomskies are going to weigh different amounts and come in different heights. The actual size of a full grown Pomsky at maturation is indeterminable and cannot be known until they reach maturity.

There is a very simple reason for this. The size and genetics of its parents are the single most important deciding factor.

The very same thing can be said about their personality, temperament, and physical appearance or markings.



Calculating Full Grown Pomsky Weight

The general rule or conventional wisdom is that a Pomsky puppy will grow to be approximately half the total weight of its parents. Simply add the weight of its Pomeranian father and Siberian Husky mother and then divide by two.

For example, the average size of a female husky is 35-50 pounds and male Pomeranians generally average three to seven pounds.

Therefore, we can estimate the lower end of the Pomsky’s weight to be around 19 pounds (35 lbs + 3 lbs = 38 lbs, divided by 2).

Similarly, we can estimate the upper end of the Pomsky’s weight spectrum to be around 29-30 pounds (50 lbs + 7 lbs = 57 lbs, divided by 2).

Again, this is a general rule and not set in stone. They are merely guidelines on what your realistic expectations should be. Remember that this is assuming the breeding of a purebred Pomeranian and a purebred husky.

With that said, that cute and cuddly Pomsky puppy isn’t so cute and cuddly anymore at 30 lbs in size now is it?

At least your purse will be safe and hair-free though.



Calculating the Height of a Full Grown Pomsky

Let’s turn to height and talk about how tall a full grown Pomsky is at maturity.

The height of a dog is measured from the ground to the top of their shoulder blades where the spine and the neck come together. A female Siberian Husky is approximately 20-22 inches tall. A male Pomeranian is usually going to fall in the 7-12 inches tall range. As such, Pomskies will generally grow to be anywhere from 10-15 inches in height.

Remember that this is an average approximation. There is and will be outliers in any litter.

Some of you may be thinking that all any breeder needs to do to be successful is to find the smallest and shortest female huskies and Pomeranians and simply let them get busy!

Voila! We have ridiculously cute puppies and then they can charge lots of money!

It doesn’t quite work that way.

Logically it makes sense. The smaller the parents the smaller the Pomsky will be as an adult. The problem is that many unethical breeders will do this to the extreme and essentially pair sickly parents together so that they can get the tiny puppy. This equals a “soon to be dead after you have shelled out thousands of dollars” puppy.

Tiny puppies equal big money. Big money equals an incentive to cut corners or cheat people.



Excessively small parents will most likely produce puppies with long-term health issues arising from compromised immune systems, lack of bone density resulting in breakages, and other defects.

Not only do you the buyer “pay up” for the more desirable smaller puppies, but you will “pay up” for it again with respect to a shorter lifespan and/or higher veterinarian bills.



Pomsky Breeding is Not a Science

The breeding of Pomskies is far from an exact science. Breeders have no idea what they are creating in their “backyard labs.” That is a fact.

And by purchasing a designer dog breed like a Pomsky from these breeders, you need to look in the mirror and realize that you are encouraging this experimentation to continue.

I am not saying you shouldn’t purchase a designer dog breed. But, I do believe you need to understand the situation in total and not profess ignorance.

The Pomsky is still a relatively new designer breed and it is mostly the product of amateur breeders looking to make a fast buck.



Even if most Pomsky breeders were professionals with years of experience and dozens of reviews, they would be unable to give you any assurance as to the appearance, traits or temperaments of their puppies. There simply isn’t a long enough history or enough generations to have any idea what the outcome will be, let alone the long-term implications of the health and lifespan of these dogs will be.

In time breeders will become more skilled and knowledgeable. Hopefully, this will result in ethical breeding practices and create healthier dogs with better known and predictable characteristics.



Until then, you have to fully understand and realize that when you enter into a contract with a Pomsky breeder you are playing a game of roulette. You might very well get the dog of your dreams and it might very well live a long, healthy and happy life with you and your family.

And you very well might get that full grown Pomsky at the ideal size and weight you seek.

However, there is a significant chance that that will not be the case. Please be forewarned.

Reviews of Pomsky Puppy Breeders

If you have had any positive or negative experiences with a person offering Pomsky puppies for sale, we want to hear from you. Please drop us an email or leave a comment at the end of this post.

We are providing these reviews so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.

We want to hear from you and share your story (good or bad) with others.​

Below is a list of all the reviews of the Pomsky puppy breeders we have completed. 

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Pomsky Breeder Directory

If this is the first page you are visiting at the Pomsky Wiki, please put a pause on your search for a Pomsky breeder and do some research on the Pomsky designer dog breed first.



It is imperative that you fully understand what is and what is not a Pomsky, whether your expectations are aligned with reality, and if this dog is truly a good fit for your family and lifestyle.

Below is a list of Pomsky breeders that we are aware of at the moment.

We would gratefully appreciate it if any of our readers inform us about any that might be missing from this list.

If you would like to receive email updates when we add new breeders to our list, please join our email list here.​

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Reputable Pomsky Breeder Checklist

Finding a responsible and reputable Pomsky breeder should be of utmost concern to you. In fact, everything begins and ends with this step. We have put together a guide to help you.



If you do not find a reputable breeder you run the risk of the following:

  • being sold a fake Pomsky
  • being sold a sick Pomsky or one with health defects
  • being scammed out of your hard-earned money
  • being complicit in aiding and abetting puppy mills that abuse and mistreat defenseless animals

Below we are going to provide you with an exhaustive list you can use to discern whether or not the breeder you are considering purchasing your Pomsky from is the real deal.

But, for those who have the attention span of a gnat, we are going to boil the list down to three core litmus tests with our “CliffsNotes” version of the list.



Breeder Checklist “CliffsNotes” Version – Top 3 Warning Signs

Warning Sign #1: The breeder will not allow you to visit or tour their breeding facilities.

This is a very bad sign. If they refuse to allow you this opportunity they are either afraid of showing how “professional” their facilities are in the sense that they are a puppy mill operation that churns out a large volume of puppies in a very unhealthy and abusive environment. For example, keeping dogs confined to tiny crates their entire life.

The other reason for refusing your request to tour their facility is that they are probably a backyard breeding amateur operation. Think about this for a quick second.

What is to keep any Tom, Dick & Harry from getting any old Pomeranian and Siberian husky (or at least two dogs that look like a Pom and husky) together for breeding. A litter of seven pups could be worth a quick and easy $15-35,000 since some breeders are charging up to $5,000 or more per pup!



That is a powerful incentive for a money hungry person to put on their “pretend breeder” hat.

Warning Sign #2: The breeder does not interview you to see if you are a responsible owner or if you will be able to provide a good home for the puppy.

Who do you think is going to produce a happier, healthier puppy:

The person who has your money and is backing the car out of the parking stall before you can even get back to your car or the person who asks you questions about how you are going to care for your new puppy?

Ethical breeders choose the health and well-being of their animals over profits.

Those who see a litter of Pomskies as an ATM machine most likely did the bare minimum to keep the pups alive and healthy long enough to get your money. Raising a puppy requires time, energy and money for veterinarian services to ensure healthy, proper development.

Amateurs and con-artists are motivated by the dollars they can keep, and unlikely to invest the resources in the healthy upbringing of the pup.



Warning Sign #3: The breeder insists on accepting cash or cash equivalent payments only.

There is some wiggle room here, but for the most part you should be concerned if there is an insistence on a cash transaction.

If you pay in cash what safeguards, records or supporting documentation do you think you will have for future reference. If your puppy gets sick and dies a week later, do you think you have any recourse?

I would never shell out that kind of money for an animal unless I was able to create a paper trail, including a receipt and a contract clearly stating the obligations of the breeder and the rights of the buyer.



Full-length Pomsky Breeder Checklist

  • Does the breeder do their due diligence on you?
  • Did they ask about the make-up of your family and if you have children (and their ages)?
  • Is their facility, home or kennel clean, organized and sanitary?
  • How do their animals respond to the other animals on the premises, the breeder and you the visitor?
  • Does the breeder allow you to interact with the mother of the puppies?
  • Does the breeder have relationships with area veterinarians? Do they have records of the care their animals have received?
  • Does the breeder provide any documentation to certify whether or not the parents are purebreds? Check their AKC (or any other national kennel organization) papers.
  • Do they guarantee in writing the health of all their animals they sell?
  • Can they articulate the genetic defects and issues that are inherent with each breed used in the hybrid pairing?
  • Are they involved in any industry/trade associations or do they appear to be isolated and on their own little island? You want breeders who are part of a fraternity of breeders and those who appear to keep abreast of news and developments with their breed.
  • Do they sexually alter or fix the dog before releasing it into your custody? They should be!
  • Did they ask about your living conditions/situation?
  • Will the breeder allow you to visit their facility?
  • Do their animals appear cared for?
  • Do the animals appear to have the requisite room in the yard and space in cages?
  • Does the breeder provide any health record documentation about the parents?
  • Will the breeder provide you with a DNA test? Will the breeder allow you to conduct your own independent DNA test and give you a money-back assurance?
  • Do they follow breed-club recommendations for hereditary defect testing of all breeding stock?
  • Do they provide references from past customers?
  • Did they guarantee that your designer dog will grow to a certain size, have a specific physical appearance or social temperament? If so, run the opposite direction.
  • Do they use written sales contracts outlining the rights and responsibilities of each party and do they pledge to take the animal back should you be unable to care for it at some point in the future?
  • Are the dogs implanted with identification microchips before being released into your custody? They should be!



Checking All the Boxes…

Must a breeder satisfy all of these items in order to be a “reputable” breeder?

Absolutely not. That is a very detailed list.

But, most of those items should be satisfied in order for you to feel comfortable.​

You are going to spend close to $4-5,000 on a Pomsky puppy once you add up the purchase price and the other costs that must be made in addition to the purchase. And this is a decision that you are going to have to live with for the next 10-15 years. The total ownership costs of a dog during its lifetime can run upwards of $15,000!

Don’t cut corners. This is the most crucial step in the entire process.​ Do your due diligence and protect yourself and your investment. Take some time to read reviews and research the facts.

Pomsky Club of America

What is the Pomsky Club of America?




Pomsky Club of America Logo

The Pomsky Club of America positions itself online as the official organization of the designer breed and the arbiter of what constitutes a reputable breeder of Pomsky puppies, similar to how the American Kennel Club provides official standards and records.

However, it is difficult to refer to them as an “organization” because…

…they appear to be merely an online “group” started by a self-appointed individual or individuals who were one of the first to start intentionally mixing Pomeranians with Siberian huskies for profit.

Pomsky Wiki Disclosure: At the current time we have not had any communication nor do we have any relationship whatsoever with the Pomsky Club of America (PCA). For the record, we have not currently made any attempt to reach the organization for any comment for this article.



Who Runs the Pomsky Club of America?

“A couple years ago I saw the viral “pomsky” photo that everyone has seen. I knew it was just a young husky but was intrigued by the idea”.

Tressa Peterson, President of Pomsky Club of America

Aside from an email address, a website and a Facebook page, there is no additional contact information available.

There does not appear to be an actual address available to the public, or even a listing of any officers or board members for the group. Just a primarily faceless organization.

Consequently, it is impossible for the public to actually learn anything about them, their organization, or conduct any background checks with local agencies/authorities to determine if they are in compliance with any local laws and codes.

We find this very disconcerting and sketchy.

However, we did some digging over at Archive.org and located some of the earlier versions of the website. We found this page that listed a Tressa Peterson as the founder and president.

​Here is a screen grab from the page:

Ms. Peterson is also listed as the owner of Apex Pomskies and a friend of Joline Phillips of Arctic Design Pomskies.



What is the Purpose of the PCA?

From their homepage one can read the following:

“When we first embarked on our journey to create the perfect pomskies we knew that many people would see it as a way to make money without doing the necessary research and buying the best dogs for their programs. We also expected to have many breeders and individuals that did not agree with what we were doing. In anticipation of all of this we created the Pomsky Club of America shortly after we delivered the first planned litter of true pomskies. We created the PCA to hold breeders to a higher standard so that buyers could safely buy a pomsky knowing that it was dna verified and that their breeder was maintaining the highest standards for their dogs and puppies. We also needed to keep records of breedings, pedigrees and dna results because in the future we do plan to develop pomskies into an actual breed by incorporating other breeds once we have perfected the hybrid and learned more about what breeds could benefit our lines.”



Criticism of the Pomsky Club of America

The internet can be a “Wild Wild West” type of environment and it is often hard to know what is true or false. There is also a ton of hype, exaggeration, promises and vitriol. We do not know who has a personal agenda and if the negative comments made are reflective of this “axe to grind.”

With all of that said, there has been some criticism rendered against the PCA in a few different places.

The Hocus Pocus Pooches blog examined the Pomsky “breed” and had the following to say about the PCA:

“In particular, The Pomsky Club of America is an extremely suspicious organization attempting to “safely” develop a Pomeranian/Husky Hybrid. While they’re sporting an impressive list of “Breeding Ethics”, I strongly encourage you to scorn them in disdain. The venture is dangerous, will take hundreds of years, and was only brought into fruition by the viral…”

Hocus Pocus Pooches further states:

“There are several “Pomsky Breeders” endorsed by the Pomsky Club of America. One of the first and foremost concerns is the lack in knowledge in regards to genetics. Over 75% of the breeders were mating double merles, which are ripe with health complications, deformities, and even stillbirth.”

There are also a few different articles with many comments at the “Complaints Board.” As I am sure you can imagine by the name of the website, these aren’t positive reviews. And again, these are anonymous posters making critical comments about the PCA.

Here are a few links:

Pomsky Club of America (Spamming)

Pomsky Club of America (Bad Business)

The complaints run along some common themes.

Many of the complaints appear to be made by people who do not have a specific relationship or knowledge of the people in the “organization” and focus on the ethics of breeding designer dogs.

Other comments suggest that the PCA is engaging in smear campaigns or playing favorites with regards to who they recognize as a “reputable breeder.” Basically, if you are not one of the cool kids or on good terms with whoever is running the club, you do not get on their directory of approved breeders list.



Conclusion

Without question, the PCA website comes off looking very amateurish and doesn’t give the impression of a legit, professional organization. But, the truth of the matter is that they are not web developers or graphic designers. They are dog breeders. So, while it raises some red flags, you should probably give them a pass on that.

Failing to place contact information and naming the individuals running the show and deciding who the “approved breeders” are and what the breed standard should be is troubling. It is kind of odd that they wouldn’t place this information on the site. Definite red flag.

The complaints on the “Complaints Board” website have quite a few that appear to be posted by individuals who have had personal dealings with Ms. Peterson. It is very hard to tell whether these are personal vendettas or legit issues.

Since this organization is not an official or recognized body, we suggest readers refrain from placing a tremendous amount of “weight” on their breeder recommendations. They may be sincere, honest recommendations but that doesn’t mean that a non-PCA approved breeder is a scam.

How to Take Care of a Dog

“Ten Golden Rules”

Learn the ten golden rules of how to take care of a dog. Did you know dogs have physical, emotional, security, and socialization needs just like you and me?

As a matter of fact, basic human and pet care needs are very similar. Likewise, caring for a small breed dog is about the same as caring for a larger breed with the exception of breed specific health concerns.

Please practice responsible pet ownership. Talk to your veterinarian about how to take care of a dog. And, learn about your dog’s breed.*


Golden Rule #1: Proper Nutrition

How to take care of a dog begins with proper dog nutrition . What you feed your dog and how much you give her depend upon the dog’s weight, age, breed, and activity level. It also depends somewhat on your preferences as a pet owner as well as product convenience and affordability.

Golden Rule #2: Hydration

Proper hydration is another important dietary consideration and golden rule #2 in how to take care of a dog. Always make sure your dog has a ready supply of fresh water.

Dogs can suffer from heat exhaustion from not getting an adequate intake of water. Dehydration is especially dangerous on high temperature days and when your dog is exercising.


Golden Rule #3: Appropriate Shelter

Golden Rule #3 is to provide appropriate shelter for your dog. Provide a place that is protects her from the elements and keeps her safe from intruders.

Appropriate shelter will vary from dog to dog depending on the dog’s size and breed. A small breed dog may only need a small place in the corner of a room that she can call her own. A large dog, on the other hand, may require a large kennel.

Golden Rule #4: Hygiene

The fifth golden rule in how to take care of a dog is to ensure she has good hygiene. This includes her living area as well as her personal hygiene.

Maintaining good hygiene will help prevent some health problems. Keeping her living area clean may also help reduce human allergies.

Brush and groom your dog on a regular basis. Talk to your veterinarian about dental care, and provide your dog with plenty of chewies.


Golden Rule #5: Healthcare

When you think about how to take care of a dog, don’t forget to think about her healthcare needs. Find a good veterinarian and ensure her health records are kept up to date.

Dogs need vaccinations and regular heartworm, flea and tick prevention medications. Review our section on dog health to learn more about

They know how to take care of a dog and her healthcare needs.

Golden Rule #6: Provide Ample Exercise

Dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy. This is often one of the most overlooked areas when learning how to take care of a dog.

Assess your dog’s environment. If you live in a small space such as an apartment or condo, walking your dog or visiting a bark park will help keep your dog in peak condition.

If you live on a farm where your dog can run free, she’ll probably get enough exercise throughout the day on her own. A backyard and a doggy door can create a similar environment in residential areas.

Regardless of where you live, your dog will benefit from the exercise of regular playtime. Golden rule #7 in how to take care of a dog, addresses the importance of playtime.


Golden Rule #7: The Importance of Playtime

Playtime is important for you and your dog. Your dog is naturally playful. Playing with her every day helps you create a bond with your dog.

It also helps reduce stress. It helps reduce human stress, and it helps reduce canine anxiety.

Take your dog on walks or bark parks where she will come into contact with other people and dogs. Playtime helps teach your dog good manners and socialization skills.

Some dogs are natural show offs and are competitive in nature. Playtime allows them to act out these traits in a safe environment.

Many small breed dogs and their owners have found agility courses add to their fun at playtime. Agility training may even bring you and your dog closer together.


Golden Rule #8: Unconditional Love

One thing that is known by dog lovers around the world is dogs give love unconditionally. Golden rule #8 in how to take care of a dog is to learn how to give unconditional love to your dog.

Dogs do not think like human adults. They do not understand why you’re angry or what you’re trying to communicate.

Think of your dog as a two year old human baby. Then, give her the same unconditional love.

If she does something wrong, correct her gently. If she does something right, reward her with praise.

Golden Rule #9: Give Your Dog an Education

Golden rule #9 of how to care of a dog, is to give your dog an education. Whether you teach her basic commands such as sit and stay or send her obedience school, you will appreciate the training she receives.

Dogs live by instinct. It’s important to establish yourself as the “alpha dog” in the pack – the leader. This will reduce challenges for dominance and the refusal to follow commands.

Her education is also important for the safety of your dog and those around her. There are many sources available for training your dog.


Golden Rule #10: Consider a Nanny

The final golden rule for how to care for a dog is to consider a Nanny when you’re not around. Pet sitting, dog day care and boarding are some viable options.

Crating your dog while you’re away at work does give her a safe environment and protects your living space from anxiety-inflicted damage such waste elimination and chewing. It should not be used as an ongoing answer to dog care once your dog is potty trained, however.

Most crates do not allow your dog to run and play freely. This means she may not get enough exercise which means you’ll have to spend more time taking walks and playing with her when you get home each night.

She may also knock over her water dish and suffer from low hydration due to being in a small confined area. So what’s a dog owner to do?

Why not consider a Nanny? Pet sitting and dog day care centers are growing in popularity across the nation. Your dog is not left alone during the day, and she gets plenty of exercise while you’re away. That’s a win-win for both you and your pooch!